Happy Fun Fri-Yay my friends!
I am truly so honored and most humbled to be one of 13 finalists in Gabriela Maria Milton’s poetry contest with such incredible writers and authors. If you haven’t seen the list of finalists, I’ve listed them below or you can go directly to Gabriella’s site here and read it straight from the poetess herself.
It was truly one of those pinch me pink moments when I saw my name below and I burst into a hallelujah, waking up the entire household. Sorry guys.
And then this poem burst out of me:
My heart bursts into mini explosions
like fireworks that can’t be contained.
Casting colors of light opening
Into sunbeams of brilliance.
When dark days come,
I close my eyes and see the light
and remember this feeling
Of miracles that show up,
when I least expect them.
The sun moves behind the cloud.
As it drizzles, I’m saturated
soaking it in like a sponge.
Knowing when the sun comes out again,
rainbows are prisms
to my heart and yours.
copyright Cindy Georgakas
all rights reserved
Gabriela is an extraordinarily gifted international published poet. She is # 1 Amazon Best-Selling Author, was Author of the Year 2019 through Spillwords Press NYC, and MasticadoresUSA Editor. She has an incredible kind heart and is so supportive of all of us in our Word Press community and we are all so grateful for her support.
She is a constant cheerleader and encourages us each to shine in our writing in our own authentic way. One time I said to her “I just want to write like you” and she said “No Cindy, your writing is beautiful, write like you, there is only one of you”. She is as wise as she is kind and brilliant. It reminded me of something I would say to a client I was working with.
Her writing pushes me to new heights and when I want to submit something to MasticadoresUsa for publication, I often awake from a dream with a poem that just comes to me and I just know, “this one belongs to Gabriella”. I highly recommend her book that I read fast and then went back and savored each poem like my friend Joni another finalist suggested. Her words penetrate deeply, are thought provoking and leave you yearning for more. Click the above amazon link to purchase it and enjoy it for yourself.
Congratulations to the 13 finalists of the poetry contest Woman: Splendor and Sorrow: | Love Poems and Poetic Prose
Ingrid Wilson, Event Horizon, inspired by the poem You in Another Life.
Eric Daniel Clarke, Somewhere Stations, inspired by The Train to Vienna.
Cindy Georgakas, Chance Meeting, inspired by Self-Indulgence.
Virginia Mateias, Crystals from the absurd, inspired by Moonlight love.
D. Wallace Peach, Eclipsed, inspired by The moon and I.
Joni Caggiano, You Were The Best of Us, inspired by The child to be.
Jeff Flesch, and… love… is seen, inspired by And.. love…
Karima Hoisan, The Stars of Wadi Rum, inspired by Sahara.
Carrie Yang, Yellow, inspired by Yellow.
Vipul Vij, Hues of Emotions, inspired by September Tango.
Timothy Price, One Side Sacred The Other Side Profane, inspired by Between Sacred and Profane.
Jaya Avendel, I met you before, inspired by The Orphic Egg.
Eunice Aformanor, Let your heart …, inspired by Daughter of this Earth.
In Gabriella’s own words:
“Thank you to everyone who enter the contest. It was no easy task for the reviewers to come up with 13 finalists. Yet, they did. The next stage in the process is for the reviewers to select the winners. I will feature all poems on my blog after the winners are announced and their work is featured.”
On another note, I just want to let you know that I’m going to do one more post on Monday and then take a break if I can do it until November 15th. I will try to handcuff my hands behind my back but as Ingrid, my partner in Bloggers Anonymous knows and many of you other WP addicts know, it might not be possible. If the writing bug catches fire, I might not be able to help myself.
We just arrived in Santa Barbara and met our daughter from NYC (YAYYY) and her B.F, are celebrating my husband’s birthday, one of her friends best friend’s (and our 2nd daughter), is getting married tomorrow and then we’re heading to the Desert to chillax.
Thank you truly for stopping in and have a great Fri-Yay and weekend and I’ll see you Monday!
Lovely poem .congratulations on being one of the finalists. Beautiful family picture. Enjoy your time away.🥰
I’m so glad you like it, thanks sooo much and have a blessed week. I am and will thanks and have a great week!💖🌷
Thanks so much Tangie!💖🌷❣️
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Congratulations again Cindy, so glad you went for it, yea!!! Also have a wonderful time at your daughter’s wedding. I am sending my love sweetie. Your new poem is also lovely. Love and many hugs, blessings and prayers for the wedding about to take place. Love you Cindy!!!!!
Thanks soooo much my friend and to you… Just rubbing elbows with you makes me happy. 💖🌷It was my daughters friends wedding, but we got to see her which was gift🌷
ohhhh so glad yhou liked my poem my dear friend closer than far and always in my heart. 💖💖💖🌷
Hi dear.. I think I replied but not sure.. kind of balled up.. xoxoxo 💖
I hope being balled up is a good thing sweetie I don’t know what that means. Hope you are ok. If it means your busy I understand and don’t worry about responding back. Sending you lots of love, hugs and inspiration. 🤗❤️🌹🥰
lol. like fouled up.. balled up same dif.
hahahah.. I’m good for sure.. just trying to catch up a bit … lol. xoxoxoxo 💖
Congratulations, dear! 💕
Thank you sooo much! 💖
Wonderful news, Cindy! Congratulations! Lovely family. 🙂
Thank you so much Susi!! 🙏I’m thrilled!
and thanks a lot.. they are the best.💖
You’re welcome, Cindy! <3
Thank you sooooo much!! Just found out I was honorable mention so that was fun!👏❤️🤗
You are welcoooome!! I’m sooooo happy for you! 😊🥰🤩
You’re soooo kind.. Thank you so much.. Meeee too💖💖
Congratulations on being a finalist!!
Thank you soooo much!💖💖💖
That’s good idea
Congratulations!! That’s amazing!
Thank you soooo much!!! I so much appreciate it!!! 💖💖🙏💖🙏