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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 
serendipitous ….
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.

Trex Luna In Santa Barbara, CA ( I highly recommend it)

Thank you truly for stopping in and have a great Fri-Yay and weekend and I’ll see you Monday!

Stay Blessed,

💖

Cindy

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gabychops
21 days ago

How do you manage, Cindy, to write with all the drinks?!

Poem is lovely!

Joanna

Timothy Price
Timothy Price
21 days ago

A was so happy to see you were among the finalists. You have every right to be bursting with excitement. I love you bursting out poem. Congratulations! What a lovely group you are

inerro.land
21 days ago

Congratulation dear!
Beautiful touching poem ❤️

inerro.land
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
19 days ago

😘

Fulltiming in the US
21 days ago

Congratulations 🎀 I am so happy for you!

GraceoftheSun
21 days ago

Happy Friyay, Cindy. Congratulations on being a finalist! Such a wonderful poem. Love it!!!💕❤️💕

GraceoftheSun
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
21 days ago

You are so welcome my friend.💕❤️💕

thereluctantpoet
21 days ago

Wow! Cindy! Congratulations on being selected as one of the final contestants in the Poetry Contest! I’ve told you that you are a talented and great writer! Are you starting to believe?? 😁😘💕💖🌹

Ingrid
21 days ago

Congratulations Cindy! 🎊 🎉🎊 I love your spontaneous poem too 😊 I am planning to take a Christmas break, so I’ll see you in Bloggers Anonymous 😂😂😂

Gabriela Marie Milton
21 days ago

Cindy, my dear, thank you so much for your kind words. They went straight to my heart. I thrilled you enter the contest. I love your poems.

Have a beautiful weekend and happy celebration!
xoxo

Gabriela Marie Milton
Reply to  Gabriela Marie Milton
21 days ago

I am/ sorry for the typo hon.

Gabriela Marie Milton
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
21 days ago

Thank you sweetheart 🌺🌸🌹❤️🌺🌸

Laleh Chini
21 days ago

Wow, amazing. Congratulations sweetheart.🎉😘

Laleh Chini
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
20 days ago

Always pleasure sweetheart.🌺

Kym Gordon Moore
21 days ago

Well, look at you Ms. FunYay Friday! 🥰 Congratulations girlfriend. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 Can’t you show just a little more excitement about this honor Cindy??? 🤣😆😂 LOL Seriously though, add another thing to your weekend of celebrating FANtabulous FUN-a-liciousness! 🥰😘😍 You go girl! What an honor! 🏆 I also applaud you Miss Congeniality for the kudos you gave to Gabriela Marie Milton. Classy! 😎😊🤩

Kym Gordon Moore
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
20 days ago

Awwww, you are absolutely kind and sweet Cindy! I love your spirit my dear, and love to hear how you encapsulate FUN in what you do. 🤩😁😍 Please, please, please, never change that! I love what you bring to the table girlfriend. Keep the weekend fun going…don’t stop the party!!! 🎊🎆😉🎇🎉

Kym Gordon Moore
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
19 days ago

Cindy you are such a delight and thanks so much for continuing to dance. A little Epsom Salts and warm water, and girlfriend 🏃🏼‍♀️🦶🏼💃🏼 you will be back at it again tomorrow! LOL 🤣😆😂 Hugs and smooches!!! 🤗😘🥰

Kym Gordon Moore
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
18 days ago

Oh, I already know you’re gonna have one FANtabulously exciting week! 😘💖🥰 Cheers my dear! 🥂

Kym Gordon Moore
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
18 days ago

Indeed my friend!!! LOL 🤗💖😘 I’m so in there with ya! 💃🏽

A Star on the Forehead
21 days ago

HI Cindy,
Congratulations! Well deserved! Have an extra drink and dance to celebrate!
What a beautiful daughter!
Enjoy the celebrations and the chill time!
Blessings! ♥♥

salsaworldtraveler
21 days ago

Yay Cindy! Congratulations on your well deserved selection!! 👍❤😃

Aaysid
21 days ago

Wow, congratulations, Cindy! Good luck! You write beautifully! ❤

Aaysid
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
20 days ago

You are very welcome, Cindy. 😊

Marsha
21 days ago

Congratulations again, Cindy on your marvelous poem. It is so full of cheer. Have a wonderful blogging break. It is addictive. I’ll miss you! 🙂

Marsha
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
21 days ago

LOL. That doesn’t sound like you, but give it a try and see how it works. You might like sitting on your hands, LOL! 🙂

Mark S
21 days ago

Hi Cindy, Congratulations and have I nice break!

Sarah Davis
21 days ago

That is a Fri-YAY!

katiemiafrederick
21 days ago

Love Your Poem Cindy As You Surely Describe
What Life’s Like in Flow of Creative Meditating

Of Course Endless

Metaphors to

Describe the

UNiVeRSE New

Some Are So Fortunate

To Seek and Find And Actually

Do When Chaos Becomes Magic

And Science Drifts into The Background

Of What Really

Seems Like

The Real

Delusion

Hehe my FRiEnD

Yet of Course Order
Has Its Place For Those
Afraid of the Magic Art of
Chaos That is Creativity

Keep Shining Bright

my FRiEnD

Bursting

Your Colors

Now For New

Rainbows You Bring

And i am Really Looking
Forward to the Other Poems
too i Intuit Some More Cream of
The Crop of Creativity Still Free Coming
Hehe Let’s See if i Will Ever Break A String
of Writing Over 13 MiLLioN Words Since Thanks
Giving Day 2010 So Much Pain in A Mountain of
One Word Yet indeed to Eventually Escape the Worst
Pain Known to Humankind Type Two Trigeminal Neuralgia
And Another 18 Assorted in Synergy of Life Threat Disorders

To LiVE AGaiN

True Writing All
That Separated me
From Life or Death for
The Actual Assessed Suicide
Disease then to Escape With Each Numb
Word Again A Valley of Pain too mY FRiEnD

Result: 3999 days
It is 3999 days from the
start date to the end date, end date included.
Or 10 years, 11 months, 12 days including the end date.
Or 131 months, 12 days including the end date. So Indeed

(Thank God For Online Date Counters hehe)

Dear FRiEnD Tomorrow

November 6th 2021 my
4,000 Consecutive Day
To Celebrate Writing Online
Every Day Through HeLL And Heaven

(Even Through A Couple of Months with
What The Doctor Eventually Assessed
As COVID-19 Yes Jan-March of 2020
Yet Even With Coughing Up Blood
That Didn’t Come Close to the
Suicide Disease Before my

FRiEnD A Migraine Heaven too)

Same And It’s True Once Ya Master

A Skill in Hell Ya Never End it Verily Now in Heaven For Sure

Life Willing of Course my FRiEnD i Would Have Never Known
This Day if Not Celebrating Your Achievement With You mY FRiEnD

Today Yes!

So Thanks!

So Very Much!

Hehe Now THere

Is No Other Vacation

In Heaven for me Yes!
With SmileS onLY Bliss!
Staycation Now For Real…!

Of Course Giving NiGHT Credit For Day..:)

katiemiafrederick
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
20 days ago

SMiles Dear
Cindy Surely
Look Forward
To Your Submitted
Poem For The Contest

Yet Love
All Of Your
Poetry of
Soul Equally
True And Authentic

my FRiEnD
For Poetry
Is The Kiss
Of All Our
Souls DarK
Through

Light

And Dance
Helps This
Icing Happen
For The Whole Soul Cake!

Happy Birthday 🎂 to
Your Husband Too

my
FRiEnD🙌🏝❤️☺️

katiemiafrederick
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
20 days ago

Very Welcome
All My Pleasure☺️❤️🤗🏝

katiemiafrederick
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
20 days ago

☺️🤗

katiemiafrederick
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
19 days ago

🤗

Clive
21 days ago

Many congratulations, and good luck for the final judging. Have a wonderful break! 😊

Clive
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
20 days ago

You’re welcome, Cindy. I’m glad there weren’t any longer term issues with the videos!

Michele Lee
21 days ago

Awesome, Cindy! Best wishes and Happy Friday!

mike
mike
21 days ago

Soo, it’s not just me, you’re ‘peer reviewed’ for awesomeness. Congratulations getting to this level.

There are a lot of talented and deserving people on that list, but I know who I am rooting for.

I love the poem you wrote in your giddiness, such talent you have. I have a hard time writing anything more than Happy Birthday in a card that already has it printed inside. tsk tsk tsk

Well done.

Angela Cecilia
21 days ago

Congratulations!

Jeff Flesch
21 days ago

That’s a beisoful poem, dearest Cindy. I love it. ❤️ Congratulations on being a finalist. It is no surprise to us all. Much love to you and yours, and blessings on a beautiful trip! 🌹🥰❤️🌺

Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet
21 days ago

I am happy for you, Cindy. Being a finalist is an honor! This poem is also a winner…Love it! <3

Offshorewriter
21 days ago

Congratulations dearest Cindy. ❤️❤️ You deserve it. It’s feels too good to see you winning and I wish all the luck dear Cindy. Happy Hiatus until the writing bug catches fire…… 😃😃😃 Have a great weekend 💞💞

mysteriousalien2
20 days ago

Congratulations Cindy!💖
You deserve every bit of it 🌸

Patricia Furstenberg
20 days ago

Heartfelt Congratulations, Cindy!
Cheering for you!!
Woohoo!!!!

I hear u
20 days ago

Many many congratulations dear. I am happy for you.
And beautiful poem.

Memory lane of mine..❤
20 days ago

Congratulations Cindy ❤️😊

1972italy
20 days ago

Congrats and have a great time with your family!

1972italy
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
20 days ago

🥰

KK
KK
20 days ago

Congratulations for such a beautiful poem and for being one of the finalists. I’m sure you will be one of the winners. Good luck to you. Enjoy the weekend 🎉🎉💖

KK
KK
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
20 days ago

It’s your sweetness and nobility, Cindy. Thanks a lot. All the best 👍💖

Rica
20 days ago

Congratulations! ✨ Your spontaneous poem is also beautiful! I can feel your joy 🙂

Nawazish
20 days ago

Beautiful poem Cindy

Nancy Richy
20 days ago

Congratulations! What an honor for you. You should be very proud. I’m happy for you, my friend. Hope you go out and celebrate! 🌟 💕

Nancy Richy
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
20 days ago

You’re so welcome and very deserving, Cindy! I’m glad you went out to celebrate; we can all use some happiness and cheer in our lives. FYI I heard from Gabriela and three more of my stories will be published. Thank you for encouraging me to pursue that venture! 😊 💐 💕

Nancy Richy
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
19 days ago

Thanks, Cindy, and enjoy the rest of your weekend! 💕

Nancy Richy
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
19 days ago

🙏🏼 🌹 💕

SamSahana
20 days ago

Hearty congrats on the selection!! 😃 I’m so so happy for you. Your excitement is contagious. I’m so happy for all of you. It was wonderful to see a lot of familiar names there. Proud of you all. Yayy!! 😁🎊

boundlessblessingsblog
20 days ago

Heartiest congratulation, Cindy. You really deserve this award. Keep it going. So nice to see you all in this lovely photograph. Good to see so many of the winners. Lovely post.

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
20 days ago

Yes and it surely is such a proud moment for you Cindy. Feel so happy to see your name coming up with others. Do keep on writing great poems. Always welcome dear. Blessings to you too have a great weekend.

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
20 days ago

You are always welcome dear Cindy. Always there for you. Take care and stay safe 💗💗💗💗💗

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
18 days ago

Welcome always dear Cindy ❤️❤️❤️

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
18 days ago

❤️❤️❤️🤗🤗🤗

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
17 days ago

👌👌👌♥️♥️♥️♥️

Daphny Aqua
20 days ago

Congratulations Cindy, great amazing awesome poem so well deserved 🎉💖 And such a lovely warm picture that is, stay blessed and happy always 💝

Daphny Aqua
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
20 days ago

You’re most welcome Cindy ❤️🤗 Will be waiting on the others as well I do believe you’ll do great in it as well 🙂
Aww thats so sweet thank you, stay blessed you too and you are immensely loved 🥰❤️

Daphny Aqua
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
19 days ago

That would be amazing though 😅
Yeah true it takes much courage to enter 👍😊

Daphny Aqua
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
18 days ago

🤣🤣🤣🤣 Thats for sure 😂

nushhe
20 days ago

congratulations Cindy, my wishes are with u😊❤️ hope u win. u definitely deserve to win

nushhe
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
19 days ago

no problem at all dearie🙂

ben Alexander
20 days ago

I think you should have more confidence in your poetry, Cindy – you’re very talented, and your words always flow!

-David

ben Alexander
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
20 days ago

<3 Cindy <3

-David

Goff James
20 days ago

Congratulations. Great News. Have a wonderful day.

Goff James
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
19 days ago

Pleasure. Happy Poetry Writing.

Goff James
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
19 days ago

Cheers.

Goff James
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
18 days ago

Cheers.

Goff James
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
18 days ago

🤙

Goff James
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
17 days ago

🙃

Goff James
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
17 days ago

Happy Ping Pong Day.😍

Goff James
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
17 days ago

Cheers.

Phil
20 days ago

That’s fantastic, dear Cindy ~ Congratulations!!! ✍🏼👍👏👏👏 Recognition as a finalist in Gabriela’s poetry contest is certainly a huge honor, as she works with so many very talented poets, such as yourself. 🤗🌹 Kudos!!! I also enjoyed your poem posted, herein, filled with optimism and a joy to read. Enjoy your weekend activities, my friend, and keep up the good work. ❣️

Phil
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
19 days ago

You’re most welcome & thank you, my sweet friend Cindy 😙🌷🤗💖🙏

Keith
20 days ago

Cindy, any person who can sneak in the word “serendipitous” into a poem has got some talent. Well done my friend and congratulations. Keith

Keith
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
19 days ago

Tis my pleasure. One might say it is serendipitous. Keith

Pooja G
19 days ago

Congratulations and have a wonderful break with your lovely family!

Jermena
19 days ago

Congratulations Cindy!❤️

Lisa at Micro of the Macro
19 days ago

Kudos to you, sweet Cindy! I’m thrilled for you! And I absolutely love the poem that you wrote after learning you were chosen as a finalist! You have such a gift. Enjoy your time away! 🌞

chihuz
19 days ago

Congrats, keep on the good work

rothpoetry
19 days ago

I am very happy for you Cindy. Congratulations on being a finalist in the poetry contest. Love your bursting out poem. I know the feeling! Hope you had a great time at the wedding and enjoy your days off. You deserve a break from time to time.
Dwight

rothpoetry
19 days ago

Wonderful photo!

marlene ford gf Sesse
marlene ford gf Sesse
19 days ago

Lovely poem .congratulations on being one of the finalists. Beautiful family picture. Enjoy your time away.🥰

Tangie
18 days ago

Congratulations 🎈🎉🎊

jonicaggiano
16 days ago

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!!!!!