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Whew,

I submitted and made the cutoff date and now, I wait to hear if my poems have been accepted.

I had about 20 starts of poems for Gabriela Maria Milton’s Hidden In Childhood Anthology that I scribbled on paper, typed in my notes, dreamt about and only one that made the grade. Finally, during the holidays where memories come alive and are front and center, I ended up with more than I could submit so I thought I would share one of my extras here.

There’s still time so if you are stumbling over words like I was, but don’t wait too long or you’ll miss the opportunity.

Here’s the link to her submissions page. Make sure you follow the guidelines or your poem will not be eligible for publication.

Here’s your quick cheat sheet:

Title your submission Literary Revelations Anthology Submissions. Please note that any other title will land your submission in the wrong email folder, and your submission will not be read.

Email your submission at literaryrevelations@pm.me

Do not submit more than 3 poems.

Submit your poems in a Word Document, together with a short bio written in the third person. Each poem should not exceed 150 words. We reserve the right to shorten your bio if it exceeds 40 words. For your submission you should use Times New Roman 12, double space.

You attest that you are 18 years or older.

Dear Editor,
Name: (please use the exact name you want to appear in the anthology)
Bio: no more than 40 words.
Attached please find my submission.
Best

Submissions will close on January 3, 2023 so HURRY, you still have time!


Cinderella: (actually a few of my friends call me Cinderella)

Fragments of my childhood fade in and out,

penciled on paper too faint to see.  

The fog rolled in hiding my innocence, 

an enigma of myself, I barely remember. 

Foggy days blanketed me, 

a penny in my pocket for good luck,

a mustard seed and a prayer, 

I ate cookies and drank hot cinnamon tea. 

We played kick the can and kiss, donโ€™t tell. 

Boundaries blurred,

I scribbled secrets of fairy tale wishes in my diary,

where I was Cinderella and wishes come true. 

I locked it and threw away the key. 

Lavish parties, packages brightly colored:

A masquerade with empty boxes,

where feelings were hidden from memory. 

I held on to my lamb and hid under the covers,

praying Iโ€™d recover. 

Iโ€™ve torn out pages, erupted volcanic ash, 

swam the 7 seas, climbed The Himalayas, 

sat with the great sages, 

and finally found my other glass slipper.

Copyright ยฉ 2022 Cindy Georgakas
All Rights Reserved


Oh What Fun it Was!

Have a great finish to the year and New Year!

I’ll be checking in but mostly not posting unless there is a burning share that can’t wait. I’ll be hanging with the kids and mess of the clean up and yeah, finishing what didn’t get done in phase 2 with phase 3 coming soon.

Talk about memories…. here are a few and the mess was more than worth the joy of the moment. We were all together in good spirits, except my FIL who fell again and is back in the hospital sadly. Damn, he was just back up and walking. Aging is not for sissies. We will be visiting him today.

๐Ÿ’—

Cindy

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Marsha
1 month ago

Your poem is amazing, Cindy. You really do have talent. I love your beautiful photos. It looks like you had a marvelous time, Cinderella. ๐Ÿ™‚

Marsha
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

It was great, maybe. There will be other opportunities. ๐Ÿ™‚

Tricia Sankey
1 month ago

Enjoyed the poem, especially the little details, “a penny in my pocket for good luck, a mustard seed and a prayer” ๐Ÿ’“ and what a beautiful family! I know what you mean about trying to pick the perfect poem to submit, I had a hard time, too! Something about submissions brings out my OCD and I get too critical! ๐Ÿ˜† Enjoy your time with family!!

Tricia Sankey
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

Yes, you’re definitely not alone there! Looking forward to the anthology release! ๐Ÿ’“

Tricia Sankey
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

๐Ÿ’“

Sadje
1 month ago

What a fantastic poem Cindy. Congratulations my friend

Sadje
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

Youโ€™re most welcome.

Phil
1 month ago

Beautiful poetry and wonderful, festive holiday cheer! Thank you for sharing, dear Cindy ๐Ÿ’•

Phil
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

You’re most welcome, my dear! xo๐Ÿ’— TY

Gabriela Marie Milton
1 month ago

Wonderful poem Cindy. Enjoy the holidays and your beautiful family. Please check your email.
xoxo

Gabriela Marie Milton
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

Robbieโ€™s Inspiration
Robbieโ€™s Inspiration
1 month ago

Hi Cindy, a beautiful poem about childhood and the joys and perils of growing up. So sorry about your FILs fall. My mom gardened while I was away (and not here to stop her) and she has injured her bad hip. I hope is recovery goes well ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’ž

Michele Lee
1 month ago

Cindy, you are prolific in your writing and generous in your sharing. Bravo to you and best wishes! ๐Ÿ’

GraceoftheSun
1 month ago

Fabulous poem, Cindy. Love the photos too. Wonderful. Best wishes on the anthology.๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’•

GraceoftheSun
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

My pleasure ๐Ÿ’•

janicetv
janicetv
1 month ago

Pretty nice poem, thanks for sharing

gabychops
1 month ago

All the best, Cindy, in the upcoming year! I love the poem and all the pics.

Joanna

Sheila โ€œSpiral Sisterโ€ Murrey
1 month ago

Beautiful poem and family pictures! So glad you had a lovely holiday, Cindy.

Peter Jumba.
1 month ago

Awesome poem.

Kym Gordon Moore
1 month ago

Well, well, well Cinderella! Looks like you clicked your heels three times and poof, your crystal carriage arrived with your family. Loved your poem dear, but of course, I wonder how you managed to find the time to swim the 7 seas, climb The Himalayas, and sit with the great sages. Energizer Bunny seems so inadequate to call you that now! LOL ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚

So sorry to hear about your Father-in-law. Keeping him in our prayers. Stay well my dear friend. Sending you much love, hugs, a “slow-motion” joy stick, and plenty of smooches dawwwwwlinkkkkk!!! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ˜˜

Kym Gordon Moore
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

Cindy girlfriend, you always make me LMAO!!! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฃ Yes ladybug, you are my Dora the Explorer! On you next poem you’ll probably include climbing the pyramids in Egypt or climbing Mt. Everest! ๐Ÿง—๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿผ

Sooooo, you FINALLY broke in your tub eh? Good for you. But only 10 minutes? Wassup with that? Now honey, that is unacceptable. 5 or 10 minutes is shower action. ๐Ÿšฟ You must allow for longer periods of soaking and basking in tranquility for at least for 35-45 minutes. I am a 45 minutes to 1-hour kind of girl. ๐Ÿ› LOL ๐Ÿ˜œ

Girlfriend, go get your Cindalicious Cinderella self on your way. Your adventures simply amaze me. Sending you a truckload of hugs, smooches and love!!! ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿค—๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿฅฐ

Kym Gordon Moore
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

Oh my, not the drip dry! You weren’t channeling your inner Hunter were you? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฃ Oh I am sending you a virtual and humongous warm embrace of honey bunches of love my Mommy Nature. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ˜Š You delight me with your zest for life and I truly thank you for being a energetic and magical part of my world. ๐ŸŒŽ Looking forward to great days ahead my dawwwlinkkkk! ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฅ‚

katiemiafrederick
1 month ago

iNdeed A Greatest Realization
Is ‘You Always Had the Other
Glass Slipper All Along’

No One Else’s

Yet Yours With
SMiLes Dear Cindy

Wonderful Childhood
Dreams Coming True For

Real SMiLes of Happy New
Years Always Now With SMiLes True…

It’s Always Nice to
See the Play of
A Snow Fight

That is Never
Any Age Yet
Naked Enough
Whole Complete PLaY iN 2023
As Well mY FRiEnD PLaY BREaTHES oN..:)

katiemiafrederick
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

SMiles Dear
Cindy Happy
Family And
FRiEnDS
Happy
Life
2023
With SMiles
โ˜บ๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฆ‹

eunice
1 month ago

Great post, Cindy. I enjoyed the whole package.

eunice
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

The pleasure is mine.

Suzette Benjamin
1 month ago

Abundance and great joy in the New Year to you and your loved ones, Cindy. Family are jewels that need not a crown.
Love the poem. What a special perspective on childhood to find that part that was lost was with one all along.

Suzette Benjamin
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

Blessings Cindy.

Holly Hunter
1 month ago

This is truly lovely Cindy โค๏ธ

Writing to Freedom
1 month ago

It looks like you had a grand time with family for Christmas Cindy. The snow ball fight was fun. Kudos on your finished book and poetry submission. You’ve earned a rest. Happy New Year!

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Pratik
1 month ago

Poem is amazing.

Meelosmom
1 month ago

Cindy, the poem is splendid! Thank you for this generous post, as well.

Meelosmom
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒนโ™ฅ๏ธ

salsaworldtraveler
1 month ago

Great indoor snowball fight!๐Ÿคฃ Best wishes for the holidays!

aparna12
aparna12
1 month ago

Your poem is soooo beautifulโคโคโค. And your family pic is lovely. How’s your Father-in-law? Will pray for his speedy recovery. It’s such a pleasure to read your poems. โคโคโค๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š. Waiting to read your next post.

aparna12
aparna12
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Šโคโคโค. Hope 2023 brings lots of happiness, love, peace, prosperity and a good, healthy long life to you and your family. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

Vidah
1 month ago

An amazing poem, Cindy!
Congratulations๐ŸŽ‰

valenciartist
1 month ago

I am sure that the poem you submitted will be selected and is a wonderful one. I look forward to reading it. All the best Cindy.

valenciartist
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

You’re very welcome Cindy! All the best!

Sheereen
1 month ago

Amazing poem Cindy! Loved the Cinderella conceptโค๏ธ

I hear u
1 month ago

Wish you a good luck.

I hear u
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚

DEVANG UPADHYAYA
1 month ago

Hey great
Thanks to sharing Cinderella
I loved the poem as well, will them some poet friends.
Beautiful pics, keep smiling.

Eugenia
1 month ago

That a beautiful poem, Cindy, and I love your family photos! ๐Ÿ’–

Eugenia
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

My pleasure, Cindy!

KK
KK
1 month ago

Congratulations ๐ŸŽ‰ Enjoyed the poem, Cinderella, especially the lines…The fog rolled in hiding my innocence,ย an enigma of myself… Memories of childhood never fade. Beautiful pictures of the family. Enjoy your holidays, Cindy! Happy new year ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’—

KK
KK
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

You’re welcome, always ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’–

Monkey's Tale
1 month ago

What a beautiful poem for the Cinderella we all wanted to be. Happy 2023! Maggie

Janis Nathan
1 month ago

Love this idea trying it later

boundlessblessingsblog
1 month ago

Cindy your poem is awesome. Lovely family pictures. Your cindrella shoe ๐Ÿ‘  looks lovely. Happy New Year to all of you’ll โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

Always welcome dear Cindy. The whole post was lovely ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

Welcome Cindy

Laleh Chini
1 month ago

Beautiful talent, Cindy.โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

Laleh Chini
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

Having a wonderful friend like you guys here in blog world is a blessing.โค๏ธ

Laleh Chini
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

Happy new year sweetheart.๐Ÿ’

Laleh Chini
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
29 days ago

โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

A Star on the Forehead
1 month ago

Love this, Cinderella!
Beautiful memories of the past in the poem and new memories with the family being made. I love the video of everyone having fun, and the pictures are great – everyone so happy! As close to perfect as one can get!
Many blessings to you in the New Year!

100 Country Trek
1 month ago

I love this poem Cindy. So interesting. I found your site and let’s follow each other. Anita

Narayan Kaudinya
1 month ago

Happiness. the words, colours, enlightening faces, family together, smiles and beautifully decorated(i hope) your home Cindy. Such a radiating post.

ivor20
1 month ago

I loved your photos, a great collection of Happy Christmas smile… and your poem was witty and entertaning … Happy New Year Cindy xxoo

ivor20
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

Yeah โ€ฆ 16 hours to go here in Geelong ๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿถ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿฅ‚

Dawn
1 month ago

Looks like some wonderful memories caught in your pictures, Cindy! This line in your poem, “I held on to my lamb and hid under the covers, praying Iโ€™d recover” really stood out to me. It’s amazing what a protective shield blankets can be! ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž Looking forward to the anthology, hoping you hear soon! ๐Ÿ’ž

Dawn
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

Yay! So excited and happy for you! ๐Ÿ’ž

Pooja G
1 month ago

Loved the poem and everyone looks so happy in the pictures! I hope your FIL recovers quickly, aging really is tough. And fingers crossed for the book ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿฝ

Pooja G
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

You’re totally welcome! ๐Ÿ’•

Mary J. McCoy-Dressel
1 month ago

Your poem is amazing. It says a lot between the lines. Best of luck with your entry into the anthology. Heartwarming photos of your holiday, Cindy, and the snowball fight! Happy New Year! ๐Ÿฅ‚

Mary J. McCoy-Dressel
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

Congratulations on acceptance! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽˆ

dgkaye
1 month ago

Cindy, I love the poem – or should I say ‘Cinderella’? Lol. I do hope your poetry is accepted and can’t see any reason why not. On another note, I see you publish on Spillwords, have you considered putting your poetry together for a beautiful book of your own? Just sayin’ :). Happy New Year to you and wish you success in all your creative endeavors. Holiday hugs <3 xx

dgkaye
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

Oh congrats Cindy! I’m so happy for you. I will keep tabs on your book progress and shall look forward to reading! Thanks again and Happy, Healthy New Year to you my friend. <3 xx

dgkaye
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

Cheers to all that! <3 xx

dgkaye
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

<3

Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet
1 month ago

What a beautiful poem, Cindy! <3 Life has its ups and downs. Maybe we were meant to forget some of it, or maybe we are just running out of brain space! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you for sharing your Spectacular holiday photos. Hunter looks cute. ๐Ÿ™‚ Was the cat hiding from such a houseful?

Hope your FIL recovers quickly! <3

Jeff Flesch
1 month ago

Glad you got your submission in, nice work! Lovely poem too. Wishing you a happy new year, Cindy! ๐Ÿฅณ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’–

Jeff Flesch
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

Youโ€™re most welcome, Cindy! Always. Thank you always, my dear friend! ๐Ÿฅณ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ•Š

Aaysid
1 month ago

That’s a lovely poem, Cindy!โค๏ธ

Ritish Sharma
1 month ago

What a beautiful and poetic reflection on childhood and the passage of time.

Wishing you a happy new year, Cindy. ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ™Œ

abbasmehar
1 month ago

Thank you so much for sharing unique information in your blog post I really like it.

Lokesh Sastya
1 month ago

โ€œHappy New Year 2023, Cindy!โ€โœจ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

Your comments on my blog posts brought me here.

I’m feeling too emotional. So much emotional that I might cry while writing a long comment.

I don’t want to cry.

You might be thinking that I’m not crying because I’m wearing makeup on my face. Crying may wash the makeup away.

No, I’m not wearing makeup. Lol.๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Thank you for being kind and encouraging me.๐Ÿ™‚

Lokesh Sastya
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

โ€œMaintaining the blog is amazing a small amount or a large amount. It should be doing what we can and choose that serves us and others.โ€โœ๏ธโœจ๐Ÿ˜‡โค๏ธ

Lokesh Sastya
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

Namaste ๐Ÿ™

Layla Todd
30 days ago

This anthology is shaping up to be an amazing read packed with nostalgic and beautiful poetry! I love your piece Cinderella and how it feels like to perfectly comes full circle.

Happy new year and may the words flow, Cindy! <3

Dawn Pisturino
30 days ago

Keeping my fingers crossed, Cindy!

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