"Let yourself become living poetry." -Rumi

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  • sophia_figueroa 2d

    The Living Dead

    Another day starts
    Just like the one before it
    Where has my life gone
    Is my heart even beating
    If so, why do I feel dead

    What am I missing
    I have a pulse, I'm alive
    Or so I am told
    Dead inside, alive outside
    An all too familiar pain

    I'm sorry to say
    One I've come to know quite well
    You're alive, yet dead
    The living dead you've become
    Can you bring me back to life

    I'm here, yet not here
    I am awake, yet asleep
    Though my heart still sings
    It only does so briefly
    When true joy, love come knocking

    I'll answer the door
    Welcome these guests in my home
    Let them stay rent free
    So I can live once again
    From within, my soul beckons

    Softly and sweetly
    Dead awake I may be now
    Outwardly, I sleep
    Inwardly, I truly live
    In my soul, I am awake

    Wide awake, I see
    Not with two eyes, with my heart
    I see clearly now
    I now know a subtle truth
    Only in soul do I live
    Only in soul am I free
    Only in soul am I true
    Only in soul may I be

  • sophia_figueroa 2d

    Some speak of seeing life through the eyes of a bird (to gain perspective), today I learned to see life through the eyes of a poet (to gain meaning). And this short verse reminded me there is so much beauty to be found in the little things of life (that often go unnoticed) and in simplicity. ����

    #williamblake #poet #life #perspective #meaning #beauty #simplicity #miraquill #writersnetwork

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    Auguries of Innocence

    To see a world in a grain of sand,
    and heaven in a wildflower,
    hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
    and eternity in an hour...
    -William Blake

  • sophia_figueroa 9w


    The story of my life or so it seems, at times.

  • sophia_figueroa 9w

    As summer falls asleep and winter awakens from its long slumber, a small, charming memory drifts on by warming the soul...☀����

    PS: This little verse is a way for me to also practice one of my most beloved art forms...can you guess what it is?

    It's HAIKU! ��

    #haiku #Sun #nature #summer #season #miraquill #writersnetwork

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    Warm sun on my skin
    Eyes squinted from the bright glare
    Signal summer's here

  • sophia_figueroa 9w

    I love blue...and maybe you do too?! ☺����

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    Bluer than Blue

    I’m bluer than blue, blue as can be
    If roses are red and violets be true
    Then true to the name I'll be the same
    Fair in square, the fairest of fair
    Light as air, quick as a dare
    You’ll see me run
    You’ll see me hide
    Over the brush and through the woods,
    To hide and seek; to play in time
    So give what is due then pass it on
    Only be true to the truest of true
    If you’re feelin’ blue then you’re truer than blue
    Blue as can be you’re bluer than blue


  • sophia_figueroa 9w

    This poem reminds me that the quality of life one lives is far more important and far more precious than the quantity of items accumulated over time.

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    If I can stop one heart from breaking,
    I shall not live in vain;
    If I can ease one life the aching,
    Or cool one pain,
    Or help one fainting robin
    Unto his nest again,
    I shall not live in vain.
    -Emily Dickinson

  • sophia_figueroa 9w

    This poem by Cara was so beautifully profound, insightful and honest that I read it over and over the first time I found it. It reminded me that no matter how things seem outwardly, you never know what someone is going through inwardly: appearances can be deceiving. And I also realized how healing it is to be honest about any pain or difficulties you're going through and to know that you're not ALONE.��������

    #depression #wisdom #healing #honesty #writersnetwork #miraquill

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    Depression: An Honest, Beautiful Insight

    Who am I? Who am I trying to be?

    Not myself, anyone but myself.

    Living in a fantasy to bury the reality,

    Making myself the mystery,

    A strong facade disguising the misery.

    Empty, but beyond the point of emptiness,

    Full to brim with fake confidence,

    A guard that will never be broken,

    Because I broke a long time ago.

    I’m hurting but don’t tell anyone.

    No one needs to know.

    Don’t show or you’ve failed.

    Always okay, always fine, always on show.

    The show must go on.

    It will never stop.

    The show must not go on,

    But I know it will.

    I give up. I give up giving up.

    I am lost.

    I don’t need to be saved,

    I need to be found.

    -Cara Delevingne

  • sophia_figueroa 20w

    I wrote this verse a few months ago at a time when I was experiencing boredom, hopelessness, some depression, and just an overall sense of pain -- deep pain. I was hurting because I felt that my purpose in life was not being fulfilled; I was just working meaningless, stressful, and tiresome jobs to pay bills with little to no time left for my hobbies. My hobbies are my creative outlets that help me to cope with the pain of being in this world, and also allow me to truly be involved in an activity that I love and enjoy! I am most happy when I am able to create, be, listen, and live my life with freedom, purpose, and joy. The creative arts is a lifeline, a lifesaver, and a life giver for me. In fact, "the aim of art is not to represent the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance." -Aristotle This is a perspective I agree with -- whether I am going through a painful or pleasant experience, art allows me to take that inner experience and express it outwardly so I can heal and perhaps help others to heal along the way too. ����✨������
    #poem #poetry #life #purpose #art #creativity #pain #healing #depression #love #miraquill #writersnetwork

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    The Art of Living

    I have no life
    and that's the honest truth
    at least, from my point of view
    So I live through my art,
    my poetry,
    my haiku,
    It gives me life, makes me whole and free
    I am free of the pain
    the pain of this world,
    if only for a moment
    and alive in my soul,
    awake in my heart,
    and at peace with myself


  • sophia_figueroa 20w

    Straight and narrow path
    It unfolds seamlessly, grace
    Walk it in faith, trust

  • sophia_figueroa 20w

    I love haiku! This beautiful, aesthetic art form truly exemplifies the principles of simplicity, succinctness (keeping it short and sweet LOL), and learning to see the innate beauty in all things -- in all unique expressions of life. It is an enjoyable, fun creative outlet that is truly helping me to learn the Art of Simplicity and how in some cases, less is more! ��������✨��

    #haiku #nature #grass #morning #dawn #beauty #miraquill #writersnetwork

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    Sun-kissed blades of grass
    Dewdrops delight, nature's morn
    A new day rises