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World Poetry Celebrates 13, year old Swarit Srivastava!

 

Ariadne’s Notes:  The World Poetry Cafe radio show and the website is honoured to welcome  Swarit Srivastavawith his deep, strong poem that he wrote for his mother for Mother’s Day. It was read on May 28 on the World Poetry Cafe radio show.  We have special permission to post his photo and poem from his mother and Swarit Srivastava.

Link: http://www.coopradio.org/content/world-poetry-caf%C3%A9-9

Recently several young poets that had come on the show years before and are now young adults have contacted me about coming back again. One such young adult will be joining us on June 11 to be aired on the 18th. Here is her link from the site: https://worldpoetry.ca/?p=7979

Bio 

Swarit Srivastava (USA). He wrote this poem for me on Mother’s Day. He’s a seventh-grader and his favorite past time is playing chess. He’s also received many awards for his poetry such as the first place in the reflections contest and the top ten in the Creative Communications contest. 

 

Timeless Love

Once upon a time

New eyes gazed on the world

Shining with the  promise of life

And the fear of change

Roaring emotions became a tidal wave

Rising and consuming all other thought

Days had gone by until reality stuck like a stone-

And shaking hands found each other as they faced life yet to come

A fire had started

Burning bright with determination

 And strong with excitement

Yet time flowed like a river

Threatening to extinguish everything

Yet it breathed

Night fell but the mind remained  awake

Playing out the dreams of a new world and the nightmare of a broken heart

And change marched on with the rise of the sun

And the emptiness of the stomach

Life changed as care intensified

And doubt grew like a weed

It took root in the mind

And refused to leave

So this grand unknown was researched

With a desperate mind trying to find solace in the fact

And then it happened

The first sign of a new life that was soon to come

A hit that changed it all

Doubt remained, yes

But the shears of hope had cut all but the deepest wounds

Passing months felt like years

As a tough yet beautiful time continued

The mind craved distractions that were fulfilled in heartbeats

All while the fire of courage burned along the flow of time

And the day of longing arrived

A time which led to a familiar place

Yet an unfamiliar one at the same time

Pain followed

A horrible pain that lasted for hours

Until the time came

As the task which most will never perform occurred

And the eyes of a newborn looked into its mother’s with the same promise of life

And the fear of change

That she had once felt

All doubt washed away

And a timeless love was born.

-Swarit Srivastava

  • Bio and permission for the photo and poem from his mother Rachana and Swarit Srivastava.

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World Poetry Celebrates Richard Doiron and Joey Bernados!

 

Award Winner, Richard.

Ariadne’s Notes:Great show! June 20, 1-2 pm PST!Sorry to be so late in featuring. Had some difficulties with my new computer but hope soon to be on track and catch up.

The World Poetry Café welcomed the talented Richard Doiron and Jody Bernados on CFRO 100.5 FM . It was wonderful to hear Richard talking about his peace poem included with other great writers and thinkers and Jody speaking to the world in Tagalog.  

Unfortunately the songs had too much distortion so we hope to have them back in the future. However, he kindly sent some clips so you can click  on the links below for this great duo !

LISTEN TO THE WORLD POETRY CAFE RADIO SHOW HERE! http://www.coopradio.org/content/world-poetry-caf%C3%A9-47

Richard Doiron: published 55 years; estimated 1000 poems published in over 100 anthologies, periodicals, personal books; author of novels, biographical works, essays, and lyricist. Graduate in journalism and Certified Lifeskills Coach; work read at the United Nations University for Peace, Costa Rica; . Participant in local,national, and international literary festivals; 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award winner with World Poetry; 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award with World Friendship Poetry; 2017 nominated for “There is a Winner in You” Lifetime Achievement Award with ARTeryUSA, nominated by James Pasqual Bettio, former senator in the California Senior Legislature.2019 named World Poet Laureate by group World Friendship Poetry. Twice nominated for Governor-General’s Award and the Griffin Poetry Prize.

Look To Better Days

Look to better days. Look to better ways.
Look to things you never knew.
Take the time to feel. Take the time to heal.
Take the time it takes for you.

Take the higher road. Lug the lighter load.
Take a break and rest awhile.
Put on casual clothes. Stop and smell the rose.
Play it loose and learn to smile.

Be a child again. Never mind you win.
You but need to play a part.
Count the stars above. Get it on with love.
Get it on with all your heart.

Look to better days. Look to better ways.
Look to things you never knew.
Take the time to feel. Take the time to heal.
Take the time it takes for you.

-Richard Doiron © All rights reserved by the author.

 Song smith Joey Bernados.

At age 21, Joey made his way to Saudi Arabia, where he worked for a spell. Needing a distraction from very hardships, he taught himself to play the guitar, his quickly emerging skills a surprise to friends and family alike. His older brother was the first in his family to migrate to the US. His mother followed, as did Joey, who now lives in Fairfield, California, where he works as a janitor with one of the largest health care companies in the world. He also has a second job, working as a massage therapist. He is married; he and his wife, Lea have three children: Raymond, Johnlee, and Leanna.

Links to the wonderful songs coming soon.

Lyrics for the first song here, dedicated to the World Poetry Radio Show!

Wavelengths

(By The Score)

1

Our world is filled with wonder

Our world is filled with woe

Another clap of thunder

That strikes a mighty blow

The children of the future

Need guidance all the while

They need the best of booster

Upon this mighty mile

 

(We reach across the world

On wave lengths by the score

And pray to God above

With every ounce of love

To reach out even more)

 

2

Our world is filled with anger

Our world is filled with pain

We offer up an anchor

To make things right again

The station that you’re hearing

Across the world so wide

Is one we’re engineering

So peace should then abide

 

-Richard Doiron ©

Music: Joey Bernados (C) All rights reserved