Still I Rise: A Message To Every Woman

The Way I See It: 

Every WOMAN should seek the power within and Rise. Ladies: Connect with your roots of Strength, Pride and the essence of who you really are. No matter what you THINK you look like, no matter what ANYBODY is telling you who you SHOULD BE, HAVE to BE…break the frames, the fear, the disappointments, the doubts, unwrap yourself from any label and set yourself free, to soar, to fly to BE what YOU meant to BE: A WOMAN that Still will Rise. It’s ALL within Ladies, All within….

Everyone in the world will pair one way or another with fear pain or loss or disappointment yet each of us has awakened and risen. Maya Angelou

Love and Light – Noha

BIO (more): Dr. Maya Angelou is one of the most renowned and influential voices of our time. Hailed as a global renaissance woman, Dr. Angelou is a celebrated poet, memoirist, novelist, educator, dramatist, producer, actress, historian, filmmaker, and civil rights activist. Born on April 4th, 1928, in St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Angelou was raised in St. Louis and Stamps, Arkansas.

Still I Rise

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may tread me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops.
Weakened by my soulful cries.

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don’t you take it awful hard
‘Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines
Diggin’ in my own back yard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou

Out of the huts of history’s shame
I rise
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
I rise
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.

Maya Angelou
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Suheir Hammad: Poems of war, peace, women, power

 suheir_hammad_poems_of_war_peace_women_power.html  (watch it on TED)

Suheir Hammad (born October 25, 1973) is a Palestinian-American poet, author and political activist. She was born in Amman, Jordan. Her parents were Palestinian refugees who immigrated along with their daughter to Brooklyn, New York City when she was five years old. Her parents later moved to Staten Island. (read more) .

In her poems and plays, Suheir Hammad blends the stories and sounds of her Palestinian-American heritage with the vibrant language of Brooklyn to create a passionately modern voice.(Biograhy)

The Way I See It:  Usually I don’t post two days in a row, but I had to share this with everyone! “Where do refugee heart go?”… I have nothing to say ……really!!  I listened to this like 10 times in a row and I still get goose bumps.

Woman, Poetry and Palestine in one powerful, inspirational video! For you my friend, for you Grace and for all of us……!

I have to finish with Suheir’s brilliant and priceless line “Do not fear what has blown up. If you must, fear the unexploded.”

Love & Light

Noha

A Castaway

Photo Courtesy from Google

Photo Courtesy from Google

A Castaway

 
I feel nothing at all
I feel breezes and storms
My heart like an ocean

I know how far away is the shore
But I do not want to reach it
I was there before
 
I am a Castaway
My decision, no one to blame
I am losing Chapters and verses
From once so called my past
Carving new ones
Hard to wash away
 
And I know how far is the shore
But I do not want to reach it
I was there before
 
I still see shadows
Reflections of my life’s memories
All over the ocean
We keep on being apart
Nothing is bonding us anymore
 
And I know how far is the shore
But I do not want to reach it
I was there before
 
I choose to create a new life
To write a new book
Different Chapters,  different heroes
I don’t know where I will end up
All I know: I am living it while it unfolds.
 

 The Way I See It:

 

How many times you felt like a castaway? The question is:  what’s surrounding you was rejecting you or you were the one rejecting it? It takes courage and a strong belief in our own power; to create a new life when we are not fulfilled and happy where we are now. Yet it is so simple, all we have to do is to BELIEVE that we have what it takes to change it …even when we are not sure what does it take to change it ….So instead of saying “I can’t change it I don’t know what to do” just say “I can change this and I know that I will know what to do”.

You can choose to be whatever you want, to go wherever you want, to live the life you want and never go back to the same shores where you felt like a castaway…we are co-creating with the creator. We are not alone, never will be ….we were not born weak …we learned how to be and feel weak…! If you want to break the old ship and build yourself a new one do it trusting that you have the power to do so….the HOW is not yours to know NOW this is what you will discover in your own unique journey…………!

Love & Light

Noha

 

I Love You God Because…!


Image and design by Noha

Image and design by Noha

 
 
I love you God because:
You never failed me  
You are worthy of my trust
You don’t need anything from me
Yet you are so much in love with me
Even when I am not in love with you
And after I chose to love “me” too
 
I love you God because:
You gave me  freedom
To be whatever I want to be
With no limitation or judgment
Till I chose to believe in the power of my ‘infinite me”
 
I love you God because:
You believe in me when I don’t
You trust me when I can’t trust myself
You never stop reminding me how beautiful I am
Till I chose to believe it myself
 
I love you God because:
You are “YOU”; so big and I am “ME”; so tiny
Yet you see me clearly, guide me constantly
Whispering into my soul tirelessly
But it is so loud inside, outside and all around me
I fail to listen and differentiate
Yet here you go louder and louder
Till one day I chose to hear you, know you and me
 
I love you God and I am sorry
Because sometimes I forget to STOP:
Worrying, running, asking, thinking,
Analyzing, planning, searching, judging
I Forget To Shut Up…….
 
And REMEMBER to:
Surrender to the beauty and silence within
Ask; then believe in the unseen
Trust; my own power
Love; them and I,
Give; them and I,
Forgive; them and I,
Accept; them and I
Live; with them and I
 
I love you God and I promise you
I will keep my head high up
Because you and I are ONE!
 
Written by Noha Hassan
 
Originally written February 28, 2011 updated November 9, 2011
 
The Way I See It: Whatever you call it, you are ONE with it…
 
Love & Light
Noha

If I Had My Child To Raise Over Again – by Diane Loomans

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Photo Courtesy of Google

If I had my child to raise all over again,
I’d build self-esteem first, and the house later.
I’d finger paint more, and point the finger less.
I would do less correcting and more connecting.
I’d take my eyes off my watch, and watch with my eyes.
I would care to know less and know to care more.
I’d take more hikes and fly more kites.
I’d stop playing serious, and seriously play.
I would run through more fields and gaze at more stars,
I’d do more hugging and less tugging.
I’d see the oak tree in the acorn more often,
I would be firm less often, and affirm much more.
I’d model less about the love of power,
And more about the power of love

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I would love to share this beautiful and inspirational poem by Diana Loomans. Diana  is a speaker, author and success coach. She has earned a reputation  as a dynamic presenter with a rare blend of heart and soul. As a bestselling author, Diana has more than one million books and short stories in print. Diana’s inspirational poetry can be found in books, greeting cards, posters, and thousands of websites worldwide.

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The Way I See It: Well I wish my mom told me “I Love you” more, “I am proud of you” more often, “I forgive you no matter what” and “It is OK to make mistake”. I wish my mom trusted my judgement more, wasn’t too scared I would fail, get hurt or end up alone that much. I wish my mom spent more time speaking with me more then preaching me. I love my mom, for ever and ever as I know she did “as your mum did” all what she can, the way she knew how, using the tools and means she had, to make me the best child she wanted me to be. I honor my mom’s memory, legacy, effort, persistence and love.

To all Mothers out there, TRUST me, your child will learn all the rules soon enough, don’t worry, but no one will ever let him know how much you love him BUT you. I call on all mothers to tell their kids that they can do anything they want, that they are a wonderful “souls” full of “power”, love and even the sky is not the limit. I call on all mothers to tell their kids not to pay attention to what others “say” about them or  “think of them” ,to always listen to their intuitions, guts and hearts. That every soul is unique, that they can excel in whatever they love to do.  And above all that they are LOVED.

Mothers of the world, you are shaping our future so make sure you make the time to inject in your children’s subconscious the qualities  and beliefs we wish to spread in our world.  Mothers of the world …I Salute you…!

Love & Light

A Forever Loving Child, Noha

Spring is Here

Spring is back
Spring is here
What difference do I fear?
In a winter night
You said goodbye
Spring was there
And I didn’t dare
I couldn’t bare
That you’re no longer there
With the summer breeze
I started to look up for
These high trees…

Hurt Beyond Repair

Your hurt is beyond repair
You break a heart who was always there
You kill a child who had no sins to spare

Your hurt is beyond repair
All the screaming now gone
All the tears are turning stones
The body is leaning towards no where
The soul is spinning everywhere
Breaking all the remaining hopes

Your hurt is beyond repair
Dreams are falling from above
Hitting earth so hard cracking
Everything in their way

No stars to look up to
Moon is mourning and the sun too
Do you feel the heat , the burning sheets
The wet pillow i hold so tied do you feel the beats
But I only feel defeated, mistreated, petite

Do you feel the cold , the freezing rain
Do you see the stains all over my body
They wont fade away for ever they will stay

Reminding me your hurt is beyond repair

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