“Today may there be peace within”

May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be.

May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others.

May you use the gifts that you have received and pass on the love that has been given to you.

May you be content with yourself just the way you are.

Let this knowledge settle into your bones,

allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.

It is there for each and every one of us

connect with what’s most important to you

share your talents with the world.

Focus on your goals and make them happen,

trust your intuition, draw from the deep well of peace, inspiration and calm.

Breathe in strength and release your fears,

go after your hearts desires and you can achieve anything,

Live a happy and peaceful life and both you and those around you will profit.

(c) Chris Black 2016.

Javed Latoo – Two Poems

The Galway Review

authorDr. Javed Latoo is a senior medical practitioner and a medical editor based in the UK. In his spare time, Dr. Latoo writes poetry. His poems have been published in various literary journals as well as in medical journals. His first collection of poems is Gushing Fountain: A Collection of Poems (2015). He also has co-edited and contributed to a poetry collection called Bird on a Wire (2016) with the support of National Health Services (NHS) UK.

Of Democracy

Dear friend,
I am writing with a heavy heart.
When democracy arrived into
Our streets and hearts;
With a sign of empowerment
Inscribed on her forehead;
Heralding rising of dawn,
New hopes and promises,
New wings for our dreams;
Tears jeweled our eyes;
Our adulation was almost divine.

After all upheaval and ravage,
The face of this bruised nation
Smiled like beaming stars.
We greeted democracy with
Cheerful songs.
Carried her on…

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