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At A Crossroads A Poet Is Born

I hold my papers and pen
not a poetry to write
it is the school year again
one other journey in time.

My ever burning concern
would my words find their way
as all my candles I burn
to meet yearning faces each day.

A thirst for light in young hearts
I lend my soul, the blanks I fill
and then a whole story starts
quenching feels would be a thrill.

When my pupils take my notes
would they read devotion in many a line
my fear, a quote or a word floats
my quill unveiled in heart shrine.

I hold my pen with great zeal
two paths I walk, a heart is torn
my love  how can I conceal
at a crossroads, a poet is born.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 1/8/2020 5:47:00 AM
I love this
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Besma Riabi Dziri
Date: 1/8/2020 2:26:00 PM
So glad you liked my humble work, Claudie! My pleasure! Best regards and blessings.
Date: 1/5/2020 10:00:00 PM
by the pen weapon the soldier of poetic wisdom now leads the kingdom of..........///
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Besma Riabi Dziri
Date: 1/8/2020 2:24:00 PM
Thank you so much, MAHTAB, for so unique and wonderful a feedback! Best regards and blessings..
Date: 10/4/2019 8:12:00 AM
True and exceptional beauty in this exquisitely composed poem my friend. Closing stanza expresses the poetic soul of a true and generous poet. Truly awesome poetry-- a fav-- a jewel that is to be read and admired!
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Besma Riabi Dziri
Date: 10/4/2019 12:28:00 PM
How could I render my very sentiments reading such a wonderful appreciation from a highly talented poet reading my humble words and honouring them! Thank you so much, Robert for your humility and generosity.. Deepest regards and blessings.
Date: 10/2/2019 7:06:00 AM
An Apple for the teacher...beautifully expressed dear Besma...I always wanted to become a 'teach'...but was too happy being a pupil lol...all the best my poetic sister...^WW^ :o)
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Besma Riabi Dziri
Date: 10/3/2019 5:59:00 AM
So wonderful.. kind.. and uplifting a feedback! Winged Warrior, so pleased to read your cheerful words! I think we are all teachers and pupils.. we tremendously learn from each other.. and that's the beauty of life when we are surrounded by beautiful souls that add a lot to us.. a great pleasure to read your unique poetry and comments! Regards and blessings.
Date: 9/30/2019 8:20:00 AM
Often, a conflict between two thoughts gives rise to something valuable. Here, a poet is born!!
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Besma Riabi Dziri
Date: 10/1/2019 10:46:00 AM
So delighted you felt my very words and find them worth appreciation.. my honour and great pleasure, Swetha.. warmest wishes and regards. Blessings.
Date: 9/27/2019 3:58:00 PM
Hello. Are you a teacher? I always thought I'd like to teach small children. Not teens for sure. I'm glad you joined PS and hope you keep sharing your poetic insights
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Besma Riabi Dziri
Date: 9/28/2019 6:14:00 PM
So much humbled by your kind and beautiful words, Son Of Spock.. I'm so obliged to you for your generosity and support.. yes, I am a teacher of English.. Teaching is keeping me away from my passion for writing poetry.. and my heart is claiming its right! Thank you so much for being here to read my humble work.. My warmest wishes and blessings.
Date: 9/18/2019 3:27:00 PM
Torn between heart demands and imparting knowledge, one feels the tug of war of one's emotions. And indeed in that crossroad of need, an expression of poetry must be expressed. Brilliant poetry, Besma, deserving a high placement in the contest. Blessings.
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Date: 9/23/2019 7:16:00 AM
Your valuable words on my humble thoughts and poetry are so precious to me.. blessed to have great a feedback from a beautiful mind and soul.. thank you so much, Victor for your sincere words and praise.. Your genuine support is highly appreciated.. my deepest regards and blessings.
Date: 9/18/2019 9:34:00 AM
I enjoyed the journey through the creative process..through your brilliant pen, Besma. A thirst for light in young hearts...a monumental task you have on your hands to fill in the blanks. And they will certainly follow your lead, with the beauty of your words: I hold my pen with great zeal two paths I walk, a heart is torn my love how can I conceal at a crossroads, a poet is born. Excellent write..I am saving as my FAVE. Regards. God bless.
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Date: 9/23/2019 7:13:00 AM
Generous and uplifting is your feedback, dear Vijay! I can't thank you enough for so precious a time and feel you grant my humble work.. I salute your humility along with your kindness.. I highly appreciate your genuine care.. interest and support to every single work on PS.. thank you heaps from the bottom of my heart.. my warmest wishes and regards.. God bless you.