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Our Pact by Gloria D. Gonsalves

Our Pact by Gloria D. Gonsalves

In the name of our ancestors, ourselves and future generations I will meet you half way. Your aggression will be erased from my heart and mind to free our souls and spirits. Take, this day, my hand and promise to absolve what my forefathers and I did to you and your kin. Surrender not into […]

June 30, 2016 | By | 4 Replies More
When the Ocean Kisses by Gloria D. Gonsalves

When the Ocean Kisses by Gloria D. Gonsalves

I will drown! I will rise! This is the sinking woman whose soul touched the ocean and caused it to storm kisses. A wave caresses. Another wave caresses. Embrace the water. Flood despair with hope. Rise. Rise higher. The ocean kisses!     *This poem is inspired by the haka dance lyrics. — Gloria D. […]

March 30, 2016 | By | 2 Replies More
Wisdom of Living Water by Gloria D. Gonsalves

Wisdom of Living Water by Gloria D. Gonsalves

Be still. The river calls for your divine calm. Do you have the will to hear it?   The sand and pebbles attune to you. There is a song awaiting your listening. Can you dare to receive its calling?   The silence might awaken your demons. They will rob your spirit of its unfolding. Will […]

March 30, 2016 | By | 2 Replies More
Aurora by Gloria D. Gonsalves

Aurora by Gloria D. Gonsalves

Now I know the reason for those blessed dreams floating heaven with clouds as climbing beams where fear and threat are thwarted by great abilities and soaring visions dwell with mighty possibilities. I am the wings of Aurora flying to greater heights come join me and the elves in the waves of sprites we say […]

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Snowy Tidings by Gloria Gonsalves

Snowy Tidings by Gloria Gonsalves

Inspired by a view from my office window. Germany, 16 January 2013.   You came in chilly weather to remind me of a place long forgotten during sunnier moments.   You took me home as trees creaked to cover their nakedness with feathery snow.   You outlined nature with soft flurries of a magical world […]

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Gloria D. Gonsalves – When a Pleasure Giver Seizes Your Body

Gloria D. Gonsalves – When a Pleasure Giver Seizes Your Body

And when a pleasure giver last arrives, To seize your body with doings, You must give in. You have been innocent and unaware, A maiden to ways of bodily pleasure. Respond not joyfully, To hasty direct manoeuvres, That seduce your body not, To eloquent state of being wanted. Until wantonly treatment is guaranteed, No soul […]

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Gloria D. Gonsalves – I am a Child of Tanzania

Gloria D. Gonsalves – I am a Child of Tanzania

Blood of my ancestors speak, that I am wisdom within. History from Olduvai Gorge, that I am knowledge of evolution. Unbroken caldera Ngorongoro, that I am the wonder within. Our elephant is largest on land, that I have power to leap forward. Great lakes of East Africa, that I am source of greatness. Mighty height […]

February 28, 2014 | By | 4 Replies More
Gloria D. Gonsalves – A Haughty Woman

Gloria D. Gonsalves – A Haughty Woman

My wide hips dance, to melodious tones, of my tight thighs, I am a soprano, of unique creation. My lips sing, a song of praise, about a  mouth, whose thick flesh, I naturally possess. My chest comforts, young and old, as they weep hard, on soft wellness, of my big twos. I possess not, the […]

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