Poem: Our Flags’ Prayer

Featuring a flag on landmarks and other structures is one way of showing solidarity with those grieving on aftermath of terrorist attacks. We can also unite all the world's flags and form a healing rainbow everyday. The below poem is a rework of Our Father/The...

Sonne Women of Excellence: Gloria D. Gonsalves

As part of celebrating International Women's Day, Sonne Intercultural Magazine extended their pledge for parity by showcasing 20 women of African descent in Germany and diaspora. I am grateful to have been recognised amongst other women who gift us with worthy noting examples of inspiration...

Poetry Movie: 2015 by Gloria D. Gonsalves

My memory of 2015 had its share of global happiness and sadness. Both emotions instigated writing prompts for me. On some occasions, I joined writing contests. The potential product/poem was my main driving force (not winning). Naturally, I joined a contest asking poets to submit...

Article: “Why Do We Consume Gossip News?” in Chicamod

First published by Chicamod, an online magazine committed to create 1 Million Jobs for the African youth while making Africa visible not only within Africa but also on the global stage. One day, take a random walk to a newspaper store. Observe who most buys...

Petals In A Lawyer Diary: How to Glow Your Autumn Affair

Indoor autumn can sometimes be a gloomy affair. In order to make it a natural and glowing experience, you can turn for help from crab apples or wild apples tree. May your autumn flame be a blazing affair throughout to winter. Tools Crab apples, toothpicks and...

Poem Reading: “Forever Not Yours” in WILDsound Writing Festival

FOREVER NOT YOURS You came and left fast like Santa in a fat chimney with promised gifts of goodness. I remember your worshiping of my body like sacred petals of lily heralding me your godly foreplay. Your unsaid words showered me with deeds of heavenly award that made Venus gasp with envy. The kisses that...

A Poem Reading: “Blood!” in WILDsound Writing Festival

In some parts of the world, getting a monthly period means you are shunned by society because it is considered dirty. In other parts of the world, a period is a celebration for having become a woman. And for others, it is a constant embarrassment...

World Children’s Poetry Day (WoChiPoDa) 2015

World Children’s Poetry Day (WoChiPoDa) was founded in 2014, when author and poet Gloria D. Gonsalves decided to act on an idea she had while walking through the Fairy Tale Forest of Altenberg, Germany. First, she considered it a poem prompt; however, the mysterious, tall,...

Landay Poem: Let Girls Be

The Pashtun women who span the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan use poetry to portray a common truth about war, separation, homeland, grief, or love. A landay is a poetry form which has 22 syllables: 9 in the first line, 13 in the second. Sometimes...

Petals In A Lawyer Diary: Floral Resurrection

This summer-themed poem was first published by NatureWriting Poppies and daisies wave to clear blue skies day of purity and memory. Daisies rave of yellow smiles poppies chant of red dreams wind stunned to calm breeze. See me bloom with smiles see me blush with dreams I am your floral resurrection. © Gloria D. Gonsalves ...