- Producer11/02/2017A Fly That FlewA bit of fun with words. I hope this makes you laugh. It was, after all, my intention. For me, this was a respite from the seriousness of Life. I chuckled all the way through the write.A fly that flew, by me by youWhispered in my...
- Producer23/02/2017Dive Deep in the WatersDive deep in the waters, break yourself freefrom being a pauper.explore its depths,by traversing throughits length and breadth.Each ushered tide,brings with it a shiftwhich helps to move with glide.Purge yourselfof all the impurities,by announcing...
Comments24/02/2017 #16 Anonymous#15 @Tausif Mundrawala awesome expressions.. "quality evaluation (related poetry): when appreciations shared by the maestro @Ali Anani and the best collective nectar contributors @Sara Jacobovici @debasish majumder @Devesh Bhatt (positive comments from them are like pats and applauses). Also there are some more who are perfectionists whose engagement (at least a word mentioned in comments spaces are worth..) and hoping surely they will also join to contribute potential value to this superb poem".24/02/2017 #14 Tausif Mundrawala#7 By sharing a name of my progeny, your feedback is quite similar to what I receive from her. My friend ,you have always proved yourself indispensable in the intellectual circle and your feedback mean a lot. Thanks once again for acknowledging it as one of the best poems.24/02/2017 #8 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.that is beautiful @Tausif Mundrawala thanks so much for sharing this with all bees24/02/2017 #7 🐝 Fatima WilliamsDive deep in the waters,
break yourself free
Fill each and every cell
with determinate passion
Let the bubble of joy burst,
and eliminate all pains!
Very Beautiful poem Tausif. Anything that connects us with water has healing powers . And a swim like Lisa says is just a heavenly connection with water.
Be water my Friend - Bruce Lee24/02/2017 #6 Lisa 🐝 GallagherThanks for tagging me @Tausif Mundrawala, what a great poem. Water does get rid of impurities, so glad you used it for this piece. I spent so much time swimming in Lake Erie as a kid into my late teens, then the Ocean once a year with my daughter. I miss it, maybe that helps to center a person more. Aside from my own thoughts this stood out and I think I will pass it on to my husband who submerges himself in work so much he forgets to come up for air- "Fill each and every cell
with determinate passion,
by loosening oneself
to commitment's submission."
- Producer22/02/2017TouchWriting became a perfect medium for me to define trauma in my own way. Oftentimes, I didn't even know I was writing about trauma--just sharing a story or poem. Below provides worded images of self-healing, I believe... Touch, I say, it will not...
Comments22/02/2017 #7 CityVP 🐝 ManjitYou are laying down great marks Joyce, great marks because of your touch and ultimately they will be felt even more greatly by those who are in most need of this touch.
May this poem reach those who feel most out of touch, for in reading this, I acknowledge that world which needs this touch most and which has most assuredly received yours. Such are marks left in time.
- Producer08/02/2017OUR OBSESSION FOR 'BRAND'!What is ‘Brand’? Is it appears from blue Act as glue And to flummox us with its strand? We are in dilemma How to retain its abstract value A sheer enigma! To make it sustainable We continuously strive. ...
Comments16/02/2017 #28 Tausif Mundrawala'Whom none dare to vie', Wow. This was a wonderful poem. I can't resist myself commenting on this great piece, my friend. This entire box would seem insufficient for me to comment on each and every line as it deserves close reading. Thanks for sharing this poem with us, @debasish majumder09/02/2017 #21 Gert Scholtz@debasish majumder Your poetry reflects the hardship of the everyday laborer - for whom brand has very different significance. You reach all the strands of the concept of brand and I like this line the most: Where ‘I’ is the product of majority’s ‘Eye’. Great, great poetry!09/02/2017 #16 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#14 Dear @Ali Anani so long as it creates metaphorical muscle and a stronger mind, I look forward already to 2020 because then that is the time to look back to today - if learning is easy, it is not learning - if reflection does not burn deep it is only a cheap orgasm and the word RUACH still means something much greater than any of us realize and it is certainly not an "orgasm" :-)09/02/2017 #13 Yogesh SukalAmazing Poem Debasish, Its like surfing. To make our own brand is getting on the wave , but to maintain balance & ride with tide needs the principles of physics.
cc @CityVP 🐝 Manjit @David B. Grinberg @John White, MBA @Ali Anani @Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín @Gerald Hecht09/02/2017 #12 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#9 Dear @Ali Anani my views on mass personal branding are not a stand, they are a cry of pain, a cry of deep anguished pain, the kind of anguish citizens of the world are feeling right now because they are powerless in watching that marketer called Trump dumbing down America. I don't mind this kind of anguish or this kind of existential limitation because the net result is through it I am the one will get stronger. I will triumph from this pain, I am developing a smarter mind, spirit and body for encountering this.
When the very Presidency of the United States has been reduced to the level of a marketer, this is an excellent time for me to encounter this relationship with mass personal branding. Do you think that Nelson Mandela was weakened because he was put in jail. Once Mandela secured his baseline which was not to get killed by the Apartheid regime, then the years he spent in Ellis Island with the struggle, is what made him.
Once Mandela was released from a dumb political system, his captors had already negotiated their own survival with him and once they knew that Mandela would protect them, he walked out of his jail - thanking the people who imprisoned him. I likewise will thank those that imprison me - this is not a stand, just as Mandela was not making a stand, he was allowing the struggle to work on him, he embraced the struggle and when he was free, he thanked the struggle. As he said in his own words, it was the struggle that made ordinary men, extraordinary. By 2020 the dumb President of Marketing will be out and a new era begins in America - and the next three years are not definitely not a stand, it is merely an imprisonment - the best kind for a developing mind.09/02/2017 #10 Ali Anani#7 DEra @CityVP 🐝 Manjit- I know of your stand and I respect it fully. This is very consistent with your writing here "Personal brand is about being ADJUSTED, but I am maladjusted". In complex systems, small adjustments might lead to even more maladjustment. So, in practical terms I find myself on the same boat.09/02/2017 #9 Ali Anani#7 DEra @CityVP 🐝 Manjit- I know of your stand and I respect it fully. This is very consistent with your writing here "Personal brand is about being ADJUSTED, but I am maladjusted". In complex systems, small adjustments might lead to even more maladjustment. So, in practical terms I find myself on the same boat.
- Producer08/02/2017Out ThereIn a universe so vast there exists our roleWhat part we play from day to dayCreated the past defines the presentand births the futureGiven only one chance to play our roleWe must partake or eternally seal our fateSuccumbing to the dreaded black...
Comments08/02/2017 #9 🐝 Fatima Williams#8 Ahh I wanted to comment too. It's been so hectic. Again Love the poem.
The depth in the meaning of the line "Their Hollowed soul been sold" Is a person with a Hollowed soul good or bad . I'm thinking.
Perhaps they missed used their one chance!
"Given only one chance to play our role
We must partake or eternally seal our fate"
I do visit your poetry website for solace sometimes.Love your contributions Priceless 🤗🐝🤗08/02/2017 #1 David B. GrinbergI love your creative writing, Franci. Very nice! Copernicus once convinced the science community of his day that the Earth was the center of the Universe. Boy, was he ever wrong. It's more like we are an infinitesimal nano particle of one grain of sand on all the beaches of the world combined. Or, as the Carl Sagan once observed, "A pale blue dot" in the vastness of our own solar system.
- Producer02/02/2017My WordsTempted to submit a WORD for Sara Jacobovici's Wednesday Word(s) of the Week, I stumbled about in a web of terms and expressions, so many weird and wonderful words, whacky and woeful words, all wandering around in my head ..... and then it came to...
Comments03/02/2017 #38 Todd JonesLettered squares, on the keyboard rattle…
Crafting tales, of pleasure and battle.
A major peril, lurking with each stroke…
Is an unclear tone, that leaves intention broke.
For the very same words, can have different meaning…
Depending on where, the emphasis is leaning.
I have seen a few comments, raise prodigious ire…
As uncertain gist, leaves much to be desired.
This I have learned, from @Susan Rooks…
The Grammar Goddess post, deserves a second look.
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@susan-rooks/american-grammar-checkup-are-we-being-clear03/02/2017 #26 Lisa 🐝 GallagherWhat a great poem and good timing with this! My favorite part (well I enjoyed the entire poem) "Words can do so many things,
Give us wings or pull our strings.
When we carefully choose our words,
We can melt an army's swords. "
We've all used words we do regret
It's a learning curve at times, I bet.
One can only hope through regret,
we choose our words with thoughts of love and respect.
- Producer13/12/2016BoondoggleI shilly-shally and dilly-dally I lag, drag and lollygag I pause, poke and postpone I linger, loiter and stall Alas! What’s to come of it all? If I wait until tomorrow There’ll be no time to borrow It’s okay, I’ll suspend my sorrow “I can’t...
Comments03/02/2017 #3 Praveen Raj GullepalliYou thief of time, you!
Stealing away on the wafting aroma of a hot cuppa coffee;
Ready to suspend even her sorrow,
Look what you've done to dear Franci!
Cornered by Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow,
left with no time to borrow;
Do you think we can cheat you,
wearing a mask of Zorro?
(A quick one on the run for you dear Franci)
- Producer27/01/2017So Tell MeSo tell me little boy?Do you think life is a perpetual decoy?Will the future be built out of a kit?Or do you think it will be based on our own merit?--------------------------------So tell me young teen?Is it bright or grim when you are...
- Producer14/01/2017The Need for EaseHums of serendipity soften the fall A snapshot of life won’t reveal it all Souls adrift miss the beckoning call Desperately we pretend to be believed Feelings of desolation to be relievedCheers!-Franci Eugenia HoffmanTo be a beBee bee is to be. ...
Comments14/01/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitDear Franci, your poem is what I would ally with pictures of swans.
I have had first hand experience with Canadian Geese - either when they snapped and ran at me fiercely or worse the one time I was a direct hit for their flying splatter of goo, then there was a time in a corporate headquarters that they had decided to create a nest on the roof and the company wanted someone to take them down, thankfully I watched the person who volunteered realize that this is no easy task and also the last time they would volunteer. So when winter time comes and I see that V formation flying South - that is when I am at most peace with the geese :-)
- Producer17/06/2016Tick Tock“Time flows the same way for all human beings; every human being flows through time in a different way.” Yasunari Kawabata Time doesn’t stand still It’s indefinite progression It’s an irreversible succession It’s a continuous...
Comments19/06/2016 #7 Mohammed A. JawadAn inspiring poem. Here's a message: Time is fleeting, and life is temporal!
@Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman reading your poem, I wish to post one of my poems. Hope you'll enjoy it.
THE TEXT OF TIME
Where's the history of the beauteous world
that published virtues in its form?
Ah, now its an ancient in bygone pages
which is so powerless to repeat in present times
Enough! the world itself is heavily burdened
and ready to disclose her chronicles
with the sketches and summaries of evil
and the text and themes of greater spoil.
- Producer07/01/2017Some o' Me Poems and Proverbs - Vol IProducer posts are our front line business, our raison d'être here on beBee, but what about our comments and responses, the worldy statements and advice that we pass on to our fellow bees, as a statement of our appreciation of the effort that they...
Comments09/01/2017 #61 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#48 My dearest Ken, I think you're right,
What I'm about to say may sound just a tad trite
The roots were pulled too early in life,
Memories escaped and I want to know more, so...
"The more that I read, the more things I'll know. The more that I learn, the more places I'll go."
Thank you @Ken Boddie, "Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!"08/01/2017 #52 Ken Boddie#46 'Wisdom' in this case, Mohd, is definitely in the mind of the beholder. I'll settle for wry humour.
Our comments are our way of feeding others ..... and, in some cases, providing them with an opportunity to see an alternative path.
Robert Burns (the Scots Bard) captured this uniquely with his poem "To a Louse", when he penned the following:
"O wad some Power the giftie gie us,
To see oursels as ithers see us."08/01/2017 #50 Ken Boddie#45 Thanks for sharing my buzz, Ali. Not many of us remember comments from others, or even from ourselves. My melancholic-anal character, however, has resulted in me documenting quite a lot of my own comments, including the rhyming ones. As is evident from the above, however, I don't always take care to record or remember the originating post. 🙁
Comments received from others are, of course, preserved in my posts.
- Producer19/12/2016THE THING ABOUT PHILOSOPHY - by Devesh BhattThe thing about Philosophy,It's wonderful to read.To apply for self improvement,Not judge another's deed.The thing about Philosophy,It's pleasing to the ears,As a reference for morality,Not critique of one's peers.The thing about Philosophy,It's...
Comments26/12/2016 #7 Devesh Bhatt#6 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher... Please feel free to judge or critique.
This is.more an outcome of introspection...i have repeatedly picked up words and judged/critiqued people on the basis of philosophy, in a country where almost everyone is a philosopher. Philosophy blends into the normal like its doing on social media.
I wasnt the one being judged, but the one stripping down the double talk...made for an inconsistent timeline in my career.19/12/2016 #5 debasish majumderi have shared my views in Li about your lovely poetic skill @Devesh Bhatt! i am glad that you are in the beBee to share your unique talent. i am privileged and to be mentioned by @Deb 🐝 Helfrich! i wish you will soon garner accolades in this lovely platform from numerous bees and be treated as a distinct one too in terms of writing poetry. warm welcome to beBee.19/12/2016 #4 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman#1 I'm in awe of your mention considering me a poet, @Deb 🐝 Helfrich. I love to mess around with words and have a lot of fun with posting poems on my WordPress site. The fun part is @Donna-Luisa Eversley joins in and adds to my poem with hers. We will have to bring more of that to beBee. We also need to add @Ken Boddie to our list of those that like poetry.
Welcome to beBee @Devesh Bhatt.19/12/2016 #1 Deb 🐝 HelfrichAs a Philosopher, I am going to have to think some more about the thing about Philosophy.
Glad to have another poet about the hives, @Devesh Bhatt.
The first 3 poets on beBee that come to my mind are @Hervé Sabattier, @debasish majumder, & @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman - as you are a newbee, you may want to check out their work and learn from a few great wordsmiths!
- 29/10/2016Brevity Is Over-Ratedwww.bebee.com AND SHORT AIN'T ALWAYS SWEET... Sometimes to express a great idea... Takes more than just a Tweet. Phil Friedman in If I Do Say So Myself Some...
- Producer07/09/2016We are all poetsWhen did you write your last poem? Last week? Ok, then you need not reading this article. In your youth? You think you can not write poems? Everybody can write poems. And we do not want to publish them in the newspaper. You can write a...
Comments02/10/2016 #7 Katja BaderThank you, Oscar. So I think you know how it is to feel a "flow". In german we call it to have a "flow". I hope in english, too. It means to fundirse con algo, olvidar todo lo que te rodea y quien eres. It sometimes happens to me when I am playing the piano or when I am drawing very concentrated. It is a really great feeling and makes your brain free from everything.02/10/2016 #6 Oscar Montejo RodriguezDurante muchos años escribia canciones y se a lo que te refieres cuando lo relacionas con la meditación. Entras en una concentracion tan grande que es como si estuvieras en trance. Cambie la poesia por la prosa, pero no descarto volver a ella algun dia..... Me has hecho recordar, Katja. Gracias!07/09/2016 #4 Deb 🐝 HelfrichOne of my college crushes was simply because there was this guy who walked up and said : "Hi, my name is Dave, I am a poet." Well, you won't be surprised that he had little trouble pulling..... We worked together in the library and I got to watch this performance dozens and dozens of times. Makes me wonder if he's still doing it? But at the same time, I'd prefer to stay in the 80's and believe rather than find out via a quick google if it turned out differently.07/09/2016 #1 Franci🐝Eugenia HoffmanI can relate to this post. I love to write poems - some are silly, some show emotion, some rhyme and some don't. I like to relay a message in my poems or tell a story. In other words, I am all over the place with them. My favorite are haikus.
I own a hive titled "I Started a Poem" where someone starts a poem and others finish it. In fact we have several bees that write poetry. Interesting post and I like your poem at the end. @Donna-Luisa Eversley @Ken Boddie @Deb 🐝 Helfrich @debasish majumder @Chas ✌️ Wyatt