June 18, 2015

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

June 10, 2015

It was December 2014 when I read an article with a title: The last thing a 3-year-old Syrian said before he died: “I’m gonna tell God everything”. To date, I am still haunted. Tell God how – harmful acts justify religion blood smears deeds of faith. But before you do please take my wings as…

June 5, 2015

Every year on June 5, we honour World Environment Day to raise awareness about environmental issues and call for action. The theme of this year is sustainable lifestyles. The topic has a room for everyone because every action counts. Take a moment to question how we live and how it impacts the planet. It’s your…

June 4, 2015

I have never seen such lovely a weed as that made of daisies. Playfulness was a distant thought until I saw a field of daisies. My heart didn’t remember how to be a child until I picked daisies. Beauty was a dwindling feeling until a daisy decorated my hair. There is no happy place like…

May 15, 2015

This poem is inspired by a cloud shape that I thought resembled Queen Cleopatra of Egypt What frightens you daughter of Africa. I have walked and swelled upon length of the longest river in your vast world. I have loved with passion of rich harvest and withered in the cold death of drought. Yet I…

March 24, 2015

I am so delighted to be a published poet for Poetry Potion: Dear South Africa. In its eighth print quarterly, Poetry Potion invited poetry from South Africa as well as the rest of the work to examine the state of the South African Nation, twenty years after the end of Apartheid. Through verse and rhyme,…

January 2, 2015

I am so delighted to be a published article writer and poet for SIBYL MAGAZINE: FOR THE SPIRIT AND SOUL OF WOMAN. For the entire year of 2015, my written works (articles and poems) will be published inside an international personal/spiritual growth, women-centric magazine. As a woman, I am grateful for the opportunity of shining…

December 17, 2014

For children and parents in Peshawar: I don’t know what to tell a parent who has lost a child. I don’t know what to say when that loss is instigated by senseless act of terror. And I certainly don’t know what to tell a child who has witnessed all these. Because I don’t know how,…