Friday, 8 October 2010

Dustus Friday Guest Spotlight: Belinda Munoz

Welcome to Dustus Friday on
One Stop Poetry

Today, we have a special guest poet who continues to link up and share her skill on One Shot Poetry Wednesday!

In the One Stop Poetry spotlight is Belinda Munoz.

Belinda's blog is called The Halfway Point: Choosing Positivity. She describes her blog’s primary goal as an exploration "of the things we want (or think we want)." With an aim "to provide a place for candid conversations and questions about the philosophical grey areas in life... The halfway point lies somewhere between the beginning and the end."

The first poem is called "Trust" ...followed by "Temptation"



I am a slow build
of strengthening vulnerability
swelling with each season

You seize and release me
holding on with faith
letting go with doubt

Intimate with transience
I reach, I fall short
conviction and question commingling

Upon maturity
I am fiercely loyal
Even proof is no guarantee

With warmth I thrive, yet
I can't connect with another
unless I'm one with you



There you are in surplus

Fiddling with my strength, my weakness

Stunning on the surface, you trespass

Your flimsy promise dilutes my consciousness

You seduce me, assault my senses

Hoping I’m a sucker, no sale

Don’t you know, my trained hippocampus

Remembers your purpose, your evil animus

You create a rumpus, a circus

Your essence, messin’ with my business

I tell myself, I’m making progress

I practice, don’t need your service

But secretly I think of you

Oh, luscious pieces of breathtaking you


Check out more of Belinda's work @

Comments & feedback are always appreciated!



moondustwriter said...

Belinda: I love your inner workings with the concepts of Trust and Temptation. They are complex and you handled each so well.

Thanks for giving us poetry to reflect on at One Stop - Dustus Friday

Adam - always great stuff my friend

To all a great Friday and a relaxing weekend

Moon Hugs

penelopephoebe said...

Good choice, Adam. I am off to have a look. Thanks.

Belinda said...

Dustus and the Unstoppable One Stop Poetry team,

Thanks for the spotlight and for keeping this community of talented and supportive poets, artists and writers going!

Am loving getting to know each of you through your great work.

Looking forward to more linky opps!

dustus said...

You are very welcome, Belinda. It's always a treat to feature talented poets who participate in One Shot—will be doing that much more! Thanks for sharing your poetry with us.

Lynda (echostains) said...

I like how the strengths and weakness are built up in these two poems - the ebbing and flowing: resolve and unresolve, proving that we are only human after all:)

Chris G. said...

A little philosophical examination's always a good thing to have. Good spotlight, Adam--a fine writer. And she's provided a very fine pair of poems here for an introduction.

Always rewarding being introduced to more and more of our fellow One Stop folks!

Claudia said...

belinda..after reading this, i feel tempted...nice poems - both of them!
and thanks adam for the spotlight!

Brian Miller said...

rock on belinda...i love a poem that makes me think...way to go dustus another great spotlight...

The Exception said...

Belinda does fabulous and thoughtful and provoking work. IT is nice to see her in the spotlight and soaking up the praises!! Great job Belinda…

Arts Web Show said...

This belinda's got talent.
Awesome poetry's

Pete Marshall said...

your spotlights are becoming such a joy,,,this was top drawer...thanks for introducing Belinda and her work..cheers pete

slpmartin said...

Thanks for sharing these fine poems with us...enjoyed reading them.

Emmanuel Ibok said...

Wonderful...beautiful spotlight on a poet that writes passionately and sensibly...the type I admire.

Great work here, regards to the crew!


Caty said...

enjoyed these poems..great spotlight :)