Friday, 15 October 2010

Dustus Friday Spotlight: Introducing Poet Marinela Reka

Welcome to Dustus Friday on One Stop Poetry!

There’s a rising star from London in the poetic blogosphere, and her name is Marinela Reka.  This young lady is 14 years old and has been writing since age 6. Her precocious brilliance online continues to win over fans, especially through her Facebook page where nearly 9,000 individuals endorse her lyrical skill!


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Marinela's blog is called Short Poems. Since crossing paths with her through previous poetry rallys, she continues to impress me. Having been on my blog roll for a long time, I suspect her growing following is due in large part to her poetic compositions, respect for Poetry, and positive attitude. In addition, she released two poetry books available through her site. Her latest is called Little Whispers, and one cannot help predicting the continuation of an extremely bright future.

 
Marinela offers us 3 poems: "Beautiful liar!"
...followed by"Time" & "Everybody has the chance"


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Beautiful liar!

If when there are elections
The beautiful snow was taking part
My desirable fascination for it
Would bring joy to my young heart

The unique individual snowflakes
The frosted and alabaster white coat
The delight of seeing everyone merry
Snow, you have definitely got my vote

My soul feels alive as see the blissful sight
My lungs breathes as I smell the fresh air
My eyes tingle as the flakes drift down
And charmingly land on my soft hair

But when the sun shines and the rain falls
The absolutely brilliant snow starts to melt
I begin to see that nothing is perfect
And no longer feel the same feelings I felt!

The snow I fell in love with has gone
Instead left some slippery, stubborn thick ice
It is no longer safe to drive or to walk
So next time I vote I have to think twice!

It turns out to be a miserable misfortune
And not the utterly beautiful snow we desire
It just looks like what we adore and love
Is nothing but a very beautiful liar!

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Time

Time is a hungry caterpillar
Our days are its prey
Before we all know it
Our whole life fades away



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Everybody has the chance

Everybody has the chance
To do a good deed
If you are driving near a school
Lower down your speed
Or maybe when you see the homeless
Give them a pound or two
Lower the sound on the T.V
If the elderly live near you
I am not saying that you must
Give away lungs or your heart
But remember it’s the smallest things
That play the biggest part



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“...We all live on the same earth and under the same sun (unless any of you are aliens!).  So when I write about my temper and how I feel, I am not only talking about myself, I am talking about you guys too, many of you may go through similar situations.”  —Marinela Reka

Thank you, Marinela. I appreciate the extra effort and humble gratitude you showed over being featured today. Write On!


Check out more of Marinela Reka's poetry @ http://marinelareka.com/
Comments & feedback are always appreciated!

Cheers,
Adam

20 comments:

She said...

I love Marinela's site. I came across it awhile ago and her acrostic poems inspired me to try one, which I did on my blog about 10 days ago. I have another one that will be posted within the next week, too. Great to see her spotlighted here. Congrats, Marinela, and thanks for the inspiration!

Claudia said...

yes - we definitely need teens who write poetry and let us have a glimpse at the world through a teenager's eyes. jumped over to her site...marinela, your poetry is so positive and pleasant at a time when lots of teenagers struggle. so thanks for setting accents of hope for a forthcoming generation and not only for them

thanks adam for spotlighting!

Emmanuel Ibok said...

She is a good friend of mine in the blog world and also on the list of writers I follow. I have always noticed her outstanding poetry and do commend her for that each time I visit her blog...She deserves this spotlight as much as other good writers and I wish her the best in her quest...and for you Dustus, nice one for pulling her out...outstanding showcase...

TGIF, a splendid weekend to the oneshot team,

Cheers!

Pete Marshall said...

this is a great spotlight that really does send across some very important messages. Marinela is a great writer and her words are inspiring...great spotlight Adam

Cor said...

Fantastic spotlight! What a talented young writer. I hope that she continues to write so that all can see her works.

Brian Miller said...

marinela is amazingly talented...getting started so young and getting attuned to the heart to be able to let teh words flow...wish i had started so you...marvelous pieces marinela...you impress...

Ramesh Sood said...

I am a big fan of Marinela.. and it had been a big compliment to find her in my followers list.. in fact I have always taken inspiration and know technically about poetry from many of her posts written along with the essence and the method..

Well done Marinela..as always.. you rock Girl..and what a great future lies ahead of you.. Touch Wood! God bless One Stop Poetry too to have featured you today..

lesliepaints said...

A fresh new look at the joy of poetry is Marinela!

TALON said...

Beautiful work, Marinela. Thank you for sharing it! And thank you, Adam, for spotlighting such an amazing gift!

Maureen said...

Great post. May she provide inspiration to other young people to take up poetry.

Marinela said...

Hello Everybody,
Thank you so much Dustus and the One Stop Poetry Team. It is a honor to be featured on your Blog. You are so supportive and I am very grateful.
It really is flattering knowing how many people like my work.
This blog has done a great job at bringing so many talented writers together. It is always fantastic to visit your blog.
Once again thank you for everything.
Warmly,
Marinela :)

Marinela said...

Hello Everybody,
Thank you so much Dustus and the One Stop Poetry Team. It is a honor to be featured on your Blog. You are so supportive and I am very grateful.
It really is flattering knowing how many people like my work.
This blog has done a great job at bringing so many talented writers together. It is always fantastic to visit your blog.
Once again thank you for everything.
Warmly,
Marinela :)

Christine said...

This girl is a real talent. This is the first time I have read any of her work and I am so impressed.

moondustwriter said...

Marinela - I am not only impressed by your gift at writing but your gutsy approach to life. Keep at it your talent will take you places.

moon applause

betweenhearts75 said...

Such a wonderful Friday spotlight. Marinela has some lovely writing along her blog.

~I also feel that writing like this can help other youth with literacy in a whole new sense with a sweet positive influence in the creative writing fields.

~Adam thanks for sharing Marinela's work and blog information with us, it's so rewarding to see the next generation involving themselves in the manner she has! Fantastic! ~April

signed...bkm said...

A beautiful choice of poets to be highlighted at One Stop...Marinela is a gracious spirit that has made the globe a little brighter for us all....bkm

Dryca Lys said...

I´m so glad. So pretty

Caty said...

amazing! Thanks for the introduction :)

sandy said...

Just visited her site. Wow, am I impressed!

rashid1891 said...

I have always noticed her outstanding poetry and do commend her for that each time I visit her blog...She deserves this spotlight as much as other good writers and I wish her the best in her quest.