When Life…

When life toils
I rest.
Rest in the knowledge
of hope.

When life spins
I wait
Wait in the assurance
of faith.

When life rains a storm
I still.
Still in the confidence
of trust.

When life discourages
I console.
Console in the solace
of grace.

When life destroys
I create
Create in the prepare
of certainty.

When life fears
I conquer
Conquer in the sureness
of courage.

When life defeats
I divulge.
Divulge in the essence
of triumph.

When life closes in
I choose.
Choose to open myself
to overcome.

When life presents itself
To me.
I present myself
To life.

Salwa Samra © 2014
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About salwasamra

Salwa is the owner and creator of Poet's Room. Salwa has a passion to have Poetry rise from the ashes of days gone by to modern day reading material. Poet’s Room will offer the reader the opportunity to sit within its room, enjoy of its surroundings through words that will touch any reader. Pick and choose from Salwa's varied assortments. Poet’s Room is welcoming, intriguing, and inspiring. Take a tour, relax, contemplate and enjoy the variety of Poetry. www.salwasamra.com Salwa has authored two books, a Non Fiction book - "Web of Losing Me," and "Poet's Room - Volume I." As a writer of Non-Fiction, Poetry, Creative Writings and Fiction, Salwa extends herself in many writing projects. Salwa has contributed a short story - Dreams Didgeridoo - to an Australian Anthology. Salwa is currently working on her third book - Colour Me In - a fiction story of a young lady and her forceful culture. Salwa's Lebanese culture is deep-seated in poetry and philosophy, her writings are influenced by her historic culture. Throughout Salwa's growing years her father habitually recited Arabic Poetry. Though Salwa couldn't understand most of the poetic words because they were in classic Arabic it truly did have an impact on her and her writings. The richness of the words, the depths of affluence on Salwa's cultural history, traditions, and customs, has truly reigned in Salwa to follow through in her poetic writings. Salwa commit's herself to continue in this depth from her culture, and its richness of philosophy and poetry. Her desire is to encourage the reader to think beyond what is written, to contemplate life's experiences, to long to be intrigued, and inspired, thus, Salwa finds herself writing about topics that reflect nature, emotions, sentiment, and experiences of the human body, mind, and spirit, consequently, reaching further into the culture that built in Salwa the love for poetry, the passion for writing. Salwa's Christian faith is another integral facet of her writings, being the cornerstone of her inspirations. Her study in Theology and Creation has influenced Salwa to share with her readers the beauty, diversity and challenges the world has to offer.
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6 Responses to When Life…

  1. Ill say it again and again and again, MY ABSOLUTE FAV!

  2. Ada says:

    This is beautiful- it breathes the message of hope through Christ. Strength to the weak back, love to the hated, and a Gift given to the poor.
    Wonderful, Salwa!

    • salwasamra says:

      Thank you so much, Ada. I truly appreciate your feedback. I’m very grateful that you’ve taken the time to read my writings, in our very busy world 🙂

      • Ada says:

        Nah, it’s fine! I like reading your writings 🙂
        I need some culture anyhow- my writing grammar is slipping something awful 😉

  3. salwasamra says:

    Well, my darling lady, that’s what I will always give you – culture 🙂 🙂

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