Wednesday, March 1, 2023



Iqbal Masih


The little heart carried

 the great sadness of all slaves

Children's tears

like drops of monsoon rain

washed away the enormity

of suffering over the years.


Look at him

– he was the small boy,

who challenged the world

and demanded

his stolen childhood back.


Greedy world must change

and end the child slavery.

It has to admit its guilt, too

- the sin of omission,

indifference and cruelty.


The Pakistani boy was killed

but nobody can trap

the words he shouted.

They ignited like sparks

the world’s rotten conscience


Weak Woman


She was told she was beautiful

like a girl from a renaissance portrait,

limp as a reed and weak as an ivy.


She believed

that she needed to find her prince

mighty and oak-like,

to writhe among the branches,

follow the sun

and sparkle in its golden rays.


The storm has come.

It shattered the great tree,

lightning burned

her magnificent crown

There's nothing left.


She's still beautiful

like a lady from an old picture.

She understood that

the wind would not break the reed,

the ivy can climb rocks

and head towards the stars.


A Prayer Of Thanks


I partake in everyday miracles.

Incredible how often God visits the Earth.

Unnoticed he comes daily.


He lets breathe the first breath on the day of birth,

makes a dried seed sprout

and a small sapling grow into a huge tree.


He puts stones in lush apricots,

gives sweetness to ripe fruits,

sprinkles pollen onto the wings of bees.


Thank you, Lord, for the gift of life

and the freedom of choice,

for the received grace of forgiveness.

I am grateful for your goodness and love.




ALICJA MARIA KUBERSKAawarded Polish poetess, novelist, journalist, editor. In 2011 she published her first volume of poems entitled: “The Glass Reality”.  Her second volume “Analysis of Feelings”, was published in 2012. The third collection “Moments” was published in English in 2014, both in Poland and in the USA. In 2014, she also published the novel – “Virtual roses” and volume of poems “On the border of dream”. Next year her volume entitled “Girl in the Mirror” was published in the UK and “Love me”, “(Not) my poem” in the USA. In 2015 she also edited anthology entitled “The Other Side of the Screen”. In 2016 she edited two volumes: “ Taste of  Love” (USA), “Thief of Dreams” (Poland) and international anthology entitled “ Love is like Air” (USA).Next year she published volume in Polish entitled “ View From the Window”, collection of love poems in Arabic and English entitled “ Love like arabesque ( together with Egyptian poet Mandour Saleh Hikiel). In 2018 she published international anthology “Love Postcards” and her volume in Russian entitled “Selected poems”. She is a chief editor of series of anthologies entitled “Metaphor of Contemporary” (Poland) . Her poems have been published in numerous anthologies and magazines in Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, the UK, Belgium, Bulgaria, Hungary, Albania, Spain, Turkey, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Israel, the USA, Canada, India, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Italy, Uzbekistan,  South Korea, China, Taiwan, South Africa, Zambia, Nigeria and Australia. Her volumes were translated into Albanian language by famous poet and academic Mr Jeton Kelmendi, into Telugu language by famous Hindu poet Mr Lanka Siva Rama Prasad, into Turkish by famous Turkish poet Metin Cengiz, into Italian by famous Italian poetess Maria Miraglia and into Arabic by famous Syrian poetess Shurouk Hammouud. She won : distinction (2014) and medal (2015) on Nosside poetry competition in Italy, statuette in Lithuania (2015), medal of European Academy Science, Arts and Letters in France (2018)), award of Cultural Festival International “Tra le parole e l’ infinito” Italy (2018) She was also twice nominated to the Pushcart Prize in the USA. Alicja Kuberska is a member of the Polish Writers Associations in Warsaw (Poland), E- literaci (Poland)and IWA Bogdani, (Albania). She is also a member of directors’ board of Soflay Literature Foundation (Pakistan), Our Poetry Archive (India). She is Polish Ambassador of Culture of The Inner Child Press (the USA). She belongs to Editorial Advisory Board of Sahitya Anand (India) and IPA Editorial (India).

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