“The Unknown” Poetically

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“The Unknown”

by Talin Mari

Stillness in the night,

Stillness in my soul,

Coldly, I stroll along,

The path unknown.

 

The dark night kissing,

The dark willow tree,

Fearful, I begin to run,

Pushing away its leaves.

 

Swallowed by the tree,

Swallowed by its embrace,

Unwillingly, I succumb,

Listless, I ask for grace.

 

Motionless, I cannot give in,

Motionless, I no longer wait,

Anxiously, I begin to shake,

I tear the leaves to my escape.

 

Finally, I feel the freedom,

Finally, I see the horizon,

Happily, the golden sun rises,

The darkness withers away.

 

My sun, the golden sun,

My hope, the lighted road,

Eagerly, holding my hand,

Guides me to my path.

 

The End….

Katrina’s Diary – Entry 4 (Fantasy Fiction)

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This diary depicts fictional events that have occurred a year prior to “The Diamond Guardians”© by Talin Mari… coming soon

October 24

Today was the best day ever!

I was on my usual hike when I ran into Robbie. I hadn’t seen Robbie for over a month!  He was hanging out next to the creek.  I couldn’t believe anyone was there.  He hugged me so tightly that I could hear crackling noises from my bones.

He said that he drove up to my neighborhood so that he could see me. Robbie figured I would be next to the creek.  It’s my favorite hang out spot after the rains.  It only seems to rain a few times a year and I like to take advantage of the streams it produces near my house.

We sat next to the creek and talked about college. I told him that I planned on applying to UCLA, Occidental College and Pepperdine University.  I don’t want to go too far from home.  I want to stay close to my mom, especially after everything she’s gone through.

Robbie promised to take me to Malibu this weekend. He’s going to have his dad run it by my mom.  I hope she says it’s ok.  I really need a break.  I think that the next time he stops by I will take him to the cave that I discovered a couple of days ago.

*Katrina is a fictional character in The Diamond Guardians by Talin Mari, to be released.   All entries for Katrina’s Diary are the property of the author, Talin Mari.  Events in the diary have fictionally occurred a year prior to the events depicted in the young adult fantasy fiction book, The Diamond Guardians by Talin Mari.  Twitter @TalinMariWriter, www.talinmari.com, www.talinmariblogs.com, Facebook Fan Page: Talin Mari – Writer.

Katrina’s Diary – Entry 3 (Fantasy Fiction)

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This diary depicts fictional events that have occurred a year prior to “The Diamond Guardians”© by Talin Mari… coming soon

October 21

It was such a beautiful day today.  I can’t believe it finally stopped raining on Sunday!  The flooded creeks from the horrible rains last week have just produced the most beautiful streams.  I spent most of my day reading next to the creek near my house.

I also got a chance to explore a new trail.  It took me to a hidden cave.  I was hesitant to go inside because no one was with me.  I have never seen it before.  Outside of the cave, there was this beautiful dandelion.

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As I held the dandelion in my hand, a gust of wind gently blew away all of its seeds.  I closed my eyes and made a wish.  I hope that it will come true.  I’ll make sure to write it down if it does.  I don’t want to jinx it now!!!

*Katrina is a fictional character in The Diamond Guardians by Talin Mari, to be released.   All entries for Katrina’s Diary are the property of the author, Talin Mari.  Events in the diary have fictionally occurred a year prior to the events depicted in the young adult fantasy fiction book, The Diamond Guardians by Talin Mari.  Twitter @TalinMariWriter, www.talinmari.com, www.talinmariblogs.com, Facebook Fan Page: Talin Mari – Writer.

Katrina’s Diary – Entry 2 (Fantasy Fiction)

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This diary depicts fictional events that have occurred a year prior to “The Diamond Guardians”© by Talin Mari… coming soon

October 17

I went on a hike today.  It was a bit muddy because of all of the rains that we had in the past few days.  I’m glad it cleared up.  I was starting to get a little claustrophobic from staying indoors.  My mom didn’t seem to mind.  She was too busy painting.  I wanted to paint too, but I still felt upset with her for not letting me go to town.  She didn’t think I should go alone.  Anyway, I was stuck doing nothing except for my school assignments.

I was so excited when I woke up this morning and the clouds had moved away. It was still cold when I went on my hike.  I think it was mostly due to the slight wind and cold wetness of the muddy dirt.  That hour of exploration was exactly what I needed!  It helped stop me from being completely and eternally bored!!!

*Katrina is a fictional character in The Diamond Guardians by Talin Mari, to be released.   All entries for Katrina’s Diary are the property of the author, Talin Mari.  Events in the diary have fictionally occurred a year prior to the events depicted in the young adult fantasy fiction book, The Diamond Guardians by Talin Mari.  Twitter @TalinMariWriter, www.talinmari.com, www.talinmariblogs.com, Facebook Fan Page: Talin Mari – Writer.

Katrina’s Diary – Entry 1 (Fantasy Fiction)

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This diary depicts fictional events that have occurred a year prior to “The Diamond Guardians”© by Talin Mari… coming soon

October 14

My senior year in high school should really be a fun year, right?  I surfed the internet and saw all the fun things other teens are doing this year.  I wish my mother would let me go to the high school in town.  It’s not like I don’t know how to drive!  She keeps on telling me that I can’t go there because it’s too far.

In the past, my parents have also given me other reasons why I should be homeschooled. Sometimes, they’ve told me I can’t go to the local high school because I’m not used to being in a real school.  Other times, they insisted that I’m smart and special and need to learn at my own pace.  Maybe I should act dumb so that I can go to a real school.

Why did my parents have a normal high school social life? I have none at all!  Mom told me that it’s for my own good.  How can being homeschooled be for my own good?  I’m stuck inside a forest of loneliness.  I don’t even have a best friend that I can talk to about all of my feelings.

I guess it doesn’t matter anymore because I’m stuck doing my Calculus homework that my mom gave me all by myself. No group studying for me!

*Katrina is a fictional character in “The Diamond Guardians” by Talin Mari, to be released.   All entries for Katrina’s Diary are the property of the author, Talin Mari.  Events in the diary have fictionally occurred a year prior to the events depicted in the young adult fantasy fiction book, “The Diamond Guardians” by Talin Mari.  Twitter @TalinMariWriter, www.talinmari.com, www.talinmariblogs.com, Facebook Fan Page: Talin Mari – Writer.

The Truth? About the Letter V

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There are many meanings to most words, but how many letters are there in the English alphabet that have numerous meanings? I suppose the letter A is notorious for being placed on the top of every list.  I can’t imagine a world without such an A-list type of letter that seems to be the most wanted grade by most school children.

What about the other letters? There are the standard grade letters from A through F, with F seeming to position itself as the least liked of all the letters… unless you really mean to fail!

One of the most visible letters in our everyday lives seems to be the unknown that has inched its way up to the top of the alphabet. The letter V has managed to position itself as an A-list letter.  Unlike the letter A, the letter V does not get as much valor when it comes to being known as being the best.  However, the letter V has somehow managed to creep up to become its own sensation.

These are some of the many meanings of the letter V:

  • Peace: When people make a V with their index and middle fingers with their palm facing outwards, it often represents peace and a hope for prosperity.
  • Victory:   With the same hand gesture as the one made for peace, the V shape is interpreted as meaning victory.
  • Insult: In some countries, the letter V with the palm facing inwards (the opposite of the hand gesture for peace and victory) is an insult.
  • Science Fiction Television Series: The letter V made its debut as a television series in the United States in 2009.
  • Verified: How many people on Twitter want to be verified? The letter V or, as some call it, the check mark is a desired goal for many Twitter users. V, in this instance, represents more than the ability to access Twitter analytics. It is an exclusivity that draws people to follow someone’s Twitter account.
  • Verisign: The letter V has become a logo for the internet domain and security company, Verisign. It’s not uncommon to see this letter on the bottom of many websites marketing goods for sale.

Although the letter V may not be at the top of its class, it has managed to squeeze its way to the top.  With its many meanings and wide usage in society, the letter V symbolizes that anything or anyone at the bottom of the list can truly climb up to the ladder of success and recognition.

Confessions of a Reader

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Confessions of a Reader

by Talin Mari

I’ve read you,

I’ve read you a million times.

I’ve read you,

I’ve read you without your rhymes.

Why is it that I can’t seem to stop reading you?

Why is it that all I want is to keep you to myself?

Why should I share you if I bask in my selfishness?

Why should I let you leave the warmth of my hands?

I’ve read you,

I’ve read you when I was alone.

I’ve read you,

I’ve read you when I needed a friend.

You helped accompany me when I was deserted.

You helped occupy my time when it felt endless.

You saved me from drowning in my hopeless tears.

You saved me from dreaming away all those years.

I’ve read you,

I’ve read you to revive my soul.

I’ve read you,

I’ve read you to show me the world….

The End