Friday, August 11, 2017

Poetry and Social Media

It's been a while since I last blogged. A long, long while. Let's just say life got busy, I got swept away by distractions and leave it to that. I always believed I would get back in to blogging once I had more time at my disposal but ultimately I have come to the realization that as you get older, you get busier and waiting to find the right time may not be the ideal solution. That's the funny thing about time. As you get older, it seems to move faster and faster. Sometimes that's scary and sometimes it's a good thing. The ultimate paradox being that 'Time' is not real to begin with and is instead just an illusion. Go figure.




Although I have not blogged properly in a while, I have been quite active on social media, particularly Facebook and Instagram. My twitter feed had been getting neglected too but I have started to show it some love over the past few days. Social media is convenient, you can just post a few quick thoughts or pictures to convey your message or express yourself, all with the click of a button. I have actually been posting a lot on my Facebook page 'Keeping it Surreal' which you can easily find if you type '@amnamusings' in the Facebook search window. Ditto goes for my Instagram, where you can search my profile using the same name 'AmnaMusings'. I post a lot more stuff on my social media feeds compared to my blog so I appreciate any feedback and especially support because that's how we learn and grow.




Speaking of writing, I have been writing poetry on and off since I was a young girl. I have mentioned before on my blog that I had been hesitant to post my poems because they tend to be very expressive and emotional. I now have come to the conclusion that Art is expressive and emotional, and poetry is an art form. With that decision, I have started to slowly open up and want to share some of the poems I have posted on social media using the pictures in this blog entry.




I used an image from google images, and one that had the watermark of the artist on it 'Sniggle Wiggle' which obviously sounds like a psydonym. I tried to click on the 'go to page' option given next to this google image and came to a random pinterest account, one that clearly had nothing to do with the actual artist. If anyone can track 'Sniggle Wiggle down', please let me know as I'd love to add a link on my blog to give them credit and also so I can check out more of their art. I am sure I would enjoy it, this artist is clearly very talented.




If I don't get the luxury to blog properly (it seems like a luxury for me at the moment), I will make sure to at least update the blog regularly about my social media adventures.




This website is definitely a work in progress but then again aren't we all? As the saying goes, it's better to walk slowly than not at all. Thank you all for your support and may we all grow together in a positive way InshAllah. Amen to that.

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