Underwater Waves [1]


[Flash Fiction – Chapter One] Underwater Waves  How long can you stay under water before it is the end of you? Can you get used to the pain to the point where you don’t feel it anymore? As long as there is hope that you will breathe again, you struggle to survive under the waves. You know that if you stay too long you will suffocate, but you fall into a trance. You numb your lucid voice which tells you that you will never survive the waves. If you wait too long, you will never swim back up to the … Continue reading Underwater Waves [1]

My Darling


My Darling  And this child within; Sometimes gets trapped in thoughts: “Wish I knew what his heart was feeling.” Love is a wilderness that cannot be tamed. This child within,  Sometimes dances to his subtle tunes; it seems. She plays with fire, the same way he plays with words. This child within, lives in the present with great respect for the past; Everybody knows how to walk through fire. But to recall a burning heart without the flame; It takes a gypsy’s soul  – This child within, Surrendered to her anger, but her rage disappeared, Before the hour-glass was through. … Continue reading My Darling

Black and White


Black & White  The grandest love story ever told; Born out of each other; into every form. Disguised to prevail against each other: A hidden compass in my heart for your voyage – Your waking choices, and your sleeping adventures; And in this world; connected by the mask of time – He seeks the reflection of all things in majestic balance. He refers to the ice-burg as a wasted truth; A mountain that touches the sky; upside down, he claims – And that same sky on the other side, Will never touch the sands beneath the oceans of you. And … Continue reading Black and White

“Forbidden Friendship”


Forbidden Friendship Forbidden Friendship Which starts with enchantment – Which belongs to no one, Which devours its expectations Which feels unique at first glance Which abides by no rules Which traps itself in passion Which begins to fear its existence Which shares a weakness to stray Which keeps secrets from itself Which lies beneath the sins of a broken heart Forbidden friendship; which is deadly to the touch   © Artist Credits Unknown Continue reading “Forbidden Friendship”

Love Curse


                                                                                 Illustration Editing M.F. Love Curse Racing through in slow motion, the ticking of time. I cannot speak today; A ruthless sharp haste to my beating heart. Chaotic throbbing of a grand mistake. The difference between love, and love – An ill confusion; Misconceptions of a mystery. In explanations, it disappears; Time to say goodbye – Oh why, am I lacking such a skill? What keeps a heart wrapped around an evil hope? Is it the way his words hold on, when he pushes me away? Or his silent presence, lurking endlessly in my head? Does he ever … Continue reading Love Curse

Anticipated Memories


Anticipated Memories The wickedness of collapse, is that it comes in idle whispers. It takes you in its arms; numbing the yearning to dream. In quiet steps, it alters the world you thought was real. The present is misplaced, and in the depths of darkness you descend. You see a glimpse of truth in your attempt to trust. A faint spark of memory keeps coming back; There it is; nearest to your heart, that little thing called love. My muse had a charming way of bringing back the dead.    – In all its imperfections, it was a perfect World. … Continue reading Anticipated Memories

Everything and Nothing – Day One


Thought of the Day by Maria Fokas Happiness Abound A simple thought I woke up to today. . . If you are not happy alone, you will probably never be happy with anyone else. A relationship is not meant to cater your wants, or to fill any black holes others may have scarred you with. A relationship is meant to celebrate the senses of life in the most imaginative ways, as you share yourself with another human being – to create paths together where there were none before – Now, that sounds like happiness! Let’s suppose this is the secret … Continue reading Everything and Nothing – Day One

Featherless Wings


Photograph by Maria Fokas Featherless Wings  The branches dare to disturb; Moving in a motion that tangles their world. Their whispers; in the winds of passing seasons – The fear of triumph is absent, They are alive, that is their quest – Conversations of love do not break their delicate wings. Trees have wings? Wings without feathers; fly by the scent of their leaves. They capture the day, and stir the night. No words to torture their souls – They reflect on prolonged possibilities; And drink from the songs of passers-by.   © Maria Fokas/ Feb 17 2016/All Rights Reserved Continue reading Featherless Wings

The Bridge Across the Sea


The Bridge Across the Sea by Maria Fokas On my death-bed, I say my last goodbye. I do not utter his name; a forgiving tragedy; And to his final question: I speak a lie. I shall not shed another tear for the moments denied. I shall not shed another tear for foolish twisted humanity – I shall not shed another tear for that weakness to suppose. Erase me from your past; . . . the years you have forsaken me – Each genuine day; Each generous hour; A love I embraced: In pure desire, his lips I kissed – Every … Continue reading The Bridge Across the Sea