Guest author: Sofia Kioroglou – Three Poems

Love will conquer all

Love me and I will love you back.
Crash me and I will adore you
You grind me down like no other
But I do not waver
Love will conquer all

Make-believe

We have heard it all before
boilerplate platitudes
of love between nations

Crosshatched with devious diplomacy
social solidarity, a contradiction in terms
facile, posturing states of mind

A profound rejection of self-interest
in the name of truth, purportedly not invited
into the fashionable salons of the elite

Always asserting a displacement,
the privileged confidants of secular kings
those hungry panthers prowling for their next prey!

Before she got cancer

It wasn’t like that before she got cancer
She was a constant pain in the neck
always grouching and splitting hairs.

She would give her husband and friends a hard time
never thankful for small mercies
always seeing the glass half empty

Now that her tenure on earth expires
and her candle will not last the night
She thinks she could have lived her life so much better…


About the author

I am a poet, a published author, a missionary and a wife from Athens, Greece. You might have read a poem or story of mine but even if you haven’t, it is never too late to get a glimpse of my writings. I have been writing ever since I got a feel of the pen. I have always loved putting my thoughts down on paper, a kind of leaving a legacy for posterity.

I find writing to be a form of catharsis, the jumping-off point on my journey to soul-searching and self-purification. Most of my poems are imbued with an unquenchable thirst for the Truth and the Light. Religion and philosophy are central to my poetry, with the verse always taking on behemoth proportions.

My nomination for the 2017 Best of the Net Awards by Sundress Publications was the goad to pursue writing poetry even more avidly and set out to finish my book “Literary Journeys to the Holy Land” which is a fusion of poetry and narrative accompanied by pictures from Sinai and Israel. The book is inspired by my pilgrimage to Jerusalem and Sinai and reads more like a travelogue than anything else. If you enjoy books with a religious subject-matter, then this is the ideal book for you.

A lot of pictures accompanied by captions transport the reader to the places where Moses received the Ten Commandments and where Jesus walked and was crucified. The book is slated for publication this month by Gramma Press with the approval of Promachos, an NGO dedicated to the raising of public awareness about the problems of starving children in Africa and the provision of food supplies.

The reason why I write is because I want to connect with people who find writing to be their defibrillator. The oxygen mask that enables them to survive and surmount the daily torments of this world. If you desire to read my poetry,  just type in my name on the World Wide Web and, hey presto, a whole new dimension of poetry will start pouring all over your screen. Choose a poem that takes your fancy and leave a comment if you like. I don’t wanna brag and go by the motto “Great talkers are leaky pitchers : everything runs out of them”. I don’t go by titles as I find them quite distracting.

I find that a poem must be and not strive to be. Writing must be from the heart and not follow guidelines. Getting published is not a race. It is not about the best masterpiece. It is just your heart pouring over a blank sheet of paper. The morphemes that make up a sensory reaction. We write because we cannot live without writing.

My work has played on the radio and has been published in a number of books, anthologies, and literary journals including Verse-Virtual, VerseWrights, Parousia, The Outlaw Poetry Network, Central Coast Poetry Shows, Booksitting, Kulturosupa, Spillwords, Galway Review, Every Day Poems, Winning Writers, Coffee with Underhill, Dumas de Demain, Hidden Constellations, Matia, Fractal.gr, Mediterranean Poetry, Literary Heist, Ramingo Porch, Starbucks, Communicators League, Ariel Chart, Page and Spine, Visual Verse, Aiolika Grammata, Pengician, Galleon, Boned, Poetry Super Highway, Degenerate Poetry, Winamop, Lunaris Review, Ashvamegh, Poetry Festival, Aenaon, Silver Birch Press to name but a few. I am a member of the Poets Unite Worldwide and blog at:

Sofia Kioroglou  and you can find me on Twitter @SKioroglou


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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She has written a number of books, both alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com
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15 Responses to Guest author: Sofia Kioroglou – Three Poems

  1. Sofia–this is some touching , brave and honest writing. Continuing writing from your heart! .

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  2. M. L. Kappa says:

    Good choice, Sue! Love to both💕

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  3. These are excellent poems, the one about cancer was very poignant.

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  4. Pingback: Τhank you, Sue! The book is finally out! – Sofia Kioroglou

  5. Sue, many thanks! The book is finally out! Blessings to you galore!

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