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Walking down my way to hell,
my sins start flashing through my mind.
My innards are burning,
apocatastasis or eternal condemnation?

Sin will always take you further
than you had planned to go,
costing more than you had intended to pay,
keeping you longer than you had wanted to stay!

“How The Sun Curves…” by Sofia Kioroglou

Your One Phone Call

Can you see how the sun curves
west towards the endless sea?
Can you feel the soothing breeze caressing your cheeks?
Keep watching the seagulls skimming along the crests of foam

Try to catch a glimpse of that streak of gold
on the horizon before the sun hides for
another night’s rest and savor the smell of salt
as you lick your lips and swirl it around your palate

The end of the world is not nigh
Look at all these kids cavorting like
the future is now, the future is this moment,
the future is that cry you wiped away after falling

Sofia Kioroglou Sofia Kioroglou is a twice award-winning poet, journalist, writer and prolific blogger residing in Athens, Greece, with her husband Peter. Her work can be found in print and online, most recently in Galleon Literary Journal. To learn more about her work, visit: sofiakioroglou.wordpress.com

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My gratitude to Editor of Labyrinthine Passages for publishing my poem “Ten Lepers”

Labyrinthine Passages is founded by Alex Rafael Encomienda. Alex is an author of fiction and poetry who expresses the concepts of love, faith, escapism and peace in his work. He was featured in The Opiate, Kaaterskill Basin and Claudius Speaks amongst other journals and anthologies.

Valerie Devanson, Janice Hausser and Adrian Encomienda are the editors of Labyrinthine Passages. They live, eat and breathe literature!

Labyrinthine Passages houses the soulful, restless and sensitive. The emotional yet steadfast and the powerful ones that are not lost in the labyrinth. The ones who take that dangerous path in hopes of finding something meaningful. The hopeful, yearning ones and all that speak of the way.

We must find ourselves in this labyrinth and come to terms with the understanding that we may never know what our minds are capable of unless we open it up and explore it.

The Ten Lepers at Labyrinthine Passages

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The Ten Lepers by Sofia Kioroglou
​April 25, 2017

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Being a leper all my life
I search for some truth
I seek to be cleansed
Spiritual, not a word
in my vocabulary
Never heard of the notion actually
Leprosy does not allow time for soul-searching
A social pariah, a scourge, a despicable bane
I crave to forsake
My skin flaking off in scales
like that Serpent that led us
astray from our path
When Jesus came along
I was sick but now I am cleansed
I was forlorn but now I am hopeful
I wonder what has become of my mates?
Human ingratitude more
sinister than Satan’s rage.

Το “Στις Πηγές του Αινών” σε λίγες ώρες ζωντανά στο Lavitaradio.gr – My poetry read live by Artist Antonios Thalasselis on lavitaradio.gr

 

Σε λίγες ώρες ξεκινάει η εκπομπή ” Καλλιτεχνοποιείον”.
Ευχαριστώ τον Αντώνη Θαλασσέλη και την Εύα Γεωργίου για την τιμή να απαγγείλουν ένα αγαπημένο μου ποίημα μέσα από το ραδιόφωνο του Lavitaradio.gr. Η εκπομπή ” Καλλιτεχνοποιείον” ξεκινάει στις 6. Εύχομαι να συναντηθούμε μέσα από την ποίηση και την μουσική!Σας ευχαριστώ!
Στις Πηγές του Αινών- Της Σοφίας Κιόρογλου
Στις πηγές του Αινών
εδίψασα και ήπια νερό
εγγύς του Σαλήμ
είπα να ξαποστάσω
Εκοίταξα γύρω μου…
Ογκώδη λίθινα σώματα
λες και υποκλίνονταν
σε κάποιους αόρατους ασκητές
που ξεπόρτισαν από το
ταπεινό τους ενδιαίτημα
«κατ’ εικόνα και ομοίωσιν» του δημιουργού τους
Ασκηταριά και σπήλαια
στο ύψος ιστάμενου ανθρώπου
λαξεμένοι σε βράχια ογκόλιθοι
μοσχοβολιά και αφθαρσία
άρρητη ευωδία από λιβάνι

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:Σοφία Κιόρογλου

Share Your Writing!

Charles F. French hopes all writers will join this wonderful opportunity to post your writing on his website. A fantastic idea, for all writers! Thank you, Charles!

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Hello to everyone! I want to offer an opportunity for all writers who follow this blog to share information on their books. It can be very difficult to generate publicity for our writing, so I thought this little effort might help.  All books may be mentioned, and there is no restriction on genre. This include poetry and non-fiction.

If this event is successful, I will do this about once a month.  To participate, simply give your name, your book, information about it, and where to purchase it in the comments section. Then please be willing to reblog and/or tweet this post. The more people that see it, the more publicity we can generate for everyone’s books.

I hope this idea is successful, and I hope many people share information on their books!

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Please follow the following links to find my novel:

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Print book

Thank you!

The book…

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No tertium quid by Sofia Kioroglou
Posted on April 22, 2017 by Monsieur K. —

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No tertium quid

In search of a morally univocal answer
There is either right or wrong,
No tertium quid, no equivocity

Seek for the truth,
and meet with scandals and horrors
in multivocal clamor

You do not need bombs and bullets
to hush people’s gums and blur the truth
Terror can be masqueraded as substantive laws

Superpowerism as a promotion
of global movement for democracy
A regression of freedom into monarchical dictatorship.

If plongeurs thought at all,
they would long ago have gone on strike
Eric Arthur Blair mutters over his Chardonnay

The truth is diluted like wine
the sheeple are thrown into a quagmire
“Liberty is telling people what they do not want to hear”

Bio

Sofia Kioroglou is a Greek poet, writer and perennial traveller to the Holy Land and Egypt. Her recent entry to the Festival for Poetry was singled out at the Best of February and her poems have been selected in the 26 Most Commented Writers Category of Pengician. Her poems can be found online and in print in Lunaris Review, In Between Hangovers, Galleon Literary Journal, Pengician, Galway Review, Verse-Virtual, Dumas de Demain, Books’ Journal, Poetic Diversity, Every Writer, Winamop and Aenaon to name but a few. She has work forthcoming this March in Basil o’ Flaherty. She was one of the winners in the International Competition of Epok.gr this January and her work won a distinction in the Poetry Contest of Unesco Club for the return of the Elgin Marbles to Greece. Her work is mentioned in the Winningwriters Magazine this February.

No tertium quid

 

 

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Not against flesh and blood by Sofia Kioroglou

Not against flesh and blood

Eternal struggle
not against flesh and blood,
but against the rulers,
against the powers,
against the world forces of darkness

Sofia KioroglouSofia Kioroglou is a Greek poet, writer and perennial traveller to the Holy Land and Egypt. Her recent entry to the Festival for Poetry was singled out at the Best of February and her poems have been selected in the 26 Most Commented Writers Category of Pengician. Her poems can be found online and in print in Lunaris Review, In Between Hangovers, Galleon Literary Journal, Pengician, Galway Review, Verse-Virtual, Dumas de Demain, Books’ Journal, Poetic Diversity, Every Writer, Winamop and Aenaon to name but a few. She has work forthcoming this March in Basil o’ Flaherty. She was one of the winners in the International Competition of Epok.gr this January and her work won a distinction in the Poetry Contest of Unesco Club for the return of the Elgin Marbles to Greece. Her work is mentioned in the Winningwriters Magazine this February.

Another Plato’s cave- Sofia Kioroglou

Sofia Kioroglou

Another Plato’s cave
where sheeple will find shelter
Another shadow their fear will cast

We keep making excuses for
not living the life of our dreams
but we keep inventing their enemies.

We have nothing to fear but fear itself
the sirens of this world defy
as they will drag you down to hell.

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Mary from Magdala -Poem by Sofia Kioroglou

It is this time of year again… Happy Easter everyone! May God bless you and your families. The blog will remain in a state of hiatus for a few days as I will be in Jerusalem for the Easter Holiday! Thank you all for reading and supporting this blog!

Cheers,

Sofia

Sofia Kioroglou

On the Western side of the Sea of Galilee
between Tiberias and Capernaum
the apostle of the apostles was born.

O holy myrrh-bearer, Mary from Magdala
the red egg in your hand Tiberius Caesar’s debacle
would be of “Speak now or Forever rest in Peace”

* The poem is based on the Paschal eggs’ tradition. During a dinner with the emperor Tiberius Caesar, Mary Magdalene was speaking about Christ’s Resurrection. Caesar scoffed at her, saying that a man could rise from the dead no more than the egg in her hand could turn red. Immediately, the egg turned red. Because of this, icons of Mary Magdalene sometimes depict her holding a red egg. Also, this is believed to be an explanation for dyeing eggs red at Pascha.

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Make-believe by Sofia Kioroglou

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!

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