Saint Ilya Fondaminsky by Sofia Kioroglou at :http://www.pengician.com/2017/10/poetry-saint-ilya-fondaminsky-by-sofia-kioroglou/

[Poetry] Saint Ilya Fondaminsky by Sofia Kioroglou

You wished to live with the Christians and die with the Jews
It is out of dough like this that saints are made
You had the possibility to escape from the Nazis
But shared the fate of those who had no such opportunity
Sent to Auschwitz, you shuffled off your mortal coil
In a concentration camp on the 19th of November 1942
You carried your cross, abnegating the warmth of your earthly home
Plunging into the limitless expanse of eternity

(c) Sofia Kioroglou

http://www.pengician.com/2017/10/poetry-saint-ilya-fondaminsky-by-sofia-kioroglou/

 

Brief bio:
Sofia Kioroglou is a missionary, a pilgrim and a wife who happens to write poetry and flash fiction as a form of catharsis. She would be a cave recluse in Sinai had she not met her husband in Jerusalem four years ago. She is a twice award-winning writer and a 2017 Best of the Net Award nominee. Her poetry and flash fiction have played on the radio and are included in many anthologies, podcasts and a number of literary journals and printed books. She is a freelance editor, translator and copywriter.

To learn more about Sofia Kioroglou’s work, visit:
sofiakioroglou.wordpress.com

https://www.facebook.com/Sofia-Kioroglou-1851168701772737/

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[Poetry] Saint Ilya Fondaminsky by Sofia Kioroglou

Poetry] Saint Ilya Fondaminsky by Sofia Kioroglou

http://www.pengician.com/2017/10/poetry-saint-ilya-fondaminsky-by-sofia-kioroglou/

[Poetry] Saint Ilya Fondaminsky by Sofia Kioroglou

You wished to live with the Christians and die with the Jews
It is out of dough like this that saints are made
You had the possibility to escape from the Nazis
But shared the fate of those who had no such opportunity
Sent to Auschwitz, you shuffled off your mortal coil
In a concentration camp on the 19th of November 1942
You carried your cross, abnegating the warmth of your earthly home
Plunging into the limitless expanse of eternity

(c) Sofia Kioroglou

 

Brief bio:
Sofia Kioroglou is a missionary, a pilgrim and a wife who happens to write poetry and flash fiction as a form of catharsis. She would be a cave recluse in Sinai had she not met her husband in Jerusalem four years ago. She is a twice award-winning writer and a 2017 Best of the Net Award nominee. Her poetry and flash fiction have played on the radio and are included in many anthologies, podcasts and a number of literary journals and printed books. She is a freelance editor, translator and copywriter.

To learn more about Sofia Kioroglou’s work, visit:
sofiakioroglou.wordpress.com

https://www.facebook.com/Sofia-Kioroglou-1851168701772737/

http://pengician.com/2017/06/poetry-unconvincing-charade-by-sofia-kioroglou/

LITERATURE

[Poetry] Unconvincing charade by Sofia Kioroglou

Athens, Greece

I am not prancing around
Pretending to be a reputable poetess
Pretensions not my cup of tea
The Muses and Mnemosyne
Sometimes defy my invocations
To come save me from the writer’s abyss
My inspiration, a stranded heron wading
through the mess to get to where it should
be going, has lost its compass.
© Sofia Kioroglou

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Hear from the Poet:
I am a writer, a poet, a pilgrim, a missionary and a wife! I find writing to be a form of catharsis. My poems are imbued with deep empathy and begging for answers. Sometimes my lines are ovelaid with religious nuances only to provide a compass for my journey in life and jumping -off point for my inspiration. My poetry can be found online and in print.

http://pengician.com/2017/06/poetry-unconvincing-charade-by-sofia-kioroglou/

http://pengician.com/2017/04/poetry-apocatastasis-by-sofia-kioroglou/

http://pengician.com/2017/04/poetry-apocatastasis-by-sofia-kioroglou/

[Poetry] Apocatastasis

By

Sofia Kioroglou

Athens, Greece

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!

About the POET
Sofia Kioroglou is a Greek poet, writer and perennial traveller to the Holy Land and Egypt. She was a featured poet of the week at Poetry Super Highway (April 3-9, 2017)Her recent entry to the Festival for Poetry was singled out at the Best of February 2017. 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, Communicators League, Outlaw Poetry, Aenaon, Basil o’ Flaherty and Aiolika Grammata. 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 received a special mention in Winningwriters Magazine this February.IMG_3731

“Be careful with the gun you pull” by Sofia Kioroglou

Be careful with the gun you pull by Sofia Kioroglou in Pengician

Forgive yourself and each other
Spew hate and watch it slap you in the face
Be careful with the gun you pull
the finger on the trigger may be your own-
but the target might be yourself

© Sofia Kioroglou

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Sofia Kioroglou is an three-time award-winning poet, journalist, writer and prolific blogger residing in Athens, Greece, with her husband Peter. She remembers herself born with a quill in her hand writing poems and painting beautiful pictures. Her poems are included in many anthologies, including the Poetry Against Terror Anthology, the Poetry Against Inequality anthology, Why Gender Discrimination, Aenaon, Singing Together, Haiku and Tanka, By Land and By Seas, and a number of printed books and literary journals that include Poetic Diversity, Galleon Literary Journal , Lunaris Review, Every Writer, Epok.gr, Galway Review, Hephaestus Wien, Pengician, Verse-Virtual, Writink Page, Silver Birch Press, Eastlit Magazine, Halkyon Days, Ashvamegh, Fractal.gr,
tovivlio.net and Winamop. She is a member of the Poets Unite Worldwide. To learn more about her work, visit
sofiakioroglou.wordpress.com

 

Sofia ‘s “Candy Floss” in Pengician

Candy Floss

LITERATURE

Candy Floss By

SOFIA KIOROGLOU

Athens, Greece

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Political leaders try to save the world
with machine guns and bullets
under the guise of fighting terrorism.
 
Regurgitated slogans
rehashed old favourites of a New World Order
Misanthropy purported as redemption
 

Socialism, Communism, Capitalism
all in a blender to create a mixture
that the sheep will lick like candy floss.

*ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Sofia Kioroglou* is an award-winning poet, writer and
prolific blogger residing in Athens, Greece, with her husband Peter. She
remembers herself born with a quill in her hand writing poems and painting
beautiful pictures. Her poems are included in many anthologies, including
the* Poetry Against Terror Anthology, the Poetry Against
Inequality anthology
*By Land and By Seas*, and a number of literary journals that include
*Verse-Virtual,
Writink Page, Silver Birch Press, Eastlit Magazine, Halkyon Days*, *Ashvamegh,
Fractal.gr,* and *Winamop*. She is a member of the *Poets Unite Worldwide.