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Shobana Gomes

Poet & Author

Subang Jaya, Malaysia

Shobana Gomes is a Poet and Writer from Malaysia. Her poetry and prose have been published in various prestigious newsletters and magazines. Her books under ancient and classical literature (Author of the Past, Where the Rain Falls and Goddess of the Himavan) have reached No.1 on Kindle's new releases.

Shobana loves writing about love, beauty, nature and life. Her book of poetry, Soulful Rhapsody, published in Kindle Edition in Feb 2024 as a tribute to Valentine's Day, speaks eloquently about the many facets of lovers and love.

Her children's books are written and published as her Gift a Child initiative, a project she is working on to improve and reach greater heights for children around the world. She is the proud essayist of Children of War, which has won 2 prestigious storytelling contests so far.

Welter@University of Baltimore (Dec 2023 - online essay contest)

Biopage Storytelling Contest (Feb 2024)

When not writing, Shobana creates poetic memorabilia and quotes for special occasions. You can follow her on her YouTube, Pinterest, X and Linkedin accounts @shobanagomes.

"Treasure those poetic moments of your life, you will never experience them twice."

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Innamorare

Feb 27, 2024 5 days ago

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0CVRNRZVL Soulful Rhapsody: Step into a world where each note is a heartfelt expression, and every melody weaves a tale of love and longing. "Soulful Rhapsody" is not just a collection of poems; it is a symphony of emotions, an ode to the enduring power of love. Read one of the poems below: I hope you enjoy it. Innamorare The Italian prudent in a small town in Italy Tells us his story A tale about his lost love So callously Slipped through His fingers. He's caught in a tirade Of wishful thoughts Innamorare he declares Is both a curse and a bane A malevolent affection One he foresees As a misfortune. Would he perhaps be right? Not even the picturesque setting Before where he rests His weary feet From his long fatigued travails In search of his Wandering thoughts Gone astray just as his lost mind Has reduced him to madness For a woman's sweet love. Ah, he sees her now among the clouds A tiny pearl at first And then a wondrous sight Of a beautiful outline Of a sensuous woman. Then she was gone. His heart clutched at his bosom Would he find among the throes That walk upon this mighty Earth One as beautiful as her? He had seen her once before Only Once And it was enough To set his heart on fire For a lifetime. -end- Get a copy as a tribute to Valentine's Day A book for lovers to gift, or a keepsake to relive the magic of love. And, if you do, please leave a review. I'd love to hear from you.

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The Euphoria of Winning a Contest

Feb 20, 2024 1 week ago

This morning I received an email from Paul of Biopage that my essay, Children of War, was chosen as a winning entry for the Biopage Storytelling Writing contest. He sent me a Certificate of Award for winning the silver medal, and the prize incentive that went with it. I was touched by his email. I loved the essay since I am passionate about the subject matter. Children who suffer the consequences of war in warring countries. I cannot imagine how their tiny hearts would be suffering the trauma and fear which will last throughout their lifetime. No matter how hard they try to disguise the horrors of what they have experienced, in the event they survive the ravages of war, that is, they will never grow to be the humans they were meant to be when they were born. They would be scarred for a lifetime. Isn't it sad? Of course, they have the adults to blame for every kind of war that takes place in this beautiful world of ours. Now scarred as well. The ill effects of climate change are a disastrous outcome of the horrid situation. I want to thank Paul and the Biopage team for choosing the essay as a winner. The essay has previously won the Welters@The University of Baltimore's essay contest as well. So I am super happy that it has touched the hearts of the Biopage team and readers too. Have a great week ahead. I am sharing a copy of the Certificate for my readers here.

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Children of War

Dec 14, 2023 2 months ago

Children are the most affected by war. In a war-torn zone, the trauma children undergo will live with them until the day they die. The trauma induced is deep-rooted and healing from the effects of war is never easy or most often than not, out of the question. Ultimately, the consequences of war related trauma will require precautionary measures as cure is never attainable. Children who has survived the worst of wars will need special attention and aid. Imagine hearing the bomb sirens or gunshots or worse, watch a building crumble right before your eyes. Imagine watching people killed or dying, or writhing in pain from wounds. The pain of the whole situation will numb a young mind to silence. I don't think these children will ever be able to interact amicably with another human after witnessing the horrors of war. How do we treat children who has seen the worst of wars and suffered as a consequence? First, we must accept that children of war are mentally affected by the situation they are thrust into. The psychological effects are massive and often these children withdraw into their own shell due to the frightening situation. Their need to explain even to themselves the results of war can have dire consequences in their actions towards those they love. They become hateful and distrusting of the world around them. In order to help them overcome the difficult transition to lead a normal life as best as they can, the caregivers must be patient with their behavioral patterns. A psychiatrist treating the child will tell you how difficult it is to get them to speak about their trauma. Instead of coming out with their fears, they often hide their feelings of insecurities and fright and try to avoid human connection. They will find it hard to interact with outsiders with the exception of their family members. Often, in the long run, the children blame their elders and family members for the trauma of war they face. They will want someone to blame themselves. Why the war? Effective treatments like trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapies and narrative exposure therapy are available, however, family support will ultimately play a crucial role in helping children recover fully or to the extent that they can forget for a while. Children need love and a good environment to nurture their growth and look forward to a full life. It is an abhorrence to have them experience war and live to regret the chances they have missed to grow out their childhood and to understand the horrific way their lives have unfolded. At least for the love of a child, wars should end and peaceful negotiations given preference. No matter what it takes, choose peace against war. We wouldn't want to partake in ruining the lives of our children to gloat over the power of being victorious, now do we? Wars won are never a victory at the expense of even one child. The End. (This essay was first accepted for publication in the December'23 online issue by Welter@University of Baltimore. https://blogs.ubalt.edu/welter/digital-lit-current-issue)

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Education in Women

Mar 14, 2023 11 months ago

Happy Women's Month. One of the most fundamental issues that still need attention, especially in third-world countries is education for women as an empowering tool to uplift themselves. There are still voices of dissent and people who scoff at women who rise in their ranks and claim their places as leaders of an industry, or masters of their chosen profession. Here I would like to share a little bit about Education in Women.  Shobana's Musings (https://shobanasmusings.blogspot.com/2023/03/education-for-women.html) I have incorporated a spotlight on my daughter who has just completed her Master's in LLB. A proud moment for us indeed. I have started a Weekly Newsletter and I hope that you will consider following the blog where I share my views on all and sundry. I have a new book published which has garnered great reviews so far on Amazon. You can read the first 2 chapters and the reviews at https://www.amazon.com/Where-Rain-Falls-Shobana-Gomes-ebook/dp/B0BWK6YBH6, Or read it on Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/my/en/ebook/where-the-rain-falls Have a great week. Best wishes, Shobana Gomes https://alittletimewithshobana.blogspot.com

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