The Time I Almost Lost My Blog.

Let’s take a break on the poetry for a bit with some story-telling. True story.


Yep, that’s right, there was indeed a time I almost lost my blog in 2014. Not the most pleasant experience but funny now that its just a memory.

I had just placed a two stage authentication on my WordPress account; you know, trying to experiment and all. Of course this meant I would only log into my account when I receive a unique password via SMS (Do you see where this is going?)

If only I had taken the time to consider all the possibilities that could occur ; because a week after putting that two-stage process my phone got stolen… good times. lol.

Naturally this story has a good ending, otherwise you wouldn’t be seeing this post. I was able to get help from the WordPress forums, and here we are. See, I couldn’t log into my account for a month. During that time I began to reflect on everything related to my blog e.g how much time I had spent fine-tuning the OD (Original-Dante) blog; the 100+ posts I had published; the posts I had planned; the friends I had made; if they cared if I disappeared; the pain of starting a new blog *sigh*.

Looking back at it now, Its clear I was heart broken but trying not to show it. Long story short, thank God it never came to that. At the same time, I’m kinda thankful that it did; because the zeal that took over me when I got the chance to write here again couldn’t have come from nowhere else had it not been for that experience.


– Original-Dante ©2016

Daily Prompt: Joke

A Sinking Feeling.


Take the low tide for granted,

You’ll sink like granite.

– Original-Dante ©2016

Photograph by: FenwickParrody


The recipe tells me

That the remedy

To relinquish my distress

Is to express.


– Original-Dante ©2016

A Medley Of Thoughts.


That cloud you see

Is the best representation,

The best

Physical manifestation,

Of my current thought bubble.

– Original-Dante ©2016

Photograph by:  catch—22


So loud in her

Meant-to-be-dominant perceptions,

Varied in nature

But each time she speaks,

You hear it twice.


– Original-Dante ©2016

Nature’s Design.



By the kiss

Of summer’s rain.

– Original-Dante ©2016

Photograph by: DesignBySterling

With The Sun.


How can you,

In your right mind

Refuse to play

Hide and seek

With the world’s Largest

Gold nugget?

– Original-Dante ©2016

Photograph by: ann-beyond-repair

The Larger Fraction.


Forgive me

For being in touch

With myself

More than anything else.

Seemingly dichotomized

From our joint fantasy

Yet feelings

For you encompass

The better part

Of my thought process.

– Original-Dante ©2016

Photograph by: S4SH4X

72 Hours In.

First off, Happy New Year everyone,

I know its a bit late for me to say that, but as they say, better late than never;  and in my case, it came close to that (being never that is). 12 hours before New Year my cousin brother and I got into a car accident; at this point its old news, but then…well, it was something. Decided to keep to myself for a little bit, that dose of perspective shaped the beginning of my New Year. No-one got hurt (Thank God) but I wasn’t exactly reflecting positive vibes for the last few days.

Otherwise I hope you all enjoyed, it couldn’t have been bad for everyone :P. Funny thing though, I get to say I had the accident Last Year instead of Last Week, makes it sound further than it actually is (slight placebo effect is helping me forget faster).

To get into better spirits I looked at all my poetry for this year and selected the top 10 that were most liked by other bloggers, hope you enjoy 🙂


Tragic Magic



By The Sandy Shore

Iris Of Seduction


Thoughts On A Bench

Letters Yet To Be Sent

Our Africa

Writer’s Alley

Discovery Of The Self


– Original-Dante ©2016


Rare Tastes.


Such a sweet disposition

In the rarest of moments

I can literally taste it.

– Original-Dante ©2015

Photograph by: uploathe

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