Once again I was blessed with an opportunity to write a poem and prayer for the Bishop’s College Past Teachers’ reunion, which was held in January this year. Here is the acrostic poem TEACHERS



Dear Lord, You walked among the people, teaching them and lighting the way for all of us. We are humbled and honored to share this title of Teacher with You. We are grateful for the call You have placed on our hearts. And we thank You for allowing us to do great things among Your children. Lord, we harken again to Your calling – however big or small the task may be, we keep our hearts open to serve You with the guidance You provide. And as we walk into the unknown that tomorrow holds for everyone, we are confident in Your love that will always light the way. We ask for Your blessing for all of us and for every heart we touch – may Your glory, always shine through. Amen

See the previous poem THE STARTING LIGHT from 2016

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Top 5 inspirations


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CAMEO: There are many wonderful sources of inspiration for me to write poetry.. These were my “top 5”  in 2017. Colors of nature Angelic art Memories of home Enchanted views Old friends Share


The date
Was marked
In my heart
And deep down
I didn’t want to be alone
But it was
The kind of day
With a lot to do
And no-one to talk to
So I let it go
With a sigh
Didn’t even
Want to write
And then I found
A sweet surprise
Words of hope
Just for me
From a friend
Who didn’t know
And I thought
With a smile
This, I’ve got to write..
There are no coincidences
When we have angels

Remembering Saumya (Sam) – the spirit of your love lives on, touching our hearts with friendship unlimited.

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Bay Breeze

Listening to the leaves
Ushers in a sense of peace
As the sun pushes through
A cloudy start
With warm sentiment
And the cool breeze
Rushes to greet me
Like an old friend
Between buildings


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Sweet Dreams

In the midnight hour
A gentle host
Of heavenly beings
Make their way
Across the world
To where you sleep

Carried by love
On rose petal wings
Soft as a mother’s kiss
On her baby’s cheek
They whisper hope
Into your dreams

Samanthi Fernando © Starsafire Poems

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Every Rose

Listen to a reading of this poem by Samanthi Fernando, Author of  Radiant Roses: Inspirational Poetry

Every rose I see
Reminds me of
Someone who loves me

Deep red, open
The pillars of faith
Strong women in my life

Exotic colors
Delightfully made
Some very special sisters

Light pink buds
Great old friends
Sweet, still full of promise

Gentle creams
Ready to bloom
Next generation lovelies

Bright blends
Of intriguing shades
The gifted hearts I know

Perfect petals
Soft and white
Are my precious angels

Samanthi Fernando © Starsafire Poems


Give a book of rose inspired poetry as a gift of love. Find RADIANT ROSES on amazon.comtoptenlogo2015



Featured in 2015 Top Ten Reads – MyShelf.Com

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Abundant joy

A burst of color
Beside the freeway
Branches filled with joy
Waving on a breezy day

Fusion of purple
With captivating pink
A message for the heart
Surely written in divine ink

Samanthi Fernando © Starsafire Poems

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Roses that never fade

Looking for a lasting gift for Valentine’s Day? Give the gift of poetry

A reader from Cupertino, California says:

“I love the book! It made me smile. Radiant Roses has the perfect amount of sweetness to celebrate life & loved ones”


She enjoyed the burst of color and deep love told through pretty verses – and will be reading it again and again.

Her favorite poems from the book..

#5 Rose Garden
#6 Remember the Roses
#12 Five Red Roses
#18 The Magic

Radiant Roses: Celebrate someone you love with this warm collection from the heart. Available on amazon.com

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