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  • Fatima Morken

Photographer: Mariel McHugh


Does this look like the face of grief? One of pain? One of sorrow?


No. I no longer grieve. I grieved long enough.


I lamented so many things and for no reason.


I was ashamed because I was taught to feel shame.


I outspokenly reject any philosophy or principality which intends to control me or harm me.


To those who were coerced by “moral” or social obligation to feel embarrassed for being human, I dedicate these thoughts of mine to you. I pray for you- for your peace. I encourage you- for your comfort. I empower you- for your success.


You always win if you arrange factors to favor your disappointing “disgraces” in life.


Did you really lose or did God make way for you to take ownership of bigger and better blessings?


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  • Fatima Morken

Updated: Apr 24, 2019


Photo Credit: Tim Stinnett


It was a peaceful morning when I wrote this song.


You know... you wake up, you are single, you have no children... so... the time is yours.


What better thing for a songwriter like me?


You know how I make my life easier?


I do what I need to do.


I need peace? I calm down. I meditate.


How? However I can.


This song is a statement of happiness.


Of satisfaction.


You know those moments of bliss you experience?


Without punctuated reason. They just occur?


In that moment of thankfulness to everything- to everyone, to The Universe, to God- I wrote this song.


I’m not Catholic, but I have a classical music background and a deep love for church hymns.


After all, who doesn’t regard an Ave Maria with tenderness? With gentleness?


So yeah, I wrote my own Ave Maria!


To those of you who regard her as Regina Caeli, Mater Dei, I hope this song blesses you!


I hope it means so much you as it does to me.


Thank you, Mary, for your inspiration.


“AVE MARIA” Songwriter: © Fatima Morken, 2018 BMI


VERSE 1: Sometimes when things are too strong I just sit in my bed

Oh, Ave Maria To calm myself down It is not a surprise I sing an Ave Maria Sometimes when I feel just too weak I just think in my head Oh, Ave Maria To regain the strength that I’ve lost I see I need an Ave Maria


CHORUS: Ave Maria Oh, Ave Maria It calms me down when I hear your name in my midst Oh, Ave Maria

It calms me down when you hear my supplication and need Oh, Ave Maria

It soothes me when you hear the anger and shame that I have Oh, Ave Maria


VERSE 2: Sometimes when I’m scared and alone which isn’t so much I say an Ave Maria And even when my heart is with joy what choice do I have Oh, Ave Maria It’s a crazy thing that I say and I insist an Ave Maria When I can’t keep up with myself it is then when I sing an Ave Maria


REPEAT CHORUS


VERSE 3: Ave Maria Oh, Ave Maria Ave Maria... (ad libitum)


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  • Fatima Morken

Updated: Apr 24, 2019


Photo Credit: German Duno


Sometimes, there just really isn’t anything we can do to improve certain situations.


Options run out. Patience runs out.


Simply accepting the fallacy of others’ actions as well as our own is the best closure.


We cannot blame others or ourselves.


Culpability can‘t always be justly pinned. It‘s difficult to see where it lies at times.


Why point fingers, retaliate, avenge and make matters worse?


Whose fault is it truly?


Many times, we are victims of the unfavorable circumstances this disorderly world hands us.


There is too much to think through.


Eventually, we have to permit the universe take its course and allow future events to guide us.


I penned the lyrics of this song as an observation of this human condition.


May we have the wisdom to better ourselves after every failure we encounter on our trajectory.


“I DIDN’T KNOW”

Songwriter: © Fatima Morken, 2015 BMI


VERSE 1:

I see destruction and animosity

all around me

I see how we destroy our gorgeous selves

Selfishly

I see how burdened I become at night

and in dreams

I sense my choices tarnishing the light

within me


CHORUS:

I didn't know

I didn't know

I didn't know my choices would lead me to devastation

I didn't know

I didn't know

I didn't know the love for myself would rust my soul to corrosion

I didn't know


VERSE 2:

I understand how I’ve betrayed myself

and those

Whom I told once I loved with all my heart

and chose

To ignore their plea when they asked for

my help

And I refused to lend a hand

and now I fall apart


REPEAT CHORUS


BRIDGE:

So I want to go back

and start over again

and search for those

I've hurt so much

and strictly silenced

By ignoring their pleas

and their desperate attempts

In retrospect

I regret


FINAL CHORUS:

I didn't know

I didn't know

I didn't know my choices would lead me to devastation

I didn't know

I didn't know

I didn't know the love for myself would rust my soul to corrosion

I didn't know

I didn't know

I didn't know

I didn't, I didn't know


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