Link

Hand
T O U C H E S
Heart

Heart
H O L D S
Dream

Dream
F U E L S
Imagination

Imagination
C R E A T E S
memory

Memory
U N F O L D S
Love

Love
M O V E S
Mystery

Mystery
S U S T A I N S
Hope

Hope
C O N N E C T S
You and me.

 

Here’ s my first shot on brevette.. thanks to Geetha…

Death

I can’t remember; be true to myself
I get used to being kept on a shelf.
People could just admire and see,
The loveliness stored in me.
The last time my mind speak
I was muted…deaf.
I longed the sound…
Never found.
I ceased.
Lapsed.
Hence,
Silence.
I blubber.
Lost soul ever.
The day I holler,
I cried in great despair.
Sorrow help me find my way
I wept in deepest agony
I anguish, wishing to be sober
I am silently dead, longer, deeper.

P.S.

Another etheree for everyone…
Geetha, Shiva, Amit,….. thanks once again

Silenced

When
I am
Oh so damn
To whom I run?
And make me like fun?
I am sad and lonely
Alone, in this dark alley
I will tell you I need a time
Go out wonder, explore and be fine
I can’t, you think this is where I should be.
When
I am
Feeling blue
I write a cue
That so you might know
I am hurt in deep woe
Writing didn’t make it go
You think I suck should never do
Dark alley is where my place to be
Eternally damned forever muted.
When
I am
Desperate
And in great hate
I run for refuge
To your smile oh so huge
I run unto you no more
I can’t find my way through your door
You shut them leaving no air to fill
This dark alley forever my soul will.

p.s.

Another shot at etheree. Triple etheree this time… once again my thank you goes to Geetha B, Shiva, and Amit.

Sincerely

                                             I
                                      Felt your
                                   Eyes on fire
                       Burned through my veins.
                         The touch of your skin,
                      Encroaching down my chin.
                       I savor your sweet kisses,
                       Zizzling I need to surrender.
              The enduring embrace swept oh dear.
          I longed for each, you’re sweet fondle of care,
            Wanting longer for more, you smile I gaze,
                    Moving gently I sigh like in daze.
                   The words unspoken I know dear.
                        Beating in great resonance,
                              I remembered at once.
                               These and all in there
                                    Sincerely yours
                                          You are
                                            Loved.

P.S.

I read a poem written by a very talented Amit Raman, which according to him the form was inspired by another gifted blogger Geetha B (check out their sites too)…. and in return, I was inspired to write in the same form too. Amit and Geetha B, thanks so much for bringing up a very beautiful form like this.

I have been in the blogging world for a while and I am enjoying, at the same time learning a lot…

xoxo,
Mich

How to Rise After Each Fall

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      I AM

darkness against light,
Trouble over affection,
Chaos under an order,
            I am in pain.

Noise in silence,
Blinded with sight,
Trembled though steady,
             I am in agony.

Cried in laughter,
Screamed through heard,
Fallen while standing,
              I am in disguise.

Laughed in sorrow,
Smiled over tears,
Hoped in despair,
               I am in love.

 

      How many times have we questioned ourselves about our abilities to rise above failures? Countless times I suppose.
I have been through difficult times myself too. And I must say I have risen gracefully after each fall.

How did I ever make it?

1. Admit you mess up

Yes, you read it right. One of the keys to moving on is the admission of one’s mistake. There are times when we would say “I know I am wrong”.. but at times we only say that without even realizing what indeed have we done wrong. We say we are wrong… on a general note. What is important is we know we are wrong in a more specific way. Accept the specific act/manner/ task that we have been wronged. In this way, we would be able to find a specific solution for that. The thing is: admission of specific mistakes will merit a specific solution. We have the ability to know we are wrong but we cannot understand why we have been wronged.

2. Develop the power to discern

If we have the ability or power to discern we would be able to see and understand people, things, or situations clearly and intelligently. This makes moving on easily. I am so lucky because my mother has taught me to develop this ability even as a child. And as I grow up my ability to discern has intensified.

3. Talk to the right people

By talking to the right people I mean specifically to our parents, unless otherwise, you don’t have one, then talk to someone you deemed more experienced and matured than you are. As I teenager my parents would always remind me to open up with them or discuss with them any concerns I have because no one will give me better insights than they are. They are my parents thus they love me so there is nothing that they would say would jeopardize me as a teener. And even when I was a parent myself too, I still would run to them for encouragement or clarification, and it would as always work.

4. Have the attitude of positive expectancy

Say, it will be better… I will make it… I know I can…make this as your mantra. Expect something good will happen every day or even after you have messed up.

5. Learn to filter suggestions and recomendations

As a general rule listen to positive information only. Learn to recognize a good suggestion over the worst one. Refuse to worry over circumstances beyond your control. Don’t allow yourself to be entangled over emotional suggestions that will only hinder us from taking control of ourselves.

Alone and Happy

I was having coffee at starbucks with my college daughter. I knew she would leave me as soon as she’s done with her coffee to catch up with her morning class. But what i didin’t realize is that she’ d leave sooner than she can finish her food. That’s when reality struck me. I am alone again. Kids are now back to school after a long holiday break. My husband has also gone back to work.

So what good is it in there in being alone? I am listing down some things that made me happy being alone. If you have been following me you knew by now why i am alone at home. For the benefit of those who just came in: i resigned from my academic work long time ago; thus when everyone else is in school or work i am left alone at home.

Being alone entails a lot of good things than bad. So instead of wallowing over the pain of being alone, allow me to celebrate with you the joys of being alone.

1.The joy of Solitude

Being alone allows me to be by myself where my thoughts are my only companion. I restore myself when i am alone.
The chaos of the holiday season can sometimes be overwhelming. So overwhelming that it made us forget our sense of self. At some point our minds are crowded by the presence of friends and relatives who came over to celebrate the holidays with us. Or that we are so happy of the many beautiful gifts we received as christmas presents. Now, we need a break. We need a moment to reconnect back to our ownselves. Look deeply again into ourselves, listen carefully again into our inner thoughts and touch tenderly back our souls. We travel more when we are alone because we reflect more. It is also the time when we begun to realize that we can actually survive alone: alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in genders.

It will also be a time to celebrate the good in others, speak only for words of kindness and walk with the knowledge that though you are physically alone at the moment, there are those who accompany you in their thoughts… you are not alone after all.

2. The joy of “Slowing Down”

We all know that life is not a race, nor some sort of a game. Being alone allows us to slow down and enjoy the little things around us- the coffee your drinking, the cute little nails that you have, the color of your skin, the blessings that you have: these will bring you the greatest of all joys and smiles, because being alive should never be enough to make you happy. You need to slow down and detach yourself from all sorts of distractions and that can only happen when you are alone.

3. The joy of “Saving Money”

You see when you are alone you save a lot of money. For one being alone ia a lot cheaper than spending time with others. You can just literally sit down and do just close to nothing. You can enjoy imagining things around you. When you are with other people at some point yoh will be spending money. Spend some time alone with yourself every now and then and yoh will eventually realize how much money you have actually saved.

4. The joy of “Simple life”

We might have already forgotten the beautiful scent of the sheets we slept in at night because we are too busy catching up on the days events and activities. Being alone will make us appreciate this and other simple joys life has to offer.

5. The joy of “Not hearing/listening to unneccessary information”

Let’s admit it, when we are with other people we tend to either talk or hear about things aren’t really necessary in life. Some of our friends maybe the ones unintentionally feeding us information that may directly or i directly affect our sense of well being. And so being alone sometimes may unclutter our minds from all those unnecessary information that has been in stored

6. The joy of “Staying more focused”

We have to remember that as human being we should not only be focusing on completing certain tasks or certain goals. We need to focus more on ourseleves. With the advent of technology we have forgotten who we really are and what we are living for. Very few individuals are capable of understanding themselves as individuals  – most of us simply behave without understanding who we really are. Understanding one self will only happen if we spend some time alone focusing in ourselves and our thoughts.

I know you by name
I know you without shame.
You are beautiful, you are lovely
You are precious, you’re not ugly.

I hear you scream
I hear you yearn.
You are loud, you are sound
You are right, you’re not dumb.

I feel you hold tight
I feel you with might.
You are strong, you are tough
You are sturdy, you’re just enough.

Let me know you again
Let me rediscover what’s hidden inside.

P.S.

Cheers for the newest and latest “joys” you may find as you spend sometime alone with yourself. Let me know….

 

Hello and Goodbye

We are about to to say goodbye to 2015 and say hello to 2016.

What does hello and goodbye really mean to us? It means that we have to go through painful times – that moment of saying goodbye … moment when we felt pulled apart , moment when we knew the hurt of leaving behind, moment when we felt the emptiness that comes with deep loss… before we even experience the joy of “hello”.

We have been travelling the pattern of hello- goodbye human journey.

As we reflect on our journey over the past year, we too will relieve all of the significant pains we have experienced. Why pain? Human nature tells us that we remember the ones that made us cry… the ones that made us felt lonely and isolated… the ones we thought have caused us troubles…instead of usually remembering the ones that made us joyful.  It is the agonizing pain of remembering that made us move on slowly.  But once we had braved the sadness of goodbyes and understood fully the need to be strong to endure the deep emptiness that we would be able to walk the road of total abandonement. Anytime soon we have to finally face our own agony of 2015.  It may be the agony of finally forgetting that one goodbye kiss you had from a love one who betrayed you- it is a sledgehammer affront to your ego that rips apart your heart but you have to finally bid goodbye to that experience; it could be a goodbye to your most loved job… you were just let go, you were maybe also just fired, you may have also just been apprehended; it could be the last goodbye you had with a family member whi passed away; it could be the pain of the end of a wonderful friendship or relationship; it could be the goodbye of moving to new place and of meeting new friends and of building new realtionships. However bad the experience maybe still you have to just let it go and finally say goodbye to the pain you felt that day it happened. Goodbyes may come in different forms. Some maybe be bad but some goodbyes may also be for the best.

It is in goodbye that we appreciate hello.

2016 will be our next hello. May this be a wonderful and prosperous hello for all of us.

Happy New Year Everyone.

HAPPY NEW HELLO!!!

Mich

I need you home

 

There are moments of longing,

moments of yearning

for your embrace

for your gaze

As I am sailing onwards,

sailing heavenly

to talk to you

to laugh with you

truth is;

it is no longer enough

that you are there to love me.

I need you back home dad!!!

 

 

Merry Christmas

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Merry Christmas everyone..it has been a wonderful blogging year for me thanks for all your support..

MALIGAYANG PASKO….

Christmas family puzzle

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as I was still cleaning up my table I saw this personalised Christmas puzzle gift made by my third daughter (the one who wrote lullaby…I posted weeks ago). she was 11 years when she made this. Each piece was a cartoon version of ourselves which she individually placed in an envelope and we too had to put them all together…

kids..you might wanna do this. so sweet ..