Salute

“I never imagined witnessing
something like this; never in
my lifetime”

 

it’s like an apocalyptic movie. the airport looks like a ghost deserted town.

it used to be just a movie scene.it used to be just a book narrative.

it used to be just a perfect screenplay pitch. but I saw it with my eyes, my heart bleeds,
my soul cries.

and I am still bleeding.

so with great pride,

I raise our flag to salute and commend, our brave frontliners.

they who never gave up.

they who never get tired.

they who never complained.

 

 

For kate’s Friday fun

https://aroused.blog/2020/08/10/flags/

Loneliness on a Flowerbed #guardian #writephoto

I sat on the grass
in a mountain of a beautiful illusion
of white petaled roses and dazzling marigolds
I watched the world,
with agonizing pain in my heart,
crumble, disintegrate
and tumble down

I waited for a moment
when things would be the same
back in the days when we could hug
and kiss and gather and
never be charged and never
be scared

I longed for the time,
when homecoming was such a joyous,
most anticipated,
momentous event
among loved ones
and friends

I cried a million tears for all that we have lost
our birthdays and anniversaries
we celebrated alone,
our successful milestones
we failed to share,
our loved ones we,
forever, will never see

I sat on the grass
in a mountain of a beautiful illusion
of white petaled roses and dazzling marigolds
and waited patiently
for my guardian angel to come to tell me
“walk with me dear, it’s over now”

 

For Sue’s https://scvincent.com/2020/05/28/thursday-photo-prompt-guardian-writephoto/

watchers
(For visually challenged writers, the image shows a flower-strewn cliff-top above the sea, where a rocky outcrop, seemingly shaped into many forms and faces, looks out over the waves.)

I Love Dearly as a Rose

I bring joy, love, and compassion and no amount of hurt or disappointment will change that

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 I am a lovely

luminous rose

just thinking

about you

spreading happiness

wherever one finds it

though fragile and delicate

I manage to find

a precious place in my heart

for you with my gentle

pervading

sweet perfume 

 

This old world that we’re livin’ in
Is might hard to beat.
You get a thorn with every Rose
But – ain’t the roses sweet?”
-Frank Stanton

 

Every rose has indeed its thorn. And as painful as it is when we are accidentally pricked by its thorn, we get closer to it and smell its sweet delicate scent and the pain would somehow go away. As we face COVID 19; no matter how difficult the situation is and no matter how heartbreaking it seems, let us not forget that this too will go away. This too will end. Remember every beautiful rose has its thorn. We will all heal together as one. Stronger, better, more resilient, and lovely as a rose.

As we adore photos of beautiful flowers and flower gardens;  we also love to read poetry and prose about flowers and even nature. In just a few powerful words, our mind creates its own image and invigorates our senses, whisking us away to that endless flower field or basking in the sun with our hands in the garden.

There’s just something so intimate about letting our imaginations run freely.

So, as we are all locked down in our homes let our imaginations run freely. You will never realize how good it will make you feel unless you try.

Sending more love and prayers to our frontliners💖💖💖🙏🙏
And flowers too to make them feel better
🌻🌻🌻🌷🌷🌷🌹🌹🌹

As Long As

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I am a ray of sunlight slowly drifting away without you

 

As long as I have my dreams

as long as I have my thoughts

as long as I remember

I will love you

 

As long as my eyes can see

and  my ears can hear

and my lips can speak

I will love you

 

As long as my  heart feels

my soul stirs within me

my imagination will hold you

I will love you

 

As long as  time exists

as long as love is true

as long as there is you

as long as I breath

of love and affection

I will love you

because

you love me too

 

 

 

 

No man is an Island – Thomas Merton

Our mental health emotional health, as well as our personal well being, are tied up in the quality of our personal relationships. The more closely we are connected to the people we love and adore the happier we feel and the more personal satisfaction and contentment we have in our lives. Most people say that the connection and shared enjoyment with their loved ones are their most important life experiences.

It is from the web of our relationships and connections with other people that we draw our strength. Such communities can lift us when we are down and give us the capacity to deal with whatever challenges come our way.

Sadly, with the current health crisis, we are facing, these special and important relationships we have are being put at test. The situation has separated us from our loved one and even our friends. And whether we like it or not the simple handshake and a kiss on the cheeks will no longer be observed for as long as we don’t know yet.

This is our new normal now. Away from home; separated from our loved ones; no gestures of love and no endearing moments.

Linking to kate’s Friday fun https://aroused.blog/2020/03/28/friday-fun-new-normality/

Sending more love and prayers to everyone💗💗💗

I Miss You

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I am an empty chair amidst a lovely view without you

 

it’s most painful that I miss you
a silent ache cries out my heart
unbearable, thoughts of you
makes it harder to breath

 

the saddest part is I know
you are out there somewhere
but I cannot look into your eyes
and say how badly I want you
at this point

 

missing you is the sweetest
yet most heartbreaking pain
I taste my own tears
even when I smile

 

and my life  appears
worse than anything
I miss you and
its absolute pain

 

P.S.

Sending more love and prayer to all our front liners and to all those who are away from home and from their love ones 💗💗💗

 

Come Rain and Sunshine

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(I am a dark sky without you)

 

hear me as I cry for your sweet agonizing ray
I beg the sun to shine
as you stay by in time.
oh, the rain came sweeping down
as blood oozes
through my vein
yearning
for your
sweet embrace
no, not this time
never my love,
for no one is bound to know
how prepared I can be
when you go
forever will I be doomed

please, don’t
never go
stay
just for a moment

come rain and sunshine
in darkness and in light
all through my life
I will love thee
eternally forever
yours
Now I beg, rain please don’t go!

 

 

P.S.

We remember and pray for all those mourning the demise of a loved one because of COVID 19. We also remember and pray for all those who can’t be with their loved ones in this moment of darkness.

To be alone is sad; to be sick and alone is even devastating

More love on your way guys as we face the current health scare💓💓💓

Stay at home. Stay healthy. And remember in time, we will all be fine again.
 
Be safe☺

Attempt

 

 

Attempt

quivering voice torn into pieces
jammed words dashingly sealed
tongue-tied feelings suppressed
a power uproars
whispered unto thyself
acclaimed thy heart
longing to blaze
conformed thy faith
declared thy attempt
to bestow equity
thy affectionate feeling
to love
forever

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My lovely daughter Allana took this photo some time ago. I promised her I’d write a poem about rainbow; but I haven’t written one yet, until today. Well technically it’s not about the rainbow, but they say “there’s always a rainbow after the rain”. And I realized that every opportunity or attempt to do something whether for our family, our friends, ourselves is a chance to recognize that rainbow. Sometimes, we struggle to accomplish something, we give up easily on life, on love. Why? Because we failed to recognize the simple fact that rainbow only appears after a terrible rain. In life, we have problems, we have difficulties and in love, we have worries, we have concerns and we have fears, these are our “heavy rains”, our “storms” and sometimes, the “wind” that will blow our faith and topple us down. But remember, “there’s always a rainbow after the rain”.

May we all enthusiastically wait for the “rainbow” to come. Meanwhile, we should never give up. Never give up on life and on love. It will come in time and when you needed it the most.

And, as we are all facing the worldwide crisis and threat of the virus COVID 19, may we all keep our faith and believe. Believe that this too will fade away.

Believe in the rainbow.💛💛💛💛