Of all the Things

 

 

(There are so many good things out there, but the best one is actually just right beside us)

                    Of all the Things

 

Of all the things i adore
your smile i can’t ignore
for it extends to your eyes
and deep into your soul
screaming gently with honesty
and purity 
like a child so innocent
so vibrant
so free

 

Of all the things i admire
your streaks of gray hair i can’t ignore
for it makes you more attractive
and even charming
screaming softly
with wisdom
and great sense
of maturity

 

Of all the things i revere
your soft, short bristles i can’t ignore
for it looks perfect on you
screaming deligthfully
with joyful interests
and a sincere
sense
of humor

 

Above all things there is
your warm and comforting
embrace is what makes sense
for it calms my weary heart
screaming for a peaceful
sweetest night
with you

 

P.S.

Written and posted for World of Words hosted by Jade Wong https://jademwong.wordpress.com/2020/02/18/poetry-a-quiet-place/
along with Rosemarie of A reading Writer and Maria of Doodle Scribbles. This week, we’re traveling to India with the word shanta, a Bengali word meaning peaceful, calm.

Magic

(There is magic everywhere, all the time)

Magic

In a world full of sorrows
let me be your source of joy
and your reason to smile with gratitude
let me be the one to say
you don’t need to be wise to understand that simple things in life are extraordinary

I’ll be the magic you’ve always longed.

In a world where reality bites
I’ll usher you to a place
of never ending excitement 
and eagerness
I’ll usher you to do foolish things
with enthusiasm and ardor

I’ll be the magic you’ve always needed.

In a world of darkness
I will be your little ray of light
I’ll bring a speck of fervent hope
and aspiration
I will be the flame
I’ll burn with great passion
and sense of conviction

I’ll be the magic you’ve always missed.

In a world where dreams are impossible
I will be your wishing star
and will make your dreams a reality
I will cheer you up like a unicorn
’till you find your happily ever after

I will be the magic you’ve always desired.

I will be your dreams do come true
and your happy ending
I will be your golden pot at the end
of a rainbow and your silver lining
I will be your sweetest refrain in
a lonely lullabye

I will be the magic and will never let you down.

 

P.S.

Inspired by my conversation with Gina of https://alifelesslivedblog.wordpress.com/2020/02/14/the-magic-of-two-valentines/

From her recent post “The Magic of Two Valentines”
Magic happens when we believe. And when we believe, we learn to trust confidently, love with compassion and kindness, dream bigger than we used to, understand without doubt, and live life with so much gratitude in our hearts.

When we believe we will be able to see the good in even the worst situation or the best in a seemingly evil being. We will be happier, we will be more at peace and the world will be a better place to live.

This is just me, wishing and cheering you all a magical day wherever you are and whatever you do.

This is for kate too https://aroused.blog/  for saying “cheer us all up”

Not a Single Day

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I can be tediously boring, i know
But your funny punchlines
Are more than enough
I laugh, i smile, i smirk

Not a single day
that i don’t miss your unpredictable humor

I can be critically stubborn, i know
But i listen politely
To what you always has to say
I hear you, i understand you, i get you

Not i single day
That i don’t miss your sensible rants

I can be hysterically intolerable, i know
But your cheerfulness warms my heart
And calms my weary soul
I feel it, i perceive it, i recognize it

Not a single day
That i don’t miss your mysterious smile

Not  a single day that i don’t miss you
Even when you are around

P.S.

I have been MIA for a little while, and now i am back with this love poem in celebration of valentines day.

Happy Valentine’s day and I ‘ve missed you all!!!

Where Will We Be, Without You Now? (Ode to Taal)

You bear witness to a lover’s promise
over the moonlight
in an early evening delight
as they made their vow
of eternal and faithful love
oh, how happy you seemed to be
as you show off your great character
and magnificent stature,
so picturesque, so attractive
you smile as lovers smile
over the complexities of love as you
you were the elegant backdrop
in every wedding proposals,
as the groom to be,
kneel before his beloved
longing for her hand
to seal their love eternally
you scream your silent hurray
as she says yes to the plea
you were there on their wedding day
on the baptism of their first child
on the first birthday
and even on a weekend family get away
you were their safe haven
but time has changed
now you voiced your wrath away
over humanity’s indiscretion
and poor judgement
as you take on the final “I do”
while raging and smouldering
and yet then again, you never failed
to mesmerize,  to amaze us
for yours is a true beauty
amidst being scary

Where will we be, without you now?

(Photos from Shutterstock.com)

Taal Volcano is a complex volcano located on Luzon island in the Philippines, in the province of Batangas. Taal is the second most active volcano in the Philippines, with 34 recorded historical eruptions, all of which were concentrated on Volcano Island, near the middle of Taal Lake. It has become one of the most iconic and picturesque views in the Philippines with people putting Taal on their “must visit” list. Tourists have also flooded over the years adding more income to the local tourism industry.
And because of its magnificent view, it has become a favorite spot for wedding proposals, pre – nuptial photo shoots and even  weddings itself. It is said to be a very romantic and quiet place ideal for a week end get away.
But the world was shocked when it erupted, unnoticed last Sunday, January 12, 2020. Evacuations have been immediately made and ashfalls have reached even as far as Metro Manila.
The air has reached its dangerous level warning that people were obliged to wear masks. Classes and works have been suspended and everyone where advised to stay at home especially those who are prone to lung problems such as asthma.

Photographs of the mesmerizing Taal Volcano have been flooding the internet these days. A true beauty despite of its raging character.

In a tragedy like this we are suppose to help the victims.  But how is it that the most basic need to survive effects of volcanic eruption such as a simple face mask is sold in a ridiculous amount? Yes face masks have been said to be sold ten times higher than its regular price or before the Taal Volcano eruption incident. This is a very sad truth. However it is also worthy to note that there are individuals handing out face masks for free.

To all the victims, our prayers and thoughts are with you …keep safe Philippines.

This is in response to the Friday fun promt of Kate https://aroused.blog/2020/01/11/friday-fun-safety/

Change

“If you want to achieve what you’ve never achieve before you have to become who you’ve never become before” – Brian Tracy, Maximum Achievement

 

New year signals
New beginnings
New oppurtunitites
And new challenges

So, one often wonder
Will this year be kinder?
Will there be better opportunities?
Will there be lesser challenges?

So, one often promise
To move forward
Leave the past behind
And work on for a better future.

But moving forward
And leaving the past behind
Don’t always guarantee
a better or kinder new year

Sadly because
One only moves forward
One only leaves the past behind
But never change

Changing the way we think
And the way we act
Is the best way to expect
A better, kinder, new year

 

So cheers to a new year, a new life, and a new beginning.

Photos are of Luwak coffee farm, in Abian Subak Agrotourism Bali. If you’re a coffee enthusiast and want to experience the making of the most expensive coffee in the world, Luwak coffee while visiting Bali, include it in your tour.

We went to Abian Subak Agrotourism where we had Luwak coffee tasting and witnessed their traditional way of hand pounding the coffee beans. It was the best way to experience Luwak coffee for the first time.

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15 Market Street
30000 Ipoh
Tel : 05-2469715

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Sunshine

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You were smiling, all day long even amidst a lonely, forlorn afternoon

You could put the sun to shame the way your corner lips rise slowly

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Your eyes, how it turned into a lovely crescent moon

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Then you let out a soft, light giggle as you hid your smile behind your charming face

My heart skips.

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And i remember, you were always my ray of light, my sunshine

 

P.S.

Life can be tough. Some days are good, some days are not. Some people will love and support you, and some won’t. That’ life. That’s world. That’s reality.
It is crazy and chaotic.

Amidst trouble and turmoils, amidst darkness and lonely days, my daughters are my ray  of light, my sunshine, my RESTFUL place.

Friday Fun – restful

They too are my muse, my inspiration, and my kindle
V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #69: kindle

They are my LIGHT…

and i wanna say HAPPY DEEPAVALI to all my lovely Indian followers and blogger friends.

Let us all together join them and celebrate the victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance.

Stars Fled from Your Eyes

 

Stars Fled from Your Eyes

 

stars fled from your eyes

and the shadow of death
cast upon your face
on this dark gloomy night
filled with goodbyes
and unending sighs
of a once promising life

stars fled from your eyes
and you stop dreaming
of what could have been’s
and what if’s
a future you may never see
for it has become so bleak
and gloomy

stars fled from your eyes
and it may never come back
unless you take the courage
to speak up
seek for help
and maybe, just maybe
start anew

stars fled from your eyes, but you’re not done yet

 

Things that break on earth don’t reach the clouds above us. Burning villages don’t change the schedule of sunsets. And stars remain stars, no matter how much land we destroy.

But when the sky loses all of its lights and unleashes a thunderstorm, everything drowns.

Erin was a vibrant, happy, and joyful woman. To her many boyfriends, all of whom mistreated her verbally and physically, she was patient. To Sufi, she was a great human being, and an even better friend.

To herself, Erin was unfair.

She grew up believing she only deserved the kind of love that did nothing but hurt her. And Sufi watched her pick partner after partner that mentally burned her out, and repeatedly destroyed her heart.

Still, Erin’s aspirations, inspiration, imagination, wonder, dreams, pursuits, creative brilliance, her magic, remained bright as stars on a cloudless evening, always. Until they didn’t.

Abuse is not at all clear cut. But Sufi remembered with perfect clarity when her best friend lost the sparkle in her eyes.

First, the silence. Even though marrying the love of your life should be a nervous, excited, rambunctious affair.

Then, the realization of her colleagues that Erin was living with a man who was comfortable with sending his wife to work with bruises and a black eye.

And the dark understanding of the weight of Erin having a son, and nowhere to go that felt safe enough to risk her husband following them, and breaking them worse than he would if they stayed put.

Sufi suffered watching her, but all everyone that genuinely loved Erin could do was love her, until she began loving herself enough to see that she too was deserving of better treatment.

It took years, and all their support, and the kind of bravery you only learn while trying to fight through a thunderstorm, but Erin gained the self-respect she needed to leave the one that was drowning her light.

Coming home should be the safest thing we ever do in this life. Where we lay our heads at night should be where monsters will not reach us. And yet, so many find themselves making homes with monsters instead.

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P.S.

More poems and stories of abuse and violence are available in my book “After – Rain Skies: A Million Stars”

Books are available for sale at

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30000 Ipoh
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