Hope-poem

When all else fail
and hope seems no trail
look upon the dark gloomy sky
and you will see
underneath the clouds
a spark of light is
desperately wanting to come out.

 

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This poem is inspired by a recent visit to the NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SINGAPORE. There they provide a reading space for kids.

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And as I observed them reading silently, I realized that I am witnessing the future leaders of the world who will change the course of humanity. Hope is really still evident in the eyes of every child.

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For Once

 

You are assertive and unyielded a friend who patiently listens and never walks away, not once.

 

You are refined and polished one, our source of encouragement, a man of honor and gratitude, all at once.

 

You’re always willing to say “sorry” and “forgive” me a nurturing man and a loving partner all at once.

 

You are our wall of trust and security and we knew you will never betray us, not even once.

 

Spending time with you is fun; you share tricks and shortcuts and make academics enjoyable, for once.

 

Affection could be your surname

you hug, you kiss as a mother does, all for once.

 

You are a pillar of strength, support, and discipline your work is endless oftentimes thankless, but I will thank you Dad, I knew at once.

 

 

 

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My first attempt at Ghazal poetry form was inspired by a recent visit to the Singapore National Museum. My hero has always been my father. Apart from reading and writing, we share the same passion for Arts and Culture and he would have been so delighted to see these exhibits. According to Gay Reiser Cannon at d’Verse, who introduced the components of the ghazal for their challenge, the ghazal’s narrator “is always a hero longing for the unattainable”.

 

The End

 

And just when all the
beginnings
has to end
even the best ones.

And how one faces
it with a smile,
when all you’ve ever
wanted is forever?

And there you start
anew, despite
of not wanting
to let go.

And then oblivion
comes; forever
is again, yet
another word…

Between here and there

 
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Mysterious Rain

 

 

You are a picture of quiet serenity

Plunge into darkness

Out of the blue

And…on a hot

weary afternoon

Amidst silence

And shimmering heat

You become hot as a horseradish

Steamy as a terrarium

Then you gently thickened

You poured…

That mysterious rain

On a scorching summer afternoon

 

p.s.

the heat is on…its summer…but a little rain could be mysteriously stunning…

There you go..another “Summer Rain”.

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…a steamy, hot summer late afternoon in Singapore. ..

My Summer Rain

Love goes, they say

When the pain of loving

Is too much to bear

When you

Can hope no more

Wish no more

When the heart

finally gets tired…

Of hoping…

Of dreaming…

Of waiting…

Then love goes…

My love, I say will never go.

Even when it has been very painful

Or too much to hold still

Because all I

Wanna do is

Wish for more.

My heart will never be tired

Of hoping…

Of dreaming…

Of waiting…

My love will never go

‘Cos I found the summer rain in you

 

 

P.S.

I have been doing this summer rain theme for quite a while..and it has inspired me so much that I just can’t stop yet.

I wish you find your “Summer Rain” too

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***A beautiful afternoon Summer Rain in Singapore***

Celebrate

Celebrate
Love
Of friends

Bless
Devotion
Of comrade

Magnify
Affection
Of confidant

Exalt
Passion
Of YOU

 

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P.S.

What’s better way to celebrate than over a cup of coffee….so simple…so serene…but so real..

Singapore @ its best

“The world is a book…and those who do not travel read only a page”

Saint Augustine

 

Summer is fun!

Not for the sun,

nor for the amusement

Or the enjoyment. ..

Summer is fun!

A time to trek…tour…and take a long trip…away!

 

Dreams do come true...even for a moment...a feel of Hollywood at universal studios Singapore
Dreams do come true…even for a moment…a feel of Hollywood at universal studios Singapore

 

They say Singapore is now considered the most expensive city to live in…well…that’s actually true. ..everything is really expensive. .from the bottled water…to the noodles…to the hamburger. ..to the coffee. ..to the gifts….well…everything. …but; who cares?  If you have everything then why not make use of it?

As I was growing up.. traveling for me would mean shopping. .. (if you remembered I wrote something about it last year) but I guess. .as I aged…I have become more aware of the real meaning of traveling. ..it has become more of keeping up as many experiences and memories together as a family. ..

Sure enough…this year was a different experience for me…

 

siloso beach resort

Perfection

A day and a moment…
a sunrise and a sunset…
a life and me…
a wish it could be…

A snapshot of siloso beach in the morning. This photo was taken during
Our stay in this resort last April 24 to April 29. It’s like a jungle in the city- with its “back to basics” principle; siloso beach is a place for people who are “save mother earth” advocates, like me I suppose.