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.
This poem is inspired by a recent visit to the NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SINGAPORE. There they provide a reading space for kids.
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.
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.
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 world is a book…and those who do not travel read only a page”–
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!
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…
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.