Am I Stupid When I Made You Speak

Sometimes, when i say
something smart,
you are speechless
you can’t say a thing

But you started speaking up
when i say
something foolish

You say i’m a fool
because i don’t
follow the rules

Am I stupid
when i made you speak

or am i wise
when i made
you listen?

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The Ghost Tour and My Goodlooking Ghost by Joel F

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I was strolling in quebec city when i noticed a busload of kids. A bystander told me the kids are in for the Ghost Tour.

A ghost tour in broad daylight? Well, why not?  Minors should not be loitering in a foreign city searching for ghosts past midnight. The most they can do is listen to ghost stories in broad daylight.

So i followed the marathon, took pictures and listen for a while. I did enjoy some haunted stories. I realized that places are the same anywhere we go. Every city has its ghost stories and every place has its haunted past.

Good thing the past stop haunting me, i learned to let bygones be bygones and move on.  Otherwise i should be the one  standing on that tour,  narrating my real life ghost story.  The one that broke my heart, the goodlooking ghost that made me cry and gave me my worst scary moments  Those moments when i used to think that being alone is a nightmare.

What happened to the Ghost Tour, well, i have no idea. I left amused and amazed. Don’t ask me why. Can’t you read between the lines? 🙂

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Sing Me A Song, Share Me Your Story

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“A bird doesn’t sing because it has answer, it sings because it has a song.”

What if the song is the answer?

For it becomes your voice
when pain shatters you
and your wings
when hope sings at you

And when the sun
smiles at you
a joyful song
is your anthem

You can hide in silence
but your song
reveals your secrets

sing me a song
and i’ll know your story

because
it has the answer.

The Train is Coming by Joel F

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Suddenly a train of thought touched me as i glance and peek at my via rail pic. The poetry of the saying that the mind replays what the heart can’t delete.

 

Heading to somewhere
with no one in tow
My backpack and myself
to a place i never know

Nothing on hand
but a few things to keep at hand
Expectations and tickets
to board that long rail tram

Waiting for the sound
that serves as alarm
The train is coming
get up and stop dreaming

For once it stop
and you’re not all awake
The moment will pass
and again you’ll be waiting

Better be aware
that they come on time
for the train is coming
and in time you must hop in

But if the train
did not stop
and the doors are all closed
Be patient and keep standing

Soon the right train
will be coming.

 

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How Does Traveling Change Us by Joel F

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Traveling , it leaves you speechless and turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta

How does traveling change us? Let me count the ways.

1. It opened our eyes.

We see things we never see before or things we pretend we’re not aware of.

2. It turns us into a storyteller.

Well what’s the use of reading a book if you can’t share its story. My friend once said that just because you can write a one paragraph article about something doesn’t necessarily make you a writer. To some extent i agree with him but come to think of it, if one can write , he is a writer , either a good writer or a bad writer doesn’t make a difference , after all it is your story. Besides, taste is subjective. 🙂

3. We discover something about ourselves.

We all want to share our photos, where we’ve been, what we ate, what we did ,not just to our family and friends, even to strangers….as if we are always the center of other people’s universe. Can’t blame us, we’re all humans…needing validations and a sense of happiness , always thinking that something worth doing is worthless unless being shared.

A little peek into our travel journey and we discover, inside us, there’s a tinge of narcissism.

I remember an old friend saying “you can see how lonely a person is by the number of times he indulge in selfies.” I definitely beg to disagree, happy people want more happiness by sharing their happiness. Well, of course there will always be an exception to that rule. Most of us would rather share our experiences than our savings, i don’t think that’s narcissism and even if it is…..who cares? Love begins within , whatever that means.

4. We learned time.

“I don’t have time, i’m too busy. The truth is we all believe that we are the master of our fate and the captain of our ship and yet we never learn that time must be our slave and not the other way around for how can one say that we make our own life and yet we don’t own our time…that confused me. In any way one defines it, i learned that we learned the essence of time when we travel.

5. It changes us.

Either it transformed us into grateful beings for appreciating all the things we have or unsatisfied creatures yearning for more.

A certain writer says “it leaves you speechless” , yes, speechless because you realized that traveling is not about the places you’ve been to but the moments you discover that the journey begins and ends within you. .

 

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Creativity or Web Traffic?

I would never imagine that i would be reading this thing. How time changed my reading habits. A decade ago i would spend my time browsing fashion magazines and home journals. Things that give me a get go while designing fashion jewelries and home accents. Now another road has taken me off the path and surely i’m loving every minute of it.

Learning is really an unending journey. Blogging on wordpress taught me a lot of things. Now it excites me reading the copyblogger, learning about the benefits of infographics, the meaning of SEO  and the wonders of keywords and meta tags which up to now i’m still totally clueless.

Creativity or Web Traffic?

Sometimes temptation would rub me and once in a while reprimand me to follow that keyword poilcy for that golden Seo rules in driving traffic to my site through that “faster than nascar ” search engine. But if i’m too conscious in writing for that search machine, what happens to my poetry? You just can’t follow it all the way and still end up creative.

Well, life is a compromise, you can’t always have your sweet cakes and end up not being diabetic. In the end it’s a matter of choice: whether you write just for yourself or for your readers or both.  Either way, it still helps to learn the rudiments of web traffic, search engine and brilliant content.

Still creativity sacrificed is creativity gained.  It’s like surfing the waves , having the surfboard , never turning your back on the incoming waves.  Learned to flow with it, through it and learned that no matter what, one needs the surfboard and the waves, one needs the other, to stay longer.

And what happens to creativity as an artist?  It is always there.  Keeping your readers and learning the curve is always a creative journey.

I’m not a blogging guru and i never intend to be but it doesn’t mean i can’t share you this beautiful infographic from copyblogger.
So here it is, enjoy it. 🙂

 

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All You Need Is Love and A Dog

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The short and long walks, the unpredictable(?) tantrums or is it that scary barks that you unleashed when you want the freedom that you need.

The crackers that i used to throw on the grass to pacify your unending demands to stay while i’m on the verge of a nervous attack especially when you chase those helpless cute small dogs you bully when all you need is just a playmate.

The dirt my shoes accumulate when the deer suddenly appeared , i was almost thrown away because you want it your way. I promised this time, i won’t let you play.

But when you give me that innocent look, that oscar worthy act of begging to be out, my heart just melt. And i can’t blame you for being just the way you are…. Crazy, Sweet and Damn Bitchy just like Me.

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Love in Summertime by Joel F

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Ironic
how love
can change
the speed of time

Just like an eagle
flying high
or a sand
slowly drifting
from your hand.

 

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