What Do You Remember In October

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I don’t know how to make it rhyme
when October is starting to chime.

For there are things
that I always remember
when it is October.

Those childhood days
when my teachers made me recite
all the different mysteries
in the weeks of Rosaries.

And although I love candies
I never really like
knocking on people’s doors
begging for some sweeties.

And as I grow older
October showed me its colors
when Halloween was a part
of ghostly and unforgettable horrors.

‘Though I won’t say it is the best
I did enjoy Oktober Fest
the beers are flowing endlessly
when adolescence has taken me breathlessly.

October is not just color orange
for the pumpkin and the black witches
I remember the pink ribbon
I sometimes wear on my chest

And sometimes I really wonder
why the Breast Cancer Awareness Month
coincides with Oktober Fest
Is it because my chest hurt so much
when beers in can are my breakfast and lunch?

But if there’s one thing
that I will always remember
in the beautiful month of October

I wish I will not remember
that I am not getting any younger.

How about you,
what do you remember in October?

 

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Leave Me Like September

 

 

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Life is like an Ice Cream

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The Mud Pie Mojo stirs some memories when we drop by in an ice cream shop named Coldstone.  Yes, it is cold but even with a heart of stone, glancing at their signature creations, suddenly I remember my first lick and that unforgettable obsession.  The banana flavored ice cream with chocolate chips, reminding me of that devotion and its rendezvous illusion.

Somehow life’s memories replicate my ice cream fantasies.  So I lick it slow then lick it fast….because I know it might not last.

 

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Window Shopping At Its Peak

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I wonder why I have few photos in any shopping malls i’ve been to.

Let me guess.  All of them almost look the same?  Nope not really.  Every shopping mall is distinctive in its own way.  Each one has its own unique ambiance and feel.

Now I know why I have such a few shopping mall photos.  It’s  because i’m not really a shopaholic or a shopping diva.  I get an orgasmic feeling (oops, pardon my words) in visiting museums or dropping by in flea markets.

I’m such a cheapskate when it comes to splurge shopping but it doesn’t mean I don’t get excited everytime i hopped in a mall.

It still offers a variety of experience:

– the excitement of letting my fingers run through a mountain of color coded items during the rummage sale and ending up not buying a single thing. 


(This is not intentional. I’m not here to give store people a hellish experience.  It happened just once,  nope, just twice,  alright, i admit several times but i do buy when i see something i like.)

– the smile in my face when i see an artful window display.

(Artful equals tasteful equals vulgar equals obscene equals tacky,  anything catchy.  Taste is subjective)

–  the hedonistic pleasure I derived from watching people as I sit on the bench pretending to be waiting for someone when in fact i’m just sitting because i don’t have a single cent to spend on that too good to be true discounted signature items splashed all over the mall.                                                              

(Did you see that va vaboom lady carrying a handful of  LV’s with her daddy?  I’m not being bitter here.  Envy is a green eyed monster,  jealousy is blue, my eyes are neither of the two)

–and that endless rebuttal with a friend proving my point that yes he is really her daddy, not the kind of thing that causes diabetes.  Until someone nearby butts in telling us to mind our own business.  Priceless!

 (Look who’s talking, unwanted eavesdropper, if only I could tell her to mind her own business too.)

There are things that money can’t buy.   Cliche as it may sound, the best things in life are still free.

 

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I Don’t Hate February

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I don’t hate february,
it’s the only time
i buy flowers for me.

If a quote
speaks a thousand words,
then you can quote me.

And if flowers
can make one speechless,
let them speak in silence.

I’m supposed to write
something for valentines
the treasures of being together

Then i remember
you gave me artificial flowers
suddenly i changed my mind.

 
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  It’s Valentines, So Where Are My Flowers?

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Love and Hate in The Month of February by Joel F

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Why is February a Love Month? I don’t know the answer. One thing i know is I love to share something about love through poetry……..Since February is make love, oops, i mean made up of 8 letters, let me share you 8 Love Poems/Musing.

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Why

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Puppy Love and My Purple Bike.

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5 Signs of A Wandering Heart

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Waterlilies in the Desert

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My Unforgettable Purple Valentine

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Stairs and Highways

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Speechless

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