The Uninvited Guest By Joel F

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The Chandelier by Joel F

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I was in a bar when i heard the song again, Sia’s The Chandelier.  At 2 am something in the past comes back again. I don’t know why, there’s something with the chandelier that gives me this creepy feeling. Nope, it’s not the song, i’m referring to the “Chandelier” itself.

Although i’ve seen a hundred chandeliers in more than a hundred places, there are only two memorable occasions when the chandelier left its strong impressions.

First, when our family went to an uptown hotel, my sight was immediately centered to a humongous chandelier . As a child i was amazed by the chandelier’s  intricate design. The countless artful bulbs that give its blinding lights above the red carpet at the center of the lobby seem to welcome you with a screaming voice, announcing your arrival. It was beautiful. I was mesmerized until we went to a wake of a relative.  From then on, it change everything.

I was a child when we visit a  relative. The funeral home with its huge chandelier. The  chandelier had made its impact on my young mind.

The place evokes sadness, while the adults were having their conversation, i was left alone tending for myself.  Since the place is not huge unlike that posh hotel, my wandering eyes were just restricted to the huge chandelier above the coffin.

At the center i see nothing but the white box and the chandelier.  And since i refused to look at the white box, my time was spent most of the time on that intricate but creepy chandelier.

Of course there were flowers, but the chandelier’s  presence is too strong to be ignored.  Its brass finished, its design and the lights seem like a distraction.  Who would ever thought of putting a chandelier in a funeral home?

Their existence was supposed to be just for the sole purpose of welcoming us for a celebration, the one with grandeur and splendor like the one in the posh hotel..

But things have changed, as i reached the middle age, i realized that death is not something to be afraid of.  Now i know why there’s a chandelier on that place, death is a  milestone, a step to the next dimension .

And the Chandelier and its lights welcomes our arrival to that final destination.

Although honestly, it’s an event i have long accepted that is bound to happen. It’s the only future event that i don’t really look forward to. 🙂

So call me crazy , everytime i see a huge chandelier, i always take a second look because it always remind me of a wake, a funeral place.

I remember visiting a relative in L.A.  As soon as we entered her huge beautiful home, a huge chandelier welcome us and i tactlessly told my mom, “Oh My God Mom, this place looks like a funeral home, a huge mausoleum” (all white interior with fresh flowers, high ceiling and a huge chandelier).

Good thing, it’s just my mom who heard me, otherwise I might have offended our kind relative. I have no intention of hurting anyone’s feelings and i have no right to question anyone’s taste,  it’s just that a place with a huge chandelier reminds me of a funeral home.  My weird and crazy mind.

Looking back at this photo, I can see myself barely smiling.  Some memories are never forgotten. Years after, I still remember………….The Chandelier.

 

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The Red Wine

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While you dance to the music
and was swayed by its acoustics

Do you dance to its beat
or fooled by the heat?

When you drink that tempting red wine,
do you drink all its mix

you think that the kicks
are worth all the tricks?

So you wiggle ’til tomorrow
Masquerading your sorrows

The cut that is benign
Ignoring all the signs

but a healthy heart needs a red wine
a love that makes you young

It hits you with a bang
while you were cheered by the gang

but when the party is over
and you deal with hang over

Do you see a helping hand
from those who beat the drums?

As they roll the dice
while you ‘holler and try

that ledge and made it your table
while they watch the cookie crumbles.

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My Purple Valentine

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Roses are red, but why am i still blue
even when you gave me flowers
on that memorable valentine’s dew?

The sweet memories that i still hold on to
long after that chocolate kisses
i received from you.

The rosy cheeks that showed some blush
after that red wine
that tasted like a childhood crush.

Looking forward to colorful years
when some wisdom
gave me these purple tears.

The red valentine that i anticipate for so long,
i know it won’t last
when the bands started their song.

Roses are red
violets are blue
Enticed by love’s appetite

Engulfed by its wings,
The promise it brings
Creating alibis

My unforgettable purple valentine.

 

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