Crystal Clear by Joel F

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Serenity captured by my lens
through a beautiful lake
enclosed by a snow covered mountain.

Nature whispering
its stillness
I now understood.

Questions being answered
calming my mind of thunder
and my pondering heart.

Finally, a moment discovering the answers
it’s all crystal clear now,
no whys no hows.

 

WP Photo Prompt:  Solitude

 

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Life is Like An Ocean

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Life is like an ocean.  It comes in waves ebbing and flowing.   Sometimes the water is calm, sometimes it’s overwhelming.  And just when you thought you’ve seen it all, you’ll be caught by surprise that there’s more to come.

Realizing that life is a cycle.  Still being thankful that there will always be something to be grateful for.  And knowing deep inside that there will always be something beautiful to look forward to.

Yes, the best wave of your life is still out there.  Learn from the waves and enjoy the ride.

The Reluctant Surfer

The reluctant surfer
I used to be
scared of the storm
and the waves I see

the water looks deep
and the height is steep

Avoiding it
I thought i’m a wise man
so I just stay on the beach
and build my castle on the sand

But even on the shore,
the waves swept it all

Can’t believe
I thought it’s safe
when i build some walls

So I look for surfboards
and try to ride
the waves that come
and learned from the tide

The fear from the fall
and the pain that it brings
when one is too slow
for paddling and wave breaking

Slowly as i passed
the eye of the tide
and survived the waves
that almost blinded my sight

I stand up all wet
and teary eyed
wiser this time
as the tide subsides

The reluctant surfer
I used to be
gone is the fear
and i’m finally free.

 

 

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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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The Untrained Master by Joel F

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I thought i am the master
until i was enslaved by you

Nothing could be more true
than what Ernest Hemingway once knew

No matter how many times
we’ve been through it

We’ll always be the apprentice
who’ll never say adieu.

 

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The Vow , A Dietary Tale

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Lead me not into temptation
Calories and indigestion

Don’t know how
To follow my vow

And leave my kitchen tribulations.

 

You’ll never grow if you never change.  Not all growths i gladly welcome.

And if change is all i want,  i don’t want to grow those belly bulge and gain extra weight.

Yes, there is something constant with me every year and it happens every end of december.

My new year’s resolution has never change.  Lose weight,  start to diet and achieve that “to die for” gorgeous body.

And just like all those beautifui things that are not meant to stay,  i’ll just say goodbye to 2016 and start the year with a big bang of chocolate roll and a cup of ice cream, yes not a scoop but a full cup welcoming the new year with a sweet taste and a memorable fireworks of hope and joys to be filled.

So how do you look at the things you love and tell yourself it’s time to walk away?   Just remember this:

Making excuses is a talent,
Giving in to temptation is an art
and resisting it must be one hell of a skill.

And if you’re not that skillful,  no worries,  you’re still a talented artist.   🙂

 

Happy New Year and may our 2017 be filled with love and irresistible temptations we joyfully indulge in.

 

By the way i would like to end this year by thanking Bea for nominating me for Versatile Blogger Award.

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The Red Poncho by Joel F

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You knit or you weave,
whatever it is
The red poncho when i see,
reminds me of your kiss.

The magic of its fabric
The strength of its stitch
The mystery of its weave

The warmth of the yarn
that embrace me as i wear it
Somehow i knew
the red poncho is like you.

It covers me when i’m naked
though i wonder why it’s knitted
in a way that’s complicated.

Just like the memories
that you leave
the red poncho
reminds me

As you knit and weave,
that a needle is needed
to create a lingering memory.

 

 

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Purple Sky by Joel F

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A new dawn is welcome by a sunrise
but not always with a blue or yellow sky

The little ship that brings some light
will soon arrive and greet the morning star.

Still water and yellow trees
will calm and wipe your purple tears.

And if somehow the purple sky
embraces you with all its hues

Just hold on for it won’t be long
the sun will rise to change its song.

 

 

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Thanks  Kim  for the above photo.

 

 

 

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The Wheelbarrow by Joel F

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Push to the limit like a wheelbarrow
Stop digging your past sorrows

Learn to roll with its wheels and lift it
Move forward and walk with it.

Live life and love every minute
Let the flowers bloom and never limit

Fill it with seeds of love and hope.
Grasp the handle and learn to cope.

Put in the soil with dirt and laughter.
Soon you will reap all its fruits thereafter

Cultivate the roots and water your flowers
The seeds of your thoughts will be its showers.

 

 

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Every Road Leads Somewhere

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One is never truly lost

Every road
leads somewhere

Even a blind alley
may lead you to a stairway
or a path undiscovered

As long as you keep moving,
you’ll later see
that a road
is about to be discovered

and a lesson is about to be learned.

 

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The Mask is Falling, A Halloween Story

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My friend ask me if i’ll be joining a halloween party. She says “I’ll be little red riding hood, what’s your costume?”

Scary thoughts suddenly creep. Do i really need to wear a costume? Am i not wearing this halloween mask all these years?

– Those moments i smile when deep inside i’m crying
– Those times i pretend i’m brave enough when my soul is scared

So numerous moments when i pretend to be someone i’m not. And no one notices because everyone is wearing their own masks.

And when the masquerade ball is inviting me to join and dance in its party, i welcome it unwittingly. And after leaving the masquerade ball, i’m no longer cautious if the mask will fall.

No matter how much one hold on to something, soon the mask will be falling. And sometimes when you look at the mirror, you don’t see the mask. You see what’s inside you.  But still you question in horror why a different face welcomes you every morning when you knew all along you’re alone after the party.

Still you dust if off and learn to move on.  Looking forward to the next masquerade ball.

 

Daily Prompt:   Transformation

 

 

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Finger Puppets by Joel F

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“When you can’t verbalize your emotions,
just do it with your fingers.”
Joel F.

Finger lickin’ good and it’s not even a food.  Peruvian arts and crafts that would make your  fingers look good.

The Finger Puppets in assorted colors and designs at such a reasonable price caught my attention.  I bought more than a dozen and all gone for my friends. Such a great souvenir for people with kids.

These Finger Puppets are great in helping kids build their social skills. Also a great tool in expressing emotions. I’m not a kid but sometimes i’m so childish i need this thing.

When i can’t express my emotions, how i wish i got these finger puppets so i can just speak and speak and play like a kid. And if i fumble, everyone easily forgives because i’m just a kid.

How i miss those childhood days when playing with my fingers is always okay. 🙂

 

Daily Prompt:  Tiny

 

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