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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Are You Happy To See Me

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A friend comes home unnoticed. Her teenage son is busy with his mobile legend while her daughter doesn’t even know she’s home. In jest, I told her “Get a puppy, or dogs. At least you’ll be comforted that there is someone who is always happy to see you.”

I don’t know why I said that.  I’m too insensitive I guess.  Truthfully, no matter what, there will always be someone who will need you, love you, or want you. It doesn’t matter in what order. And as time goes by, every passing year, the order changes, for humans I think.

I just can’t think of a right graphic for that quote, so I used my dogs. After all, there is no better way to express unconditional love than citing a dog’s love.  Well, just next to my  mom’s love of course.  Hey, I’m not saying my dogs are at par with her. Neither am I implying that I give more time to my dogs than her.  And I know I’m guilty because I always give my dogs a treat every time I arrived home. My mom seldom receive anything from me when I see her.  Inspite of that, I know she will always be someone who is happy to see me (just like them too) 🙂

Are You Happy To See Me?

 

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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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Love and The Street Signs

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Wheels on the highway
I hear the song on the radio

I switch the channel
Don’t want to remember

Those times I’m driving
in the dark tunnel

Refusing to listen
But I’m still hearing

the music in the park
where I see you kissing him.

So I take a U-turn
when I see the yield sign

Did not bother
to wait for the green light

I learned a lesson
for overspeeding

The blind curve sign
that I keep ignoring

And when the cop
hand me the ticket

I realized
there’s always a limit

So I park a while
and learn to accept it

That Love is best
when it’s a two way street.

 

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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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