Leaving by Joel F

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No need to ask.
No need to question.
but sometimes we still need to know
The Reason.

-Memories flashed after watching an old disney film Lilo and Stitch.

 

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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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Memoirs of A Sundrenched Horizon

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Memoirs of a
sundrenched horizon

Pave the
way

For blue sky
to sprinkle its tears

On petals
that scarcely bloom

Awakened
from the tomb

Of past
not so distant

Whispering
in rhythm

Speaking
its voice

Calling you
Singing its song

So you can
dance

Hold his hand
and be reunited

In a symphony
of  storms and kisses.

 

*** Sometimes, the heart must learn to Trust again.

Daily Prompt:  Trust

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What is The Color of Your Sky?

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I saw a photo on my friend’s facebook page.  In a split second I asked her if I can steal it.   Well, that’s hyperbole but truthfully, this wonderful scenery stole my heart away. So i make a colorful collage out of that photo as i glanced at that beautiful scenery , an inspiration to create a wonderful poetry.

As she was driving on Vancouver highway on a beautiful Sunday morning, this scene didn’t escape her sight. She instantly grab her phone and captured the scene.

Beautiful.   How a simple photo can change someone’s day. It made her stop and made me smile. Life is beautiful . We just have to appreciate it.

Driving on life’s busy highway, obstructions sometimes give in. Preoccupied with so many things to do, so many goals to achieve and dreams to fulfill, we forgot to see the sky and just view the road within.

The changing colors of your sky depending on the season of your life. Sometimes nature brings out its natural colors but most of the time it changes depending on the bifocals of your sights..

The sky being blue when your heart is in raging red. The pastel colors that you see when someone tickles you in pink. Or is it being green when you recall that moment on that cold mountain spring?

The northern lights that never cease to amaze you, just like that love that always puzzles you.

The hues you’ll never knew unless you’ve got the courage to try something new.

So what is the color of your sky? The color that you’ll always see , as you paint it the way you feel it.

 

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Embraced By The Bondage by Joel F

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Slippery street to wisdom and knowledge
Quivering spirit seldom acknowledged
Beautiful orchids caged by deceit
Tricky bees fulfilling the cheat.

Drunken thrills of reverberating chills
Across the mountain of plume and red hills
Ignored by the birds hovering the cliff
Concealing the bondage like a furtive thief.

Fleeing from the seeds of blooms and poison.
Sweeping the leaves and pollens of reason.
Accepting repulsions of unspoken passion
Swinging pendulum of sullen destructions.

Wrapped by the light of willful surrender
Trapped by the might of a deceitful pretender
Enticed by the kiss of ignorance and bliss
Embraced by the bondage and its darkest abyss.

 

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What is Life

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Life is a lie
when truth flies

Life is truth
when your eyes are blind

Life is blind
When joy hides

Life is joy
when love drives

Life is love
with all its flat tires.

 

Truly life is not life without any kind of love.  Life begins with love and ends in love.  Romantic love, Family love, self-love, selfish love, selfless love, whatever kind of love that keeps you going.

And love should not always be romantic.

Any passion that makes you wake up in the morning with rays of hope is also love.

You may be childless but you can love a child not your own or  hate the mess they put you in  but still love creating books for them.

How is that possible?  I don’t know.   All i know is life is full of mysterious things inexplicable by logic  such as love.   If only i know the answers.   Oh, i’d rather keep it that way,  after all,  Life starts with L for love and learning and ends in letter E for end.   Life ends.   Love doesn’t.

Life is Learning and Love is encompassing.   No wonder both of them have only four letters.

Both words start with L and ends in E.   The only difference is the letters in between.

Life has a big If ,  and if you take away the f,  then life becomes a lie,
but love doesn’t include if.   No wonder we love without If’s, most of the time i guess.

Love’s in between letters are OV.    I can’t think of any words that starts with Ov.

Well,  Over?   When love is over , one thinks life ends.   But that confuses me, if those two in between letters differentiate life from love,  then why is the ending the same?

Oh never mind,  life is really simple i just make it complicated.   So instead of defining life,  I’d rather write a poetry. 🙂

 

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The Voice, The Music of The Lonely Diva

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The moonlight sky
Enticing lights
The whisperings
to try the carpet ride

The promise
of the golden throne
with its shiny
diamond stone

Adulations
and celebrations
The endless stardom
in fantasy kingdom

The screaming fans
The pesky press
The sound of drums
The glitzy dress

At peak
and in total heat
The blinding lights
she was deceived

She was naive
She can’t believe
A weave of lies
She cannot leave

The paradise
of fame and lies
Against the voice
of fading spotlight

The tempting voice
she always hear
The scournful song
of whisperings

The lullaby
of sleeping pills
All those sweets
and all those weeds

Embracing her
with all its speed
Convincing her
it’s all she needs.

The fading voice
she always hear
The final song
she needs to sing

A cradle song
for a lonely queen
Drowned in a tub
just like a movie scene.

 

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Lessons From A Faceless Mannequin by Joel F

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Passing by a window display, staring at the faceless mannequin, a sense of wonder touches me.  Why most of the time that faceless thing wears an outfit classier than mine.

That awkward moment when it can pull off an outfit better than i can.  So i tried to fit in all the sizes, trying so hard to replicate that thing and suddenly end up buying just to boost my self esteem.

That moment when i thought that fashion is all about name and not feelings.

How can a faceless emotionless mannequin tell me what’s good for me and what’s not?

I look into it and i suddenly see myself, a clueless expression covering my real emotions.  The inner voice whispering that fashion is you, only if you truly feel it, not how others see you nor on how the trends define you.

Fashion is never wrong.  It’s like the clouds that change its shapes and the sky that changes its color. To be engulfed by it is like eating a cake and licking an ice cream.

Some days they’re so sweet, some days you don’t feel it , not because your mood dictates your taste buds but only because you think time is the culprit.

It changes as fast as that ice cream melts long before it touches your lips so you better have it.

So different from Art that time is not a chief antagonist but a friendly ally.  Fashion is an art, but art can never be fashion.  Art is timeless.

So next time i look at the faceless mannequin and see a beautiful window display, i just smile. I know i will never be Fashion. I will always be an Art.

 

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5 Crazy Reasons To Go Fishing

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Fishing is a great time buster , a way to enjoy nature and a great stress reliever. I can actually cite a hundred reasons to do it but i respect your time so i come up with just 5 good ones:

1.  Relationship

Fishing with family and friends cultivate bonding. It strengthens your relationship when you have enjoyable shared activities with people who mattered.  Well, unless of course you start fishing into their private life behind their back, that’s a different story. Proves that you don’t really need to go outdoors to go fishing. Just go online, log in to your facebook and you can tweet who’s got the largest fish in the group.

2. Health Reasons

It’s always better to get your own fish…fresh, as wild fish are known to be low in fat and cholesterol and high in protein and there are many fishes in the ocean, especially the wild ones! 🙂

3. Fulfillment 

You get a certain fulfillment.  Who wouldn’t?  After a long bout of sitting and  doing nothing, it’s such a great joy catching a big fish.

4. Creativity

It  brings out the best in you.  You find creative ways of using  a great pawn to bait the one you’ve been longing for.

5. Knowledge

Fishing is educational.
– It teaches you a lot of lessons.
– You learned more about yourself, your strengths, hopes and wishes.
– It tests your patience and willpower  that no matter what, by hook or by crook you won’t go home empty handed.

Fishing is like life,  just when you thought you had the perfect expensive equipment to catch that elusive fish, somewhere along the way you’ll discover that it’s not how much you have or how prepared you are for that moment that gives you the exact advantage.

And at the start of that fishing expedition you won’t really settle for anything less than that “huge catch”  because you rightfully deserve something bigger , not until you realized that it’s almost dusk, you’d rather have one crappy fish than nothing at all.

 

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The Reluctant Surfer by Joel F

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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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