SHALL WRITE A POEM?

When you walked in slowly,

Dressed to kill,

Beauty asking itself a question

Says “Am I this beautiful?”

I say to me, how do I describe what I feel now

Maybe I should just write you a poem.

In my poem, oh sweet melody,

Maybe I should write how your lips are so red,

Soft and tender in readiness to be kissed.

Maybe, I should write how your thighs are honey.

Oh yes, they are,

Should I write how tempting your eyes arem

How admirable your smiles are,

Maybe the tenderness of your words

I am lost on what to write

Should I write you a poem indeed?

Describe how much you have shaken me,

How much more you have held me my glance;

Moment, stance and imagination.

I will write about your never fading beauty,

I will write about your love; though not tasted,

I will sing of your beauty,

They are perfection of  your glories.

Ha! I will write a poem.

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Featured guest (2): “RELISH THE MOMENT” by JOYCE

Hello everyone, welcome back to week two episode of my column called “Featured guest” which is hosted every Wednesday prompt 12.00am (Malaysian time). This week, I am featuring the work of another great friend by the name Joyce. Joyce is from China and writes based on her emotions and feelings.

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The poem “Relish the moment” is one that carefully highlight the importance of patience being that patience itself, is a virtue. Joyce presents humanity as one which is always in a hurry to nowhere. Remember, that rush is uncalled for and what we really need is a moment to relax and let nature take it course. Relish the moment as you read on. Kindly visit her blog at: http://joycezishan.wordpress.com/

Relish the moment

12APR

Tucked away in our subconscious is an idyllic vision. We see ourselves on a long trip that spans the continent. We are traveling by train. Out the windows, we drink in the passing scene of cars on nearby highways, of children waving at a crossing, of cattle grazing on a distant hillside, of smoke pouring from a power plant, of row upon row of corn and wheat, of flatlands and valleys, of mountains and rolling hillsides, of city skylines and village halls.

But uppermost in our minds is the final destination. On a certain day at a certain hour, we will pull into the station. Bands will be playing and flags waving. Once we get there, so many wonderful dreams will come true and the pieces of our lives will fit together like a completed jigsaw puzzle. How restlessly we pace the aisles, damning the minutes for loitering –waiting, waiting, waiting for the station.

Sooner or later, we must realize there is no station, no one place to arrive at once and for all. The true joy of life is the trip. The station is only a dream. It constantly outdistances us.

“Relish the moment “is a good motto, especially when coupled with Psalm :”This is the day which the Lord hath made;we will rejoice and be glad in it. “It isn’t the burdens of today that drive men mad. It is the regrets over yesterday and the fear of tomorrow. Regret and fear are twin thieves who rob us of today.

So stop pacing the aisles and counting the miles. In stead, climb more mountains, eat more ice cream, go barefoot more often, swim more rivers, watch more sunsets, laugh more, cry less. Life must be lived as we go along. The station will come soon enough.

Recalled from http://joycezishan.wordpress.com/2011/04/12/relish-the-moment/

ALLOW YOUR HEART

I am made to understand that you taken a decision

That you have chosen to fall in love again

You have chosen to live up your dreams

So who am I to say no to you or hold you back

I understand that you’ve met someone

With a perfect heart

Who am I to take flight for you

I understand that he has a perfect heart

How am I supposed to stop you from loving

When I am all by your side

Even when I know that you have all it takes to give it all

Many have warned you not to take the risk

Oh, it is just a waste of time

Give it all to love

May be critical or unexpressed

Just give it all to love

And let your heart decide for you

Featured poem: “The difference” by Emmanuel Ibok

This week, I am featuring the poem of a great poet and friend who also dubs as a brother in the person of Emmanuel Ibok.  The poem “The difference” is one that is educating, inspiring and revealing. It reveals the prowess of the poet as he preaches the theme of inspiration. Dreams are divine when they become realities. Please do visit his blog at: http://lordemmanuel.wordpress.com  

[Ibok Emmanuel in 2009 during an award’s night outing)

“We dream not so we be called Dreamers
but so tomorrow we can make it a reality.

We plan not so we occupy our time with something
but so we have a framework of things to do.

We work not because it’s mandatory
but because we are determined and we must work to prove it.

We achieve not because it is written in the stars
but because we dream, plan and work towards it”.

LESSONS LIFE TAUGHT ME.

I have journeyed through life and learned a lot from it. I have been tutored by life itself and dealt harshly by realities of life. The journey of love, friendship and family are just sacred; we only know after we lose them. If only we knew, oh, if only we knew.

It is true that we do not know the worth of what we have now not until it is gone. It is also true that we do not know the vacuum being experienced until someone com over and fill them. Irony of life itself! Life taught me this and I learned it with might, without fears and with courage. I sailed on.

I learned to love but I learned that the worst feeling in love is the one in which we love someone but never had the opportunity to share with the person on despite all our ventures, the other party still failed to realize this. To love and not be loved in return.

That to dream, takes a bold heart to do so and to achieve all our dream requires a even bigger heart. To dream is okay but not achieving it is worst than even dreaming it. To be bold in life require a bold feeling and anticipation. One that can never be taken away from one, one that instigate us still.

The happiest people we see are not really happy as they should be but they can’t let others looking up to them down. They are pillars to many homes and thus wouldn’t want to let others down. If we could share a moment with; we would have helped the to be better.

Life is journey with only one stop; one final destination in which all must heed to. I learned that to love, we must love endlessly and to hate, we must hate not! That when we are born, we cried so much while others were laughing. So live fully so that when we die, people will be crying and we will be laughing.

That a careless whisper, gossip and word hurts deeply with no forgotten memories while a good word soothe the soul well and kindle all enmities that might have transpired before. It heals the heart and soul. Say good word always because they sustains us.

Love begins in the most unusual place, blaze through and eventually becomes unstoppable. Love like never but be beware of sadness and friends. They make or destroy. Live your life fully and one thing: allow life to tutor you as it did to me because it preaches right.

The happiest people are not happy so much, they make do of what they have. The saddest people are sad because sorrows fills them. Always put yourself in people’s shoes before you act because they know where it hurt. Above all, live life freely and savour each day.

SAVOUR THE MOMENT

We come from different places, speak in different tongues and think in different thoughts. We come with our cultures, beliefs and visions with the desire to propel into the known that is unknown. One thing is that we fail to realize that we all are about to undergo a journey or maybe we all are in a journey.

We see us going though a long never ending journey, we peek out through the windows looking straight into the green grasses, ever blue skies, animals panting and racing up. We see farther and further but yet our stops hasn’t come to an halt. We begin to relish the next stop hoping that it is now. As we journey further, some stops are made in imaginations but they aren’t our stops. Some stops are only imaginary and never true. They are fictions or rather deterrent to our goals. Some are made to anticipate us further but in the end, as we journey through, there is only one ultimate stop we know not of.

Why rant, panic, rush for that stop that even the journey guide doesn’t know? For himself, is also on a journey. Why hurry to see then band players with their instruments out to welcome us? Why make haste and forget the moments we ought to have shared? Why give up the joy and happiness and give way for panic over an unknown stop?  We race down the aisles in anticipation but the more we anticipate, the more the journey and when we finally want to take a pause, our stop comes and we begin to regret those moments.

See, we journey as strangers in search for that stop, we had thought it would take only a matter of time to reach that stop we thought we knew but barely knew. Savour this moment, hold unto it, enjoy the tiding its bring and forget the sorrows. Relish the moment as if you stop was never destined. Help the needy, poor and homeless. Take a bold step to do some happiness, stop pacing up, stop racing the aisles and stop counting how much you covered and how much more you have to cover. Sometimes, the journey had barely started but we already thought we were 3/4 over the distance when we had barely started.

Why not relax and do some happiness? Why not have fun? Why not relish the moment? Why not savour the moment? Why not climb more hills? Swim across more oceans? Dare the tides of the sea? The roar of the lions? Why not watch the rising of the Sun? The ever shining Moon? The beauty of nature at dusk? Help the needy? Show love? Why not preoccupy the mind with something worth the journey.

Soon, our unknown and unseen stop will come and then we will all dis-embark. The stop is in the station even but then who know when. I will only savour the moment by relaxing back and watch the harmony of nature.

THE KNOWLEDGE ABOUT GOD

THE VARIATION OF GOD IS NOT KNOWN FULLY EXCEPT FOR WHERE MYTHS, RECORDS AND DISTORTED WORDS ARE BROUGHT TO THE PICTURE. MANY WILL ARGUE THAT GOD IS NOT KNOWN AND THAT HE COULD NOT BE FATHOMED AS WELL. TO THIS SCHOOL OF THOUGHT, YOU NEED BE REMINDED THAT WHILE SOME TRUTHS ABOUT GOD EXCEEDS MAN’S ABILITY, THERE ARE STILL SOME TRUTH WHICH NATURAL REASON IS ABLE TO REACH; SUCH AS GOD EXISTING. ONE DO NOT NEED ANOTHER ROUND OF REASON TO UNDERSTAND THIS.

Different schools of thoughts have been kept in place to fully understand the knowledge and existence of God but none have come closer to the abstract truth. Some have propounded that God is dead, others said that God is no more alive and that he used to exist at a certain point in time. Another school of thoughts like the Chinese ideology believe that we are God and thus no need to go beyond the scope of  understanding the nature of God.

However, when properly subjected to critical reasoning, it is glaring and important to note that the knowledge about God can’t be understood in isolation to the nature of God. Such attempt will arrive at nothing but empty echoes. The Bible, if not for anything, but that I so believe in this quote “the wiseness of man is the foolishness of God”. This is a thought for ponder, so we do not even level up to the wiseness of God, how much then do we think we can have a knowledge of God in the first instance? Pathetic is the word to describe such a quest especially where we have decided to ignore nature.

Taking a lesson from nature, we have seen wanton destruction of land, earth-quake, ocean tides in high altitude, sky blues, ever green grasses, amazing mountains, animals still not known to man despite destruction in the past. Now, these symbols portrays God in his mercies, quest, judgement and wisdom but humans are so narrow minded to see all these blissful outcomes that nature has provided freely to understand God. The knowledge of God comes from an intrinsic source; one that is very much imminent to us. The desire to be a worship being doesn’t hold that much but that we attempt to grasp nature fully in our wiseness that is the foolishness of God. For after the creation, God even saw that all he created was good. Imagine the delight on God face and happiness as well only to destroy them in a flood. Now, what have we failed to understand, God destroyed the earth but what was really destroyed? Men perished but men were saved, women perished but women were saved. Light was created but wasn’t destroyed. The sky was created but was destroyed. The ground was created but the flood gave way to land after pouring as much as the vegetation was later watered by the water. Animals were still preserve even in the water and in the ark. God wouldn’t have destroyed his creatures and creations after seeing that it was good.

The moral of this is that the existence of God is imminent to his nature and nature has provided that freely to all and sundry. God is a merciful being with no ill, evils or wickedness. This is hard to understand because we are only grasping the foolishness of God thinking in our wiseness, thus, making it a task to comprehend. To understand God, we must move back to nature, only then, only then.