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/

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”.