Idea

It all just came to me

And then it never left

Until it happened.

* Daily Prompt: Brain Wave

School

My so-called second world

Somehow prepared me

To a life of chaos.

* Daily Prompt: The New School

Secret Kindness

You thought nobody could help

So I did but

You do not have to know.

* Daily Prompt: Random Act of Kindness

Post for Dec. 20.

Slow Dance

Have you ever watched kids on a merry-go-round,

or listened to rain slapping the ground?

Ever followed a butterfly’s erratic flight,
or gazed at the sun fading into the night?

You better slow down, don’t dance so fast,
time is short, the music won’t last.

Do you run through each day on the fly,
when you ask “How are you?”, do you hear the reply?

When the day is done, do you lie in your bed,
with the next hundred chores running through your head?

You better slow down, don’t dance so fast,
time is short, the music won’t last.

Ever told your child, we’ll do it tomorrow,
and in your haste, not see his sorrow?

Ever lost touch, let a friendship die,
’cause you never had time to call and say hi?

You better slow down, don’t dance so fast,
time is short, the music won’t last.

When you run so fast to get somewhere,
you miss half the fun of getting there.

– David L. Weatherford

Take time to appreciate life and the things around you. 🙂

In Silence

In the dark

I shivered from afar

For you are no longer mine.

The fragile glass which

Is my heart and mirror

Was broken into pieces.

You drifted apart from me

And love plummeted to its death.

But I am here standing still,

Reflecting the shattered pieces

Reminiscing our lost past.

In time I have learned

That to love you in silence

I have found peace

Because no one

Owns you there

But me.

* Daily Prompt: Unexpected

Don’t Quit

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,

When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,

When the funds are low and the debts are high,

And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,

When care is pressing you down a bit-

Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns,

As every one of us sometimes learns,

And many a fellow turns about

When he might have won had he stuck it out.

Don’t give up though the pace seems slow –

You may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than

It seems to a faint and faltering man;

Often the struggler has given up

When he might have captured the victor’s cup;

And he learned too late when the night came down,

How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out –

The silver tint in the clouds of doubt,

And you never can tell how close you are,

It might be near when it seems afar;

So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit –

It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.

– Author Unknown

Misery

You have her, I have him.

You love me, I love you, too.

It’s sad but true.

Daily Prompt: Sad But True

Incredible

I smile like

Never before

Could not help but

Remember the once sad

Emotions that have gone by

Delight and excitement fill my

Imagination with an intense

Belief that life is

Love and it is

Everything I have hoped for.

🙂

* Daily Post: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

The Wind

My eyes cannot see

The breeze

But its touch

I can feel

Its blow

I can hear

And my nose can smell

The vibe it brings

But I still cannot

Hold or grasp it

It vanishes

And escapes

Right through me.

Daily Prompt: Bloggers, Unplugged

Freedom

Daily Prompt: Green-Eyed Monster

Freedom

In my heart, I am not free.

But my amygdala tells me I am.

The haiku explains how free I am even if in my heart, I feel I am jaded and not free. In case you wonder, the amygdala is a part of our brain which controls our emotions. Logically, the brain is above the head which means that it must be used first whenever we make tough decisions.

Note: Using our hearts when coming up with a decision is also good but that is another topic. Let’s jut say that I use my head more, after experiencing some traumas. Tsk, tsk, tsk. 😀

I never had issues with myself being lost but a part of me is somehow envious of my once old self. I was once a carefree individual, whose heart is  gigantic, that even a universe can fit in. I do not care what would happen later or tomorrow because I only cared what I would be doing during the present time. If many people would only care more about the present and the more sensible things, imagine how less complicated life would be.

Nowadays, I am more stressed and worried about what would happen in the future. But then, I realized that worrying does not solve the problem and does not improve and make me a better person. Thus, I would use my head so I won’t get envious or jealous of my once old self.  This is still me but better, tougher and hopefully, wiser. Talk about empowerment and mind control. It goes to show how powerful and influential our minds can be.

Okay, no more drama. I have had enough.  I just have to constantly tell myself that I can be free. At the back of my mind, I know I can do this because my amygdala tells me. 🙂