Pain

She sits in silence by the sea
lets the waves orchestrate music
to make sense of her internal chaos

He stands behind her
hands in his pockets
knowing her spirit is crushed
She is trapped in her own mind
He is not allowed to rescue her
he is not allowed
Hopelessness shouts so loud
so loud

When he was a child
he mended
rain worn kites to set them fly high again
he tended
wounded animals to nurse them back to health
He comforts
friends with broken hearts
strangers with despair

She sits in stillness on the rock
lets the descending sun withhold its warmth
to sentence her to another imprisonment

He kneels on the sand behind her
fists dent deep
There is nothing
he can do
he will do
because
he loves her

Love goes on

This is an interpretation of Jun’s poem which was written in chinese.

雪后即天晴
冷过春会来
爱思念循环
情绵又一季

Blue sky peeps through the snow
Spring bursts forth the cold days
Love cycles amidst the lonely nights
We survive another season of separation

Cave Woman

The household noises
in the wee hours
of the night
ignites rage
in me

I lie in bed
eyes closed
grinding my teeth
a fire ball
rises from my stomach
to my chest
melting the tight strings
sends flames to my throat
choking my screams
ascends further to my head
ants on a hot plate
burnt smoke smell
in the air

I realise
probably
I am a cave woman
Urban living
with others
will eventually execute
self-destruction

Episode

some days
the walls we built
crumble down
to burry us
in gravels
so god damn heavy
can’t escape
our lungs filled
with dust
can’t breathe
we have gone under
there is no further down
to go
the only way
is up

We Are One

The Living Poetry prompt

 

Despair is hidden in all walks of life
Pain does not discriminate against people
We suffer with our brothers and sisters
Not in silence
But in the open
The act of service is being there
Hand in hand
Side by side
Listening, sharing, caring
Supporting and doing life together
As one

Blogger Award

Hello Fellow Bloggers, I am pleased to receive the Sunshine Blogger Award from Benjamin, an amazing storyteller at Brothers’ Campfire

What is the Sunshine Blogger Award?

The award is driven entirely by the community, passed from blogger to blogger in recognition of their inspiring, creative and motivational blogs. Each nominee passes it on to 11 of their favorite bloggers, and round and round it goes. This is a great way to give recognition to new bloggers and those who may otherwise fly under the radar of many people.

For accepting the Sunshine Blogger Award nomination, there are a few suggestions:

• Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you and link back to their blog.

• Answer questions the blogger asked you.

• List the suggestions and display the Sunshine Blogger Award in your blog post.

• Nominate new bloggers & their blogs. Leave a comment on their blog to let them know they received the award and ask your nominees new questions.

My Answers For My Friend Benjamin!

  1. When was the last time you tried something new?  November 2019, I shot a small pistol in a gun range and I loved it.
  2. Who do you sometimes compare yourself to? I compare myself to Jesus, what will Jesus do?
  3. What’s the most sensible thing you’ve ever heard someone say? “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” -Maya Angelou
  4. What gets you excited about life? Seeing people make the most out of their circumstance instead of crumbling under it.
  5. What life lesson did you learn the hard way? Do not make a life decision when you are mentally and/or physically fatigue.
  6. What do you wish you spent more time doing five years ago? Reading and writing.
  7. Do you ask enough questions or do you settle for what you know? I am not asking enough questions because I do not like to be swayed by other’s opinions.
  8. What’s a belief that you hold with which many people disagree? Do my best each day, leave the future to the Planner.
  9. What can you do today that you were not capable of a year ago? Writing a decent short story.
  10. Do you think crying is a sign of weakness or strength? Mostly strength to allow ourselves to be vulnerable. I don’t cry easily though.
  11. What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you? Let my grey hair grow and not dye them.

 

My Nominees

Antony fine emotions of a poet

Bartholomew weekly poetry prompt

Melanie raw and in your face reality and heart wrenching short stories

Carl succinct with wisdom

Joshua Christian fellowship and insights

 

For those that I nominated, here are my questions for you.

  1. What drives you to blog?
  2. What is the one thing you wish you will do without?
  3. What is one of your funnies memory?
  4. How do you take your coffee if you drink it?
  5. What is the one thing you are proud of yourself?
  6. What is your favourite movie?
  7. Chocolate, Celery or good old steak?

Congratulations! I look forward to hearing your answers!