You Vs Me

I know more than I let on

To keep the peace, but

You don’t have a clue

Forever spilling the beans.

Like night and day

Poles apart in our way

I swallow it all in though

My patience’s running thin.


Thrilling Words

Words can either lift the spirit or bring you down, especially when they come from the young ones. Be prepared for the seventh heaven or to die a thousand deaths.

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There’s No Me Without You

You’re the stars in the night sky

I’m the ice cream on the apple pie.

You’re the Coffee-mate to my coffee

I’m the charger of your (mobile’s) battery.

You’re the milk in the Cornflakes

I’m the baking soda in the cakes.

You’re the hot water in the tea

I’m the lock to the key.

You’re the white tee for my outfit

I’m the blue jeans to complete it.

You’re the Google for my queries

I’m the chapters in our stories.

Just Say So

Trying is hard

Let’s not pretend otherwise

It leaves you in fear

Makes you sleepless at night

Wondering, doubting

Wishing it never happens

Why you even bother

When making

That decision to try.

Fathomable Faith

If an uninvited emotion turns up and unleashes its torment, leaving you covered with aches and bruises, don’t despair. Amid the turbulence, God is preparing a path for your way out. Know that sometimes all good planning takes a longer preparation.

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Busy Much?

I don’t need to pretend to be busy because I am. Even when you don’t see me doing anything, the chaos inside my head is keeping me pretty much occupied.

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Killing Time

People say all sorts of things

Just to fill the void

I keep fiddling with my rings

Trying not to be annoyed.

Some are genuinely nice

While others are clearly not

They freely give advice

But I’m not easily bought.

My poor head is pounding

As the chatters continue

This fake smile is thinning

Though none takes the cue.

How sad if my end is here

Drowning in a mindless chat

It’s not death that I fear

But the fact of where I’m at.

I’d rather be lost in solitude

Having silence for company

Enduring with great fortitude

Away from chattery tyranny.

No Dramas Please

I’ve a fair share of high dramas, so I totally don’t need to get sucked into others’.

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Frozen icicles aren’t as cold as your stare piercing through my heart.

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Stay in the Moment

Cherish the unfolding moment wholeheartedly as much as possible. Let its imprint tattooed in your memory. Forget the social media updates just for a bit; for photos capture the sight, but never the soul within. Perhaps there’s a time when the memory is all you have…at least it’s filled with plenty of good stuff to replay.

Which is Worse?

Indifference has nothing to do with ignorance. It’s a choice of being detached rather than having lack of knowledge.

Blessing Twenty-seven

Being content with who you are, where you are and what you have.

Contentment is not about accepting a mediocre life. It comes from knowing that certain things are meant to be just so, in attaining true happiness.

Blessing Twenty-six

Making progress, albeit rather slowly and too tiny to mention. A little something is better than nothing.

Blessing Twenty-two

Inner peace.

Chaos, problems and worries are staples of life. Try finding your inner peace and create the much needed sanctuary.

Blessing Twenty

When empathy is present, you know you are (or trying to be) a decent human being. Don’t be hard on others because life is hard as it is.

Blessing Sixteen

Patience while going through a rough ride, with absolute faith that it will be just right at the end.

Blessing Fifteen

A mother to love for eternity.

Right now, my mum’s Alzheimer isn’t so severe, but as it progresses, brain shrinkage will probably turn us into strangers. So whenever we chat, I’d often express my love, so that if that’s the last thing she remembers about me, it’s going to be the girl who keeps saying ‘I love you’ to her.

Blessing Fourteen

A fit and healthy body with every single part functioning effectively; and well supported by a balanced emotion.

Blessing Nine

Waking up in the morning after a night time sleep…when you wouldn’t know if your final goodbye came a moment too soon.

Blessing Eight

A smile speaks a thousand words, mends a wounded heart and intensifies one’s beauty. The magic it creates is mystifying.