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What Becomes of Humanity?

Nothing is shocking anymore nowadays 

We heard it all before

Serial killers, sexual predators, suicide bombers, 

Abusive partners, evil dictators, merciless militants… 

A long list that doesn’t seem to end

With tyrannies and criminals making newsworthy items 

Make us scream in anger: what the hell is wrong with the world today?

Wanting to feel safe but we’re showered with fear

By the unthinkable that’s senselessly assaulting us

Turning off the media for a temporary relief

Even then

Disasters happily continue to pop up

There could be one in our own backyard

At a nondescript location

Hapless victims silently praying for redemption

Such predicaments that befall the innocents 

Inflicting them with bloody wounds and torturous souls

Permanent scars that resist to heal

Or untimely death just waiting

To end the ordeal

Oh, what’s becoming of humanity

Where is it hiding in this time of need?

Aiza@Lifeissuch 

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Stuff

I have this little craving

That comes in a box of Roses

To pop each one and munching

Zero care for the impact it poses.

I have this tiny longing

For a South Korea holiday

Seoul- Busan- Jeju island hopping

Promising good times all the way.

I have an itsy bitsy yearning 

For Longchamp totes collection

Solid hues would be a go-to thing

While cherry blossoms are my obsession.

I have a wee bit hankering

Soul searching on a mountain retreat

Hiking, meditating, sleeping and writing 

But wifi free can be a real huge feat.

I have this strong wanting

A cuppa hot mocha with cream 

Forget the calories counting

Letting lose in this sugary dream.

I have a lingering thought

And it got to stop now

It truly really ought

To stop this stomach growl.

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World of Bricks

How I wish the world is like lego bricks

Colourful, changeable and fun

Piecing them into whatever you fancy

Then breaking loose when you’re done

No hard feelings when smashed to pieces

Things can be built in a matter of time

Though no guarantee their presence would last 

The possibilities are endless they’re all in your mind

Just be anything that you want to be

The highest skyscraper, a well known footballer, or some simple deco plants

Everything is welcome here at the lego land 

Where changes are expected with no deadlines

Unleash imaginations

Kick out the inner critic

Be amazing

Stay plastic 

Enjoy life in the land of the bricks.

Aside

time stood still

In the empty house by the beach

Gentle wind’s caressing her dusty drapes

Making shadow play at the corner of the living room

Salty scents wafting through- mingling with mustiness of yesterday

A peculiar calmness that can’t be defined lends a charming air 

Rattan furniture of the 70’s lounging comfortably together from years of brotherhood 

Rolled up rugs adorning the wooden floor occasionally beg for a good stretch

Paperbacks snuggling closely on the overstuffed bookshelf have resigned peacefully to their fate

It’s been a while for life to be a part of this house 

Despite it all, she is content and grateful for what she has 

Even the stoic grandfather clock not wishing to move past 3