Pause … and take a deep breath



We all seem to be in a mad rush as we bump into each other,

The road is full of cars all honking at each other to make way, 

The traffic jam is horrendous and incomparable to bee’s waggle dance, 

Commuters are hurrying to catch their next scheduled bus or train,  

Cyclists are feuding with other road users on their assigned lanes. 


Parents are busy dropping off their children at the school gate,

Mothers are walking in groups pushing their crying babies in strollers,

The men and women in suits, pants, and briefcase are back to life,

Some construction workers are chatting and drinking coffee by the roadside,

As others are busy digging the road and receiving instructions from their boss.


Sales merchants are opening their stores or displaying their goods by the pavement,

Late night shift workers look tired and are happy to have signed off from the long hours,

The traffic light is back from its dusk to dawn break as it changes from red-yellow-green,    

The streets are busy with sirens, sounds, movement and all kinds of morning madness.

Wait! We all seem to have truly lost our precious minds in the pursuit of our daily bread. 


PAUSE……. Please, can we all pause for a moment and take a deep breath? No rushing.



Later … waiting for you


How long must I wait before you appear?

Must I wait forever before you come to my rescue?

Are you my knight in shining armor as I envisaged?

Do you enjoy making promises and yet always fail?


I’ve been sitting by the window pane waiting for your arrival,

You got me busy doing the silliest thing … counting the raindrops.

Yes, I’ve been counting the eavesdrop from the rooftop to the ground,

Who would have thought I would be in this position waiting for you again?

Here I am all dressed up, panning my eyes up and down, left and right, waiting for you.


I angrily stare down at every innocent soul who walks up the street,

I can’t help but analyze every human frame and shadow that passes by.

Believe me, when I say this, they are nothing like you in any shape or form.


Oh, my dear! There goes the terrible thunder striking heavily on my roof again,

I see the flashes of lightning in the sky as people walk quickly in the streets,

I see a display of umbrellas in rainbow colors and there is a rainbow in the sky now,

As stated by someone very wise whom I met, every cloud has a silver lining.

I guess all these means something magical will emerge from this treacherous wait.


Later. Sadly, you arrived later than expected, and as you can see, the party is over now!






Heal … Blessed Hands

via Daily Prompt: Heal


Heal me, O Lord from all my pain and sufferings,

Heal me in places known and unknown to me,

Cast me not away from your holy presence,

Take away all my fear, anguish, distress and sorrow,

Touch me like never before and make me whole again.


Paint my life in all the beautiful colors mankind has ever seen,

I want to sing again a sonorous hymn in your honor,

I want to run and not be weary or walk and not faint

I want to dance again like a gazelle in the higher mountains,

I want to move my body and jump around like a little child with no worries.


Heal my body, mind, spirit and soul in totality,

Yes, you absolutely can heal me without missing a beat.

Only you can divinely heal me and make me whole again,

I want to live my life again to the fullest without any fear of pain,

I look forward to the day I won’t have to complain about pain anymore.


Please, bless me so my life can be a testimony of your goodness and mercy,

Make me soar like a mighty eagle because you Oh Lord are my strength,

Surely, I can have the blessings of good health here in the land of the living.

I want the whole world to see and know of your healing power and kindness,

Healing is in the blessed hands of the Holy One who made Heaven and Earth!

Prudent – My love for you is not …

via Daily Prompt: Prudent


I am prudent

…….in running the tap water and avoiding sweet things,

…… in keeping tabs of all our expenses and savings,

…… in turning the lights off when I leave the room,

…… in expressing myself to everyone and no one,

…… in appreciating the little and big things of life.


However, Prudence leaves the door ajar at the mere thought of you,

It leaves me terribly speechless, eyes wide-open and awe-struck.

Its fragrance evaporates from the universe at the mention of your name.

It makes my emotions run wild, hopeless and helpless pleading for your mercy.

It leaves me begging for more of your affection, presence, honor and integrity.

It leaves me yearning for more of your smile, time, charm, wisdom and kindness.


One thing is for sure, I am so glad amid all these chaos and drama,

I am not prudent in laughing with you and expressing how much I truly care about you.

I am not prudent in the time spent with you lying down in the fields counting the stars!

Denial – Killing Me Softly

via Daily Prompt: Denial


How can I agree to what you just said, without reacting?

I can’t even bring myself to accept that it’s finally over.

Reality is a sweet and nice illusion for me at this point.

I will rather bask in the glory of ignorance than face reality.


Please, at this juncture, don’t even bother waking me up.

Please, don’t tell me how to think, act or what to say.

Walk in my shoes for a second and not lose your cool.

Only then, will I listen to you and concur unabashedly.


You mean snow is on the way again and this spring is only just a dream?

I just stashed away my heavy coats, gloves, and boots into the attic last week.

I guess I must accept my fate that Mother Nature always wins hands down.

Denial is my new ZIP code and at this juncture, it is killing me softly with its strokes.

Champion – that’s who I am!

via Daily Prompt: Champion


I am a Champion, indefatigable and undefeated in all realms,

No matter how hard I fall, I will rise again never to be put down.

I’ll shake off the dust, hold my head high and push through,

I will walk again gracefully through the noisy and boisterous crowd,

I shall stand tall again and rub shoulders with my peers,

I’m a shining star that permeates through the dark alley.

As a city built on a hill, I refuse to be hidden or unnoticed,

My light will shine brightly through the confusion and mirage.


This I know for sure, I shall triumph victoriously and rejoice again.

I shall overcome all hurdles and obstacles no matter how little or big,

I shall crush the head of my enemies and dance in the market square again,

I shall dance again among my blessed congregation, as I’ve always wished,

I shall ride on the majestic white horse and parade through the city again,

The world will hear my name called out again in the world’s honor roll.

It will be permanent this time and forever engraved in human history,

I am a Champion, indefatigable and undefeated in all realms!