Take A Look At Myself

It is so easy
To point fingers
And lay blames
We recount what
Should have been
And what the other needs to do
We feel like champions
And pat ourselves on the back
We lose compassion
Until we find ourselves
In similar situations
Then we realise what
What we should have done or
How we should have acted

I need to take a
Look at myself
Pretend with a little
Bit of role play
Or role swap
How would I want others
To treat me?

A little compassion makes the sun
To shine in someone’s garden.

Copyrights © dreamdesireachieve 2019

Grace Wins Every Time

In the Book of Esther, the name God was never mentioned; yet, throughout the book God is evidently at work in the lives of the people and the intricate affairs of the nation.
Even though it appeared as if evil men were gaining the upper hand, God was still in absolute control protecting His people.

We may not completely comprehend everything that is happening around us; nevertheless, we cannot relinquish our trust in God’s salvation. We need to maintain our integrity and faith in God by doing what we believe is right and just.

Esther who risked her life to appear before the King, became a great heroine to her people; Mordecai who was effectively condemned to death, became the second highest ranking officer all over Xerxes’ empire.

No matter how like a dead end our conditions may seem to be, no matter how evil, sickness or sin may seem to reign and gain ground, even when we just want to give up, we cannot afford to give in to despair for God is still very much in control. His grace is always available for His people. When the timing is right, we would see that we already have the victory by His grace.

Be assured, grace wins every time.

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I Love Mondays

Thank God it’s Monday
Really?
Yes
I love Mondays
Why?
Don’t you know the meaning of Mondays?
No I don’t
Hmmm…

Mondays mean
– School runs
– Packed lunches
– Rush hour
– Going to work
– Work colleagues
– Driving to work
– Appointments
– Deadlines

Exactly my point. That is why I don’t like Mondays.
No, take a closer look-

I’m grateful I have children.
I’m grateful I have a family
I’m grateful my children are in school.
I’m grateful I’m there for them to do their school runs, to help them with their homework.

I’m grateful they have food to eat.
I’m grateful I can afford healthy food for them.

I’m grateful I live in a community, I’m not alone or isolated.
I’m grateful for this community of care workers, utility workers, bankers, transport workers, etc all of us making effort to be at our work posts.

I’m grateful I have a job.
I’m grateful I earn a salary- it means I have money for bills, business and pleasures.

I’m grateful I have people to work and laugh with at work.
I’m grateful there’s a workforce complementing my little inputs.
I’m grateful they also have jobs.

I’m grateful I have a car, I drive to work
I’m grateful I walk to work. A good opportunity for exercise.
I’m grateful I fly to work. Very comfy in a jiffy.

I’m grateful for deadlines and appointments. My input is appreciated. I am important to someone.

I’m grateful I’m alive to do all these.

I’m grateful for Mondays
I love Mondays

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Love. Love. Love.

love

love has always been
an action word

actions always speak volumes
more than words

actions are always the mirrors
into your soul

narcissism has no friends

agape’s friends are countless

love will always be
an action word

love

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I Found Him Too

 

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Now I belong to Jesus
Jesus belongs to me
Not for the years of time alone
But for eternity”
(Hymn by Norman J. Clayton)

I found Him too
At banks of the River
Where springs of Hope
Bubbled in delight

I found Him too
In the Dawn of the day
When I knelt in contrite
Near my bedside lamp

I found Him too
With unspeakable joy
Where cords of Love
Bound my heart to His

I found my Saviour
That is,
After He found me first

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Write A Cheque For Liberty

What is the cost of freedom?
A soldier’s life?
What is the cost of liberty?
A young man’s death?

Politicians bickering
Smoking cigars,
In luxurious suites
Soldiers fighting
Hungry and homesick
In muddy trenches

Put a price of freedom
What is the number?
Write a cheque for liberty
How much is it?

Bring all the monies in the world
Gather all the gold and the diamonds
Put them in a bank-
How many lives can it buy?

#100 years Remembrance Day

#November11th

Copyright ©dreamdesireachieve 2018

From The Ashes

From the ashes of despair
Let our song rise
From the dusts and tears
Bounce back into the Light
Begone! Unbelief
Our Saviour! He lives

Chant your songs, raise that voice
Breathe again, make it your choice
The past ain’t got power over you
Follow the Light, don’t stay down
From the ashes, rises a new you
For the dust can’t keep you down

Copyrights ©dreamdesireachieve 2018

Marmalade

 

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Watching Marmalade my little pooch as she aimlessly and nonchalantly chewed her dog biscuits while her big black eyes stared into my steak, I didn’t need any 6th sense to tell me what I needed to do. I stood up and went to the kitchen.

At the sound of the kitchen door, Marmalade immediately abandoned the biscuits and came to me in the kitchen, wagging her tail excitedly and looking at me with so much hope and anticipation. I grinned.

Picked a steak from the saucepan, diced and dished them into her plate and set it down near the biscuits in the living room. She quickly pounced on it and devoured the delicacies before you could say Robinson Crusoe, totally ignoring her biscuits.

When she finished, she came and settled cosily near my feet, content and full. I patted her furry little head, resumed my meal while I watched my favourite whodunnit series- Law and Order.

Daily Prompt: Aimless

(A Reblog. Originally published in June 2016)

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My Name is Fazia

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I am a Syrian child,
I am a casualty of war,
My name is Fazia
.

You go to school and sing nursery rhymes,
I hide in corners at the sound of bomb shells;
You hug your siblings and say “good night”,
I hurdle with my sister on a mat in utter terror;

You go to sleep with a story read to you,
I go to bed praying it wouldn’t be my last night;
You stroll into town waving at trams,
I run on lonely paths away from fighter jets;

You decorate your house with pictures and flowers,
My house decorations are shrapnels and bullets holes;
You walk on paved streets, with street lights shining,
I walk on streets littered with dead bodies, sometimes in the dark;
Your world is surrounded by beautiful houses,
Mine is surrounded by ravaged and collapsed buildings;

You have your mama, papa, sister, brother, cousin,…
I only have my grandma, my parents died from airstrikes;
You eat breakfast, snacks, lunch, snacks, dinner, supper…
Well, I eat when I find food, if I find food;
Your best friends are Sally, Tom and Tim,
My daily companions are hunger, fear, poverty and pain

You buried your loved one and it makes you sad
I’ve buried my friends and families, it hurts everyday;
You cry sometimes, throw tantrums and act silly
I cry all the time, I hurt all the time, I’m getting tired of life;
I didn’t chose my family, I didn’t choose my home,
If I had a choice…, I wish I had a choice…,
I know, I just want to have a normal childhood.

I am a Syrian child,
I am a casualty of war.
My name is Fazia and it means successful.
What an irony!

Daily Prompt: Successful, Devastation

Copyrights © dreamdesireachieve 2017
(A repost. Originally published in 2017)

Where Am I?

I saw a garden
Untended, neglected and abandoned
I wondered,
Such a beautiful garden
With great potentials,
Where is the owner??

I saw a blog
Untended, neglected and abandoned
I wondered,
Such a beautiful blog
With prolific potentials,
Where is the owner??

I looked closer
I realised,
The blog was actually
Mine

So I ask,
Where am I?

Copyrights ©dreamdesireachieve 2018

 

Farewell, Daily Prompt. Fancy a Cuppa?

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Suddenly I rolled up my sleeves abruptly, then I sat down to Observe the change of Tides in this unfolding drama. 

Before his Mentor, who was known as Mr. Blue Bubble, Jimmy Flaunted some recently completed works by his new band “The Rapid Rainbows” with such hearty Laughter, of excitement and achievement. 

Like a Rebel in the wild Forest Skewed to his soul’s Core with a Slight unfounded conspiracy theories and family Pedigrees, his mentor disapproved of the music, then he mentioned a Thin line of thought that Jimmy and his band may have been Infected with the Premature Complications of Narcissism and naivety. 

The moment became Awkward, all smiles Disappeared 

Meanwhile, Jasmine made a costly Assumption to which she refused to accept she was Guilty of. Apologies, were Archaic, she snubbed. She claimed that she was the Doppelgänger to the Famous Queen of England. To attend the wedding Ceremony of Prince Harry, she spent £30,000 on her 3 credit cards. Sitting Juxtaposed to the Queen on that day, she realised her vanity; she became Broken, contrite and… was later declared bankrupt. 

Retrospectively, I have enjoyed the daily prompts. I have met a lot of bloggers and have learnt a lot of new words. I will surely miss the daily prompts, hence this short piece using all the daily prompts for the month of May. 

Farewell, Daily Prompt. 
Shall we meet at Starbucks for a cup of latte? 😉

In Retrospect…

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In retrospect,
The times I have grown more
The times I have learned more
The times I have experienced God more
They were the times when I went through turbulent seasons in life.

When on the verge of drowning
His hand drew me out from deep within,
When my faith tipped
His love quenched my fearful thoughts,
When uncertainty made my feet unsteady
His light shone brighter than ever,
When the waves rocked my boat
“Don’t be afraid”, He gently said;

In retrospect,
The more I was faint, feeble and weak,
Then, His strength made me stronger.

retrospective

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