Two passengers,

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One life,
Two passengers,
The man, the woman,
Many adventures,
Forever together.

Precipitous hills,
Rocky valleys,
Perilous seas,
Peaceful shores,
Pains, joys,
Cries, laughter,
What a journey!

My best friend,
My companion,
United in heart,
United through God,
Marriage truly is
A blessed gift
From God to man

Daily Prompt: Passenger

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Two are better than one because they have a good reward for their labor. For if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift him up. Furthermore, if two lie down together they keep warm, but how can one be warm alone? And if one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart. (Ecclesiastes 4:9-11)

Tender Drizzles

Soft tender whispers
Your words
They seep into my heart
I listen
Beautiful, delicious
Like the honeycomb
Sets me at ease
A cosy hug, we share
None willing to untangle
Silence
Sweet silence
An eternal cuddle
It seems
Your cheek
Brushes against mine
Caressing faces
Touching noses
Soft strokes
Your hands
Through my hair
A delicate peck
Your lips
On my forehead
I bask in this aura, of love
Feelings, like butterflies
Dancing, fluttering
Inside while we sit
In silence
No words
No actions
Just us and
The ticking clock
Such precious moments
Time, rolling by
Endlessly, it seems
Golden radiance
Heaven’s rays of love
Beaming through
On a summer morning
The day beckons
Slowly, reluctantly
Unwilling, to begin the day
Yet, we rise
But, with joy, a smile
And a mutual, eternal love
For each other
Though apart on sight
Entwined, inseparable
One heart, one soul
We are

Daily Prompt: Tender

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Poet’s Notes:
A love poem I wrote in honour of my 10 years marriage anniversary with my husband this June.

Hello Beautiful

Hello beautiful,
Looking at you
I find sweetness
Into your heart
I descend deeper
I find beauty
Knowing you
A treasure

Daily Prompt: Descend

See also Beautiful Soul

Author’s notes:
There is hidden beauty in everything and everyone we see. We just have to search it out if we want to find it. Also, if you see beauty and sweetness in your dreams and aspirations, you will descend to any level of hard work and dogged determination to work it out and fulfil it.
When you find beauty in whatever you do, work becomes play.

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The Control Key (ctrl +)

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Some days I feel very brave and confident with myself.
Some days I feel like I can tackle life without anybody’s help.
Some days I feel like I don’t need You, Lord.

But,
I end up with errors, mistakes, mishaps.
I end up stepping on toes and hurting those I care for.
I end up confused; pondering and wondering what went wrong.

I fail to realise that I cannot do it all by myself.
I fail to realise that like the control key on a keyboard that needs a C, V, or X to complete the functions of copy, paste or cut;
I need people to fulfil my purpose on earth, and
I need You Lord to live the life I was called to live.

I’m not an island, no man is.
We all need each other to reach our goals.
We all need our different communities to execute and implement our specific life functions and assignments.

No wonder You have Your family too-
The Trinity- The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit
No wonder You “set the solitary in families”.**

Because we need each other, and
Because we need You.

“In computing, a Control key is a modifier key which, when pressed in conjunction with another key, performs a special operation (for example, Ctrl + C ); similar to the Shift key, the Control key rarely performs any function when pressed by itself.“- Wikipedia

**Psalms 68:6

Daily Prompt: Control

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When Love Waits

Sitting here with him
In silence
Wrapped in his arms
She’s safe
He looked at her
And smiled
She looked at him
And blushed
No words exchanged
In silence
No need for words
Soul mates
They understood each other
One heart
Their hearts were one
One soul
Their souls were one
But
Their bodies
Inflamed with romantic desires
Lustful ecstasy
Would soon be in one
A few days
After their marriage vows
Such decision
Not for luck nor for fame
A noble act
In honour of their promise
To wait
To wait for the right time
A noble act
To honour their love for each other
To honour God

Daily Prompt: Luck

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22nd October, 1994

Immediately the organist played, I turned around with the congregation… and there she was walking down the aisle. Walking towards me, with the most gorgeous smile I had ever seen.

She looked stunning in her immaculate wedding gown, while golden sun rays peeping through the church window formed halo around her. Her face was radiant and fair like a glittering star, her eyes stared gently and lovingly at me like a gazelle, her beauty dazzled my senses like a fine exquisite work of art. What an angelic vision!
And, the sweet thought that Alice, my southern belle, would soon be my wife, was an excitement I barely controlled that day.

It’s been over 22 years now starting from the day I proposed, but, that day is still as vivid to me as if it was yesterday.

Daily Prompt: Vivid

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Previous: 18th June, 1994

Little Things…

Like the little frosty flakes of snow ❄️❄️
Falling helplessly from above
I fall into your arms
Helplessly, hopelessly in love

Like the little sparkly stars up high ✨
Shining, glowing in the dark
I glitter and glow
When you look into my eyes

Like the little torrential drops of rain 💦
Drizzling and drenching the earth
I am fully immersed
Drowning in your loving rein

Daily Prompt: Lovingly, Glitter

My Lifetime Journey
18th June, 1994
Romeo and Juliette

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My Beautiful One

Wonderful, adorable, my precious wife,
God blessed my life the day I met you,
Excelling and the best, my leading lady,
Virtuous and noble; pure with a sweet heart,
Everything about you is beautiful.

You are beautiful
You are gorgeous
My best friend
My Wonder Woman
You are beautiful
You are gorgeous
My sweet wife
My soulmate
Everything about you is beautiful

As I renew my vows to you today before everyone,
I pledge my commitment and faithfulness once again,
It’s been 10 years with you my rare gem,
Forever, till death part us, it shall be,
Because, everything about you is beautiful.

Daily Prompt: Renewal

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From Romeo to Juliette

Dear Juliette,

Speak to me and let me listen, in words and ways I can understand
Share your heart with me and let me into your world
Each time I try getting closer, I see the walls you built around you
The hurts of the past are so evident in your eyes
Your feet have lost their majestic gaits
You don’t love anymore, you don’t trust anymore
Love is not enough you say
But my love will be more than enough you’ll see
My love will intoxicate you and kiss away your pains
I want to understand your heart, your mind, your soul
What makes you smile and that I’ll do everyday
What makes you sad and that I’ll surely avoid
What motivates you and I’ll take you there
What hinders you and I’ll shield you from it
Where are you from? I’ll respect your past
Where are you going? We shall face the future together
Hand in hand we shall ride the storm together
And sit on the sunny beach together as one happy couple
Hand in hand for I will not let go of your hand
If only you will let me into your world
If only you will let me understand you

In anticipation I await your response,
Your Romeo.

Daily Prompt: Understanding, Companion, Storm

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Summer!

Summer!
The word summer comes with mixed feelings to her.
Sunny days,bright blue skies, flip flops, holidays at the beach side, bright coloured dresses, short skirts, sun hats, sun glasses, barbecues, parties, friends… Happy days!
But…another word for summer to her is a dreaded ailment.
Hay fever!
Constant sneezing, blocked nostrils, headaches, itchy watery eyes, tissues all over her bag, sleepless nights, drowsy days… Not so happy days!
Hence, for this purpose, her constant companion is her antihistamine tablets. It took her a while to find the right tablet that works for her; and when she discovered it, she stocked up as much as she could.
Now she can go out with her buddies and just enjoy summer, just like everybody else.

In response to the daily prompt: Purpose, Sky, Companion, Summer

Mr. Grain the Teacher

Grains. They teach us two valuable lessons about life.

The Power of Unity– one grain of sand or one grain of mustard seed cannot survive on its own, it will be lost forever, completely overwhelmed and overshadowed by the elements. But in unity with its brothers, it becomes a powerful tool in the hands of humans or Mother Nature. A pinch of salt makes a meal appealing to the palettes and who can imagine a beautiful wedding  cake without the ingredient sugar. On the other hand, high levels of salt in the body has been linked strokes and high blood pressure while excess sugar leads to diabetes.
My Point: we can achieve great things when we work with one mind, one purpose and one vision, when we are united with one another. This reiterates the concept we see in the story of the people of the Tower of Babel (Genesis 11:1-9). If God didn’intervene, that project would have ranked as one of man’s best creation that changed the course of history. When we forget our differences, our personal opinions and dispositions, our overestimated egos; when we forgive others of their faults, weaknesses and idiosyncrasies knowing we are also prone to same, the sky would be no more the limit but the starting point to what we can imagine, create and achieve together.

Our Need For Each Other– a single grain is absolutely inconsequential and extremely infinitesimal but a sea of sand on the beach becomes a summer tan bed. A grain of rice will hardly pass for dinner neither will a grain of coffee make a soothing hot drink on a cold winter night.
My Point: we need support from one another to function and survive. We need the support of each other to fulfil our destiny, purpose and to live a fulfilled life. We are inter-linked with each other and most times we are at our best when we come together. How true the statement, “It’s a small world”. Take the home for instance- you have the parents, the children, the landlords, the electricians, the builders, the GPs, the repair/handyman, the grocery store, the energy providers, the church, the water providers, the internet providers, furniture shop, the clothes shop, etc etc. All these need each other to survive. Think of the school system, the hospital system, the government, and so on, we all need each other. We cannot survive alone, no matter how we try to function alone; hence, the sooner we realise we need each other the better for us, for our communities, for our society and for our world.

Oh Grains- what great teachers you lot are, if only we can listen and learn.

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In response to the daily prompt: Grain, Sky

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18th June, 1994

How could he forget that day? 18th June 1994. One beautiful Saturday, just like any other summery sunny day that his life took another exciting course. He travelled down South to Tessax City to spend a weekend with his beloved Alice.

On a casual stroll down the meadow, her peachy skirt glimmered in the sun as she smiled gorgeously to him; as she always does. There she was, he remembered thinking then, my sweet Southern belle glowing like a diamond in his heart. He remembers perfectly how they stopped at the top of the meadow to view the countryside, the scenery was breathtaking and they just stood still, taking in all that this priceless view could offer.

Without thinking, he suddenly said, “Alice, will you marry me?”, she turned and looked at him smiling. He turned and gazed softly into her big beautiful eyes and said again, “Alice, will you be my wife?”
She gave him such a big shy grin, hugged him so close he could perceive the Yves Saint Lauren perfume he bought for her on her birthday in March, and said, “Of course I will marry you, my dear Jamie” “I will marry you”.
In excitement, he held her around the waist and swirled her round and round screaming with utmost joy, “She said yes!! She said yes!! My southern belle said yes!!”

And today, 2 lovely girls and 1 grandson and another grandchild on the way, my Southern belle still glows like a priceless diamond in my heart like she did 22 years ago, he reminisced.

In response to the daily prompt: SouthCompanion

A Mother’s Love

She gives up her name to answer his name
Even though some do retain their maiden names.
Still she gives up her identity somehow;
She gives up her body to bear his babies-
Passes through the inevitable popular 9 month seasons of morning sickness, bloating, constipation, body disfiguring, sleepless nights, demanding attractive partner, silly noisy adorable children, etc. etc. etc.
Which culminates into excruciating labour pains, c-sections, episiotomy, epidural, birth complications, incessant hospital visits,.. until the baby is born… Wow!
Most times, with the demands of childcare she changes her job and puts her career on hold;
She gives in her time to go to work;
She comes back from work and resumes housework/children work- cleaning and cooking, hoovering and dusting, laundry and ironing, assisting with homework, amidst scolding and shouting, loving and caring, quarrels and tantrums, stories at bedtime, hugs and kisses etc etc etc
She ends all that and then, sometimes, resumes marital conjugal duties that same night… Wow!
She hardly gets a “me, myself and I” time; and the next morning the cycle begins again!

I bet you are asking, “Why and how does she do these? What motivates her?”
As a mother, I know the reason behind this is summed up in one word- Love.
The unconditional, unconventional, dynamic, incomprehensible, sacrificial, amazing and wonderful love of a mother.

A mother’s love- the quintessential epitome of sacrifice.

Written In response to our daily post word: Sacrifice, Epitome

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