Under Spell

yathoriRidiculous it may sound
I must admit it’s profound
But whenever I’m down
When I’m wearing a frown
Or alone in a town
You act more than a clown
Bring my feet on the ground
You are one of a kind
I don’t mind if I’m blind
As long as you’re by my side
With our love I take pride
It’s worth all of the ride!

TANKA 13:Worthy


Staring back at me
A stranger in the clear waters
Tears dripping like crystals
Couldn’t hold back a smile
Being free is worth all sacrifice!

I just can’t resist writing a TANKA poetry! Hopefully you’ll enjoy reading my take as much as I enjoyed writing it. You may want to join, I am also excited to read yours. For full instructions, kindly click here, better yet, visit my friend’s blog Ramblings of a Writer. I’m sure you’ll find wonderful poetry and articles there. Good luck!

Weekly Quotes To Ponder 29



Time for our ‘Weekly Quotes To Ponder‘ feature folks!

Sometimes when we want something so desperately, we tend to do things that are beyond our means just to get it. We push ourselves to our limits to ensure a positive result. Then once we failed, we cannot help but feel more than frustrated. Some people may even beat themselves up for their inability to attain their goal. I used to be this way.

For the benefit of my new readers, let me repeat myself, I am a risk-taker. I’d rather cross the line and suffer the consequences than just staring at that line for the rest of my life. I believe that we only regret the things we didn’t do when we had the chance.

A friend once told me that there should never be feelings of regrets as long as we did everything we could to get what we need or want. It took me a couple of years to realize the truth behind this statement. I have been a stubborn person back then. I almost forgot or maybe don’t want to accept the fact that there are things in this life that are beyond our control. Since I am a free-spirited person, I hate being confined in a box or being tied into something that limits my moves or my freedom. For me, imprisonment is taboo.


Lately, I realized that we are actually slaves at some point. There are things we need to do every day and once we failed to do these it affects our chance of survival. There’s no point in fighting back these urges. As days go by, I am learning the ‘art of acceptance’ and it makes life more bearable and worthy.