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TANKA 23: Faith

Worries fog your mind
When crisis caught you off guard
Life beats you as hard
Until nothing left but empty heart
Faith lights your way, move forward

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This is my 23rd entry for weekly TANKA Poetry challenge hosted by a wonderful blogger, Kiwinana of Ramblings of a Writer. I almost missed it, thank God I’ve made it up to the last minute.

For instructions, kindly click here. I enjoyed writing it, as always. I would be more delighted to read your entry, come join in.

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Tokens of Gratitude: Memories and Dreams

It is easy to wear a smile when life flows along like a river with crystal clear waters. Cheerfulness comes naturally and positive aura is written all over one’s face. It goes without saying that wearing a frown is as natural as breathing when everything goes dead wrong.

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Truth be told, I am not the strong person I pretended to be. With all the crisis we’ve been going through since the beginning of this year, the demands of raising four children alone (physically, I mean. My partner abroad never fail to support us), and the pressure of finding a decent work from home job is making me feel so exhausted. I just want to disappear. However, holding on to my sanity and forcing myself to be someone with iron will is out of the question – God entrusted me with adorable little creatures I cannot just abandon.

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Finding some ‘me’ time is not really an issue because I am not the type of housekeeper who’d die finishing all household chores before taking a break. I won’t let time beat me or at least that’s what I thought. Harsh as it is, reality speaks that time can never be tamed. Once it’s gone, we cannot take it back. No wonder, God created memories and dreams.

Today, I would like to express how grateful I am that God allowed me to cherish wonderful memories and to dream about wonderful things. It helps me escape my present reality for a moment and gives me the will to hold on, to see things in a positive perspective, and to hope that the best is yet to come.

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TANKA 22: Nostalgia

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Spring is drawing near
Earth will be filled with cheers
Guess it can’t be helped
To cherish the memories we’ve shared
Everytime this season appears


Cheers to my 22nd TANKA poetry so far! I am more than happy to partake in this wonderful activity hosted by a friend blogger, Kiwinana of Ramblings of a Writer. For instructions, kindly click here. Have nice week!

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3Line Tales 39: Moving On

She, who’s afraid of heights
Boarded a plane for the first time
Looking forward, never turning around

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photo by Brian Gaid

Greetings! I almost missed writing a Three-liner. So here’s my take for this week’s challenge. You may also want to join fellow bloggers and indulge yourself in reading and writing a brief and interesting tale out of fascinating photo prompts provided by Sonya of Only 100 Words. For instructions, kindly click here.

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Tokens of Gratitude : Birthday

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Nothing beats an unplanned get away. March 14th 2017 marked our youngest son’s third birthday. As always, my children prefer to eat out, play arcades, and enjoy rides in a mall. Out of the blue, we’ve decided (I always involve my children with things like these to make sure they enjoy.) to go on a staycation.

 

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staycation  a vacation spent in one’s home country rather than abroad, or one spent at home and involving day trips to local attractions.

The place we’ve visited is quite far from home and since we don’t own a car we have to endure riding a PUJ (Public Utility Jeep) and a train station to reach our destination. Nevertheless, my children enjoyed the journey and the scenery.

 

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Today, I’d want to express how grateful I am that God allowed us to experience wonderful moments in celebration of our bundle of joy’s third birthday. We, as parents would always find delight in seeing the happiness in our children’s faces much more when they enjoy life and make memories that we could cherish afterwards.

 

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I would like to share this YouTube video I created and hoping that you’ll find inspiration in doing the things that would make you and your loved ones happy.

 

 

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank God for His grace in giving my partner the ability to provide us with our needs and wants. I couldn’t be more thankful.

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TANKA 21: Mi Amore

It’s in my nature
To find love that is pure
Be my own universe
Blood that runs through my veins
Who’s worthy of all my pain

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Hello, everyone! I can’t forgive myself if I forget to partake in this wonderful mental exercise – TANKA  Poetry challenge hosted by Kiwinana of Ramblings of a Writer blog. For instructions, kindly click here. I can’t wait to read your entry.

 

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TANKA 20: Sakura

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Smile that blossoms like cherry
A flower that radiates positivity
Spring brings us all sheer bliss
And wipes all our fears, our bitterness
Truly a season we’d hate to miss


Cheers to another TANKA poetry day! The photo prompt above makes me more than excited to write a poetry. Thank you, Kiwinana of Ramblings of a Writer for hosting such a wonderful blogging event. Joining this every week brings me joy and makes me feel accomplished.

I would be more delighted to read other entries, for instructions kindly click here.