TANKA: Forbidden

 

We bump into each other
As if we’re total strangers
When no one’s around
Even seconds we would steal
Burn with passion, love unveiled.

 

***TANKA Poem is very similar to Haiku but it has more syllables and it uses simile, metaphor, and personification. There are five lines in a Tanka.

 

 

3Line Tales 43: Ardently

 

 

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photo by: Austin Chan

 

 

He won’t just admit, felt sick about it
He walked every path, skipped no street
To find he’s blinded by the sign he need not seek.

Cheers to another dose of Three Lining! I am so pleased to be able to partake this week. You may want to check other entries and be entertained by reading a brief tale out of an amazing photo prompt. For instructions, kindly click here, better yet, visit Sonya’s blog – Only 100 Words. Enjoy!

Weekly Quotes To Ponder 42

 

 

It’s a day late for our ‘Weekly Quotes To Ponder‘ feature. Forgive me for this. There’s a bunch of thoughts running through my head these days that I’m having difficulty to focus. So, I thought, why not try to at least de-clutter my mind? I’ve been thinking of launching a website for a while now. I even bought my own domain at GoDaddy just yesterday.

My life these past few months is in a mess. I am so sick of forcing myself out of this difficult situation that all I want to do is to vanish instantly. Go to a place where there’s no worries, pain, disappointments, and frustrations. But deep inside I know that this is beyond possible as long as I live in this world.

So what’s the best thing to do now? I asked myself a couple of times. I despise feeling so weak and helpless. And truth be told, I’d rather be the one that someone depends on than be the one who needed help. That’s actually the only pride that I have.

 

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In the midst of it all, I came across this quote on the internet while browsing. It hit me big time. And I agreed with it. Maybe I don’t need to bite more than I could chew. Stop forcing myself to fix my life that has been broken but to start over and build something better. And here I am, starting to do the things that I believe would make me feel better and I know that in God’s time, once and for all, I will be wearing a smile again that could brighten people’s day around me and inspire them to do the same.

This is another proof that in order for us to survive in this life and be happy is to stand tall even in the most trying times. May God Almighty bless us all!

3Line Tales 42: Writer’s Block

 

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photo by: Kira auf der Haide

 

Words knows how to disguise, add color and spice
Telltale the deepest recesses of one’s heart
Yet my hands freezing, can’t make up my mind.

 

Here’s my entry for this week’s Three-lining activity. Thank you, Sonya, of Only 100 Words for coming up with this. It never failed to detoxify my soul and declutter my mind. For full instructions, kindly click here. I’m so excited to read yours.

TANKA: Athletic

 

A man with iron fist
With a built, I could not resist
My world crumbles, my mind, twist
As soon as our eyes met
He won me over without a bet.

 

***TANKA Poem is very similar to Haiku but it has more syllables and it uses simile, metaphor, and personification. There are five lines in a Tanka.

 

My Monthly Memories: September 2k17

The first ‘Ber month‘ of the year has passed us by. Before I knew it, it’s 1st of October already. Another proof that time is so powerful it cannot be cheated. This is in response to a blogging event called #mymonthlymemories hosted by a gorgeous blogger, Basant She of  The Socially Anxious Extrovert. You may want to visit her blog to find good reads. And if you’d like to join us, kindly click here for instructions.

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September is one of the toughest months this year. The first week, I lost my full-time job as a Freelancer, my internet connection has been restricted due to late payment, not to mention the series of unfortunate events that followed that I don’t want to remember nor mention here. For someone who is a mother of four children, who is renting a house, making both ends meet is tougher when her partner is not supporting her financially anymore. I rarely sleep soundly these days. I am so preoccupied with a lot of things. Would you believe that I even beat myself with household chores to death so that once I lay my body in bed, I could easily sleep? That’s how wretched my life has been that month.

tulipI love those random memories that make me smile; 
no matter what’s going on in my life right now.

Thank God for His mercy and grace, I am still able to survive that ordeal and life these past few days is getting better. I just nailed down a full-time job again which will start on Monday. I know that the salary is not that big but at least it would help augment our daily needs.

Back to blogging. It must be noted that there are still blessings in disguise whenever someone faces difficulties in life. I’ve had more time to write on my blog since I don’t have work for more than two weeks. I’ve written at least ten posts including 3LineTales – Give In and Daily Prompts – Fondness for Him, The Novelist, Focus, and Coincidence. You’d put a smile on my face once you check them out.

I have learned to force myself to be cheerful in whatever situation I may find myself. For I believe that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.

As of now, I cannot say that I would be more active again in blogging but I’ll do my best to at least write a post every once in a while this month. I feel better these days, somehow. I would like to express how grateful I am that even though my blog is not that active in the past few months, there are still people who took time to visit or check my posts. I am still blessed.

Once again, cheers to better blogging and better days this month of October.

 

 

 

 

 

3Lines Tales 41: Give In

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Bury my pride
Reach out in the open
Hold my sanity, heart in chain

 

Hello, wonderful people! It’s been a very long time since I joined Sonya’s Three Line Tales. I more than miss it. So here I am, making up for all the loss. I can’t help but smile at this. You may want to join us too. For instructions, kindly click here:

TANKA : Coincidence

 

He came after her
Not knowing what life has to offer.
He said this is no coincidence
True love always finds its way.
She said, his mind is in disarray.

 

***Tanka poem is very similar to Haiku but it has more syllables and it uses simile, metaphor, and personification. There are five lines in a Tanka.

 

 

 

 

Weekly Quotes To Ponder 41

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Hello, wonderful people in blog-o-sphere! It’s been awhile since I’ve written a ‘Weekly Quotes To Ponder‘ post. For the benefit of those who just visited or stumbled upon this blog, I would like to say that this is supposed to be an every Wednesday feature. However, due to circumstances beyond my control, this part of my blog have taken into hiatus for the past couple of months.

No man is an island‘, as the saying goes. I’m sure most of us would agree that we need other people to survive in this world. The quote above resonated with me. I’ve been stuck in a difficult situation these days and is almost on the verge of giving up. I’ve never felt so worthless in my life, not until last week, where I failed miserably in resolving the financial crisis that we have. I lost my full-time work-from-home job, my internet connection has been restrained due to my unpaid balance, not to mention the lack of financial support from my partner abroad. I can’t help but wonder, how could this world be so cruel to me that it’s doing everything it could to pin me down?

Today, I just nailed down a new Telemarketing job with the help of a friend who is actually struggling with a more financial crisis than I could possibly imagine. Her family could hardly eat a decent meal a day. And yet here she is, still able to help others in her own way. I am so blessed to have known her. I pray to our God Almighty that she would be able to hang on and survive her own troubles.

I may not be able to do so much for her for now but I gave her some words of encouragement and assured her that if there’s anything I can do to help her, she need not think twice to reach out to me. As I always say, the best is yet to come…

I would be delighted to read your thoughts about the quote I shared. Have a wonderful week to you all!

 

Beyond Hope #SoCS

beyond.jpgI have never felt this cold before. It’s as if I am inside a refrigerator waiting to be frozen to death and to meet oblivion. I feel more than numb, the excruciating pain I felt a couple of minutes ago is gone. I fell into a deep slumber. But before my consciousness left me, I finally utter my last prayer, that if ever fate would be kind enough to wake me up, I would be given a chance to find the man of my dreams alone and free.

 

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I ache to see his eyes burn for me, so intense that it could melt my heart in seconds. I want to feel the warmth of his touch, that lingering embrace that makes me feel secure. I would love to see us holding hands in public. Kissing me softly in front of other people. I would like to show the whole world that he is mine and I am his. That our love could outshine even the hotness of the sun.

 

Greetings!

This is in response to a Saturday blogging event hosted by Linda G. Hill entitled, Stream of Consciousness Saturday 

This may be late but better be late than never. Cheers!