ANTE UP

Before that day came,
We did what we knew to do best,
We played what we considered our best to you.
…..best could be relative,
However ours was truly the best we could give without knowing if anything lay on the other side.
We paid our dues to you in our imperfections & even when you let us down, we were still paying our dues.
Now, look us in our eyes before the entire world & ante-up too.
We’ve done ours….& still doing.

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Swimming in the dark

art-artwork-dark-822608I’m still swimming in the dark.
I anxiously anticipate from which side the ray of light will finally show up.
All I’ve known to do, I’ve done with my skills. However the dark still has all the space right now.
Am I still far away from the horizon of hope?
My stamina is slowly wearing out…even though I keep telling myself “swim on till the light”.
Everything a pro-swimmer can do to stay afloat, I have done.
It’s now just a matter of will I make it out of here?
Am I swimming in the right direction?
Do I give up now?
Will light ever come through?
I really don’t know exactly.
However, I will keep this brave heart to stay swimming…if ever I drown, let it be that I stayed fighting.

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SUMMER’S SUN

balcony-life-person-103127It’s amazing how much beauty life has to offer.
Every now and then we feel hurt & pained from the wounds we get by being shot at by life…..but we strive,.we stay up, we keep tall, hold our chests high even though our hearts may be sinking low.

Life is beautiful & we choose to see that palette rather than that of the hurt.

We’re hung on to sniffing the freshness each day brings & we’re out here cool, needed & beautiful like the summer sun.

We’re here steady staying hungry to be in charge & happen to life.

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Locked In

fence-lock-love-padlock-38866A void in the space

A bubble that won’t burst

An antique in the memory

…..one of joy, of love, of friendship & everything happy.

The memories of the great days all

preserved sacredly in the heart &

soul like an antique in a museum cos

there’s a halo around the value of

this friendship and belonging.

No matter what happens, this is

something that happens naturally

and it stays locked and sacred in the

museums of our hearts.

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Blue Sky Nights

backlit-black-blue-sky-205333Those nights we lay as kids

Stared in the sky & painted our dreams

Emptied out hearts in pure innocence & peace

…..not even realizing dreams are the smaller part & the bigger part’s building those dreams into reality.

Dreams won’t happen on their own & so we’ve got to light them up with action.

Regardless, every great thing starts from a dream.

Plant the seed but water it, groom it & watch it grow into a beauty that puts a halo of pride around your head & a reward of joy in your heart.

The dream’s free…..but the hustle’s sold separately.

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Fellowship

boat-chain-dawn-119562Wield all the power & respect in the world, yet no one man can do it all alone.
Thoughts that one knows all are the beginning of shut doors.
Every man needs a communion….community.
For no man is an island…even if any was one, then the world is an archipelago & we are all neighbours.
Efficiencies & deficiencies are what make us all plugs or sockets…we need the other to work.
No one man gets rich all by himself…but through providing or solving for others.
If those ‘others’ were absent, he’d be just a lonely empty bottle.

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The art of life

autumn-street-trees-3711Everyday is a blessing.

Every morning is beautiful.

The overhead sun at noon is a gift for us all.

Evenings bring on an aura of relief & chill.

Nights bring to reality an artistic painting of dark blue & pitch black illuminated by a moon that graces the beautiful skies.

The beautiful smell of the rain gives its heavenly fragrance.

You’d never see the wind, but its always there to caress your skin all so tenderly.

The waves of the ocean keep on riding to the rhythm of life.

The beautiful birds are all singing beautiful songs we’d never understand but our hearts feel the rhythm.

Oh wow! How great it is to be alive.

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