Change

You inhaled me in with your eyes,
The intensity gave me the highs.
As our familiar hands entwined,
Memories came dancing through my mind.

We seemed to have taken many steps,
Somehow we fell and collapsed.
When we tried to stand up,
The season for us only sped up.

When the time came for you to be gone,
The sadness seemed to drag on.
I could not find my way,
For I have kept my happiness at bay.

My rhythm of life was interrupted,
When you left my vision was obstructed.
The colours were stripped away,
All that is left is a blank gray.

It is time for a change,
Along that path it will range.
Here on out I will be taking measures,
It will be a good adventure.

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Building

The definition of destiny is the hidden power believed to control future events. In other words, fate. Are we really going to let fate or soulmate be an excuse? Are we not in control of our own life?

The way I see it, it is up to us to choose to put the door in front of us. We create our own opportunity. We write our own story.

Love is a choice. Sure, at the beginning when cupid hits, sparks fly. You feel like you are floating on cloud nine and waking up to Good morning, beautiful texts couldn’t get any better. But as days turn into nights over the months and the honeymoon phase is up, frustration, impatience and temper come swooping in. Before you know it, everyday is a constant battle.

Why did he not reply for the past three hours?

Where in the world is she?

How is he able to laugh and joke with his friends when we’re still fighting?

Who is that guy she’s talking to?

All these doubts starts to form and pile up like unpaid bills. And if not careful, suspicions will come biting its way in.

Does he not love me anymore?

Is she cheating on me?

Accumulation of all these negative emotions and thoughts will one day ignite and blow up.

Take a building for an example. In construction, before concreting the columns, you need to build footings. You need a proper foundation. Likewise, before getting into a relationship, what type of foundation do you want to have? Building foundations are categorized into two: shallow foundations and deep foundations. Which one of these foundations are you going to build your relationship on?

When you move into a new home, you need to make sure regular maintenance is done. Just like relationships, you need to constantly work on it. Inadequate maintenance will lead to leaking in buildings, just like tear-falling. Eventually, a building without proper care will one day lead to its demise. And unfortunately, the end of a relationship.

Relationships need to be built on solid foundations like communication, trust and commitment. If not careful, when you have to juggle life, career, family, relationship and friends, meeting up with your partner may seem like a chore than a blessing. As humans, we unconsciously take what we have for granted.

Let’s not forget to show our appreciation or say our thank yous. Let’s not forget to say simple encouraging words that supply warmth, energy and enthusiasm.

Wave Swinger

You came like a gust of wind,
And embraced me independently.
In the moments that you were around,
You took me to the highest of high.

And when you left,
Cold was all I knew.
Because when you left,
You threw me to plumb new depths.

We have been on the wave swinger,
With the carousel towering above us.
We have stayed longer,
Than the changing of ten seasons.

I have to get off this ride,
For it has given me two extremes.
Forgive me for wanting,
Just the mundane and unexciting.

The lit in my eyes,
Flee only to leave melancholy.
This journey will end in goodbyes,
And I’m thankful it taught me joviality.

I will stand my ground this time,
And I will get off this cycle.
This beautiful adventure of mine,
Will be buried under the layers of apple.

Season

The monitor’s glare mirrored your intensity,
And revealed your focus and attention.
The gleam reflected your furrowed brows,
But your confidence was not shadowed.

A sudden shift echoed through the room,
Prompted you to look up steadfastly.
The intentness generated an electric heating,
And betrayed the gripping shyness.

It was then through gaze,
We found silent companionship.
As the sun and moon take turns,
It was perhaps not the right season.

This moment brought us back,
And broke the stillness within us.
Could this be the phase of change,
In preparation for a new chapter?

Would the hands of the previous winter,
Be ready to forget the cold?
The possibility of accepting an extra pair,
For warmth doesn’t seem that far gone.