You probably heard the question "Who's with me?" in more movies than you care to count (though I challenge you to name one!). There'll be like one guy asking this question of his band of brothers, just before they head off for new adventures. Or something like that. One year ago, I decided to give … Continue reading “Who’s with me?” The truth about friends
When Breath Becomes Air Photo by Spencer Selover on Pexels.com As I live and breatheI hold fast to this momentIt's between past and futureI think it's called "being present"? As I live and breatheI count each inhalationOne. Two. Three. Four.Followed by an exhalation. As I live and breatheI close my eyesAnd clear my thoughtsOf the … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #10
Hey J! It's finally here. PSLE. Oops, I mean 2021! This is the year you enter an important phase in your education journey. This is the year every Singapore parent with a 12 year old sits up and pays the closest of attention to our country's most infamous national exam: the Primary School Leaving Examination, … Continue reading PSLE or “SOAP”: Five ways to beat it this year.
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com It began with showersIs what 2021 didSoaking the landWith each soothing drip A great way I thoughtTo begin againStarting over's tough Having gone through so much pain A message for usFrom heaven aboveTo stay calm and coolNo matter the turf Life can begin anew It already has"Welcome to 2021"Now say … Continue reading The First Morning of 2021
Auld Lang...sigh? Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com Once more we bidA fond farewellAs this tidal year recedesAnd another swells Oh wait, not "fond"Surely not that!2020 was horridNo! Hurry, let's getOutta this year Into 2021After what we just hadDon’t we deserve some fun? A new year when maybeWe can rip off our masksOne where maybeMore can … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #8
Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com "Okay so you need to isolate the energy to your finger tips and hit those piano keys with that, not with your wrist or arm power." "Isolate", he tells me. Right. But doesn't he know? When you've never given a second thought as to where your hands typically derive … Continue reading 2020 Reflections & Musings #3 of 4 – “When he plays piano in the dark…”
Ice Cream Photo by Cleyder Duque on Pexels.com I just wanted some Ice creamTo whittle away theseBlistery summer daysThat scorch my tongueDay after day after day To melt all my caresAll my fears AwayEven for a momentNo matter how Cliche That first biteLike eventideCoolComposedComfortingCalming But I don't get ice creamI get Cross-fitCut-backsCagesConsequences I get lostFoggyForagingForever … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #5
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com In the first of my year-end series of musings, I talked about how my 2020 really started a year earlier. Today, I want to "bring it home" so to speak by asking: What does home look like in 2020? We're all used to thinking of home as the place to … Continue reading 2020 Reflections & Musings #2 of 4 – What is Home?
Photo by Daria Shevtsova on Pexels.com I woke up this morning to an article about not letting go that caught my attention, even though it typically wouldn't. Cos it had something to do with business, and being most 'un-business-like', I usually skim these headlines and move on. Also, I'm unfortunately a product of this generation … Continue reading Letting go is hard – unless you know your purpose
Photo by Bersam on Unsplash Twirl How fastThese ceiling fans they twirlMy mind's a whirl just looking Is it Sunday now or Tuesday?It's never been this blurMy memory But you, you go so fast tooIn and out of my wardZipping pastThe cold side rails of my sickly sterilised bedOn the way to Never Never (Never?) … Continue reading My Monday Metrical Musings #2