To Our Little One

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Writer’s Note: I’ve given birth about 3 weeks ago; this poem was when I was about 5 months pregnant. The sonogram was when she was about 9-week old in my tummy. It’s amazing how a baby, even if he/she hasn’t been born yet, can affect the parents’ lives!

You brighten up our world, putting a smile to my face
I look forward to each day as you put me in a place
Where everything is beautiful and all is positive
Where frustrations are forgotten, now with new perspective

We’ve wanted to see each glimpse of how you are growing
And feel each little move you make and all the kicking
It’s uncomfortable but it’s a wonderful state
This feeling, it’s definitely strange yet it’s so great

We’re giving you life but you give our lives a new meaning
We’re so excited for you and experience your blessing
Four more months before you join your mommy and daddy
For now, just focus on being well, our little baby

– April 3, 2018

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Drought (Part 4)

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Lost in a world with too many people
Too many things going on
My mind has been preoccupied
Resulting in not knowing what I want
Confused as to what I need
I am seemingly lost in this void
Overwhelmed by this busy crowd
So how can I make amends?
Take charge of my destiny?
Gain a different perspective?
When all I have is my pen
And I am gradually losing my wit
How do I focus to the things that matter?
How do I ignore all the noise?
Then it just dawned on me…
All I need is my pen and a little bit of wit!
Just start writing whatever, whenever
Then just have a little faith and believe
I will soon overcome this drought
Its end is near

– July 10, 2018

Drought (Part 3)

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Have you ever experienced the mind suddenly stop?
When there are no more thoughts, no more ideas
And the words are left hanging, floating in midair

Have you ever wondered where they all went?
Then you tried to search deeper looking for inspiration
But then nothing! The words you needed were gone

Have you ever told yourself to take a break, that it will pass?
You put your pen down, logged off from your PC, paused for a while
Then when you came back, you were still muddling

Have you ever wondered if it will all go back?
Like 1+1=2 or riding a bike, it is going to be as easy as that
But then you ask yourself when would that be…

Then you started to wonder “is this the start of the end?”
A peak has been reached, now it’s time to descend
Have you ever been afraid that rain will never come again?

Because I’m clearly in drought…
I am drained…
I am afraid…

– July 3, 2018

Drought (Part 2)

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I always need a validation
Telling myself this is my passion
But I’m stuck, I feel I’m not growing
Did I reach my peak now I’m descending?

And now I’m back again to nowhere
Just scrambling, looking to find whatever
I hope it’s just a phase to something new
‎A great inspiration that’s being brewed

So how do I keep on believing?
Keep the faith, stop myself from falling?
Refuel my mind, my heart, my soul?
When all my fears are eating me whole…

– July 2, 2018

Drought (Part 1)

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I am slowly losing steam
Am I just in a dream?
But it’s more of a nightmare
Something I cannot bear

And I’m running out of juice
I’ve got no more excuse
But how do I find the way
So I won’t go astray

It’s my longest drought
How do I remove my doubt?
Let it rain, let it pour
Please let my mind soar

– June 28, 2018

To Write

a combination of two photos obtained from: glogster.com and fountainpennetwork.com

It’s to write about what’s underneath
Then go beyond what lies beneath
Discover the beauty from within
See the light that’s illuminating
To find all the inspiration
Which will uncover all emotions
The passion that’s been long missing
Will soon emerge in the offing
Then dream about the freedom to write
Regardless if it is wrong or right
For it’s to write about anything
Because writing is the only thing

– June 12, 2018

Where To Find Inspiration

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Where do I find the inspiration to write
To get me through this, to help me survive
What should I do to make everything all right
To remind me I’m still breathing, still alive

Let’s turn back time and collect my shattered wit
Hopefully, I’ll figure out the correct math
This time I’ll let things flow, I won’t throw a fit
Then pave the way towards my enlightened path

Where do I find the inspiration to write
I looked everywhere, even traveled the past
But all is blur and I still have no insight
So here’s to just believing, this too, shall pass

– April 19, 2018