Time on Valentine’s Day

Well, it is Valentine’s Day.  I love this holiday, but at the same time, I get dizzy from all the pink and red and flowers and candy and chocolate…

My friend told me today that Valentine’s Day should be renamed to “Single’s Awareness Day”.  I thought it was very good insight.

I was proud of myself for making it through today with my head held high.  All I did today was write poetry.  My notebook is now a little bit too full, but that is fine.  Anyway, Valentine’s Day is a day to hold your head up, put it in the clouds, and let it sit there.  You can think about anything you want, and no one will bother you (most likely) because today is special.  My friends and I celebrate today by buying a bag of candy and eating it all…I always feel guilty afterwards, but oh well.  It’s Valentine’s Day.

Here is one of my Valentine’s Day poems that I came up with today:

Time

Seeing the numbers flying off the clock

Like petals falling off the rose

Love blossoms into this beautiful masterpiece

And no one knows where and when it started

On your shoulder sits the heart of an angel

And you can’t lose it

Or you think you’ll lose everything

You are in your own

Like floating in air, above, and looking down

Don’t run out of time

Trust that you won’t fall

Throw your trust into their arms

Let it decide the rest

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Because Time Runs Out

“Because time runs out.” I said this to my friend the other day in response to a question proposed to me: “Do you believe in love at first sight, and if so, why?” Now, my friend asked me this in a friendly conversation, but we are really close and I value their opinion very much.

I have a question for you: Do you think that we are shown inspiration directly, or do we see a form of love and we perceive it to be inspiration?
I asked my very close friend this the other day, and I was told to ask it to as many people as possible.  They said thinking about it brightened their day, and to my surprise, I agreed to share this thought.

And as a result of these conversations, I wrote another poem.

It is approaching

The treasure of the words lingers in your mind

As you study the concepts of the path

The path leads to a journey

And from the journey, a beginning

But the end is soon approaching

Tell them exactly what you mean

When you have the chance

Because time runs out

And because you change the course of time

I don’t know where it goes when it disappears

Speak your mind, say your words carefully

And far will they go

Do not be afraid when they leave you

It was their time to grow, not yours

And sitting here, I think about leaving

Death, concepts, and leaving

These things are newly formed to me now

Although I haven’t yet became familiar with them

My Attempt at Writing My Own Poetry

I have decided to take a leap and a chance to post one of my own poems.  Now, it is not very good; it is still the rough draft.  But at least I’m trying.  🙂

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Part I

When the clouds mourn, raindrops fall

Onto the wings of a forsaken bird

The abandoned pines softly fade away as the seasons leave them behind

But the music that came from the tambourines flows through the air

Like how water flows down the stream

Part II

When the sun rises

It bleeds the colors of a new transformation

Like gold and orange and yellow

It all blends together

Like a new song with a new voice

I can see the remainder of dew drops on leaves

The flower petals reach up to the sky

A new day has begun

Meaningful Quotes

Here are some quotes that I absolutely love.  They get me through the day when it gets a bit rocky.  I hope they do the same for you.

 

“Writing a poem is discovering.”  -Robert Frost

“If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don’t write, because our culture has no use for it.”  -Anais Nin

“However great a man’s natural talent may be, the act of writing cannot be learned all at once.”  -Jean-Jacques Rousseau

“True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, as those who move easiest have learned to dance.”  -Alexander Pope

“Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.”  -William Shakespeare

“A #2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere.”  -Joyce A. Myers

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there. ”  -Theodore Roosevelt”Change your thoughts and you change your world.”  -Norman Vincent Peale

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”  -Ralph Waldo Emerson

“But O, how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man’s eyes.”  -William Shakespeare

“Once you find the rope, grab hold and hang on.”  -Anonymous

 

This is Me

“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.”  -Lou Holtz
Well, to start, a bird doesn’t even chirp a single note without it meaning something.  Every song has a story, and every story has a life behind it.
Now, by saying that, I think that hidden story behind every door is like one of those sunlight rays that peek out from behind those thick clouds that never seem to move.  That door isn’t a barrier.  It’s an opening.
“You are the author of your own life story.”  Live it well.