INSIGHTS

On Taking Risks

Why do we try when we know we have to lose before we win?
Why do we risk when we know that in the end is the possibility of failing?
Why do we leap from our comfort zones when it was named like that because it felt safer?
Why do we aim beyond what is “enough” and pursue to dig deeper?

Week ago, I had attended a seminar about Personality Development. It was an effective guide about self-evaluation as we point out our strengths and weaknesses once in a while. It made me think outside the box and go beyond what is essential. Youth is the best time to go after what we want in life and who we want to become as our future self. There’s no other perfect time to shoot for our dreams than today.  And because I, myself, is still a dreamer in progress, I have here guidelines  through research of 10 perceptions about  how should we handle risks by Sir Josh Altman ,  the author of   It’s Your Move –– a book  offering aspiring entrepreneurs and established professionals tips and insights to help them outsmart the competition.

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PROSE AND POETRY

Better Off

tearing down
every inch of doubt
with the haze of a maze
that seems unending
but when the night
began to collide
with the day
she’s starting
to build
the walls
that makes her
sound asleep
in her own safekeeping

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PROSE AND POETRY

How They Met

I saw Music in one of the busy streets in our town. In the tapping of the feet of the people who cross the roads. In the bells ringing on the hand of an ice cream vendor. In the blind old man playing his flute. In the cars and cabs with their engines through the tempo of the stop’s and go’s. In the tweets of the birds on a tree that sways with the hush of the afternoon breeze. Music loves to befriend them but somehow, Music was lonesome.

Music has his leisure walk on the keys of the piano, lingers for a while in the strings of a guitar and then at the tip of the drumsticks on one of the parades in our suburban. But still, Music felt something’s missing.

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PROSE AND POETRY

Lost and Never Found

She thought to be the wobbly thread on the clothe of your jacket you hid from your closet long years ago that you ought to remember to cut but immediately forgets. She felt like a hook, a clip  or a clasp that you just wanted to find when you ought to need something to be fixed, to hold on to and then leave somewhere else when you are done with it. She sensed that for you she’s one of the heaps of  papers on your cabinet that you barely recall the significance of its content. She was the thickest book standing in your shelf that you lazily turn its pages and then abandon it in one corner.

Remember how it felt to never locate a thing when you need it the most at the moment?

Just because something was there all along doesn’t mean that it will be there for so long.

 

PhotoFrom: Pinterest

 

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PROSE AND POETRY

Unknown

He  wants to watch
her asleep
as her
breathing
rhymes with
the chirping of
night crickets

He longs to stare
at her
eyes
like the
stars that flicker
through  the
darkest hours

He wishes to steal
kisses
He craves for her
warm hugs

Yet he was
the sole reason
why at the
dawn — she sobs.

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PROSE AND POETRY

Let Her

She will once again tread
into a far-flung land
in which she alone will escape
from the vulnerability of her labyrinth.

No bags to be packed.
No luggage to mind about.
Neither travel pillows nor comfy scarves will count.

She will once again take a trip with nothing
and no one to load on her back.
She will take it light and slow.

If and only if you will let her to.
If and only if you will let her go.

Entry: Passport

Image from Google images

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PAPER AND PEN, PROSE AND POETRY

Beautiful Emptiness

she got her drafts crumpled twice
pen running out of ink thrice
the words are hard to find
with the one behind her mind

the document remained blank
until in her musing sank
the language at the tip of her tongue
were the feelings she used to hang

she hid the sheets again
and took away the pen
for those unwritten and unseen
she decided to keep within

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