Poem of the day – One day in Switzerland, Europe

Majestic castles

with ashlar walls,

arched arrow loops

with broad domes,

adorned with crosses

around the rim.

The broad wooden drawbridge

with a drawn up Portcullis.

Sunshine falls

on majestic stone walls,

castles are just one,

but not all,

of the things you’ll come across

all over picturesque Switzerland.

 

*Author’s note : This is an actual picture I took while I was in Switzerland last December, this castle is Chateau de Chillon, otherwise known as Chillon Castle, which is located in Geneva, Switzerland. *

 

Short stories 003 : Light, love and Friendship

 

“Love is like a lamp, while friendship is like a shadow.

When the lamp is off, you will find the shadow everywhere.

But not all the time can you find a lamp,

so bright enough to cast a dark shadow.”

Everywhere we go, we meet people; new faces, different personalities, and people from vastly different backgrounds with a wide range of hobbies that sometimes may be out of the ordinary.

Friends can be made just about anywhere and everywhere.

But a true friend and a true love is not as easy to come by.

Love is like a lamp, while friendship is pretty much like a shadow. When the lamp is off, you will find the shadow everywhere. But not all the time do you find a lamp, so bright enough to cast a dark shadow.

What do I mean by that?

Even when one friend is not by our side, there is always many others which are like the ubiquitous shadows around us that are easily found. But finding someone that stands out and leaves a deep impression on you is not easy because not every lamp is strong enough to withstand the strength of the wind and keep their flame alive. Likewise, not all friends and people who love you will persevere through hardship with you because some of them just succumb to pressure and find the easy way out; just as to be extinguished by the gust of strong wind.

In life, finding true friends is never easy—it takes time, effort, and commitment to find them. But once you do, don’t just let them be the lamp in your life—be the lamp in theirs too.

Because love and friendship goes two ways—it is mutual.

Treasure the friends around you who are genuinely true. And treasure them just as much, too.

Short stories 002 – Priceless, unconditional love

People these days, boys and girls alike, all want an intelligent, good-looking partner from an affluent background. Or at least, these are the 3 ideals most people have when looking for a life partner.

There are also people who say, “What is so good about her that made him fall for her?” and “Eww, you’re dating him?”

To me, these people haven’t actually found what the true meaning of love is…yet. Think of it this way: one day, your super rich boyfriend goes bankrupt overnight, gets into a car accident which makes him disabled for life and half of his handsome face is so badly scarred that he looks ugly and no longer handsome. Ask yourself, would you still love him? Or because now that he has nothing, you will leave him to spare yourself some face, and not waste your life with him? Will you find someone else that you feel you wouldn’t need to spend the rest of your life pushing him about in a wheelchair?

Unless you can say that you will truly stick by your partner’s side even when he is scarred and broke; unless you can say that through thick and thin you’ll be there for him; unless you can say he’s not flaunting material, and thrash when he no longer can be flaunted; unless you can say you’ll love him regardless of what happens, you do not know what true love is.

Love is unconditional.

And we should always, ALWAYS value CHARACTER over looks.

A person’s looks can be destroyed overnight. But his character CANNOT.

Poem of the day – True Friends VS Fake Friends

All through life, we have friends.

But do we ever wonder

Which ones are actually

Our “true” friends?

 

When we’re having this specific clique all along

That study with us,

And play with us.

We all do well on tests together,

Get the same good grades together.

 

But when this happens,

Other people draw close to you

When they never actually spent quality time with you

And start to ignore their once close friends

And talk to you instead

Don’t you fear that these people

will leave you one day,

Just as how they did

To their very own friends?

 

These people AREN’T true.

Only those who stand by you

In bad times, and in good times,

Are the ones you should treasure

And value close to you.

 

And remember this,

fake friends are around

when they think you’re cool.

But true friends are around

even when they think you’re a fool.

 

Poem of the day – The haunted town

Do you ever walk pass the river

and hear screams that make you shiver?

Do you ever walk in the dark woods

and get followed by a man with a hood?

Do you ever walk alone at night

greeted by spirits which fright?

Do you ever walk in the fog

and get chased by ghost dogs?

 

 

Trees whose shadows grow

creepier and eerie at night.

Howling owls with big eyes,

that could stare into your soul all night.

Blood-red eyes of bats,

pierce through the darkness of night.

As you take a walk through the haunted town,

beware, my friend,

you have been warned.

Poem of the day – The pain of Amnesia

What if one day you woke up

And found that your memories were gone

Not knowing who you are

Nor where you came from?

 

What if all your memories

Faded away all of a sudden

All those things you wished you remembered-

Just seemed to be forgotten.

 

All those times you held dear

All those moments you wished you’d cherished

Faded, gone, and disappeared,

As though they never existed.

 

The people who supported you

through good times, bad times

And cheered you on till the end-

Doesn’t it pain you now that you can’t remember

Anything because of amnesia?

 

Their words, their actions,

and all the time they spent with you

Doesn’t it hurt when you can’t remember

Anything that brought you so much cheer?

 

Their love, their care and their compassion for you

Doesn’t it hurt not being able to remember

All the times they cheered you up

When times got tough,

And the times they embraced you in a hug

And made you forget all that was hard?

 

The person whom you loved the most

Your soulmate, your dearest.

Not being able to recognize his face,

Probably hits you the hardest.

 

Not being able to remember that apology

Which you could have used to save a friendship

Not remembering that date

Which you could have reunited with your family

after staying apart for so long,

hurts when you don’t even remember

how you were feeling that December

for Christmas to come,

and a reunion feast together.

 

Not being able to remember it all

Because you have amnesia

Not being able to recall

Anything at all-

It hurts…like hell.