On Irony & Pain

Pain by jmanapat How deep must understanding be? How long must patience be? How can a source of joy and encouragement, Be the same source of pain? Should I be doing this? Or have I gone mad? Because it turns out, It is my friend Who's making me sad.   I've stared at death in... Continue Reading →

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Carry On!

Carry On! by Robert Service   It's easy to fight when everything's right, And you're mad with the thrill and the glory; It's easy to cheer when victory's near, And wallow in fields that are gory. It's a different song when everything's wrong, When you're feeling infernally mortal; When it's ten against one, and hope... Continue Reading →

Silence

Silence. by jmanapat   Silence. I hear it in writing. Letters appearing quietly, To form words, To form thoughts, To make sense of things The mind is desperately trying to organize.   Silence. I feel it when my heart is at peace. When it is confident, That the Universe will always provide Enough reason for... Continue Reading →

Too Much for a Day

Too Much for a Day by jmanapat Too much for a day For memories to stop by and say: Do you remember me? I do. Too much for a day For hope to linger and say: Do you wish for me? I do. Do not worry, The heart knows where it's supposed to go. Do... Continue Reading →

Like a Painting

Like a Painting by jmanapat I still think of you. But the Universe is kind, To have given distance between us, Temporarily. It will help quiet my mind; See beyond the limited things My eyes made me believe. Once the reflection is clear, I will learn to accept things, As they are. I wish you... Continue Reading →

Enso

                      Ensō by jmanapat The sun would rise and see me smiling, Thankful for another day beginning. It shines on my heart Where one would find, The dreams and fears I have kept all night. This hopeful heart still longs for you; My dearest friend,... Continue Reading →

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