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Let's go everywhere,
We have never been there,
Let's count the stars,
Far from these things mundane,
Under Pondicherry's sun,
Or Cherrapunjee's rain.
We can climb those mountains in Mcleodganj,
Or visit a monastery in Zanskar,
Or we can just sit on a boat in dal,
Maybe take a ride on a camel in Thar.
Let's find those kisses kept hidden,
In the moments yet to be experienced,
Exploring the lands,
With our bare hands.
And some days I'd like to taste,
Those parts of you,
And midst those stares,
We'll find it.
This journey that awaits us,
To undertake it,
The road that lusts after us,
The skies that love us,
The sun that absolutely adores us,
The moon that is desperate for our tales,
Still seeking the divine company,
Of each other,
And it's been long.
So let's go everywhere,
Our hearts open,
Our bodies bare,
Sun burnt skins,
No burden of lies,
No fear of our sins,
Just us two travellers,
Who've met in time,
Long ago like two stars,
In Andromeda galaxy,
Before our souls entered this one,
Through the gates of sirius,
For we've always been like this,
The lovers and seekers of everywhere, no love?
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Fixed trajectories to follow,
Humming the same tunes,
She treads the same path,
Across forests and dunes.
Again, she trips over the creeper,
Hops over the muddy puddles,
Skips and skids on slippery slopes,
Gathers herself again, and waddles.
Over and over again she does,
Like she did the very first day,
Attentively unmindful, she moves,
Intricately repeating her way.
Why couldn't she jump in the puddle,
Take a "wrong" turn, away from away,
Or break her long standing silences,
Call for love, she shrugged on the way. (@beingmehrasince1991) #poetsofig #toerrandrepeat #words #poetsociety #remotelypoetic #instapoet #writerscommunity #sameoldsameold #writing #f4f #art #repost #poetsofinstagram #writer #poetry #poem #write #writersofinstagram #poemporn #instaart #wordporn #word #poetrycommunity #poetryporn #instagood #poetryhive #l4l #poet
PEOPLE I LOOK UP TO
My other most inspiring, most nurturing editor @milletmartinezmananquil, except I only had her so briefly, yet under her I did one of my most memorable interviews -- with the late statesman and diplomat Sen. Ramon Mitra, four pages of Q&A, as it came out in The Philippine Star, which I conducted while he was in a hospital bed, ill with cancer. He died shortly after the interview, but not before he called to commend me on and thank me for what I wrote.
Photo by @migspastor
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How do you get your creativity going? I have decided to write a book, so when I want to get my creativity going I play instrumental music and begin colouring or journaling. Do you have any other suggestions? #dreams #writing #writeabook #turntidescoach #creativity
“Perhaps that’s the reason true intimacy is so frightening. It’s the one thing we all want, and have to give up control to get.”
My friend @h.williamson_ lent me the book Scary Close by @donmilleris and from it I have gleaned multiple interesting observations. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1. I think it’s supposed to be titled “Scary Close” because it’s about vulnerability and the intimacy of relationships in the face of authentically rich love— BUT, I think it’s actually called Scary Close because he gets scary close to describing my ways of being & sometimes I feel like he’s uncomfortably narrating my life too well.
2. Reading books in public makes for great social experimentation and conversation, especially when it doesn’t have the cover. Every time I whip out the book, people don’t want me to read, they suddenly want to talk and they can’t take their eyes off the empty black cover of the book. Even (especially) on my breaks at work, it’s as though being on your phone sends a clear signal that you’re busy, but if you’re reading a book, it probably means you want to talk. 😅 So if you’re looking to make friends, go out somewhere and read. I’m sure you’ll find yourself in a conversation within 10 minutes.
3. “Be yourself,” is arguably one of the most overused and under examined phrases. If it were easy, this world would not have so many fake people in it. I don’t think most people really show their real selves to each other. However I also don’t think it’s because they don’t want to, but because they don’t know who they are and/or they don’t know how to. If that’s you, then today I challenge you to find yourself and learn what it means to try to be yourself. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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