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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Missing YOU amongst Us


I miss those lovely times with YOU amongst us
It seems so long ago
No, was it just the other day?

3, 5 years I cannot tell
As the pain still lie heavy in my heart
like it was yesterday.

Beautiful, your smile said it all
"I am the sexy, outstanding one of all"
that's YOU

I miss the YOU amongst us
No pain or trouble could get you down
Ageless, YOU will be immortalized
YOU followed your heart
A true Woman of Will
YOU were the braveheart amongst us.

I miss those lovely times with YOU amongst us
Memories claim my thoughts every single time
As I remember you asking me in a quiet voice
on a  rainy day as we drove into town 
"Do you love to listen to the rain?"


I really miss my sister Jacky, who passed on so unexpectedly a couple of years ago. She was a fighter amidst her illness and pain. No matter her trials, she put on a brave front and smiled her way through an arduous time. She was a joy to have and to be with. She was my business partner, my sister, my confidante, my support and truly my dancing partner. I love you Jacky and I miss you so much. I think of you every single day. I only hope you are happy where you are because right here where you left us, we feel a void that cannot be filled.

-shobana-

Saturday, July 7, 2018

When We Dance (Revised Version)




We, You and I
had a "Once a Upon a Time" of our lives

We believed in love
We believed in song
We believed in soulful dance

Young, giddy headed
Our heart beat spoke instead of our lips
that concealed the voice that lover's speak
One of bliss
One of tenderness
One of arousing
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We stand on a stage
The band plays a soft music
we dance a lover's waltz

You hold me close
I feel your warmth
I am on edge of time

As we waltz the night away
The silent rain outside dance to a sound all their own
Pitter-patter on the tarmac
The beat of the music sensational
In their rhythm
They steal the show

We twirl blissfully unaware
of the people around us
Our steps soft on the floor
We move to the gentle music
Embracing love desirous

We dance to the sound of a lover's song
The night endless
Time stands still
The music fades
The people disappear

When we Dance
It's just You and I 


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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Mirror, mirror on the wall



The reflection was none as I saw it
Behind the mirror stood a young waif in person
Tall and confident
Desiringly beautiful
The waif had a wishful look about her

"Mirror, Mirror on the wall"
whispered she 
"Show me the woman in her true form
For she sees not the image
That is portrayed on your face
Would you please be truthful for once"

She walks away, the little child in her self
Sulking and Disappointed

But the mirror never changed its stance
The reflection was the same till the last
Until one day the disgruntled woman
Who thought it to be false
Shattered the mirror 
and brought in another

For the waif like woman
Couldn't believe the beauty revealed in the face of the mirror
Until the image in the new one
Reflected the same about her.

For what is beauty
If you can't accept it as portrayed
And instead crave the unrealistic notion of a stubborn mind.

Mirror, Mirror on the wall
Who is the fairest of them all

It is the one who stands before me
With a heart of gold
And a mind that speaks of genuity
An ageless soul
She would appear beyond her years
As a youthful beauty
With an everlasting legacy.


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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Deer Thirsting



A paradise prevails unexposed, creating a landscape for myths and legends
Where
Gentle waters run deep, placid and serene
Where
Unseen fishes swim placating quiet ripples

Its seclusion is premeditated
The distant clamor, an uninvited imposition
Hidden and protected, it breathes silence
A silence so peaceful that it makes the haven a place of worship
Inhale, Exhale, an Eden of fantasy

Foxes and deer eye each other within their own enclave
The danger of trespassing on forbidden paths, well defined
In the distant it can be sunrise or sunset, it matters not
The vision of its color remain, sanctifying and sacred,

A fox howl within this sanctuary, disturbing, its echoing voice eerie
The deer stands afar disengaging, unperturbed
Thirsting


The unblemished walk on a flawless portrait
Inspiration to countless that roam, seeking, venerating
Near quiet waters the deer conjoins
Its desiring quenching

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

From Me To My Dad

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I know I looked to you for comfort Dad
I remember your tired frown when I was sad
I believe that you did the best for me
I trusted you before any Man I met

Your smile and words of encouragement
always left an impact on me
And I worked even harder to make you proud of me
You are the father any child would long to have
For your love shone through in all that you have done for me.

Happy Father's Day Dad!

For the love, strength and happiness
That you showered on me all of my years has been my
guide and inspiration and I am grateful to you
                                                                         for always!


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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri 2018

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It is that time of the year again
When the ketupat and rendang, mouth savoring as it is
and a favorite dish served is delightfully relished by all.

A delicious combination it makes
Hot and savory
Curried and dry
Of beef and rice
A coconut combo
Totally consuming

It tells a tale all its own
Of hard toil and drive
Long and tireless
A Labor of love
Torching the palettes
Tasty and the ultimate

An age old tradition
The Ketupat & Rendang resembles the essence of life
It has a unique identity
Of forging relationships
And the source of never-ending chatter and laughter
A centerpiece that is - distraction.

Selamat Hari Raya to all my Muslim friends and Readers from all over the world. Have a safe journey back home and have a wonderful celebration with all your loved ones. I will be waiting to have a taste of my most favorite meal during the Raya celebrations - the ever delicious Ketupat and Rendang!

Cheers.
Shobana

















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