Long, long time ago the creator of our planet wanted to experiment something new.
He gathered His Angels and expressed His wish. The Angels from A to Z protested vehemently.
The littlest Angel with its sweet voice said: It is not a good thing to create humans, they will fight and cause bloodshed, please God give up this idea.
He told His Angels, you do not know what I know.
Ignoring the plea of the Angel, God continued to elaborate His plan. I will use clay to create the form with care, then I will breathe into its shape and it will come alive.
The human was created.Not wasting any second He ordered the Angels to bow to the human. All the angels did as told but one of them refused.
God was angry and threw him out of heaven. While leaving, the rebel angel said, ‘alright then I will cause chaos, give wrong advice to the humans, your world would be a very difficult place to live, until the day of judgement.
Assignment: For today’s poem, take inspiration from ‘Camouflage’__ you may apply it in any way you like, whether you write about visual or social dissimulation, or focus in the way we hide our myriad emotions,actions, and reactions. What would be your ultimate smokescreen, concealment, or mask?
Image from Wikipedia
The peacock flounder,is a flowery fish
They are outwardly colored
with spots that are bluish!
Their ability to change color
in mere seconds
helps them to hunt
and hide from predators!
These flowery flounders
can move in any direction
One eye can look forward
and the other can look backward!
Camouflage is the name of the game
Comparatively humans put us to shame
Our human predator’s face is so fake
We are unable to recognize them
Even if our life is at stake!
Many innocent lives are lost
We don’t seem to have the instinct
like that of the flowery flounder
Who is always ready to react
whatever may be the cost!
What’s your most prized possession?
Material possessions I probably have more than enough.Whenever something catches my fancy, I tend to buy it if it is affordable. I cannot consider any of these things as my prized possession.
I think of friends, family, acquaintances, they are nice to have but I’m not sure they are my prized possession.
My most prized possession is good health. If I didn’t have good health, family, friends or acquaintances will shy away from me. I do not blame them.
Human nature is complex it’s not easy to interact with someone who is ill. Yes we all have compassion but when we witness it for a considerable length of time. The compassion turns to boredom, we start distancing ourselves with someone who is not well.
A healthy body and mind is the most prized possession for me, everything else is secondary!
Is the glass half empty or half full? The pessimist would pick half empty, while the optimist would choose half full. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Is the glass half -full or half-empty: I’ve heard this expression countless times. I have read so many different idioms,which immediately brings a picture in my mind,what is it trying to tell me.This one however is slightly tricky.Here I instantly think of two individuals asking each other the question ,is it half- full or half-empty. Each one is trying to find out where they fit in this category.
I would like to say I’m an optimist, so to me it is half-full.I don’t go into the detail,why it is half-full. Is it because the city shut-off the water supply,only half of the glass could be filled or someone came and drank half of it.There are so many different ways of looking at it. To a pessimist it is half-empty, therefore he or she sees it as a premonition,they would believe something terrible is about to happen.
My Mom was always an optimist and she taught us to see things positively.She frequently told me it’s God’s will, whatever He does is for our benefit. We should not complain. He is taking a test,He wants to know our belief in Him. There were occasions when I only wanted half a glass of water,to me I view it as, I shouldn’t waste it if I only need part of it to quench my thirst.
My other relatives probably will question why the glass is not full. There are all kinds of examples of half-full and half-empty. What amuses me, it’s the same glass with the same quantity of water. A critic,an optimist and a pessimist will look at this same glass of water differently.This is the beauty of a human mind we all view things differently.
Spiritual Tree, Solarisation (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
This world is like a dream,but you,the sleeper,imagine it is real
Until suddenly death dawns and you will be released
from the night of opinion and falsehood.
You will laugh at the sorrows that beset your earthly
existence when you see your permanent dwelling place.
On waking you will become aware of everything you
did in your sleep in this earthbound existence.
Do not imagine that your deeds will be regarded
merely as evil actions committed while asleep,with
no consequences for you.
But in the hour of awakening your tears of grief and
walls of lamentation will turn to joy!