~Life Goes On~ (Q’s photography)




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“Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.”

– William James

A lot of things motivate me to go on

A lot of reasons to hold on and be happy about

There are times when it’s difficult to be positive

But life must go on


~Remember Me~

Bearing pain and embracing solitariness in my weary smile
The treasures inside this golden heart have lost its radiance
A little while, I paused and unloaded your cross
I was standing at the corner of the street
Waiting for somebody to carry the cross for me
No good Samaritan came by and so I waited in vain
Kissing the darkness as it fits my furious soul
Nothing else in mind
But hatred and pride
Disappointed over little things and shouldering unwanted feelings
I see the clouds drifting across the sky
I hear the roll of thunder, heaven’s going to cry
It’s gonna rain
Let it pour, Let it rain on me
If heaven could wash away this loneliness
And wipe the tear from my eye
Let it rain
Let it rain
I will wait till the pain subside
Lord, give me the strength to hold on
Let me see the light again
Save me from drowning in sin
Have mercy on me
As You hear their humble cries
And answer their fervent calls
Lord, I pray
Remember me

© quirky 2015

Versatile Blogger Award nominees

It’s great to know that I have followers here and people who believe in my capacity. And special thanks to two lovely bloggers namely:
1. Thespiritkeepers this is a link to his beautiful blog https://seeingthewhisper.wordpress.com/
2. Reachingmeadowlane this is a link to her beautiful blog https://reachingmeadowlane.wordpress.com/
for nominating me for this award. Thank you very much for your kindness and genuineness without minding some of my mistakes. This award is greatly appreciated.
I started blogging on wordpress February of 2014, with few followers, few likes, and few comments. Then I got bored after a few months of blogging and left this site August of 2014. I understand that part of socializing and gaining friends is to break out of my shell and start knowing people. At first, I was really that shy to reach out because of my fear of being perceived as a loser or a trying hard writer. English is not my first language, as I am a native Filipino (Philippines) and that explains why I was so afraid to reach out to everyone. After a few months of practicing my craft and my skills, I decided to come back and show off my deepest thoughts and feelings to the world. I write not just to express but also to glorify our Lord for the talents He bestowed upon me. I write – simply because I want to venture in the world of poetry.

My poem speaks for itself
I would like to take this opportunity to say “thank you” to some people who really take their time to read my stuffs. It was John Coyote’s (https://johncoyote.wordpress.com/) reblogged of my “You Are” poem that I gained more followers and then everything went smoothly as time goes by. Before I get discouraged easily when people criticize my works. But right now, my heart is open to new lessons and constructive comments from people I follow as well as my followers.
As I take this journey, I hope to gain many new friends whose passion is the same with mine. There are no words to express how happy I am to be part of this beautiful site.
God bless you all.
Here are the rules for the Versatile Bloggers Award/
1.Show the award on your Blog
2.Tell something about yourself stating a) your country of origin 2) Likes & Dislikes 3) School where you studied
3. Thank and acknowledge the person who nominated you.
4. Share some facts of life leading to your blogging or what made you blog?
5. In your opinion, is blogging worth your time spent? Explain or expand your answer.
6. Nominate 15 persons
7. Link your nominees and let them know.
I believe that everyone is unique and gifted. If given a chance I would nominate everyone, all deserve for this award. Since its part of the game, my sincere apologies to those I failed to mention, some were nominated already. Below are the bloggers I want to nominate for the Versatile Blogger Award:
2. Maniparna Majumder
3. Wendell Brown https://wherewordsdailycomealive.wordpress.com/
4. Martian https://iku2e.wordpress.com/
5. Maxima https://hillsofherchastity.wordpress.com/
7. FGM https://poemsandpoemes.wordpress.com/
8. Bjgaulton https://bjgaulton.wordpress.com/
9. Luminous https://urgodsparticle.wordpress.com/
10. Vonita Buirski http://movingtowardsthelight.com/
11. Laine Anne Theodore http://frommidnighttodawnlight.com/welcome/
12. Souldier girl http://souldiergirl.com/
13. MW Concepts https://mwconceptsunlimited.wordpress.com/
14. Charlypriest https://charlypriest.wordpress.com/
15. Murrsma http://thecrackedcrone.com/2015/04/24/being/

~One Love~

Rhetoric Love

I am writing this piece
I write what I need to write
I have so much to tell
In different languages and tunes
To say what I mean
And to mean what my heart speaks
Not knowing where this pen would lead me
I am sitting in quiet solitude
I let my mind flow like a raging sea
Words that would win your attention
And persuade deeper affection
I am writing this poem
With sublime rhythms
Of lullabies and symphonies
To move your sleeping soul
And bring memories alive
I am writing this poem
With a humble prayer
And a plea
To take my heart
With all of my love
Love me forever
I love you
© quirkyshine 2015

~Somewhere in Time~

Clock ticking

Tock Tick Tock Tick

The hands moving  in counter motion

Where will time take me?

I listen closely, I heard a familiar voice

That sound my heart longs to hear

And so I am traveling back in time

This is beyond the bounds of possibility,

Even far from reality

While I am pondering the past

Time allows me to travel

Back to your time

When you were in your 20’s

Not to miss any chance and any moment

The memories we dream of making

Faith has it’s way to bring it to reality

Time conspired for us to meet

There is so much to say

So much love to make

You are not my wildest imagination

You are beyond my heart could ever grasp

I will keep on moving backwards

Back to your childhood days

Playing all the games you play

Somewhere in time

Under the lover’s sky

Tick Tock Tick Tock

I know it’s never too late

It’s your past,  I wanna replay

©2015 quirky

~It was Love~

When I met you
I found my peace
It was your love…
That gave me hope
When my life seems bereft of meaning
It was your love…
That gave me comfort
When my dreams were hard to reach
It was your love…
That gave me strength to go on
When I was devoid of direction
It was your love…
That led me to the right path
When I was struggling in vain
It was your love…
That took all my cares away
When I was defeated by shame and wrecked by hate
It was your love…
That heard my cries and washed all pain
It was your love
That gave meaning to my life
It was your love…
It was your love…
© quirky shine 2015

~~Set Me Free~~

I need to be free
Not to care what people say
Not to hold any bitterness and resentments
Not to keep unpleasant memories
Not to waste any opportunity
Not to hurt anyone with my words
Not to seek revenge
Not to harm anyone with my actions
I need to be free
Away from sinful thoughts
Deliver me from darkness
Rescue me from shadows creeping in
Save me, not to ever stumble and fall
Take away my vicious pride
Help me stay close by thy side
I need to be free
© quirky shine 2015

~My Elusive Thoughts~

Words have left me
Many ideas have gone wasted
I can’t paint the picture in my mind
Nor remember the feeling of writing
My muse is there
He never left
But I became mute and paralyzed
I see empty pages
No color, no style
No fancy phrases, no structured lines
Stuck in the same old verse
Stunned by the brilliant stars
Shining in the universe of poetry
As everyone shows their art
Here I am trying to save myself
From drowning
Still longing for recognition
Not from anyone else
But me, myself
Maybe it’s time to see my worth
Time to embrace my skills
Not to ever get lost again
In the literary world
No matter how plain and simple
My mind can hold
If it is from the heart
Then it is worth the price of gold
Thoughts may be difficult to express
Lines may be hard to form
Words may come and go
Scream for passion
Let the pen bleed again
My elusive thoughts
© 2015 Quirky

~Nothing Sounds Old to Me~

Tic Toc Tic Toc
Can you take me to the olden days?
Let’s ride no fancy cars
No GPS, just an old map
I wanna travel with you and drive a 60’s ford mustang
To the past, off we go
Let’s see the world in this vintage ride
Not intimidated by the changing times
Baby, show me what history looks like
Can I see your moves and grooves?
As I play your favorite rock and roll music in this good old jukebox
Baby you are my song
Nothing sounds old to me
No Ed Sheeran, no Taylor Swift, no Justin Beiber in the background
Just the sound of some forgotten souls in the past
Can you sing me some Johnny Cash songs?
As I go wondering with Stevie Wonder
And blowing off with the master of rock Pink Floyd
Just let me hear a melody so pure and new to my ears
Like a breath of fresh air
Take me to the olden times
I wanna fall in love again and again
Singing out so happy and loud
Nothing beats the olden days
Tic Toc Tic Toc
Baby nothing sounds old to me
© quirky 2015

~The Promise~

Under the lover’s sky
She waits for her man
With all of his might, he came to rescue her
From the darkness that made her blind
Precious words he hath made
To never leave thy sight
Not to ever let her feel the coldness of the night
All the stars are shining bright
In the dark, there’s beauty you can find
For a love that knows no end
Troubles have left her behind
A love that is strong and pure
He finds pleasure in making her smile
A smile that could launch a thousand souls
A smile that will surely make the sun rise and the stars fall
His love brings out the best in her
The best her heart could ever hold
Love rejoices in the truth
She is the only truth he knows
He showed her the way to the light
And held her hand close to his heart
Promises of forever
In good times and bad times
His love will never fail

©2015 quirky