Sunday, November 13, 2011

She Makes Me Smile


If there was only one person that I could see
It would be this girl that always smiles at me

She makes me smile every time that I see her
She’s got this glow that I can’t quite decipher

The light this girl has makes her so angelic
Maybe she’s a hologram or maybe it’s magic

But then I see her again and I start to remember
A countenance so bright like a glowing ember

An aurora so magnetic it draws you in
She’s a tractor beam exposing all from within

She makes me smile from ear to ear
It’s as if my face knows when she’s near

She makes me smile even when things go bad
It doesn’t matter if I get sad

I like her, I admit it, so what about it
When I’m not around her I feel caged like a convict

It’s more than beauty it’s something unfamiliar
More than a face and more than a figure

And then I saw it, I figured her out
Once I got to know her I said time out

It’s her, the glow, it’s what she’s about
It’s all of her, it’s true, it’s the inside that counts

The curl of her smile with the light of her eye
Tells me there is something special that I cannot deny

There’s a light inside and it burns bright
It burns so bright it lights up the night

She’s cool, she’s calm, and so very kind
If she ever rented a movie you know she’d rewind

Others come first, that’s the way she is
She’s the happiest person because she always gives

Her happiness is evident, it’s in her appearance
A smile so beautiful is my credence

Friday, November 4, 2011

Four Wives (4 Isteri)

There was a rich merchant who had 4 wives. He loved the 4th wife the most and adorned her with rich robes and treated her to delicacies. He took great care of her and gave her nothing but the best.

He also loved the 3rd wife very much. He's very proud of her and always wanted to show off her to his friends. However, the merchant is always in great fear that she might run away with some other men.

He too, loved his 2nd wife. She is a very considerate person, always patient and in fact is the merchant's confidante. Whenever the merchant faced some problems, he always turned to his 2nd wife and she would always help him out and tide him through difficult times.

Now, the merchant's 1st wife is a very loyal partner and has made great contributions in maintaining his wealth and business as well as taking care of the household. However, the merchant did not love the first wife and although she loved him deeply, he hardly took notice of her.

One day, the merchant fell ill. Before long, he knew that he was going to die soon. He thought of his luxurious life and told himself, "Now I have 4 wives with me. But when I die, I'll be alone. How lonely I'll be!"

Thus, he asked the 4th wife, "I loved you most, endowed you with the finest clothing and showered great care over you. Now that I'm dying, will you follow me and keep me company?" "No way!" replied the 4th wife and she walked away without another word.

The answer cut like a sharp knife right into the merchant's heart. The sad merchant then asked the 3rd wife, "I have loved you so much for all my life. Now that I'm dying, will you follow me and keep me company?" "No!" replied the 3rd wife. "Life is so good over here! I'm going to remarry when you die!" The merchant's heart sank and turned cold.

He then asked the 2nd wife, "I always turned to you for help and you've always helped me out. Now I need your help again. When I die, will you follow me and keep me company?" "I'm sorry, I can't help you out this time!" replied the 2nd wife. "At the very most, I can only send you to your grave." The answer came like a bolt of thunder and the merchant was devastated.

Then a voice called out : "I'll leave with you. I'll follow you no matter where you go." The merchant looked up and there was his first wife. She was so skinny, almost like she suffered from malnutrition. Greatly grieved, the merchant said, "I should have taken much better care of you while I could have !"

Actually, we all have 4 wives in our lives

a. The 4th wife is our body. No matter how much time and effort we lavish in making it look good, it'll leave us when we die.

b. Our 3rd wife ? Our possessions, status and wealth. When we die, they all go to others.

c. The 2nd wife is our family and friends. No matter how close they had been there for us when we're alive, the furthest they can stay by us is up to the grave.

d. The 1st wife is in fact our soul, often neglected in our pursuit of material, wealth and sensual pleasure.