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Ripe

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Drip! 
Bird’s pie drops
Onto the floor 
In front of me

Drip!
Bird’s pie drops
Onto my
Transparent umbrella

Drop!
A ripe fruit 
Drops but Hits
Onto my head
End its destination 
On the pedestrian footpath 

Life is full of
Unpredictable events
For us to
Decide and Choose
Either Good or Bad fertilizers
Insert into our 
Lives
Insert into our 
Innermost minds and hearts

Creeping inside before it is
Ripe and blooms
Beware the root grows inside


Inspiration On: Wednesday, 26 March 2014 at 4:17pm to 4:28pm
Inspiration Ends On: Saturday, 11 April 2015 at 12:25pm

First and second stanza happened during my college years, but the fifth stanza birth out today to earn the final destination of the inner root from within. God bless you all for reading my poetry to minister. 

PG

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PG

PG


Inspiration On: Monday, 13 January 2014 at 1:11am
Inspiration Ends On: Friday, 14 February 2014 at 9:38pm

I was contemplating about Pure and good in my mind. Surprisingly, Pure and Good also produce PG acronym. Thanks for reading my poetry and hope this poetry minister and bless you.

当中 之中 Midst & Amongst

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找白发在黑发当中
找贵人在小人当中
找好果在烂果之中
找干净水在脏水之中
是难免的是

难到不能
找优点在缺点当中
找对看法在错恶之中
寻找和睦相处在吵闹之中
很难吗?

来跟我
寻找神高羊在患乱当中
寻找光在黑暗之中
走在神的旨意当中
虽然辛苦
可是会有
平暗和喜乐冲满您的心
来赞美耶和华的名
来唱歌颂活神的名

Looking for white hair strands amongst black hair strands
Searching for good people amongst evil people
Picking fresh fruits in the midst of rotten fruits
Searching for cleanliness in the midst of dirtiness
All these are common traits in us

Is it difficult for us to
See good traits in others rather than their bad traits?
Find the right perspective in the midst of wrong perspective?
Pursuing peace after quarrel subsides?
Is it hard?

Come and
Seek the Lamb of God in the midst of our adversities
Pursue the Light in the midst of darkness
Walking in God’s will
Though it may seems difficult
But you will
Peace and joy will flood your hearts
Let’s sing praises to the Name above all names


Inspiration On: Sunday, 20 October 2013 at 11pm
Inspiration Ends On: Wednesday, 23 October 2013 at 5:28pm

My 39 months son pulled a strand of his dad’s white hair. Next day, he was looking for it but gave up due to too much white hair among the black hair. He was worried to pluck the black and the white hair at the same time. Upon observing this scene, this birthed out this poetry.

Upon writing this, I realized why people tend to take advantage of me. I talk too much of my weaknesses instead of my strengths. But I found my strengths from my good friends and friends. My weaknesses seem too clear for me without realizing others. No wonder I have low self confidence. Even though with my low self confidence, I find strength in Christ and to persevere. Gradually, my hard work pays off when I see my improvements. God bless you all for reading my poetry to minister.

Either or Wither

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Either living life to the full or
Wither into eternity in regret

Either fight the good fight of faith or
Wither from life feeling empty inside

Either living in freedom or
Wither from possessiveness

Either free of pain or
Wither in misery

Either obey God’s will
or
Wither in Satan’s grip

Either living in love or
Wither living selfishly

Either living in the Truth or
Wither living in falsehood

Either speak truthfully or
Wither in speaking lies

Either act out our inside love or
Wither being a hypocrite

Either live drinking from God or
Wither in thirst of love

Either live honestly or
Wither in lust

Either ended in heaven or
Wither destination in hell


Inspiration On: Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 at 2:18am
Inspiration Ends On: Wednesday, 18 September 2013 at 6:48pm

Wither is the rhyming word either. Afterward, I free my imagination based with these two words.

Sow to Reap

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Selfishness blind the hearts
Selfishness blind the minds
Full of self seeking
Without realizing
Greed, Hatred, Pride, Self justification grip the eyes
Nothing else satiates one’s void heart
These causing oneself
Groping in darkness
Sowing evil seeds
Evil ones torment oneself
Wicked living
Living in hell of conscience
Reaping unquenchable fire

Fear of the Lord open the hearts
Fear of the Lord open the minds
Full of caring others
Without realizing
Love, Care, Concern, Peace, Kindness, Goodness, Longsuffering,
Gentleness, Patience, Joy, Understanding, and Self Control grip the eyes
Nothing else satiates one’s full heart
These causing oneself
Brisk in the light
Sowing good seeds
Basking in God’s love
Righteous living
Living in paradise of conscience
Reaping heavenly rewards

Open your eyes
Which one is the best?
Choose what is best
What is your preference?
Any decision made?


Inspiration On: Saturday, 3 August 2013 at 12:12am
Inspiration Ends On: Monday, 5 August 2013 at 12:40am

Being in the bathroom is my favourite part of the day. It is when ideas and inspirations pop out such as images of poetry and stories. This time, “Groping in darkness Or Brisk in the light” popped out. Words flowed out upon revisiting it for two days being reminded of Galatians 5:22-23 (KJV), “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.”

With Mind

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With our minds
We murder
With our minds
We scheme
We plot

Above all
Inject our minds
With goodness
With pure
With honesty
With lovely
With good report
With virtue
With praise to God
With just
With peace from God
With love


Inspiration On: Thursday, 4 July 2013 at 2:30am
Inspiration Ends On: Saturday, 6 July 2013 at 12:15am

During my observation and analysis of people’s minds and thinking, the above poetry flowed out gradually. Recently, I met a two headed snake person. After getting to know her for five years, I begin to see her true colours. At first, I can’t believe she is that type of person. Feeling pity towards her due to her broken marriage. Her face towards my parents and siblings is of a hate. But her face seems nice to me and wants to help me out. Upon hearing the truth of her treatment towards other people and analyze it, fears and disappointments towards her reigned in me. Why would the Lord to let me meet such people? All I can do is bring this to my Lord, take precautions and pray peace upon her heart according to the prayer Jesus’ mentioned in Matthew 6.

The second stanza was inspired from Philippians 4:6-9 (KJV), “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.

Practice

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Practice is the first step
Practice begins
Improves workmanship
Passion in practice
Practice instils more passion
Towards own workmanship

Practice is the beginning towards perfection
Starting to practice is imperfect
Repetition of practice improves skill
Time for repetition practice improves self
Persevere to practice will turn to habit
Since
I am new to it
I am learning
It is a learning process
A lifelong learning journey

To learn a good habit
A habit that is pleasing to our Lord Jesus Christ
A habit that will glorify our God


Inspiration On: Monday, 10 June 2013 from 3:38am to 4:50pm
Inspiration On: Tuesday, 11 June 2013 at 1:41am

Sweet to Bitter

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All sweetness of life may
Bring idleness, laziness
Cultivate such habits may
Depart from goodness
Evil beckons & knocks at the door
Falling into the trap of sins
Going after strange worships
Hiding behind the trees fearfully
Insidiously Innocence departs
Jeopardise own spiritual life
Killing own hearts from
Loving others
Melding oneself into
Nothingness and Worthlessness
Offering
Painful memories and Guilt hearts to
Question own wrong beliefs and actions
Rattling whole being
Suffering the consequences of own wrong
Towed by own actions
Under own blindness until getting
Venomous bite at heart and conscience as a
Wake Up call to avoid evil and
Xerox our Lord Jesus Christ to
Yearn for God’s kingdom to come
Zealously pleasing Him in hearts, minds, and actions


Inspiration On: Saturday, 1 June 2013 at 11:39pm
Inspiration Ends On: Tuesday, 4 June 2013 at 6:51pm

“Depart from goodness. Evil beckons. Evil knocks at the door” spoke in my mind. As I wrote it down, more words came. Unexpectedly, alphabetical poetry is produced. More words dropped into my mind as I revisited it repeatedly and prayerfully.

Creator

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Creator

Carving His image onto the compiled dust of the earth
Relationship with mankind is enjoyable
Etching eternity into the heart of mankind and wish mankind to go
After His heart
To preach to the ends of the earth
Of His good news in Christ to
Redeem us from sins.


Inspiration On: Sunday, 12 May 2013 at 1:05am
Inspiration Ends On: Thursday, 16 May 2013 at 12:43pm

The challenge to define the acronym of Creator began with the word, “Carve” and scratching my head afterward. A few days later, every word came out.

Wisp

Wisp

What and who is the work in slow progress?
Humans are.
Does the progress lead to
Good attitudes, actions & behaviour
Or
Wrong attitudes and actions & behaviour?
Each of us is like a strand in a rope
In the midst of differences, God loves us
His love helps us to correct ourselves for His kingdom
Our contributions help in expanding His Kingdom
Kingdom of salvation filled with peace.
What is slowing us down in our growth in our faith in our Lord Jesus Christ?


Inspiration On: Monday, 22 April 2013 at 6:12pm
Inspiration Ends On: Thursday, 25 April 2013 at 2:33am

According to Collins English Dictionary, wisp means
Noun

  1. A thin, light, delicate, or fibrous piece or strand, such as a streak of smoke or a lock of hair
  2. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Agriculture) a small bundle, as of hay or straw
  3. Anything slender and delicate a wisp of a girl
  4. A mere suggestion or hint
  5. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Zoology) a flock of birds, esp snipe

Verb

  1. (intr; often foll by away) to move or act like a wisp
  2. (tr) Chiefly Brit dialect to twist into a wisp
  3. (Individual Sports & Recreations / Horse Training, Riding & Manège)
    (tr) Chiefly Brit to groom (a horse) with a wisp of straw, etc.

Empty Cross & Tomb

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Before
The cross
The tomb
Were where
A once laid body of Jesus
Now is
Empty Cross
Empty Tomb
Jesus Christ has risen
Risen from death
That’s good news
Our good news
Good news for the world.
Jesus is alive!


Inspiration On: Sunday, 31 March 2013 from 8:25am to 11:55am

Guilt

Guilt

Guilt

How many times are we motivated and/or driven by guilt?
Guilt is the most motivating factor for people to do good.
We need to identify true guilt and false guilt.
True guilt leads to repentance.
False guilt is lack of self-acceptance and believe not accepted by God.

Luke 3:7-9 (KJV)
Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham. And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: every tree therefore which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

Luke 5:31-32 (KJV)
And Jesus answering said unto them, They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

2 Corinthians 7:9-11 (KJV)
Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing. For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death. For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what clearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge! In all things ye have approved yourselves to be clear in this matter.


Inspiration On: Wednesday, 20 March 2013 at 8:50pm
Inspiration Ends On: Thursday, 21 March 2013 at 12:16pm

Oxford advanced learner’s dictionary explains guilt very clearly. Guilt is the unhappy feelings caused by knowing or thinking that you have something wrong. Focus on Family explains the differences between true and false guilt. Their articles can be found http://www.focusonthefamily.com/lifechallenges/emotional_health/living_without_constant_guilt/healthy_guilt_vs_false_and_harmful_guilt.aspx and at http://www.focusonthefamily.com/lifechallenges/emotional_health/living_without_constant_guilt/the_origins_of_false_guilt.aspx.

Till

Till

Till

Let’s fight the good fight of faith living a tough life.
By His strength through the Holy Spirit.


Inspiration On: Tuesday, 19 February 2013

In the quietness of the night, “Trust in the Lord” from Proverbs 3 spoke to me. Proverbs 3:5-9, “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil. It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones. Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase.” Proverbs 3:11-13, “My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction: For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth. Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.

In dictionary, till is defined as: up to the time of; until: to fight till death; before (used in negative constructions): He did not come till today. Near or at a specified time: till evening. So no matter what happens, we need to fight the good fight of faith. Life has been tough for me. Before I embarked on my professional career, my parents suggested to me to get married when my heart is not prepared. So I listened. Nine months later, my toddler is born. Feeling sad without career with my son hard to handle, I am trying to do beneficial for God’s kingdom and future career. I did cry to God and His love gives me the support to continue.

IS

IS

IS

Internal strife within computer networks.
Internal strife within an organization.
Internal strife within family.
Internal strife within inner self.
Face your inner self!
Work it out with strength from Christ
To be a better person for His glory and your own good.


Inspiration On: 24 December 2012 at 7:32pm

In IT technology, IS is defined as Information Systems. Internal Strife’s acronym is also IS. So it boils down to contemplate our inner self to correct our mistakes. Strife is caused when we have problem with our inner self and reacting to outside attacks.

Writing Poetry & The Bible

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Writing poetry is likened to
Sowing seed into the soil
Awaiting for
A tree to sprout out
And bear fruits ripe enough
To bless the hungry.
The ripe poetry is
To bless the specific audience.

The Bible is also likened to
Sowing seed into the soil
Awaiting for
A tree to sprout out
And bear fruits ripe enough
To bring smile upon God’s face.
The ripe heart is ready
To be free
And
To bless others through good works.


Inspiration On: Saturday, 15 December 2012 at 1:12am
Revised On: Sunday, 16 December 2012 at 12:28pm

New Opportunity

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As the sun exits
As the sun hides
Darkness falls
Shadows upon the grasses
Darkness cover the earth

When the definite time arrive
The sun will awake
The sun will rise
Filling the earth with
Warmth and brightness.
It is the dawn
Of a new day.

A new day is
A new opportunity to
Lead a holy life
That is pleasing to
God, our Creator.
Seize this good opportunity.
Let us put on
The good fight of faith.
For life is full of
Strife and struggle.
Come on,
Do not be discouraged,
Brothers and sisters of faith.


Inspiration On: Saturday, 20 October 2012 at 3am
Revised On: Sunday, 21 October 2012 at 1:58pm

Suddenly, “Darkness falls. Darkness cover the earth” picture appeared in mind. As I encourage someone in Christ to strive to lead the holy life that will please God though fails. One day, it will lead to perfection. My hope is to encourage my brothers and sisters in Christ and myself to continue in their faith.

Prayer for Israel

Oh Lord
The Lord God of Israel
Please bring Your peace
Let Your peace to reign
To reign upon Israel, Your chosen nation
Let Your peace to reign in their hearts
Amidst the tribulations they go through
All we can do is pray for them

Through them we hear good news
Through them we receives salvation in Jesus Christ
Through them we are saved
Through them we are blessed
Through them we find peace in our hearts
Through them our hearts are filled with joy

We gives You praise
We give thanks to You
We give glory to You.


Prayer On: Thursday, 6 September 2012 at 5:31am

A sudden tug to pray for Israel during my sleepless night. As I pray, The promise of God for Abraham is affirmed upon him, his descendants, and the saved people as stated from Genesis chapter 12 verse 2.

Playing Pointing Finger Game

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To play pointing finger game
Baby turns out to point to things
To express his curiosity and
To express his needs, feelings, and wants.

To play pointing finger game
Helps baby to understand and to get
To know himself and his
Surroundings, environments, objects better and also to
Point the location to go.

To play pointing finger game
Can solve his dilemma to express oneself
And to avoid frustration to
Express so reduces his cries and wailings.

Playing pointing finger game is
The best way to learn more of
His or her own body.


Inspiration On: Monday, 30 January 2012
Revised On: Tuesday, 31 January 2012 at 5am

When my baby was around eight months old, I played a pointing finger game with him. I grasped his hand and use his finger to point himself by singing his name, and then point to myself to identify, “mama” to him. He is so excited and chuckled. Now, my baby is nineteen months often getting near the buttons to touch it. So this reminded me of the consequence of sin mentioned in Numbers 5:30-31; 9:12-14; 18:21-23; 30:14-16; Ezekiel 16:57-59; 23:34-36,48-49; 44:9-13.Afterwards, he often points to the aircon to signal my parents to switch it on, and points to cats and dogs on the streets to know what is its names.

In the Old Testament and New Testament, there are lots of Scriptures mentioning sowing and reaping. So whatever is taught to a child, it will bear fruit in the child because all a child do is to observe and follow what is done before his eyes. This makes me realize the importance of my heart and performance as my child’s good example. And I have been pondering about it and pray to the Lord on high to seek His wisdom in guiding the precious child He blesses me with.

Toddler’s Life

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A pair of cute eyes
Are opened and awake in the morning
Breathing in the breezing air
Sensing the cooling fresh air which comes
From the waving trees saying,
“Good morning” to the cutie.

Gulping the tasty white milk
From the milk bottle then sip water
Change clothes and it is

The time to play toys
And grasping curious objects around the surroundings
Until it is lunch time.

Hungrily munching porridge swiftly while
Enjoying every taste of vegetables and meat
Which is blended in porridge.

Waiting half an hour later
It is shower time to
Enjoy the warm bath to look sparkling
Then the next step is…

It is play time again
Then it is the time for the
Pair of adorable eyes to
Keep on blinking continuously and eyelids close
For nap time during noonday.

A pair of cute eyes
Are widely opened again gulping for food
And baby’s play time again.

As the sun goes down
The sky is all in black with
Stars shining in the sky
It is indeed a fun busy day
For baby who is blinking
To get ready to sleep and fall asleep.
and the cycle continues.

A fun busy day for
Baby to blink continuously and eyelids close.
And the cycle continues.


Inspiration On: Saturday, 04 February 2012 at 9:04pm
Revised On: Sunday, 05 February 2012 at 1am

As I was accompanying my nineteen months old son to watch baby programme, the words, “Fun busy day” sparked the above inspiration. How wonderful is God’s creation for the tiny cute baby He has blessed me with as I’m pondering on how the Lord gives life and my baby’s daily activities.

My Heart is like A Garden

My heart is like a garden
For You to plant.
Plough the soil of my heart, O Lord.
Let it be a good soil.
Let the seed of Your Word
To take root in the
Deepest soil of my heart.

And grow into a big tree
Bearing good fruit.

To please You
To Love You
To live in Your love
by listening and following Your Word.

For Your glory, O Lord


Inspiration On: Saturday, 15 October 2011

This prayer came during my prayer times to the Lord On High in the morning.

Korean Drama “Oh My Lady” (2010)

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The drama depicts a famous celebrity who suddenly has an illegitimate daughter from one of his past girlfriend. His ex-maid is a divorcee who takes pity on him so she raises his daughter and rebukes him in the way he treats his child. The child doesn’t speak due to psychological problem, though she has a good health.  She feels sorry for the child because she has a daughter who is hurt due to her husband divorced her for a beautiful woman. Through her, the celebrity slowly able to accept his daughter and matures. Gradually, he falls in love with her due to her inner beauty.

This drama points out the mistakes in today’s parenting role. Besides that, it also points how to correct it to heal a child’s heart.

The moral of the story is not to have an intimate relationship before marriage to avoid future problems.


Reviewed On: Monday, 10 January 2011

Society Values

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Is freedom good for the youngsters?
Saturday, 1 January 2011

Refer: Exodus 4:5-10;5:28-30;6:6-8 (KJV)

When a teenager turns to 21 year old, they are considered adult and can make his/her own decisions. I observe that nowadays the society has changed a lot from olden days.

Olden days value the sanctity of marriage and a responsible living. This also teaches the younger generation to be more responsible in their actions and decisions. No abortion. Children are being valued as a gift. Children honour and obey their parents. The grown up children provide and take good care of their old parents.

Current society starts to allow dating couple to stay together and have intimate relationship outside married. They choose not to live with their parents. All they want is to break free from the authority figures. It is regarded independent of their parents. Not just that, they feel that they can do whatever they want. No one can restrict them. This may seem trivial to most people, but it may not be the case. Virginity is not being valued anymore. This also teaches people to be irresponsible in their marriage life and take it as a game. Divorces rate are increasing. That is why there are so many broken families. Children are hurt. More of them are abandoned. Abortion is accepted. Some mothers even murder their newly born babies. Not just that, more elderly home. Old parents are abandoned by their grown up child. The grown up child only thinks for themselves, instead of caring the old.

What is the society turning into?

In Deuteronomy 5:29 “O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever!” speaks about God’s heart. The reason of His commandments is meant for the well-being of ourselves and our future generations. Our authoritative figure who knows what is right and wrong may rebuke us when we are children, but it is meant for our own good. During young times, we feel restricted in what we do, but it is meant for our own good.

What I mean is not all conservative traditions are correct such as being superstitious. But their values about living, marriage, and commitment are good for us.

The best guidance for our lives can be found in God’s Word.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You for letting me to grow up in a conservative family. I’m thankful for my parents to guide me with their value system. This shapes my value system and the decisions that I make. As I think back of my parents’ disciplines, now I’m thankful for it.

When I look into myself

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When I look into myself…
What can I find in myself?
Nothing!
Absolutely nothing!

This makes me realised
How weak I am
How vulnerable I am
How bitter I am
How miserable I am.

How useless are my good works to save myself
How useless are my actions to save myself
How useless it is to depend on myself
How useless is to depend my abilities
What can I do …?

O Lord Jesus,
Save me!
Enable me!
To worship You in spirit and in truth, and
To please You with my heart and actions.

Lord Jesus…
Lord Jesus…
Enable Your new and weak spiritual-born child

Now my good works is to
Please Your heart
Bring glory to Your name

You are the reward that I seek.


Inspiration On: Saturday, 24 June 2007
Inspiration Comes At: 5:45PM