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No To Who?

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No heat is lost
No wind
Blow the flame away
Flame dissipates into darkness
Atmosphere becomes cold
Who are we becoming?
No to Who inside of Christians?


Inspiration On: Thursday, 17 December 2015

This poetry speaks metaphorically to the followers of Christ to keep the fire burning inside of them.

Thanks for reading my poetry and hope this poetry minister and bless you.

Refuge from the avenger

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The Lord is my
Refuge from the
Avenger of blood

Abba Father is my
Refuge from the
Avenger of jealousy

The Saviour is my
Refuge from the
Avenger of hatred

The Protector is my
Refuge from the a
Avenger of greed

Avenger of sin
Destroy the
Whole personhood

Beware the
Instilled flame from hell
Run away from its deception


Inspiration On: Tuesday, 26 May 2015 at 9:11am
Inspiration Ends On: Wednesday, 3 June 2015 at 5:24pm

This poetry births from Joshua 20:3c where The Lord provides shelter for those who accidentally take the life of others without any intent. However, it speaks to me that The Lord is my refuge from those who are jealous of me. There is nothing to be jealous of me. However, my cousin is jealous of me. My parents and siblings told me so. Her intellect and grade is much better than me. I feel hurt with her doings. But I see The Lord protects me from further hurts and protect my son and I when I was pregnant. I also see The Lord’s protection in my family life and destroy my mother in law’s evil scheme. She is trying to sow discord between my husband and I. Though I am do hurt with my husband blindness, something good comes out of it. I see his true colours. He is possessive and biased who do not check the matter out and sprout false accusations. Though i have been living in fear, I can only leave the matter into God’s hand and pray for the blood of Jesus to cover the family. God bless you all for reading my poetry to minister. 

Seven Senses

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Hoarding books with a pair eyes
Seeping like a sponge

Listen with a pair of
Sharp rabbit-like ears

Sensing every surrounding
Quiet as a stone aware of potential danger

Sniff extensively
Aware of poisonous or edible consumption

Tasting every life experiences
Lead to self-realization and understand others

Perceive others through observations
Conclude presumptions as sixth senses

Not forgetting to trust the Creator
Self-commitment to trust Jesus in all ways


Inspiration On: Saturday, 2 May 2015 at 6:38pm
Inspiration Ends On: Sunday, 3 May 2015 at 3:08pm

Reading books are my ways to learn to do things. Upon coming to know The Lord Jesus Christ, the Bible is my daily spiritual food and compass. This poetry commence its birth with the first stanza. As I return to it and write my inspiration, I am challenged to explore all five senses. Next is to sixth senses and lead to the seventh sense to learn to trust Jesus albeit unforeseen circumstances. God bless you all for reading my poetry to minister. 

IP

IP

IP


Inspiration On: Wednesday, 12 March 2014 at 11:45pm
Inspiration Ends On: Sunday, 16 March 2014 at 7:07am

Hikari Yori
My friend passed a book to me for advice. The book ‘Careers in Digital Animation’ mentions the graduate artists to do internships and unpaid jobs. It is someone who set this industry practices so this produced another IP acronym. This industry practices spoil the arts company to prey on the new artists to do free work. Thanks for reading my poetry and hope this poetry minister and bless you.

Tojiru Yoshiko
Upon hearing such matter from Yori, I was shocked and curious of the book. Upon hearing the stated words, I also have the same disagreements as Yori. This sparked an inspiration in me birthing the above poetry. Any artists reading this, please hear my questions. Please consider the professions of maids, waiters, waitresses, promoters, doctors, nurses, scientists, administrative, secretaries, and other finance industries. Those without experiences will get paid for their full time internships then turns into permanent positions. But why exploit the new emerging artists and even freelancers to do the required arts job? Are arts industries considered nothing? Just preys to exploit?

Secret

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Secret

Secret


Inspiration On: Friday, 8 November 2013 at 8:30am to 11:45pm
Inspiration Ends On: Saturday, 16 November 2013 at 1:45pm

When I was pondering about truth being hidden as secret, it is always a painful experience etched deeply in heart and mind. Therefore, the ingrained hurts are hidden and painful experiences.

Party Animal

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Do animals party?
How animals party?
Are we like animals?
Do people behave like animals?
The strong devour the weak
And even
The weak devour the strong
Is the society turning into cities of jungles?
Are cities jungles of animals?

Hunger for power
Distracts the heart
Jealousy
Blinds the minds
Empty promises
Enter the ears
Physical appearance
Cover the eyes

What are we?
Where are we?
When do we want to change?
Which do we choose to be?
Who are we?
Why are we the way we are?
How do our Creator sees us?
Do we care what we are becoming into?


Wednesday, 30 October 2013 at 5pm
Saturday, 8 November 2013 at 7:30pm

Upon pondering of party animals and observing today’s society, the above inspiration birthed out. A party animal is a term being used as a description of people who enjoys party with beer and wines. An idea of associating city with jungle is a paradox to wake the people up to stop the bullying of each other, to do self-reflection and to look beyond a person’s physical appearances. First of all, these reminded me of 2 Timothy 3:1-7 (KJV), “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.” God bless you all for reading my poetry of pondering questions to minister.

O Sleeper

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O sleeper
Wake up!
Arise!
Resurrect!
In the power of the Holy Spirit
Received upon accepting
Lord Jesus Christ as your Saviour
Accepting His Lordship in your lives

O sleeper
Are you awakened?
Have you arisen from your sleep?
Do you resurrect from death?
Are you alive?

Praise God’s holy name
Worship Him
Declare His goodness
Count His blessings
Walk in His statutes, precepts and principles
Live in Him
Breath in Him
Depend on Him
As the branches are dependent on the vine
Trust Him to deliver
Bless His holy name
Above all
Fear and Love the Lord


Inspiration On: Monday, 4 November 2013 at 10:47pm
Inspiration Ends On: Tuesday, 5 November 2013 at 1:47am

Whenever I think of Lazarus and how Jesus raises the dead, “arise, resurrect” inspired me and birth out this poetry. God bless you all for reading my poetry to minister.

Humans vs Trees

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Bald or leafless?
Hairless or no leafs?
Trimmed hair or trimmed leafs?

Bald is hairless
Leafless is bald tree
Neat hair or Neat tree?
Tidy hair or tidy tree?

Leafs are trees’ hair
Either long or short hair strands
Either straight, wavy, or curvy hair strands
On head
Hair is our design style
Every leaf at tree barks is a tree’s style

Winter time causes
Bald trees
Hairless trees
Winter body phase
Bald head
Hairless head

But spring time will come where
Leafs sprout of out trees
Beautify the trees
Hair strands grow out of head
Beautify appearances

Trees acknowledge their phases of growth
Likewise humans need to acknowledge their phases of life

Trees endure during dry times trusting its Creator to bloom with fruits
Likewise humans also need to persevere in our faith in Christ during
hardship to bloom with the fruits of the Spirit


Inspiration On: Monday, 14 October 2013 at 1:15pm
Inspiration Ends On: Wednesday, 16 October 2013 at 12:28am

Out of the window, my 39 months old toddler is attracted to a man cutting the tree leaves. Obviously, the cutter is trimming the trees’ leaves.

Thud

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Loud THUD!
Numerous thick books on the
Top curvy plywood drops onto
Numerous books on the
Lower curvy plywood breaks onto
Numerous books on the
Third curvy plywood
Except books on the
Bottom straight wood are intact

Large
Thick
Heavy
Piling stones of burdens
On our shoulders
Eventually
Wear us down

Large
Thick
Heavy
Pressure of life
On our shoulders
Eventually
Wear us down

Eventually
Cause mental breakdown
Losing hope to live
Death seems feasible solution

Stop!
Stop thinking of
Swift solution
Saviour is nigh to the
Broken hearted


Inspiration On: Sunday, 22 September 2013 around 9pm
Inspiration Ends On: Monday, 23 September 2013 at 10:40am

Suddenly, a loud thud caught my parents’ and my attention. The uppermost bookshelf fell hard onto the second level. Second level affects the third, but leaves the lowest unscathed. Oh! This stressed me out. I just applied for another job because my current job isn’t enough for my food expenses. Somehow, this incident speaks to me about the heavy burdens mankind carry on their shoulders.

Wet Tissue Roll

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Sprayer pour drops of water
Enjoying the cold shower
Under the hot weather
Draping towel to dry
From head to toe
Covering with clothes

Hours later
Needing to do bowel movement
Pulling out hand to tissue roll
Astonished of its wetness
Oh! The tissue is wet
Forced to use it
Sliding open the bathroom door
Questioning of wet tissue roll
Then back to own room

Huh?
What happen?
Days passed
Tissue roll increase in wetness
But no wetness when she shower
Analyzing bathroom after the questioner showers
Investigating the root cause like detective
Only to find out
Shower sprayer angle towards tissue roll

Likewise
Blinded by own self justification
Without God’s Word as compass guide
To correct our inside
We are opening to the devil’s traps
May lead to our fall
Steep downhill fall


Inspiration On: Thursday, 1 August 2013 around 9:30pm
Inspiration Ends On: Monday, 5 August 2013 at 1:12am

My friend confided that her tissue roll was wet because her mother in law asked. This question continually lingered in her and scratching her head. Then she realised the angle of the shower head was facing towards the tissue roll. No wonder this turned the dry tissue to wet tissue. Hoping that I will express it in poetry for her and to see my conclusion and inspiration.

Cloak Opens

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Hiding in the cloak of
Being docile physically
Lost in thoughts
Self-doubting
Negative feelings
Amassed frustrations
Amassed rage
Are
Larva magma
Amassed gradually
Without avenue to
Pour these out
Amassed into whole mountains
Without a confidant to
Pour these out

Unbearable
Peak reaches its height
Unable to contain any longer
Larva magma
BURST FORTH!

A day of
Devastation
Diabolical
Destruction
Devouring
Innocent
Trees
Flowers
Animals
People
Beside the mountains

Beware!
Seek God
Confide to our Shepherd
Confide to our Lord Jesus Christ
Who saves us from the pangs of sin


Inspiration On: Thursday, 13 June 2013 at 4:58pm
Inspiration Ends On: Friday, 14 June 2013 at 11:24pm

Words birthed out of me, “Devastation Diabolical Destruction Emerge Cloak” as my imagination floating around. Then other words flowed out as I surrender to my imagination.

Ebb

Ebb 1

~ Hikari Yori

Our assumptions are wrong spectacles
Clothing this in mind and eyes
Will lead to wrong conclusions and actions
Disastrous consequences will destroy ourselves ultimately

~ Tojiru Yoshiko

Ebb 2 Ebb 3

Inspiration On: Thursday, 30 May 2012 at 4:25pm
Inspiration Ends On: Saturday, 1 June 2013 at 12:02am
Artworks & Collaboration Inspiration Ends On: 28 June 2013 at 2:48pm
Artworks by Tienny The

Hikari Yori
Being too emotional as a mother when my son misbehaves, unexpectedly, he enjoys irritating me. Sometimes, I locked myself in the bathroom to cry after the struggle ends. After I calm down, I realised that humans are emotional being. EB acronym is produced. Inserting letter B will be EBB. Pondering about it, lead me to a picture. Picture came into my mind of a person being blown by an explosion. It is a movie that I watched before. Afterward, the movie showed that the person disappeared. Thank God it is not gross. According to the dictionary, ebb means

    1. The flowing back of the tide as the water returns to the sea (opposed to flood, flow)
    2. A flowing backward or away; decline or decay: the ebb of a once great nation.
    3. A point of decline: His fortunes were at a low ebb.
    4. To flow back or away, as the water of a tide ( opposed to flow )
    5. To decline or decay; fade away: His life is gradually ebbing.

Tojiru Yoshiko
Upon pondering this word, “emotion”, emotion tends to get the better of me too. It can be disastrous if depend it as compass. Let me share my bad experience into a learning experience.

Excited to get the first illustration project, I willingly accept it when my mom and brother disagreed. They disagreed to accept from my relative whom I felt close during young times. But she flew overseas to further her studies and no contact with her for 12 years and returned. Willingly, I emailed her the sketches. Upon knowing my price
though half lower than the market price, she told me she didn’t want to continue it. Regrets crushed me to know her true mask. If I know, I should believe my mom and brother. Afterward, my sister did mention of my relative character. Before I didn’t believe my relative is a cunning person. Now, it is a hard truth for me. Gulp. Like a hard stone in my throat and I was depressed. Obviously, I wore the wrong spectacle back then. Though no contact now and without her apology, I feel sad to lose such relationship. My dad also dislikes this relative. Then I realised those freelance artists will request for 50% deposit for the charged amount. I feel that I’m like a fool. Thank God that the second client introduced from a friend is approved by my family and completed the project.

Missed Which Boat

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Wedding bells ring
Missed the career boat
New family caregiver
Problems with mother in law
Lifelong struggle of either finance and love or abuse
If husband’s contribution loses existence, wife ends as job seeker and
child care
Best to have partner around

Career minded
Missed the wedding boat
Parents caregiver
Problems in finding partner
Lifelong struggle of loneliness
If parents lose existence, loneliness creeps in
Best to have parents around

Which boat to miss?
Which path to tread?
A dilemma
A dilemma

Can’t we choose both?
To provide for children
Can’t we choose both?
Just like in Proverbs 31
To provide for the family
In case of rainy days


Inspiration On: Wednesday, 29 May 2013 at 11:40pm
Inspiration Ends On: Friday, 31 May 2013 at 4:44pm

According to my observation, the women are always in a dilemma position. Either path seems imperfect. Each path has its own risk. The reason to use “lose existence” instead of “disappear” will give a stronger word. It can mean loses job, pass away or divorce.

Smile in the Night

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In the dark blue sky
White mouth smiles
Smiling brightly
Smiling to everyone
Instilling warmth to the onlookers.
A smile in the night.

The crescent of the moon
Reflects the Sun’s light
Causing it to shine
Shine among darkness.
A smile in the night.

Oh! We like moon
Needing the Sun
To give us love
To give us warmth
To give us hope
To shine His light
Through us
To point the lost
To point the people grope in darkness
To Him
To His loving hands
To be saved.
A light in the night.


Inspiration On: Wednesday, 13 February 2013 at 8:40pm
Inspiration Ends On: Thursday, 14 February 2013 at 1:21am

Upon observing tonight’s sky in the night, the words “smile in the night” spoke to me. Then I feel its relation with Christ and Christian to the Sun and the moon.