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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.