Self-ish February Prompt

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I’ve always had a vivid image of what true love should look like. Of course, watching Philippine dramas as a child was a huge influence. It was a perfect kind of love. One void of blemish and the haphazardness we experience today.

Maybe my choices of movies were indigent or the writers did a great job of missing the point of what true love really is. Whatever the case, it doesn’t matter anymore. I stopped watching these movies many years ago, for my own sanity and that of my future boo — “you.”

I went on a journey to find…

Self-ish January prompt response.

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I looked out my window this morning
and it’s not your regular winter day
it looks different, it feels different.
The cars are parked, and doors locked
no one seems to be going, or coming — a dead street.

We are all rolled up in blankets
scared of the unknown, it’s minus 18 degrees,
experience says it’s freezing outside, ice-cold.
The pain isn’t worth the pleasure of basking in snowflakes
but, it’s beautiful outside, I wish I could beat this!

This feeling reminds me of my dark fears
the ones I never talk about — the cold ones.
The fears of…

I accept the good times when they come and learn through the bad

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It’s funny how time flies and life changes and I’ve come to better understand how versatile life is and how little control we have over happenings.

2020 made me understand that we won’t always be happy but we can use unhappiness as a stepping stone for growth, procrastination isn’t always bad and things eventually fall in place — in due time.

Happiness is not static but growth is.

We wake up every morning looking for something to make us “happy”. Sometimes we unconsciously put the burden on others to give us a reason to live above our existing realities.

We seek even in the most subtle of…

A Poem

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He wasn’t the perfect being
didn’t say the right things
But, I could tell she was happy

He didn’t buy her pearls
nor did he know which dress fit her curves
But, we knew she was happy

She smiled widely at the sound of his voice
and laughed at his silly jokes
no one understood why, but she was happy

They lived a life we could only dream of
money couldn’t buy what they shared
it was priceless!

We watched and wished
that one day we could live
their reality in our dreams

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A one-time Business Developer who fell for writing — lover of life. Pursuing MA in Communication.*Ghostwriter, content creator: contact me: Twitter @joanamanwi

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