#joieyin

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  • joieyin 10w

    Kindness is Life

    In the darkest moments of life, I shut down trapped in my own bubble floating away from the earth.

    Deafened by mockery I can't hear kind words. Blinded by hypocrisy I can't see sincerity.
    Muted by narcissism I can't tell myself 'be brave'.

    But I soon figured that I should treat life with kindness.

    Listen to the sound of laughter, love, humanity.
    Look at the beauty of efforts, presence, loyalty.
    Speak when necessary, think wisely.

    Instead of floating away I came back to reality. While I grow through what hurts me, I should at least live responsibly.

    ©joieyin

  • joieyin 18w

    The Thing with Feelings and A Soft Heart ❤️

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    The Thing with Feelings and A Soft Heart

    Every day I am reminded that my past was not a dream. I laughed, cried, fell down, stood up and learned to smile again. I'm clumsy I failed to avoid challenges life has thrown on me. In fact I still believe there's a reason for everything. I'm good at waiting for an answer I may not be able to get.

    I guess what hurts most when we cared too much, is refusing to move on. It is recognizing the agony of being trapped in moments yet we didn't seek to free ourselves. Laughter echoes like a whisper by the ears, there were times I almost drowned in my own tears before I could swim back into reality. I had to turn them into lullabies to get myself some sleep that's been long overdue.

    Tomorrow is another day.

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  • joieyin 21w

    The Last Writing

    I've been lost in thinking
    Couldn't find the silver lining
    No inspiration to keep writing
    No motivation to keep going
    No appetite to eat anything
    What's the point of walking
    I don't know where this path is taking
    I shall stop here for the time being
    I need to do some soul searching
    Don't know if I'm ever returning
    This world
    I've been lost in thinking.

    ©joieyin

  • joieyin 27w

    Handle the Pain

    I cried once in a while
    When I turned back into time
    Watched my memories replay
    How much laughter I had
    Captured every sunset
    Our photos bright and lively
    I talked so much until recently
    Of all sudden it's quiet again
    I once said I can handle the pain
    Grit my teeth and deal with it
    Just so I could walk on
    Find rainbow after the rain
    I still cry once in a while.

    ©joieyin

  • joieyin 28w

    When I Borrowed Happiness

    It was a bright, blue Monday
    Birds chirping, cars vrooming
    Work was mundane, mood swayed
    When God sent an innocent soul
    Wrapped in tears of sadness
    I touched the hand and said "Hello"
    In a blink of an eye
    We bonded closer than all know
    My empty soul rejuvenated, happy
    Seven months passed, no less
    We parted ways to our respective lives
    Before I could fathom, I figured
    I once declared not to ask for returns
    For this blessing so surreal
    I thank God for He made me care
    Not just one but two souls
    We said goodbye
    On a beautiful, lovely Wednesday.

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  • joieyin 47w

    If I Were To Write Again

    I lost my pen
    The one passionately draws
    Line of words in my heart
    I couldn't speak
    When the sentences flow
    I grow
    But I'm stuck in a page
    Confined in a cage
    I need to find the key
    Set myself free
    For one day I shall write again
    When the pen is free from pain
    It will heal until then
    My heart. The pen.

    ©joieyin

  • joieyin 49w

    When Sunset Was The Most Beautiful.

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    When Sunset Was The Most Beautiful

    I saw a ray of hope
    Shining through my eyes
    I stretched out my hand
    Reaching for its warmth
    There's a person next to me
    I pray every second
    For strength to lift her spirit
    Patience to fight her battles
    Rain to shower her with love
    I planted a smile in her
    We needed both sun and rain to grow
    What is life without storms
    If we can wait to witness
    The rainbow afterwards
    I saw a ray of hope.

    ©joieyin

  • joieyin 53w

    The Rain That Says "It's Okay"

    I've always talked to the rain
    Hoping it could take away my pain
    There are times I forget
    How the rain and my palms met
    Everytime I reached out my hands
    It says, "Hold on, pain ends"
    I put my hands together
    My heart sang a little prayer
    Today the rain came to me
    As if it's coming to see
    If I'm standing strong again
    I've always talked to the rain.

    ©joieyin

  • joieyin 67w

    Pray for You

    I hope that..
    Despite all harsh words
    You have swallowed
    Pain you have endured
    Burdens you have carried
    That you will still be kind
    As long your intentions are true
    Those who speak behind
    Will never lead you
    No matter far or near
    Know that I'm always here
    Praying for you.

    ©joieyin

  • joieyin 69w

    I Forget to Love Me

    Days tough living
    I find myself doubting
    Is it worth it?
    Where do I fit?
    So much to worry
    I do not feel sorry
    For none but myself
    Self loath, what else?
    If you catch me crying
    Unsure if I'm trying
    Take me by my hands
    Or else it all ends
    It's scary just thinking
    Of days tough living.

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  • joieyin 70w

    Gratitude

    My world albeit small
    Yet I have it all
    I breathe gratitude
    Walk in solitude
    Glass half full of love
    Carefree as a dove
    Trust in my heart leads
    Wear it on my sleeves
    Treat others with modesty
    I am embraced by humanity
    Count blessings as lullaby
    Find peace in each night
    In a content sleep I fall
    My world albeit small.

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  • joieyin 72w

    That Coffee

    If you have seen
    The cup of coffee
    Of such relatable to life
    Tell me about it
    Bitter taste of hard times
    Yet the cup trusts
    You can handle it
    Creamers and sugar syrup
    You decide if life
    Tastes bitter or sweet
    It is like none other, I know.
    Because that cup of coffee
    Belongs to me.

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  • joieyin 72w

    Soul Mate

    You are sitting alone
    Staring at the stars
    Mind battles of your own
    Bleeding from old scars
    I wonder if it is okay
    Distract you from the daze
    Your worries taken away
    I'd offer a warm embrace
    In your eyes stories told
    As if I'm seeing me
    Are you a lonely soul
    A lonely soul like me?

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  • joieyin 73w

    Her Love

    I believe in kindness
    Because of her
    I'd seen only hardships
    Through her eyes
    She'd never complained
    Yet she's full of warmth
    Like a balloon burst
    A confetti shower
    On everyone she meets
    I believe in love
    She puts all above
    I wish she would use that love
    And
    Love herself for once.

    ©joieyin

  • joieyin 73w

    Dance In The Rain

    I used to dance in the rain
    That's how I dealt with pain
    But as I grow up alone
    Bracing the storm on my own
    It gets harder in silence
    No matter how much patience
    Forgive me if I fall down
    Must've been the slippery ground
    I will stand up and clean my shirt
    So you wouldn't find me in dirts
    I hope the rainbows appear
    By the time you rush here
    You have seen me in my worst
    Now you'd notice my smile first
    I've learnt to make peace with pain
    After the dance in the rain.

    ©joieyin

  • joieyin 74w

    Father's Footprint

    I still vividly remember
    When I was younger
    We walked on the beach
    Your hands I tried to reach
    Father, you were ahead of me
    So I caught up quickly
    I stepped on your footprint
    You're the pen I'm the ink
    The sands akin to papers
    I wish to write of our stories
    Paint smile instead of worries
    I wish God grants us time
    As long thousands of miles
    Each second a dust of sand
    We'll walk as long as we can.

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  • joieyin 74w

    The Bruise

    If only you can see my pain
    Like a huge bruise on my skin
    Will you think it's the poor vein
    Or the fragile skin so thin?
    If only you can see my worry
    Like scars along my arms
    Will you embrace my anxiety
    Soothe my heartbeat calms?
    If only you stay by my side
    Like a butterfly and flower
    Will the bruise begin to subside
    My days hopeful and brighter?
    Will you listen to my silence again
    If only you can see my pain?

    ©joieyin

  • joieyin 75w

    The Butterfly Effect

    The cancer cells on her tongue
    She was my friend so young
    Was it going to take her from me?
    She's strong, braver than me
    She hadn't once complained
    That she's nauseous, nor in pain
    I am a mere nurse not a Lord
    I blamed myself each night O God
    She's gone, she's gone
    But I can't go on crying alone
    I turned her into a butterfly
    In tales I told when my patients cry
    They're not flowers they don't wither
    They're chrysalides waiting and eager
    To reborn anew, braver and prettier
    As the butterfly story spread further
    I witnessed one survivor after another
    They thanked me being a tale teller
    But the true heroes are themselves
    I count blessings on the year twelfth
    The butterfly effect since she left.

    ©joieyin

  • joieyin 76w

    My July.

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  • joieyin 76w

    Tell people you love them today before it's too late.

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    Day Eleven

    Day One
    I walked into the building
    What was I thinking
    I wanted to turn around
    Run away and never be found-
    They said it's too late.

    Day Seven
    I lifted my heavy eyelids
    Just to see tubes and drips
    It hurts a lot I couldn't speak
    My breathing had gotten weak-
    Am I dying already?

    Day Eleven
    I felt kisses and touch
    My loved ones cried so much
    I wanted them to know
    But I could no longer show-
    How much I love them too.

    *Flatlined*

    ©joieyin