UPDATE: Thank you to all of the supporters and participants. I will be away resting for a day or two, but I'll be back as soon as possible to read the remaining submissions, and I look forward to doing so. See you soon.
This one's for you Jack, the man who loved the stars. As you know, Ethan turned 18 yesterday, is graduating today, and is the class salutatorian, and will be delivering a speech. Thank you for always praying for my kids and cheering them on, it always meant so much to Ed and I, and I always told the boys how you checked on them and asked about them and prayed for them. You knew and cared for everyone in this house, as we all cared for you. Thank you for being such a blessing and a bright light in our lives. Thank you for the daily laughs, kindness, support, and concern. Most of all, thank you for being you. I know you'll be there with us today, watching from above, smiling proudly, and cheering, because you never failed to celebrate the happy moments in our lives and I thank you so much for always being there in both the good times and the difficult times. You are the true epitome and quintessential definition of what a friend is, and I couldn't be more grateful for having known you. I refuse to say goodbye, because you are still around, just in a different way; so I'll "say see you later," instead. Shine on, dear friend, shine on. ♥️ Blessings, Carolyn
P.S. The announcement post/tribute can be found on my main account.
Heartfelt thanks to the team at @writersbay for hosting this special haiku challenge on behalf of our haiku king Jack, of @john_solomon
Joey has been reading each and every comment provided for him by so many of y'all on the other post (on my main account), and he is very grateful to the bottom of his heart! It really means so much to him! Unfortunately, he can't respond much right now because the hand that was broken is the hand he writes with. So on his behalf, many thanks and much appreciation to all! ❤
I'm still remaining inactive for a brief break (main account is deactivated), but I really wanted to post something in honor of my handsome husband Edwards's 50th birthday today. This piece was inspired by him when I penned it back in December of 2017. Thank you for reading.
MY LOVER AND I by Carolyn Glackin In a thousand different ways, my lover comes to me. As often as the waves meet the shore does he come, and cover me with unending kisses which fall softly upon me like the gentle rains that water the Earth. He warms me with his fiery passion like the hottest of suns, then cools me in his depths like the vast ocean. He is everything to me as I am to him, because in our truth, we hold nothing back from the other. We offer it all in our devotion, devoid of fear; for what is there to fear of the other when we are cut from the same cloth? We two are one, as our hearts join and beat together, our minds meld into the same thoughts, our souls merge into the same eternal flowering. No amount of time or space could ever separate us, for in our love we are joined forever in such a way that no magic, no evil, and no artifice of the human world could ever cause to be torn asunder. We are everything and we are nothing. We are all people and we are no one. I am he, as he is I, and onward we go like this, always united as one in our love that has no end, forever and ever, we two. Copyright Carolyn Glackin 12/7/2017.
As always, huge thanks and appreciation to all of you amazing souls out there who lend your time, talent, support, and participation to the challenges!! ❤ There'll be a brief break for a day or two, and then I'll return with a new challenge that's so exciting it's almost guaranteed to knock your socks off... or at least get your pens going! ✍ In the meantime, here's an adorable image of my beloved friendly felines to distract you while I'm gone. See you soon! ♀️
P.S. On behalf of the canines in this household, they would like me to mention that we also have two dogs, and they're rather tired of hearing about the cats all the time.
*The image of five sweet and sassy Siamese Lynx Point kittens (who are now much older), is credited to myself, as I took the photo.
For those who don't know about this song- The Truth Untold by BTS- I will tell you. A painful love story where man, who thinks himself as ugly and rude falls in love with a beautiful girl who comes in his garden for flowers. Not to mention, the man always used to shoo away all the other people, but his heart spoke differently for that girl. He always wore a mask in front of her to hide his reality from the girl and never confessed his love towards her. One day, he decided to leave his hometown and make a unique flower for that girl. After years, he was finally able to make a beautiful blue colored flower, which was later named as the 'Smeraldo' flower. Only to return to his hometown, and find that the girl was no more in the world. The song is about guilt, about the man's sad love story and his untold feelings.
Here, I wrote the poem from the girl's point of view. What if she knew everything but showed nothing.....
THE TRUTH UNTOLD
Why is it that we can't meet? Why is it that you are so afraid of me? Maybe because you think you are ugly, & that I have a lot of beauty.
But what is the use of this beauty, when I can't find true love, when I can't find the one, who is made for me.
But then I found you, hiding behind a mask. Hiding your true self from me. I thought you were cold and rude, & so, you always pretended to be mute.
But soon, I heard you chuckling on me, probably because of my stupidity, your voice made me smile, it made my stomach have butterflies.
As soon as I turned to see you, you ran away from me. Leaving behind your mask, & a confused me.
My heart broke into a million pieces, seeing you run out of my sight. Maybe you need someone else, maybe I'm not right for you, maybe I can never be the light for you.
I came back to my home, deciding not to see you anymore. My heart was now practically aching, my breath becoming heavy. I take your mask, & clench it tight to my heart.
The pain keeps on increasing day by day in my heart. I know I will die soon but still, I can't meet you. I came to know you left home, after the day we met last, after the day, you left me with your mask.
Maybe, this was our destiny. For us, to never be together, For us, To never have a happy ever after. But even now, when I'm dying on my bed. I can just hear you chuckling, not able to stop myself from smiling.
And now, I can't even tell you, how much I want you, how much I love you. Maybe, it will forever remain, a truth untold.
While a tear rolls, out of my eye, & my lips come across with a beautiful but weak smile, I close my eyes, & think about you. I wish I could tell you, I love you..............
Theories have it that this song comes into play when you're in love with someone who wishes to end their own life . Fortunately enough , I've never fallen prey to a situation like this , but this song ( especially the 'prologue mix' version ) is my safe place and has my whole heart and I've tried to write here exactly what this song potrayes .
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my gaze collapses into a lamenting mess just at the meanders of your receding smile but you're not looking at me you're watching the sun instead it's dissolving into the shadows of an infantile dusk you're looking at it as if it has tucked in some promises between the blends of the remaining hues of crimson in the sky – promises to return back once the moon folds the stars into another slumber
[[ I wonder if you hand over your promises too ? I hope you do though ]]
you look at me all of a sudden and breathing upon your lips trying to make up for your exhausted lungs is a small smile – less of a smile and more of a dungeon for your tears to sink into so the world will never ask you for reasons of your eyes stealing shades of crimson from the sky
[[ Did the sun decide to dissolve into your irises instead ? Maybe it is scared like me ? Scared to blink even once , and not find you there anymore ? ]]
"no! don't!" i beg my silence to scream for courage to speak i don't have and courage to let you go i don't have either "don't say anything . not even a word." because i recognise that look metamorphosing over your eyes i know what you're trying to say "i wish my heart stops here – just at this moment so i'll blame it upon the sun and this sky for stealing my breaths away." but instead you whisper back an answer – an unexpected reply :
[[ "do people look into the eyes of someone or something they love the most and end everything – then and there , just so they'll be offered the blooms of a happy ending atleast ?" ]]
i look at you hoping to catch reflections of the sinking sun as you speak the words to me but instead find you looking at me eyelids parted like two palms begging for answers i turn away from you upon feeling the tickles of some threatening tears i don't wish for you to see me cry
[[ What if you spot your reflection in my drowning vision then and realise , you always had those two wings mauling into your back ? What if you will use them to fly away from me ? ]]
like a butterfly you're i push my palms against each other to cup you in between but i realise how darkness sneak into the space between them to greet you so i spread my palms open to let the sunlight nibble at your wings but what if you fly away and break then ? you're scared to live and i'm scared to love so i pull you closer and whisper back to you "don't say anything , not even a word just give me a smile" let the moment stop here just at the moment i have you here with me
I sound so biased :/. I took an underrated solo song of Jin's which was his first self composed song. He written this song for his pets which passed away.
Time lapsed as days rolled on. Memories captured my eyes, Slowly and momentarily your presence Faintly remembering your feelings with me. I painted you and me, With a touch of different hues, And the traces of last moments bring mists and tears down my chest. Oh! How was I still confident, That I wasn't going to loose you caressing you! Then a sudden stillness struck in, Without knowing your farewell, Just you lying on my lap letting out the last whine.
"I wish you a good night in peace" "You have been a walkthrough down the lane of emotions" -Niv
It's been so long I wrote something this much. This write feels a mess.
Song name - STAY GOLD - ᗷTS⟭⟬ This is my interpretation of it
THANK YOU SO MUCH CAROLYN MAM ❤for giving us this beautiful challenge ... I think whole Army ⟬⟭ will be forever grateful to you for hosting this challenge mam The line's in // // are of BTS.
Ps- So sorry for late submission mam I really want to write this but got so busy with my online classes.... Classes are so hectic.... @fromwitchpen @the_muted_voice@inked_selenophile .. Have a look guys ________________________________________________________
// In a world where you feel cold You gotta stay Gold . //
Red flares and moon flowers blooming under the moonlight Our currency are heart beats Only to shop with time .
Empathy at it's best becoming national possession, So spend your heartbeats wisely And gift a warm smile at every door.
~ Uh let it glow , Wooo STAY GOLD , adding more grace to this beautiful sky ☁ STAY GOLD , let peace and silence rule this time. STAY GOLD , GOLD There's no noise, no violence.
STAY GOLD , creating our own magical rhythm STAY GOLD , matching our heartbeats as we touched the sky. STAY GOLD , let's fill this world with hope notes. STAY GOLD , GOLD, STAY GOLD FOREVER GOLD ~
Etched in a lilies bloom , beneath the attic of blue moon a sleeping heart, listens to this tune .
Our hands like small cathedrals Catching the heat of dark , Shimmered beneath the summer sun ☀️ Spilling ambers , Upon the necklace of optimism.
~ uh let it show , wooo STAY GOLD , adding more grace to this beautiful sky ☁ STAY GOLD , let peace and silence rule this time. STAY GOLD , GOLD There's no noise, no violence.
STAY GOLD , creating our own magic rhythm STAY GOLD , matching our heartbeats as we touched the sky. STAY GOLD , let's fill this world with hope notes. STAY GOLD , GOLD, STAY GOLD FOREVER GOLD ~
Reference : This song is an emotional ballad that depicts unconditional love and hope amidst all the sadness around . It portrays the story of a lover who wants his partner who's specially abled ( here blind ) to hold onto him after all the grief that she's been living with . This ost is part of their Japanese album Map of the soul : The Journey and is also the central track in the Japanese movie of the same name as the title :- Your eyes tell ✨ The line //To be loved , to love someone// belongs to the actual lyrics of the song .
Love came to me draped in amber and turquoise Just like the blend , she was captivating yet poise . Admiring her features , my gaze fell upon her eyes Organ that speak volumes was filled with mutism inside .
Words betrayed my mouth As heart skipped a beat Tear escaped my eyes Watching her rummaging in need
The orbs that I fell for Were isolated yet intact Beautiful things suffer a lot Wasn't a hypothesis but a proven fact !
// To be loved To love someone // Is the only alternative left //To quench my thirst for hope And hers for long lost love// Before the mellifluous tone turns bereft
With a bag full of love I knocked at her "orbital" door Welled up with tears Flowing in the drainage of her nacreous cavity //I tried to cleanse my path By wiping the squamous tiles Which now sparkle Adding pearls of pink to her smile//
Now I stand tall Infront of a tough white door "Sclera" it read , scared me more My hand reached the doorbell Clysmic as "conjunctiva" ; Paving my way To her capacious "cornea" //Refraction of love Was lacking amidst the light Sprinkling stardust of forever I made her orb-way shine bright//
Paracosm resides in One of her room Was locked with "pupil" - The black lock , which now could result in my doom //Inundated with identical "iris" Suspending on the ceiling I managed to find the ones That served as key to the lock And 'Drake' to (In)'My feelings'//
Smell of lachesism Filled the curves of the sphere Clay figurines awaiting to be moulded Just as her "lens" struggling in the blur //Placing my fingers On the transparent glass I adjusted her vision That would let me pass To the horizon where Light collides with dark//
Road to "retina" or a rubatosis Creating a chaos With mystery of occhiolism Between the pages of raging"rods" And calming "cones" //The nervous "nerves" Lost its way after the dusk approach Moon of faith with trusting stars I handed her on my "orbital" stroll Reflex was received At a high pace by her heart That made her believe in love Inspite of breaking and tearing her apart//
The grief still rents A "spot in her blind" Where imagery of being loved Is prohibited ; At a distance resides his neighbour Owning a luxurious "yellow" bungalow The path to which was Under construction Since her first spring And will remain so Till her last fall //Closer to her orbs Travelled my parched lips With every snow that falls Love will grow fonder and safe inside those ribs Despite the "optical" distance Between our soul(s) 'Your Eyes will Tell' Tales of doves and swans When cherry blossoms paint The city of Seoul//
P.s. Wrote after a really long time so I am anxious if this post is able to convey what I was thinking all while , while listening to the song . This song has everything I cherish dearly - Eyes , Hope through Pain , Good music , heavenly voices and My Boys
Credits: Spring Day - BTS The ones who walk away from the Omelas - Ursula K. Le Guin
Song - Spring Day by BTS
The ballad expresses the pain and yearning for the lost ones. The agony of the survivors longing to meet their lost friends, unable to erase their memories from the heart, still waiting in the snow for a Spring Day to come. It is believed to have poignantly potrayed THE SEWOL FERRY TRAGEDY occurred on April 16th 2014 in South Korea and has deep rooted connection with the book titled THE ONES WHO WALK AWAY FROM OMELAS by Ursula K. Le Guin
Can't take it anymore, this solitude skirting me, this gaudy crowd ignoring my loss, this inclement weather, callous and impenitent.
This eternal winter is hard to survive, and the snow is time, a cruel gift that keeps me frigid, yearning to hold on to your hands for warmth.
I hate you for leaving me here, to heal from your loss, I miss you everyday crying into that photograph and I wait for you again at end of every night.
The blame of being the survivor cripples me, and I exhale in that pain, to breathe in a promise to never forget you, to never resist this longing for you.
But this winter, why won't it end ? I'm beseeching as the snow sticks into my heart. How long will this feeling, this waiting, perpetuate until I meet you ?
And it hurts, this waiting, but it hurts more to move on, to walk away from your memories, erase them like a cursed spell in a fairy tale and silently walk away from Omelas to succumb in acquiescence.
But the snowflakes are falling, my hope is in this bliss, sanguine for the change, waiting for the cherry blossoms to flower from this snow one day.
This darkness, this season is not forever, mornings will burgeon with a halo in the azure sky, so wait a little longer at the other end of time my friend, a spring day is coming.
This song consoled me every time I held on to the past. It made me feel that sometimes it's okay to not let go, it's right to remember the deceased, keep them in our hearts and not forget them but live by keeping them in our past. Memories keeps me fragile yet stronger, it somehow makes sense that I could have done nothing to change what happened, and blame me a little lesser to love me better.
@luvnotes_challenge_host Thankyou for this wonderful challenge, and for letting me participate in it. Your challenges are always exciting !!!! Thankyou again !!
P.S. Listen to Spring Day atleast once. You will know why.
alubrious; you are like a panacea for my pain, I was a nomad with broken bows and some splintered arrows; directionless and deserted, You showed me dreams I could never ascertain, We both shot those coruscating jewels of the moon– these stars paved our discrete pathways We mused together– now the present is in vain, I hide in crowded places yet I can hear your voice, In my dreams, we both fly across horizons, /When I open my eyes, the room's empty again/
eenage seemed so unworried and surprising, But somewhere there has to be a balance— Between joy and sorrows; the scale may topple otherwise— every passing second was advising, Until I needed just a quiet place all for myself, I have said it a thousand times and still I say, / Even repitition seems like a blessing/ I can win my battles, only when you rebuild my fort— of uncertainties; I run after dreams, Will you hold my hand if I fall while chasing?
tale of us, parted by a bittersweet farewell But joined by some undelivered messages— They do a lot of magic in this 7G world, / I quietly cast a spell/ A selfless one— to not let the clouds hide my Polaris, to let my star sparkle just for me, In a calm paradise—soon— we shall dwell I hope one eve—our sorrows would be dispelled,
ears shall pass, we shall grow up; go far away, /Wherever you are, I know, you always stay/
••••••• "Our tale won't end so abruptly, it will continue for ages till the river of verses penned by me for you, merges with the ocean of ballads, to form an eternal epic– which shall speak volumes about our eternal friendship"
Stay is an upbeat song written for ARMYs by BTS wherein the members express their yearning to see their beloved fans, who have been their inspiration and their sole reason to follow their dreams. Although we live in different corners of the world; they know we are always going to stay with them, lend our support during their darkest phases and smile with them during their joyous moments. And that's what they assure us of– they won't be leaving us ever.
The lyrics hit especially when you are missing the person closest to you, as there already so many who have abandoned you. You both will be choosing different roads in your life, and will eventually seperate, unwillingly most of the times. Even when you know that still nothing has changed between both of you, you will feel a sense of dysphoria; and then you comfort your aching heart by remembering the endless memories that you have created, and then cheer up again hoping to see that person, someday.
There isn't a specific reason for me to love BTS. Maybe their words inspire me to compose literary pieces like the one above. Maybe they became role models for me, while at times they became my best friends whose laughter gave me joy and made me forget whatever I am going through. Maybe, they just stayed with me all the time through their tunes when there was no one else, and told me: You don't need people around you to make you feel as if you are in a crowd; you need them to be with you in your mind and their absence won't even matter to you. We are always there, so whenever you feel left out, visit us in our magic shop!
A special thank you to @/lovenotes_from_carolyn for hosting this challenge. I purple you
PS: This is an extremely late submission, but I couldn't come up with anything suitable for the song, until today.
Thank you so much ma'am @luvnotes_challenge_host for hosting this amazing challenge. I saw it pretty late so couldn't officially participate in this amazing challenge but as an army my hands were literally itching to write something. Borahae #cees_bts_chall ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tell me, how can I not crumble when everything reminds me of you and how you are no longer here. Tell me, how can I live, when my only prayer is to worship the ground you walk in.
Tell me, can I still be part of your beguiling galaxy? Or are you now in love with the magnificent Eris? Tell me, did you let the world forget my name or the amorevolous moon convinced you to erase it?
//If only I could, I wanted to ask you Why did you do that back then? Why did you kick me out? Without a name to myself, I still revolve around you Our goodbye is colorless, that unchanging color// ~ 134340 by BTS (lyrics)
134340’ is the 4th track in the album Love Yourself: Tear. I34340 is not a random number. It was assigned to Pluto when it was discarded as a planet and excluded from our Solar system. So it reflects on how Pluto felt when it was rejected by everyone and how a person feels when they loose their place in someone's life. We all have seen songs written about love stories which are eternal. But this heartbreaking song echoes the sentiment of someone who is forgotten. It's for those people who don't have anyone to reciprocate their love with. It is for those people who are always replaced by someone who is more magnificent than them. It's for people who still long for a lover who won't forget them. That's why this song is such a great source of comfort to people like me because it speaks to our soul. It speaks to my existence. #BTS#army#pluto#love#life#forgotten#mirakee#cees_bts_chall