I posted more of my writings in response to the encouragement of "Grandpa!", "alison_in_oh", "freshair", "idiopathic" and the others in this forum who appreciate poetry. WE BELONG TO ONE ANOTHER (1993) I am a bird, You are my song. I am the shore, You are the sea, We embrace With every gust of wind. You are the sun, I am a planet, You are my center. I am the water, You are the sky, We are everlasting. I am a flower, You are the earth, You nourish me. I am a body, You are my soul, You are love, You are a part of me. LUCK (1998) The hands of Fate gambled When I didn't want to play... For I won too many times And lost my fortune at the end of the day. Mischievous Lady Luck laughed at me For I blindly believed All the words and gestures of the card dealer That I stayed all night, too enchanted to leave. Cupid's arrow made me the unlucky target... I became enlightened by the presence of a boy Who made me feel heavenly as the morning sunlight But to him, I was just another toy. He kissed me with his mere gaze, He serenaded me with his melodious laughter, He recreated me with his mere touch, He cast a spell that made me Become a sensual and mindless fool. I tried to flee from his aura, like a bird in flight, But I was too drawn from the warmth of his light. The mere idea of his existence Has imprisoned me... For I am bonded to the beauty Of the breathing land living beneath The snow and bottomless sea Which was revealed to me When I fell in love with him. Such beauty is dangerous and deceiving For he was not captivated by me... I must free him from the depths of my mind And forget the morning sunlight I never really saw. How many times will the hands of Fate be so cruel? DESIRE AND DENIAL (1999) I don't feel lonely, For you are the voice in the wind. I don't feel sad, For you are in every happy song I sing. I don't miss your smile For it is upon the eyes and lips of every happy child. I don't miss you embrace, Or the tenderness of your face, For Mother Nature seduces me with her charms And I find salvation in my mother's arms. But this is all denial of reality, For I want to always reside by you, And love you from here to eternity. I want to wake up in your arms in the morning And fall asleep in your arms in the evening. I want to hold you when you're sad And rejoice with you when you're glad. I want you to be my eternal dance, I want you to be my song, I want you to be my living dream, I want you to be my laughter, I want you to be my sorrow And face the new life with me tomorrow. Must I remain a prisoner of desire? Release me and set my soul on fire! I am an angel in your arms and you are my saint, Kiss me incessantly till I faint! I AM WHOLE (2001) I am whole. I don't need to be completed By another soul. I embody a spirit in harmony With everything surrounding me. I am whole. I don't need to be completed By another soul. I am the song That is sung by a child And the wolf's call in the wild. I am whole. I don't need to be completed By another soul. I am the love of a mother And the love of a lover. I am the love that makes the stars sparkle in the sky. I am the love that grows in beds of roses where lovers lie. I am whole. I don't need to be completed By another soul. I am the instrument of divinity Existing in all beings inhabiting The fertile land and rolling sea. I am whole. I don't need to be completed By another soul. I have found my voice. I have found my song. There is no need to search and worry Let your soul tell its story. All the love you need is within thee. Listen carefully to the song of the heavens and the rolling sea A sweet song crying silently: "Celebrate me! Celebrate me!"