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A Year From Now

I’ve been following Joseph Gordon-Levitt (500 Days of Summer, Rush) on Instagram as I’m a fan of his work. I also like his community-website HitRecord. So on his Instagram, he posted this “April-must-do list” that one of the HitRecord member created. The list suggests what you can do or post on the website for each day of April – kind of like The Daily Post here in WordPress. The list suggested for the 3rd of April this – ‘a year from now’. Coincidentally, I have been thinking about what would happen a year from now. So, I used this as a bit of inspiration for today’s post.

I sit here outside our terrace and I wonder what would happen a year from now.

Will we learn and remember all the valuable lessons this pandemic has taught us?

When we look back a year from now, will we be looking back with anguish or anger or fear?

Will we be more appreciative knowing the difficulties we all had to go through?

Will we be kinder to each other?

Will we be better people?

I look up at the sky that’s slowly turning orange from blue, and I wonder what would happen a year from now.

©Maria Michaela

Posted in life, original

Year

There goes another year,

Like another time,

Another place,

Another lifetime.

We’ve been able to get this far,

And farther we will go still.

The year will soon be new

But same old me and same old you.

Older and hopefully wiser and better and happier.

No plan will work out like you’d want to but go at it anyway

Because before you know it,

Another year would have gone by again.

Posted in life, original

Chapter 2016

This chapter is almost through 

Only a couple more pages left to fill

Another year and something new

And maybe some more coffee spills.
Add more colors to end the chapter right

Smile from the heart, to brighten up the night.
And as one chapter ends,

Another begins

Posted in original, Relationship

Give It A Year

Something in my mind clicked
And suddenly I realized
Waiting is part of it
And so I will
But if in a year nothing happens
Then I’ll take it as the sign
That he may not be the one
And I may have to wait some more

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New Year, Same Old Me

New Year, old self

same eyes of brown…so brown it drowns the sorrow

and only amazement and light is shown

 

New clothes, old body

fashioned in such a way that slimming is not an option

but happy to be healthy

 

New earrings, old skin

not as tight as it used to be

but I wouldn’t change it for another

 

So many things new, material things they are

not as important as staying true

to ones self

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This New Year

she looked at me with sad eyes – they were puffy from crying

it’s one of those sad days when you just want to escape – feel like flying

away, just far away from here

far away from this daunting fear

yet reality was there in front of me

we were imprisoned and I wanted to be set free

I wanted to see her dance and sing

oh! the joy that it used to bring

I pictured enjoying the new year, with her and the family

us sitting at the table, eating happily

yet here we are with the news we dreaded

we all knew where this was headed

like every hurdle, we’ll get through this, I know

it’s just I feel like breaking sometimes — my smile is just for show

I’m doing this all for her, I need to stay strong

and one day, she’ll be able to sing that familiar song