An ode to lost friendships

We laughed at silly things
And coffee “gave us wings”
We shopped and shopped
Until our credit limits popped
We giggled and glared
All of our troubles we shared

Sticking by each other through thick and thin
Wondering if our bet on GG was gonna win
We quoted FRIENDS on a daily basis
At that, people sneered and made faces

Gossip brought us together and tore us apart
But from these memories, we will never part
Someday, down the broken road we might
Cross paths and know we never gave up the fight

Out of all the silliness, we will know for sure
Arose a friendship so sweet and so pure
Even now that we are miles apart
You will always have a special place in my heart


Residual Love

Have you ever had an ex that made you smile every time he entered your thoughts? The kind that you care about even after things didn’t exactly work out for you two?
This is what I’d like to call “Residual Love”. You are not in love with that person, but will always have feelings for him no matter what happened between you two. There is always going to be a “what if” scenario despite knowing fully well that things will not work out.
It’s not the same as being in love. It’s what’s left of love for that person.
Residual love allows you to remain friends with that person. Count on them when it matters most. Secretly imagine what it would be like if things worked out for you two. Or not. It could simply be genuinely being happy for that person in their major or minor victories.

The only way it will completely go away is if things ended badly or if you have found greater love in another.

All of us have experienced this at some point in our lives. Some have found their greater love and moved on into the realms of true love with someone really special. And some of us are yet to find greater love. So until then, we make do with the residual love and hope to the Almighty that greater love will come rescue us some day.

Love takes flight

A sparrow watched in envy as she saw the other birds laying eggs.

Finally, she laid her first egg. And even though it was just one egg she laid, her heart filled with pride and joy.

She took utmost care to keep the egg warm, to nurture her baby’s growth inside the egg’s shell.

And one day, the egg showed its first crack. Her joy knew no bounds! It took all of her being to wait patiently for her baby to crack that shell completely and peep out of it.

And when it happened, she knew all the wait was worth it. She looked at her beloved baby and promised herself to care for it with all she’s got.

Every morning she woke up way before her son and went in search of food for him. She made sure that by the time he woke up she’d brought him his food.

She played with him all day and told him many stories.

Then it was time for him to learn to fly.

I don’t want him to leave me and go, she thought. But she knew it was the right thing to do.

Reluctantly, she began to teach him to spread his wings and flap them. She helped him strengthen the muscles in his wings.

Moreover, the joy she saw in his eyes every time they had flight lessons made all her reluctance go away.

Then it was time. Time for him to fly away from home. Her heart broke as she watched him prepare to leave. She knew instinctively that she had to be strong for both of them.

She smiled as she said, “My child, it’s time for you to take flight and go where God leads you. And remember, no matter where you are, I will always love you.”

The son had no words. But with these parting words uttered by his mother engraved deeply in his heart, he took off from the nest, the only home he ever knew, to go where God wants him to go.

Sure, it is difficult to let go of those you love, especially your children. But God has greater plans for your loved ones than you can offer them by holding them back. Submit your loved ones to Him who taught you to love and He knows best how to make your love take flight!


Before we say “Good bye”

I sit there looking around

wondering where it all went wrong

I hoped “Sparkling Events”  could heal

But the wounds cut so deep it feels beyond repair

and losing hope will only lead to an untold despair!

Countless tears shed,

Feelings unsaid,

Emotions bottled and

Relationships throttled.

I thought moving on would be easy

But it takes every ounce of my strength to keep me going.

I feel like giving up

But something inside me nudges me to carry on.

The uncontrollable laughter, the happy tears,

The gleam of friendship in our eyes, and the ultimate hug

Is what I want and ask for,

Before we finally say Good bye…