Monday, February 27, 2012

Letting Me Paint

you told me
several times
how thankful you are
that i have shown you
how beautiful
and promising life
will be in the next
years to come
and i am definitely
with that...

in my mind
and in my heart
i am greatly
that you are helping
me paint my future
by letting me
choose the colors
and allowing me
to pick
how thick
the brushes
would be...

i love you!..

(posted for Promising Poets [link])
27 february 2012
tillsonburg, ontario, canada

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Carefree/ful Shopping

Warhol At The Grocery Store
Photo Courtesy of Tess Kincaid

Carefree shopping
is long gone...

With the scarcity
of resources,
vast epidemic and
growing number of
diseases and illnesses
that cannot be easily
or even cured
make the present day
grocery shopping difficult.

it now needs
careful assessment
and good choices...

posted for Magpie Tales
Photo Prompt no. 106

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Have a blessed Sunday fellow bloggers
and have a great week ahead...

Thursday, February 23, 2012

illicit affair

another take for
Magpie [link] Photo Prompt 105

i quietly tried
to answer
when you called earlier
but as i lift the receiver
guess he sensed it
and moved.
maybe he is
just pretending
to be asleep...
have to travel this far
this early morn
with my bike
as the car is loud
to get to this
last existing phone booth
in our location.

i hope he is still in bed...

(thought of this while
attaching the picture
on my earlier post)

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Communication.... Distance....

Mag 105

phone booth, epic mahoney

In every relationship
Whatever form it may be
Add lots of understanding
A bunch of forgiveness
Is the way to keep it
Smooth sailing...

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i will cross the deepest sea
I will walk the barren desert
I will travel the distant miles
Just to be close to you
Where my peace
And my heart belongs...

Posted for MagpieTales
Photo Courtesy of Tess Kincaid

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Seasons, Trees and Life

I was so inspired of cleaning the backyard and clearing out the garden with some of the dried leaves, leftover of autumn. Things that escaped my eyes when I did my preparation for winter. Becuase i already dreampt of spring. Green leaves, beautiful flowers and trees like waking up from a long sleep and slowly putting up colors. So beautiful to imagine.

And this morning as i am doing the front garden. Wow! There are already sprouts coming out. Wonderful!.. This is what we are all waiting for. (Although, I love winter. Probably because I only have 2 winters in my life that I have snow)... So I asked myself, are we there yet? Springtime...

Waiting to be in my comfy clothes again. Tell you, being small, it is hard to wear heavy and thick clothes. I love my summer clothes, shorts, t-shirts, flip-flops, and sando with open polo shirt...

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Seasons, Trees and Life

Winter had gone by again
the promise of spring
was noticed as i was cleaning
the garden this morning...

But just linke winter
that come and go
spring will just pass by
and soon summer will come
and too short enough
that we will once again feel
the coldness of the fall.

And unlike trees and flowers
we do not just shed our leaves in autumn
and sleep the whole snowy days
and grow anew when the wind of spring has come
and be in its splendor during summer time.

We do grow, mature and become old
so let us be creative, imaginative
adventurous to enjoy life
whatever the season is
for we can never put things back
young and fresh
like seasons, flowers and trees.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

on this day 
i do not have anything
expensive gift to give you
and not even
a dinner date on a fancy restaurant

but as i have promised
i have here my first ever

i love you
always in all ways...
happy valentine...
waiting home to give you
my warm kisses
and tight hugs...

 i used to draw
sticks for arms and legs
and oval for the body
i use letter L for nose
and a first quarter moon for mouth
a big apple for the eyes
and a watermelon for the head...

borrowing the top of the corn
for the hair
and bananas
as fingers.
i opted to use a triangle
and pretend that it is a pair of shoe
as to not knowing how to 
draw a pair of feet.

but with your encouragement
i was able to hold 
quite a number of brushes
and learned to mixed paints. 

after two errors
including a spill of coffee
i was finally able 
to come up with this... 
happy valentines!
painting entitled "Random Thoughts"
by JJ Roa Rodriguez
february 14, 2012
Tillsonburg, Ontario, Canada

Sunday, February 12, 2012


MAG #104

i remember myself
lying there
thought i was alone
thought i am deserted
but later i realized
there are millions of us there
still, as if dead
floating naked in the cold
crawling in our stomach in hunger
some are positioned up side down
trying to gain our strength
to once again
get up and continue
a bright light came
and shone upon us
Oh God!
the prayer is answered
the help has come...

posted for Magpie Tales
photo courtesy of Tess Kincaid...

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I am dedicating this post for
Whitney Houston...
May she rest in peace
in the care of the Almighty God.

I Look To You on Mis Canciones [link]

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

the reason why my posts are simple
and my comments too...
is because
one, i have limitations on the
English language
two, i do not want
to confuse people
or to convey vague ideas.
as too my real life conversations...

you may call it drama
but let's make sure
that every word we use
in talking to people
is what is appropriate
or we know the meaning of the word.

not because we are
not into drama
or brave and strong
to take every statement, 
we can just
play with words
when conversing with others,
and instead of being sorry
we tend to call them "drama queen"
when they are starting to
interpret it the way their
feelings or emotions direct them so.

everyone is not the same.
it is like saying,
what is funny or
beautiful or cute to us
is also funny, beautiful or cute to others.
as too what is ugly or disgusting to us
is also the same to others.

to make it a healthier
and happier
let us think twice before
making the statement
especially jokes.
jokes are half meant...

(pics are taken from Google Images)

Sunday, February 5, 2012

2 takes on Magpie Photo Prompt 103

MAG #103
a grave at the Novodevichy Cemetery, Moscow

the gem i have
is the gem
that everyone
is dying to have...

a healthy
and loving heart
that i will cherish
be grateful
and care for
'til the end of my life.

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Whatever treasure you have
Use it to make your life
And those who are connected to you,
Good or even better...
For no matter how hard you try
You can never take it to your grave...

for Magpie Tales
picture courtesy of Tess Kincaid

blessed Sunday fellow bloggers
and an awesome week ahead...

Friday, February 3, 2012

funny how impatient we were
when we were young.
we want to grow old fast
to be free
to have our own life
to be responsible for ourself.
and get away
from the blah blah blah 
of our parents...
and be in control.

pic taken on this site [link]

but when we are already there
we wish to pull back the time
turn back the clock
freeze our age 
like the trees on winter
sleeping temporarily and coming back 
with new branches and leaves
on spring time.

and no matter what we do
we feel like
we are getting old
faster than we thought possible.

body aches
hips and back pain worsening 
our sight getting bad everyday
and our steps that cannot
go with how fast 
our mind is telling them to go.

but you know what
it is not too late for us 
to take it slow
now, we have to learn
to take everyday easy
live your life to the fullest
but keeping yourself
away from harm
away from pain...

let us all be happy
keep things simple
love with all honesty
and be contented with what we have...

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Let's Start Having Fun

yesterday after office, JC [link] texted me
something that really made me laugh.
he told me that this site have given them
a good laugh at work.
So as I am thinking of what to post
this first day of February, 2012..
I came up with the idea of why not
start this month of hearts with laughters.
so here is a link to a website called
Damn You Auto Correct [link]
that could or would make you laugh...
although some words might not be
for the angelic ones.
so read it on your own risk... hehehehe...

here are some samples...

14 days before Valentines Day...
Last year I spent it alone...
hopefully this year something wonderful
is going to happen...
(shouting....) J C !....

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My Amateur Shots [link] I Love Winter, I Love Snow