Taking Time — Happy Fathers’ Day!

I’m taking the time to stop
And think about you
I try and think of good memories
Of special times
Of unforgettable moments

You probably think
That I don’t care
Nor appreciate you
For what you do
For I have not made an effort
Like this, for you, before

Don’t get me wrong
You and I, we have always been good
I can’t think of a time where I felt
That you weren’t just
Or reasonable enough to understand
But you see, I love you so much
And I don’t think you truly understand that

Let me open up myself
And tell you from deep within
Let me show you
And make you feel
What I truly feel
Let me sing for you again
Songs of beautiful memories
I love you, Pa!
Yes, I do.

I remember those times
The very times when
You had to downplay yourself
To be the cool one
To keep the family going

From a far, I was watching you
And felt your pains
The hurt that you so bravely
And heroically turned into
Positive outcomes
The fact we are still intact today
One family,
We owe it to you

So thank you for your great love
Love that you probably
Tried to show to us in ways
That you know
I’ve got to tell you
You weren’t expressive too, you know
But deep inside I know you do
I’ve always felt it in silence

So let me open up myself
And tell you from deep within
Let me show you
And make you feel
What I truly feel
Let me sing for you again
Songs of beautiful memories
I love you, Pa!
Yes, I do.

© 2014 The Mockingbird in Me

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*Written in response to Internet take me away, let virtual reality be my lover! from the blog TheWhyAboutThis.

Dear Penny,

Yes, I agree. It is truly a blessing to have such an avenue to mingle and make friends, to be entertained and to entertain, to appreciate and be appreciated.

And I so love the culture being nurtured here — there’s that culture of appreciation, caring for one another, and most of all that culture of respect.

In this community, I don’t feel discriminated nor do I feel that there is some kind of a status or class. No one is above or below anyone as everyone is within reach.

I exchange ideas with lawyers, doctors, scientists, educators, businessmen, mothers, fathers, students, builders, artists, musicians, and that lists goes on. What’s interesting is that it doesn’t matter that we all wear different hats. These hats are just but added features or shall we say characteristics we give to a character to spice up the story.

We are all lost in the charisma and hypnotic beauty of this live drama that we are all participating in. But what’s more beautiful about this is that unlike fiction, this is not a make believe story. This is a story that is ongoing and happening in actuality. And we are not just sitting to be entertained for we are the very characters actively involved in this huge story we are all ‘complexly’ writing.

This is really happening, Penny. We’re all affecting one another, exchanging views and opinions, and learning for the better. On one page, someone wrote about pain and how it transforms people. On another, someone wrote about metaphorical punches that surprise us and knock us down. Uplifting posts here and there, reminders, lists, poems and stories that make us smile, angry, sad, laugh, and cry.

Indeed, this world is beautiful. I’m so glad I’m part of this!

*Also written for Daily Prompt: Simply the Best

Liebster Award


Many thanks to Ms Debby for this award! She’s got a beautiful site. Please visit her at dgkayewriter.com

Thank you WordPress friends! I’ve been really learning a lot from you!

Debby has requested me to answer ten questions:

1. Who Inspires your writing?
I write for God and his people. I also write for myself.

2. What are you reading now?
Stories by Patricia Grace

3. What is your favourite pastime?
singing, baking cakes (just recently), and blogging

4. What is your favourite line from a movie?
“With great power, comes great responsibility” — Spiderman

5. If you could be anybody else for one day, who would that be?
No one.

6. What kind of music do you like to listen to when you write?
My gift is in MUSIC and I tend to focus on it when it is noticeable, so I’d rather have the sound of nature when
I’m writing.

7. Where is your favourite place to travel.
I’ve seen the US and I loved it there. One day, I’d like to see Africa, the Middle East, and Europe.

8. What is your favourite season and why?
I’m from a tropical country actually, but I’d really love to experience autumn — it’s just dramatic.

9. What do you regret never having done?

10. Name your favourite song title
Oh my! This is difficult.

The following blogs also deserve to be appreciated:
1. http://aspienights.wordpress.com/
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Here’s a simple request for the nominees:

Put up the award’s logo on your blog and nominate 5 – 10 bloggers who you think deserves to be appreciated. Inform them by leaving a comment on their blog post. Congratulations and thank you! 🙂

Thank you also for my 200th LIKE! Yay!

Reader Appreciation Award


I just want to thank Shaun for this award.

To all of you who came and read my posts, and especially to those who followed and interacted with me, thank you ever so much. I’d like to dedicate this award to you.

I have really enjoyed reading the following blogs, so I’m nominating each one of them for this award.







Here’s a simple request for the nominees:

Put up the award’s logo on your blog and nominate 5 – 10 bloggers who you think deserves to be appreciated. Inform them by leaving a comment on their blog post. Congratulations and thank you! 🙂

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