"In the end, it's not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away." -Shing Xiong *** "Do not go where the path may lead; instead where there is no path and leave a trail." -Ralph Waldo Emerson *** "Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget." -G. Randolf *** "We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us." -E.M. Forster *** "Imagnination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited, imagination encircles the world." -Albert Einstein *** Defintion of Suburbia: A place where they cut down trees and name streets after them. -(Unknown, found on sticker) :p *** "A lie goes halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on." -Winston Churchill***"Love is the irresistible desire to be desired irresistibly." -Louis Ginsberg ***"All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware." -Martin Buber



Thursday, June 30, 2011

Midnight Mango (a poem)

Midnight Mango
Written June 30th, 2011
There is a fruit, waiting in the fridge
An international treat
That I’m particularly fond
It will call me at midnight to eat

Quite a nuisance to peel and carve
But I smile as I set it on the board
It’s a task I’ve come to enjoy
For at the end is the sweetest reward

I light some incense and settle into bed
Sink my teeth into the first delightful bite
            Sweet refreshing waterfall
                        Crashing across my brain
                                    Filling the senses with bliss
                                                A gentle summer rain
                                                            An orange ocean kiss
I reach for my notebook kept nearby
And after another sample, I begin to write

My pen dances across the page
Set free by the youthful, refreshing taste
Bright soft flesh, succulent with flavor
I don’t let a single bite go to waste

My cure for dreaded writer’s block
A remedy fashioned by gods long ago
It waits for me in the fridge:
My cherished midnight mango

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A cute quirky little poem... this one was very fun to write :) I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. And, if you've never had a mango, I hope this piece inspires you to! You really don't know what you're missing!