Monday, July 27, 2009

the creative spirit

the creative spirit
is bursting
ready to spread his wings
and fly to his destiny
but the mother has to feed
her other obligations

the creative spirit
from malnutrition
but he refuses
to lay down and die
he stops trying to fly
and waits patiently
for some leftover morsels
to fall from other nestlings

the creative spirit screams
for release from his caged soul
to be free of his withering body
to soar into the heavens
to explore the universe
of possibilities

the creative spirit
to give up his will
to express his feelings
and bare his gentle soul
and the beauty
in his mind

the creative spirit
will not die

Friday, July 10, 2009

He never said, 'No'

Could I ever say my dad never approved of my involvement in art when he took the trouble to make me this?

That was 40 years ago.  Along the way I got lost.  Sometimes I found myself back on the familiar old path...

only to be drawn away by the demands of making a living and raising a family.  It was a decision I made to ensure I took care of life's golf balls first.

It's been a long journey through the rat race.  It wasn't all blood, sweat and tears tough.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Thanks for the time

Dear friends & colleagues of Continental Automotive, Penang.

Thanks for the time when you gave me hope

when I thought my road had reached the end.

Thanks for the second chance* you gave me
when I acted foolishly and thought I'd lost a friend

Thanks for the moments when we fought the odds
and together we survived the hardship and the pain

Thanks for the memories, the lessons learned
and the richness of experience that we gained

Thanks for the gift of friendship, so priceless

So long, farewell, till we meet again.