Your Legacy Lives On

It’s another day
The sun has risen
Casting light on land which was once sea
Illuminating skyline built upon barren land

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It’s another day
The leaves have shed
With hues of ochre that crackled under my feet
Lining roads that lead to beaten paths

It’s another day
The waves still roar
Pushing and pulling
Rising and falling

They won’t stop for anyone
Not for a great man
Nor a Nation’s father

Time goes by
Days creep by

It’s another day
A nation mourns
Her people weeps

And the woods whisper
It’s time to sleep, to sleep
Sleep well, farewell Mr Lee



And You Turned 10

So you celebrated your 10th birthday
with personalised videos for one and all
from the very first picture shared to the most liked pictures that they had
and you plugged in for everyone the best music ever
pulsating at every photos that flashed through
climaxing at the perfect time
delivering goose bumps as I watched

I have to say that you outdid your subsidiary as well as your arch rival
didn’t matter that you were a little late
neither did it matter that you lacked originality
judging from my newsfeed flooded with my friends’ videos
your effort was well received

It’s been more than half a decade
and things haven’t quite changed 
In an estranged relationship we remain

Perhaps I should be consoled that I am not alone
Neither are you the only culprit
they all blame it on what now known as social media

So I wasn’t impressed with all the controversies surrounding your founding
Neither was I impressed with how the unceremonious exit of your co-founder became the central plot of an award winning Hollywood movie

So who’s the villain who’s the saint
perhaps the truth will never see the light
like the you we’ll never know

And it’s kind of scary
to let someone whom we know so vaguely take over our lives
yet to opt out might mean losing out on the latest gossip in town

how much should one share
how much should one keep
how much privacy to maintain is a daily dilemma

Like a tool you are
You serve or you wreck
The least we ask is that fate be restored in our own hands
So mess with our privacy settings you shall not

And I hope you know you should be better than that
Even all you really care was building dreams that took off from a college dorm
and reaping profit from senseless fans

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PS :
I thought I’d let you know
that your 10th Anniversary video was a shabby job done
Delete a photo or 2
and your program crumbled
You had algorithm that didn’t quite work
Most liked posts ? You sure ?
I don’t think so

I have to admit
that I was expecting something more
And would definitely appreciate a little more effort and thought
from an giant like you


Me Time

This year is an exciiting year for me
For the first time, both my boys are in school
Which means, I am getting my daily dose of offically me time

It is a brief one hour or two
I could still remember how I felt on the first day of this new routine
A sense of liberation and relief
I almost felt guilty feeling what I felt

And thought of a friend’s snigger when not too long ago she discovered how I read my morning papers
At the playground, on the slide, my active toddler jumping in the background

With a toddler, a preschooler, a new maid and a new job
She was happy with her new life
not havng to face her children 24/7 and the luxury of having someone to take care of the chores at home
and thought I should have done the same

Choice is a luxury
sometimes a culprit for complicating things
clouding the focus
leaving behind confusion and unfulfillment

It takes a little tenacity
an immunity to chatter and noises
for priority to take the reins and lead the way

It can be exciting and exhilarating
It can be lonely and beautiful

The path is one to tread
the burden is one to bear
and the experience is one to savour

Foolish is the one who tries to judge
For a reflection is probably all one gets

A reminder to myself

Meanwhile, life’s good