Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Filial Piety

Filial piety is an important value among the Asians,
It describes the faithfulness and care of the younger generation,
Since time immemorial, the older generation has stressed these issues,
Hoping that the future generations will passed it on.

However, the world is rather unpredictable,
What more with the tsunamis and earthquakes happening!
Things are changing very fast and unstoppable,
Some say we have to keep moving.

While we move on, some values should not change,
For it reflects the values of our society,
The values that has been passed on since,
Cherishing the Asian way!

Has materialism set in our society?
Has materialism change many a kind soul?
Is materialism a powerful energy?
With the ability to rock what was passed since time immemorial?

Have our eyes blurred?
Has our eyes become sort and short sighted?
Have we misted our eyes to be moneyed?
Have we become that bad?

But have we forgotten, that whatever we do now,
Will be on us when we are in that situation,
How we treat our elders and the fellows,
Will also be treated to us by our children.

They look upon us as their role models,
They look upon us as their examples,
For they say, if mum and dad can do it, why not me?
If mum and dad has done it, why not me?

Filial piety is by no means a herculean effort,
It just requires a little time and activity,
The older generation has tasted the salt,
They know which sea is salty.

Care for them when they know,
Care for them when they can feel it,
For its no point showing when they are not here now,
For its pointless when they dont feel it.

Its nothing great to show off,
Its nothing great telling people of how good you are,
For people are no push off,
They can see and they can tell of what is there!

Start afresh now, its never too late,
Start by spending some time with them,
Talk to them and understand their time,
For if you do not do it now, you may not be able to do it again.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Lifes' chapters

Life's chapters starts with the birth of the child,
The cries of the child thunders through the ward,
Tears of happiness rolls down the mother's face,
After all, its a 9 month period of time!

As the child grows, they learn new things,
Like a sponge, they absorb many things,
Like a parrot, they talk what they see,
They are innocent like the white slate.

As the child grows to be an adolescent,
They see many things around the environment,
They have many friends,
The good and the bad unfortunately surrounds.

Good and bad habits are sometimes added,
Sometimes bad habits are hard to throw,
It sticks like a magnet,
No matter where you are, it will follow!

When we grow up, we need to think,
After all, they say we are already an adult,
We are now matured in our thoughts and can think!
Of what is wrong and right!

Like any book, it has an introduction,
It goes on with the storyline,
The book of life has its storyline!
Its just that we need to mention!

Books have an ending,
The book of life has it ending,
It ends with the departure and the wailing,
From the hearts of the many surrounding,

Whats more important is the storyline,
Whats more important is what you have done during your lifetime!
Whatever you have done will be impregnated in the minds of everyone,
Whatever you have done has its impact on everyone.

Good or bad it leaves memories,
Good or bad it leaves a taste,
Its better we leave in a good taste!
Digestion is better with fond memories!

Filial piety is much missing amongst many,
Filial piety is often misted with materialism,
Compassion is now a rare asset among many,
Its not often you see them.

However, some like to show their filial-ness by wailing the loudest,
Some like to show to others that they care for the departed,
However, when the departed was alive, they couldnt care a hoot,
Such are the people that we see around.

Be not like them, be better than them,
Start your caring when you can,
Show the love to them,
After all, its not herculean!

The book of life has its conclusions,
Let us have good conclusions,
It leaves better aftertastes,
Am sure no one wants indigestions!

Saturday, August 21, 2010


True spirit is achieved when everyone thinks alike,
True oneness is obtained when differences set aside,
Trueness can be achieved if we think likewise,
Trueness can be attained when we are one.

The spirit of oneness can be a reality,
The spirit of togetherness is not illusive,
True thoughts and true hearts goes side by side,
True spirit will then be in harmony!

All types of prejudices needs to be set aside,
All types of opinions be average,
Everyone has their own right,
Everyone has their own fight!

But let us all fight for the right cause,
For its stupid to fight among ourselves,
We will only weaken ourselves,
Making it easy for the enemy to invade!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

In the heat

In the heat of it, think three times before you speak,
For words that comes out may not be something nice to hear,
For once after you have spoken it, you cannot take it back,
For the tear is already there.

No matter how hard you try to patch things up,
The feelings are not the same like before,
The memories are still there,
So its hard to forget and patch up.

In the heat of it, do take your time,
Before you speak, think first,
It does make a difference,
Which has an everlasting effect!.

Saturday, June 19, 2010


Its not easy to show your appreciation,
The feelings of happiness is not easy to put into words,
Many shed tears of joy, though they are happy beyond words,
Many do try hard to show their appreciation.

Sometimes the same is not felt by the other person,
Maybe they feel that they deserve better than that,
Maybe they feel they should receive a monetary appreciation,
But when you offered the help, did you ask for it?

To be appreciated, one needs to be a little self less,
Monetary expectations should be lessened,
For to offer help is something is a bless,
To receive the appreciation is not to demand.

Its up to the person, whether they want to show the appreciation,
Its up to the person, whether to give monetary rewards,
Its up to the person whether they have the conscience in them,
Its up to them to look into their souls.

One thing is clear,

To offer help is indeed a blessing,
To offer help shows your generous side,
To offer help shows your humble side,
To offer help shows you are a good being.

The law of karma is strong,
The law of karma is ever so right,
For what you do, you will get it,
For what you do, you will be receiving.

Thats the law of appreciation

Friday, January 15, 2010


Friendship goes beyond the boundaries of colours,
It starts from the bottom most of your heart,
Friendship does not depend on colours,
Friendship depends on your heart.

For your heart tells the person you are,
The heart describes how strong and weak you are,
When you are weak, you need someone to defend you,
It is only during this time, when you know who is beside you.

Friendship goes beyond these boundaries,
Do not let ourselves be bound by rules,
Let friendship develop regardless of rules and regulations,
For these would only stifle the movements.

Someone close to me always tells me this,
She said, never ever destroy a person,
If you can help someone, do extend the assistance to that person,
That someone close to me, did not say I need to look at colours.

Where friendship is concerned, there are no colours,
Where friendship is concerned, let us be colour blind,
When you are drowning, do you have time to look at who is extending the hand?
When you are drowning, do you have time to think of rules and regulations?

Let us all look at friendship with a different shade,
In whatever shade you may choose,
For friendship does not ask for the multi-hues that we have,
Friendship only calls for a heart thats sincere.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


As I look outside the window,
I see the clouds up above against the blue skies,
I see the garden of flowers, complete with the many hues,
As I ponder deep inside me, I felt low.

Although the scenery outside looks very nice,
But it does not deep inside me,
I tend to wonder, where do I go from here?
Is my life devoid of any directions or any clue?

Do I wander around figuring out that this is it?
Do I need to set goals and objectives to go with it?
So many questions, yet I do not have any solutions to it.
So what am I supposed to do with it?

I looked up above again, I saw the sun shining brightly,
I realised that we need some kind of way,
A way to tell us that we are on the right way,
Then our directions will be going in the right way.

Its better than stumbling around here and there,
Groping around hoping to strike gold,
But each time, its not gold,
Breaking our hearts right in the centre core.

Plan your directions, Set Targets,
So you will know your progress,
Do not be disappointed when you do not do well,
For nothing is impossible if we put together our heart and soul.

Believe in yourself, Be confident,
Am sure the direction that you are going will be bright,
Making your directions clearer than ever,
And your future becoming brighter!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Takes time

Words do not simply come out of me,
For if I talk too fast, it hurts,
If I hurt your feelings,
It would be difficult to re-gain your confidence in me.

So it is best, to refrain from talking without thinking,
In a fit of anger, your thou
ghts would be confused,
t would be best to do some calculating,
It would be best to re-check your card.

For it takes time to make friends,
It takes time to have someone believing,
It takes time for convincing,
It takes time to have true friends.

It takes time to know the true colours in a person,
It takes time to know the true feelings in a person,
It takes time to know the motive in a person,
It takes time to know a person.

So forgive me if I take my time,
Forgive me if I am late,
For it was never my intention to disbelieve,
It is just that I would like to take my time.

For time tells the story of a person,
Of how well the person is,
The true colours,
Black or white will be made known.

Forgive me, if I take my time.....

Friday, August 28, 2009

Nobody Knows

Nobody knows what your heart says,
Nobody knows what your head says,
All they know is you are not helping,
All they know is you are not doing anything.

Little do they realise, you are doing something,
Little do they realise, you are hard working,
Little do they realise, you do care for people,
Little do they realise, how capable you are.

People sometimes have a narrow perception of things,
People sometimes think a little low of others,
People sometimes say things based on what they are seeing,
People sometimes say things without thinking!

Do not be this "nobody knows",
Be someone that "somebody knows",
For it means a lot to the other person,
For it shows how much you care for this other person.

For today, you may not need someone's help,
For today, you are strong and invincible,
No one knows whats in store,
No one knows when we are going to put our hands up!

Start by being someone that cares,
Start by being someone that understands,
For today if you start this,
You will start something good for the future generations!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

A Friend

A friend in need, is a friend indeed,
As per the saying goes,
Everyone wants to be a friend,
But not everyone can be friends.

When you are in trouble,
They will run away from you,
When you are in trouble,
They do not remember you.

A friend in need is a friend indeed,
It is through this time,
The true colours can be clearly seen,
Whatever shade clearly shown.

A true friend is someone who stands by you,
A true friend is someone who will guide you,
They will not abandon you,
They will not foresake you.

A true friend will understand you,
A true friend will not laugh at you,
They will laugh together with you,
They will cherish you.

Be a good friend to everyone,
Be it your enemy or even a stranger,
For it pays not to destroy someone,
It does not pay to be a back stabber.

Friendship travels through many years,
Right from your childhood days till your graying days,
For if you have become a good friend,
This friend will remember you till old.

Let bygones be bygones,
If you have made a mistake,
Apologise and admit your mistake,
Its not wrong but it improves.

So start your day by being a friend,
And may this world be a better world,
For the generations to come,
For them to cherish the good value.

So be a friend and may you be a friend indeed.