The Sound of Death…!

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The piano bars in black and white;
The lyrics sang its last good night;
Her ghost float above the light;
Cryin’… she’s gone out of my sight!

The music played its crying breath;
Can’t hear a sound, am I going deaf?;
The piano’s dying note in length;
Soundless… wrapped in the cloak of death!

The Leaves of Babel…

I dedicate this image to those devastated by the snow storms in North America, Mainland China, South Korea, Japan, and Taiwan.

As one leaf dies, another shall grow anew to bring forth hope
Life may be full of struggle and yet, it is worth living for
Like a tree that may soon be barren of its flowers and leaves
It is but a cycle that all of us shall go through!

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The Seesaw…!

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A seesaw is like that we all call “love”;
We also know that it takes two to tango;
A pair of shoes it is not when one foot is bare;
And an I would be boring if it is without You!

Riding a seesaw like a lone ranger;
Is like swimming without any water;
Is like flying without any wings;
And is like living without breathing!

Who are you then, what can you be?
In a seesaw where no pair is there;
Sitting on it how come you can’t see;
Only I at one end without any You in the other!

The Four Iron-Clad Knights and the Three Stooges…

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There was once a wooden bridge on a moat;
Guarded by four knights riding in a boat;
No one gets in, no one gets out;
So beware and take heed without a doubt!

The three stooges that were dumber than dumb;
Walked across the bridge while eating a black plum;
Laughing and giggling obviously drunk;
They all smell horribly like a herd of skunk!

The four knights quickly jumped on the wooden bridge;
Drawing their swords dropping their meal of porridge;
The more they beat the stooges on the head;
The more they sunk their feet made out of lead!

Alas, I ran out of what to say;
For a god called “Ennui” took me away;
As much as I like to continue with my tale;
I have to bring my wife to a mall having a sale!

What’s the lamp post got to do with Tic-Tac-Toe?

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While stuck in a traffic going home yesterday evening, I saw this roadside lamp along Paseo de Roxas near Gil Puyat Avenue… and I wondered, how can I shoot this lamp without overexposing my shot of the bulb?

Tic, tic, tic… The minutes slowly tick!
Tac, tac, tac… I’m in a traffic stack!
Toe, toe, toe… Better cool your head, bro!

Tic, tic tic… And I moved the shutter speed to about 1/80 so as not to blur the pic!
Tac, tac, tac… Made my aperture at f/5.6 to lessen, of course, the black!
Toe, toe, toe… To be safe, I switched my ISO to Auto!

Tic, tic, tic…! In manual focus I made a click!
Tac, tac, tac…! A car’s headlights flashed behind my back!
Toe, toe, toe…! I have to move on or the police will put my car in tow!

It’s really amazing how the traffic situation here in Manila makes you more creative… And totally insane! I’d better play the tic-tac-toe the next time I’ll be stuck in traffic! Hahaha!