Monday, February 22, 2010

WOOF contest winners for February 19, 2010

WOOF Contest – Top Picks


Jena Isle – “A Tryst on Valentine's DayBeing so in love is heaven.

Roy – “Candles, not flowers” - A valentine poem?

Prose / Memoir

Ajchtar – “Tales & Diary of MoccureedThe ravings of a 17 yr old., aspiring to become a writer.

Roy – “She will be 80 next monthA request for prayer.

Brought to you by PlotDog Press with the Serial Suspense Screenplay "Intervention"

(WOOF participants should re-post all the links above by next Monday. The following links may be excluded as long as you include all the above links.)

Presenting the finest of the writer’s blogs by the bloggers who write them. Highlighting the top posts as chosen by the February 19, 2010 WOOF Contest participants. Want in to join the next WOOF? The next contest ends March 5. Submit a link to your best writing post of the last 3 weeks using the form on this page. Participants, repost the winning link list within a week and you’re all set.

Other Contest Entrants for 02/19/10


Dragon Blogger – “Thaw OutPoem about an ice storm meeting a warm front, inspired by 22 random words.

Zorlone – “A Poem for Valentine's DayI love you, should I say hello or goodbye?

Song Writing

Jena Isle – “The Perfect LadyWhen is someone perfect?

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

She will be 80 next month

I have always known her to be a strong woman. She never showed any sign of weakness, never seen her cry, and I do not even recall seeing her sad.

Last night, we took her to the hospital. She was complaining of pains in her stomach. The pain actually started Sunday night. Monday, she was seen by a doctor and tests on her blood and urine showed she has infections. The doctor gave her medicines and recommended soft diet. She also advised her that should she feel the pain again, she would be admitted.

Tuesday, as she was about to sleep, they heard her murmuring in low voice, as if not wanting anyone to hear. But they heard her, and so they immediately took her to the hospital.

The last time my mother was admitted in the hospital was almost thirty years ago, if not more.

Like I said, she was strong and never showed weakness. She never even showed any sadness when my father died last year, and readily greeted and talked to all sympathizers who came. I don't think it's not because she loved my father less, but it's because my mother is the kind of person who accepts all realities of life.

Last night at the hospital, I was looking for the glow that used to be her, but all I can see was her effort to hide all the pains, as if not wanting to make us worry. She is strong, that is one thing I should be thankful for. I hope that, that inner strength would see her through this time.

Next month, March 2 to be exact, she will turn 80. I do not know what are the plans, but I'm sure there would be at least modest celebration for her.

I pray we celebrate her 80th birthday at home.

Please, help me pray.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Candles, not flowers

What good would flowers do?
You can’t even smell their fragrance
Their colors are of no use
Cause you can’t even see
Satin petals, no matter how soft
If they cannot be touched
Is just a gesture in vain
If I offer them to you

So I light candles instead
And whisper my prayer
An unconventional gesture maybe
To express an affection
But a faint heat may float
A soft whisper may travel
And just like kisses blown in the air
I pray that they can get through to you

February 14, 2010
11:58 p.m.
Angeles City

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