I’ve called Earth home for more than 100 years
The largest of turtles, yet many of us have disappeared,
It’s our Earth Day too.
You love that I’m black, white, Asian, and cuddly,
If you love me, then why are there so little of me?
It’s our Earth Day too.
Beautifully brilliant blues, vibrant oranges and reds,
Bloody feathers of homeless macaws, lying on the ground dead.
It’s our Earth Day too. Continue reading “[Poetry] It’s Our Earth Day Too”
‘”We could change this whole world with a piano
Add a bass, some guitar, grab a beat and away we go
I’m just a boy with a one-man show
No university, no degree, but lord knows
Everybody’s talking about exponential growth
And the stock market crashing and their portfolios
While I’ll be sitting here with a song that I wrote
Saying, love could change the world in a moment
But what do I know?”
— Ed Sheeran, What Do I Know? —
Of all the songs in Ed Sheeran’s new album, this is the one that stayed with me, and I wanted to share the lyrics with you guys for this week’s Writer’s Quote Wednesday.
We may not all be musicians, but that’s not the point, is it? The question here is, what do I know? And this is what I know… Continue reading “[Writer’s Quote Wednesday] What Do I Know?”
Me: One Peppermint Mocha for you, One Green Milk Tea for me.
You: Green Milk Tea? Is your body even supposed to consume drinks that are green?
Me: It’s green tea blended with milk, and delicious. Besides, the person drowning their body in sugar shouldn’t be criticizing my drink.
You: Drowning in sugar…or drowning in flavor? I prefer to see it as the latter.
Me: *laughs* Well, I suppose that’s one way to ring in the new year. Continue reading “Weekend Coffee Share: Baby Steps”
Last week, Rosema kicked off Monday Morning Melts with a deeply personal song, and shared with us her heart.
This week, I chose a song to reflect the chaos erupting in my side of the world. When hatred walks around every corner, that is when love will shine the brightest.
PROMPT: Love Me Now – John Legend
I don’t know who’s gonna kiss you when I’m gone
So I’m gonna love you now, like it’s all I have
I know it’ll kill me when it’s over
I don’t wanna think about it, I want you to love me now Continue reading “Monday Morning Melts #2”
You: It’s been so long since you called me for a coffee date, I was starting to wonder if we were still friends.
Me: *sighs* Life’s been a little overwhelming.
You: Mhmm. That’s why I took the liberty of ordering your favorite milk tea and I promise today, I won’t even nag you about how it’s basically a latte-wannabe and you should ditch your milky pretender and go for the latte.
Me: No nagging, huh? Continue reading “Weekend Coffee Share: Rejections”
Her feet were dangling over the side of the bridge, tapping the sturdy bricks to a tune only she could hear. An intricate braid hung down her back, strands of black interwoven with lilac. She wore a lavender dress with lacy hems that flowed to her knees and accentuated the color in her hair.
She was a violet vision and I couldn’t look away. Continue reading “[Flash Fiction] Almost Lovers”
I start to erase your words from my skin.
I’ve come too far to let you win.
I will not succumb to your malevolence.
I will fight your hatred with my kindness.
© Jade M. Wong 2016 Continue reading “[Poetry] Breathing”
Remember not to compare yourself to strangers on the internet.
Remember that Alan Rickman was a struggling 40-something stage and TV actor when cast in his first breakthrough film.
Remember that there is no magic cure… Continue reading “Reminders”