Once Upon a Time, I Lived Happily Ever After

As a kid,
I believed in fairytales.
In Once Upon a Times
and Happily Ever Afters.

But after I got my knees bruised
And overcome puberty blues
I learned you can’t make good poetry
Without getting your heart abused.

(LOL! Bad poetry. Bad poetry. No wait, this isn’t even poetry. Just finish it, so you can shut it up. 😂😂😂)

But then I grew up,
So it’s Once upon a time,
I handed my heart over
To several wrong people
And that is okay
Because Once upon a time
I learned, I loved, I gave it my all
I fall, I failed, I was on my knees
But it wasn’t the end I know
I cried, I prayed, I still believed
That magic happens, unexpectedly
I got up, I continued despite,
I smiled, I tried
And licked my wounds in silence
I made a note to self
That if Once upon a time,
Handing your heart over
Doesn’t make feel like a princess
That is okay
He may not be your prince yet
And it matters less if he ever come along or find you first or find you at all
Because it is when you know your worth and love yourself first,
That you’d live happily ever after.

-The Soliloquist

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Universal Studios Singapore

November 2015

Say “Thank You”

Say “thank you..”

For the mornings that are reminders of a chance for new beginnings, that change is directly proportional to progress, that there are pending risks worth taking, that love unexpressed can be shown today.

Thank yourself..

For being awesome up to this day, for standing up for what you believe in, for forgiving, for loving unconditionally. Thank yourself for being wrong, now you know how to make things right. Thank yourself for all the failures, that only means you are brave enough to try. Thank yourself for being you, no one else can do it better. Thank, you.

Thank God..

For the nth time, do so. For the plans He has for you is better than what you have for yourself. For sending the sun his way. For the courage to welcome change. For everyone who loves you, who believes in you and encourages and inspires you to be the best of yourself. For the chance to show them how you love them back. And for the mornings.. That are reminders of a chance for new beginnings.

-The Soliloquist

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