Flower Power

Red, yellow and white... blossom so bright
Red, yellow and white... blossom so bright

Flower symbolizes beauty
A bloom that captivates the eye
Its redness means passion
A desire to cuddle the warmth
of love in the air.

Flower may change a sudden mood
from a very long face
 to a grin from ear-to-ear.
It can make or break a flaming affair
and dry up until the wind
blows it away.

A KNOCK at my Door

Memories of yesterday 
seem only a dream
A reverie of my heart's cherished desires
Countless moments are long forgotten
and only a handful 
has etched deeply...
eternally into my soul.

It was a continuous struggle
to find my life's missing piece.
But an unforgettable 
knock at the door
finally opened my

Unexpected GIFT from GOD

Ultrasound result dated nov. 14, 2008
Ultrasound result dated Nov. 14, 2008

I want to share with you my story... quite an ordeal but a rewarding experience. It was a great relief when I saw my third child for the first time.

My first ultrasound done dated November 14, 2008 wasn't a good news yet so I have to undergo another TVS. Fortunately, the result showed a live fetus with good cardiac activity.

This was a clear confirmation that I was pregnant. There was no blighted ovum and it took away our worries. My husband and I left the ultrasound clinic around lunch time and we headed to my OB-Gyne for a check up. She gave me some first trimester medications like Folic acidDuphaston and Isoxilan to prevent me from pre-mature labor because there's a subchorionic hemorrhage seen inside my uterus. She also adviced me to have a complete bed rest.

The GREAT Providers

Simplymarrimye's The GREAT Providers - Kiko and Papa Ariel
Kiko and Papa Ariel

of our domestic throne.
Dreams reign in their hearts
Aiming to offer 
never second hand.

is the castle
they unselfishly protect
Nobody can trespass
The gates are locked up
with their fists like steel.

Warriors in the battlefield
Blood, sweat and tears
they hurdled... to serve the
abundance on the table.
The best that tomorrow may bring.

Shooting Like-a-PRO

I've been fascinated 
with this 
stimulating hue 
The shade represents
 joy, clarity and hope
Its brightness illuminates
like the sun 
bursting with light.

Simplymarrimye's Yellow is the Color of MIND and Intellect / Golden Trumpet (Allamanda Cathartica) - image 1
Golden Trumpet (Allamanda Cathartica)

I found this yellow flower
in an orchard place
and captured its 
beauty and grace.
I focused my lens and took
this macro shot.
The trick was a bit hard
but these attempts 
are not that bad.

Getting Older Gracefully

Simplymarrimye's Getting Older Gracefully - From left to right: Marri, DL, Malu and Mahlen
From left to right: Marri, DL, Malu and Mahlen

Being the eldest of four siblings, I became responsible at an early age. I took charge of the house when our mother was out and since our father was then working as an overseas contract worker in the Middle East, I had to be emotionally and mentally matured.

As I grew up, I learned a lot of things which made me a better person... An obedient daughter... a loving sister and a trusting friend. I remember, my mother would always tell me that I have to take care of my sisters, be dependable and lead by example.

At first we were only three with age gap of two years. We were fondly called “tatlong maria”  (three Marias ) because our names start with Maria. When our father decided to stop working abroad and stayed home for a while, mother got pregnant and after thirteen long years of patiently waiting , their prayers had been answered. They were blessed with a son…

CHARICE - Although Glamour Has Gone, TRUE SELF Has Found

From CHARICE's photo archive
 Behind these looks is a mask

She's living her dreams
and reaching the farthest star
with all the fame and glory.

She's wandering in a world
full of glitters and gold
making her life... a story.

With the fancy dazzling limelight
and the deafening applause
there's a music, unheard.

A powerful gifted voice
was echoing... a melody that
no one has ever learned.

Until her journey through
 life is suddenly halted
And it's time to confront reality.

The mask should be removed
no more pretension nor hypocrisy
Now behold... her real identity.