Alanna

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Browns seek knowledge,
Blues meddle in causes,
and Whites consider the questions of truth with implacable logic.

We all do some of it all, of course.
But to be Green means to stand ready.
In the Trolloc Wars, we were often called the Battle Ajah.
All Aes Sedai helped where and when they could,
but the Green Ajah alone was always with the armies,
in almost every battle.

We were the counter to the dreadlords.
The Battle Ajah. And now we stand ready, for the Trollocs to come south again,
for Tarmon Gai’don. the Last Battle.
We will be there.
That is what it means to be Green.

February 2015 – Perth, Australia.

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View from a hill

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I am not yet quite over it;
I am lying down on top of it;
Surveying behind me a wasteland
of dried-up promise.

While the lights below twinkle;
With dull mocking uncertainty;
There isn’t much left to look forward to;
And the looking forward of the past has been belied.

February 2015 – Perth, Australia.

Grocery

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There are times, like after a long day of work,
when the thought of an easy drive-through is enticing, people tends to hit to everywhere easier to get their appetite fixed.

How many times we forgot to slow down in life
Take a look at our necessities and make it grows its value, like, grocery shopping.

There are times, I get my head out of the text books
and get a job in the real world – grocery shopping.
That makes me feel normal.
I wait in line, grab plenty of plastic bags full of stuff
And regret for not getting a ‘go green’ bag.

Recently, I have a new hobby – grocery with mum!
Mum is not staying in town with me
this make our moment together even more a treasure.
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She grabbed everything she wants,
and put it into the trolley
She turned to me and laughed
– she knew I will pay for the bill while check out.

Her reaction brought me back to my childhood
When I was little, I used to followed mum at her back while we did our grocery shopping
I would took a chocolate bar
and secretly slipped it into the trolley
Mum knew it, she pretended she didn’t.
I did not understand that calls ‘love’ back then

Today, I would do everything for mum
Just because she used to love me quietly
and abundantly, without me knowing.
Instead of secretly putting a chocolate bar into the trolley and hoping mum would pay for it
I can now secretly pay for everything mum needs,
without her knowing.

Mum, this is my time.
I mean, now.
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The Sweet Far Thing

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“Do you ever feel that way?”
“Lonely?”

I search for the words.

“Restless. As if you haven’t really met yourself yet.
As if you’d passed yourself once in the fog,
and your heart leapt –
‘Ah! There I Am! I’ve been missing that piece!’
But it happens too fast, and then that part of you disappears into the fog again.
And you spend the rest of your days looking for it.”

He nods, and I think he’s appeasing me.
I feel stupid of having said it.
It’s sentimental and true, and I’ve revealed a part of myself I shouldn’t have.

“Do you know what I think?” he says at last.
“What?”
“Sometimes, I think you can glimpse it in another.”

February 2015 – Perth, Australia.