Sunday, April 9, 2017

Poem: I Saw You From Afar

I saw you from afar
You who I loved before
My heart was truly filled
Then I remembered

I wished upon a star
Then said "Nevermore"
My love was mourned, stilled
I felt insecured

Though the memory a mar
Jealousy in my core
The feeling I killed
For I matured

I saw you from afar
You I loved a bit more
My heart was truly healed
The days I numbered

Friday, April 7, 2017

Poem: Alone Remembering

Trying to live alone
Wind below my wings
A daily grind and fling
Something I should atone

God is surely with me
In the light and dark
Here I lay my mark
Over the wide blue sea

Friends come and go away
Peace and quiet still my heart
Missing you while we're apart
Now I live day by day

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Poem: April Fool's Day

April Fool's Day!
What is it that you say?
I got engaged!
Then I am enraged.
Twas a joke oft repeated.

Tissue paper rolls strewn about.
Do you really want to go this route?
Silly string, hot sauce on food,
You pranksters really ruin the mood,
When on a whoopee cushion I am seated.

When my vengeance comes,
You will regret what you have done.
I will put insects in your crumbs,
Spiders crawling out of your bun.
I hope to see you this day conceded.

April Fool's Day!
It's all just a fun game!
Just don't hurt people, I say.
Because that is really lame.
My need for attention is sated.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Short Story: The Mandala Effect


"The Mandala Effect refers to a phenomenon in which a large number of people share false memories of past events, referred to as confabulation in psychiatry. Some have speculated that the memories are caused by parallel universes spilling into our own, while others explain the phenomenon as a failure of collective memory."

"In psychiatry, confabulation (verb: confabulate) is a disturbance of memory, defined as the production of fabricated, distorted or misinterpreted memories about oneself or the world, without the conscious intention to deceive.[1] Individuals who confabulate present incorrect memories ranging from "subtle alterations to bizarre fabrications", and are generally very confident about their recollections, despite contradictory evidence."

"In 2010, blogger Fiona Broome coined the term 'Mandala Effect' to describe a collective false memory she discovered at the Symposium in Toronto, where many others believed that the Dalai Lama died during a Tibetan revolt in Communist China in the 1960s. A healing sand mandala was prepared by Tibetan monks to welcome the Dalai Lama's visit. That year, Broome launched the site MandalaEffect.com to document various examples of the phenomenon."

"A mandala (Sanskrit: मण्डल, lit, circle) is a spiritual and ritual symbol in Hinduism, representing the universe. In common use, "mandala" has become a generic term for any diagram, chart or geometric pattern that represents the cosmos metaphysically or symbolically; a microcosm of the universe.

The basic form of most mandalas is a square with four gates containing a circle with a center point. Each gate is in the general shape of a T. Mandalas often exhibit radial balance."

"Many people who visit the Mandala Effect website have fond memories of the Berenstain Bears books. They read them as children, or family members read them aloud. It’s a cherished childhood memory.

However, the books in this timestream are Berenstein Bears. E, not A, in last syllable."

External References:
MandalaEffect.Com
Know Your Meme
Wikipedia
Wattpad