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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

My Haiku love story

(1) Love follows your path
Speak words softly to spirit
Tries to hide away

(2) Heart holds you inside
Daydreaming for that moment
Truth reveals itself 

(3) Foolish me perhaps
Loving you lights up my day
Your love, unknown chance
Author's note: I've decided to write three Haiku poems, together tells a love story.

Friday, November 25, 2011


Someday I will fly
Be one with the sky
Feeling carefree
Truly my intention
Air carries me
No set direction

Someday I will find
All that embodies Life
Nature would be so kind
Offering sunlight to dark
Places now peaceful
Calm and cheerful
Are the people
Who couldn’t foresee
What they are meant to be

Someday love will find
Me, You, and Us
Love with her boldness
Opens her arms wide
Those who hurt inside
Its power can’t be sold
Heal hearts turned cold

Someday Happiness will smile
Touches the heart and soul
Helps one to console
A friend or neighbor
We’re all in this together

No one will seek
The need to be unique
Having confidence alone
Accomplishes a milestone
Inner self would be appreciated
Love overshadows hatred

Someday we all will fly
Don’t be nervous or shy
We just need to try
To soar high in the sky

Watch my narration of this poem on my YouTube channel, DKirstene:

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The road continues

Author’s note: This is an extension to my original poem, The Road. 

Trees stand tall and limp
Hoping none will fall
Burst with colors galore
Wanting to see more

You don’t mind it’s cloudy
The air is mist
Taking in Nature’s beauty
You can’t resist

The road becomes narrow
Gas is low
No exit approach
God is your coach

Rain begins to pour
The road is no more
Fear begins to grow
Your voice is an echo

Making a right
Continue to drive along
Nothing’s in sight
Something must be wrong

Birds singing outside
Music to your ears
Road opens wide
Suddenly sun appears
The car slowly stops
You exhale
Experiencing another trail
Wipe away teardrops

Said by the Savior
Rest is promised
Feel no longer burdened
You’re calm and refocused

The road is now clear
Because God is always near

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Mathew 11:28


“Rain rain go away”

Many of us would say

Yet there are some

Who wants rain to stay

Is it the raindrops

We like to listen to
Or the way rain
Messes up our hair-do

Rain doesn’t suspend
Nature’s movement
Affects our attitude, weekend
Shouldn’t make us dormant

Rain impacts the soul
Can make us sleep
Reflect and eat
May cause some to weep

For every cloud gray
Creates a new rainy day
It can’t be mimicked
Make each moment perfect

Sunday, November 20, 2011

The road

The road out there
may lead me anywhere
it's a chance I must take
no time to contemplate
Constantly on the go
not meant to know
what God has in stored
cannot be ignored
Want to daydream
nothing is as they seem
reality already set
I'm its wanted pet
Roam to find
keeping an open-mind
whatever that’s presented
should be accepted
It’s the road I must take
Life is no mistake

Saturday, November 19, 2011


There are times we must cry
Tears fall from our eyes
Very light to the touch
It represents so much

Pain and sadness
Joy and happiness
Feelings of emotion
We all possess

Sometimes crying is withheld
Because of shyness or shame
Many are compelled to be silent
Keeping their composure contained

But what happens
When those tears are dismissed
By the same people
you once missed
It’s necessary to ignore the past
Before you know it
The future will come fast

At times we should be alone
Shut out the world, turn off the phone
In order to cry and embrace
Our own time and space

Monday, November 14, 2011

One with the Sun

Sunday, November 13, 2011

I went by the water to reflect. To my surprise the weather wasn't as cold as I had anticipated. It looked gloomy at one point, but when the sun made an appearance I knew it was going to be a nice visit. With all that's been happening with me lately, I feel I needed a brief escape. It was time to reflect. Water is very relaxing. Watching the current move helps me think and put things in perspective. The sunlight gives me hope; it makes me feel that things will get better soon. The air was cool and breezy. The clouds roamed around changing colors. The sky was colorful. It was breathtaking. I probably could say more but all I want to do is exhale.

Water cleanses the soul, Sun brings light into the heart, Air makes the spirit breathe. I thank the elements for giving me that today.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Here's to a good weekend

I dedicate this to a friend.

What would you do?
Head to Westside highway
Turn off the cell phone
Stare at the horizon
Wishing the water was blue
But you don’t care
You enjoy being alone
No one to stare
At you, the familiar one
Walking down a block
An avenue or street
Looking for a place to eat
See children poking fun
Of a couple kissing
Holding hands, embracing
You’re left contemplating
So many cafes
Coffee-mocha, caramel latte
You’d rather have a sandwich
From Abby’s Deli

Would you stay home?
Look out the window
Watching people roam
No computer or TV
Resting from a busy week
You sit in the room quietly
Grab your favorite book
Flip through the pages
Wonder what ever happened
To the picture you took
Friends once known
Living through their careers
Jokes made, ways of dress
Tickles your funny bone
Sweet memories, time flies
Night makes a surprise
Maybe you’ll say
“I’m not ready for Monday”
If only every weekend
Could be this way

What makes one happy?

3am this morning: I couldn't sleep. When I can't sleep, I reflect and then I write. I wrote a poem called, What makes one happy? Instead of typing it here, I've decided to post it in my handwriting AND narrate it on video. Guess you can say you're getting a double dose of it!  

Note: the date is incorrect, it should say 11-4-11 NOT 1-4-11. Sorry, maybe I was sleepy after all!
Enjoy and be happy :)

Watch it here on my You tube channel, DKirstene:

Thursday, November 3, 2011


I honestly don't know where to begin as I write this blog post. Usually I have a mental outline of what it is I want to say, or some written words scribbled on a post-it I want to share. This time I have neither so I am going to do a free-write. Just in case some don't know what a free-write is, it's writing freely. There's no particular thought or concept, no formatting, no type of organization. Just writing from whatever comes to mind.

This should be fun!

So I haven't written in a week. That's what happens when one becomes depressed. I didn't know what to say or how to say it. I felt that words weren't coming to me, or my emotions were simply running away from them. Maybe it was my brain's way of saying, "Geez Dara, take a break already! Be one with yourself." However, I still couldn't come up with anything to say. There's so much crying you can do, I have a pocket full of them. There's so much worrying you can do, I have a box full of those. And there's so many "whys" you can ask, I have a closet full of those too. When I realized a week has gone by without posting here, it bothered me. I always like to write regularly. I guess it's my way of having a conversation with everyone reading this. Sometimes I imagine myself being a journalist and I have to write breaking news of Dara's life! Ha, like I'm that important!

Pain is a b****! That's the only way I can describe how it is; how it makes me feel is a different story. Yet, I've decided it was time to find ways to cope with it until I'm fully healed. Who would've thought a non-gamer like me would love the game Angry Birds? Talking to friends and family helps a lot too; they've been very supportive and I'm incredibly grateful for them. Most of all, I pray. I'm proud to be a believer, and I'm proud to say that I love God. He is my rock, He is everything. The year 2012 is rapidly approaching. I'm looking forward to it, because it's the one time I'm not planning for it. Every year I make plans in pursuing my goals. This time I won't for two reasons. One, all the things I want to do are obtainable and not terribly difficult to accomplish. Secondly, I'm putting everything in God's hands. He will steer me in the right direction.

So with all that said there's only one thing left to do...

Thanks for reading everyone.