Friday, May 26, 2017

The Glow to Master Ken Debunks the Candle Punch 
Lovers stroll toward the light 
Martial art master extinguishes the lights 


The Glow (English sonnet) 

There amid the shadows veiled in light
Another hope another dream to sow
Another chance to let a feeling go
And if we feel some pain it’s still alright
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There amid these shadows rests a glow
Some flicker lost to meet its lonely night
Some chance to hold another moment tight
And if it hurts a tear will let us know
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Let’s sing about the Joys which fill our day
And rainbows which have lost the need for rain
And brighter dreams have lost the need to roam
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Let’s sing away the doubt which made us stray
For we have brighter reasons to explain
I love you dear so let me take you home 


Amid the shadows lovers still find reasons to sing in this English sonnet.  As in most English sonnets, this one is divided into two parts. The first part talks about a shadow the lovers find themselves in. The second half discusses the hope to overcome the shadow. It is a subtle nuance: The hope triads start with the conjunction "Let's" (let us). Indicating the partnership. 

Here we were, Arlene and I. The saddest part of our life. Most parents may relate. Our son was off to college, in Montana. Robin was busy with her schoolwork, her friends and trying to earn some extra cash. Our family was breaking up. Gone were those trips to the zoo, the parks, the bike rides together. The dining room table was so quiet and empty. It was over. Gone were those unbelievable disco days. "The Crew" of friends Arlene and I used to dazzle with. The concerts, the dances, the parties, the life style... It was over. The "palace in the sky", Our apartment overlooking San Francisco. Two young lovers living a dream. It's all over. But we did it. We did it all. And now this. I'm sure we could have done better. But we were pretty good parents. And there was the proof. All in all it was a pretty spectacular life. The proof is there was one more wonder filled chapter to be written. 

Life is what it is. Beautiful. Painful. Full of wonder. A flower unfolding its splendor for us. So much there, it is impossible to take it all in. And here we are. A vital part of the grand scheme of things. Every step we take, everything we take in, every idea we let out, changes everything forever. There it all is before us; For us. Then one day our eyesight isn't what it used to be. Our favorite ice cream parlor is closing. Our children have grown up. Our friends are dying. It's all gone. Sounds so sad. But then come the waves; The wonder of life; The changes we made; The memories. Alive. We are still alive. There is yet one more chapter to be written. Our past becomes our strength, beckoning us on. What is passed is a celebration. We did it. We lived it. See the sun rising to another day just for us? How important it is that we Enjoy.


Isn't that right Sade: Sade "Nothing Can Come Between Us" 

What can martial arts Master Ken add to this 


Karate means "empty hand". Karate developed from the indigenous martial arts of Ryukyu Islands (called te in Okinawan) under the influence of Chinese martial arts, particularly Fijian White Crane. Here to divulge one of the many secrets of martial arts is Master Ken of Ameri-Do-Te and creator of EnterTheDojoShow. 
So let's enter the dojo and learn how to put out the lights. "Master Ken Debunks the Candle Punch" 


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18 comments:

  1. My one and only son recently left home, to another continent, to find his purpose, reason and his own life. It is sad. So many things 'no more'. But then, we (hubby and I) created this beautiful soul, who grew to be full of confidence and who's bursting with energy and life, strong enough to walk his path. That takes the tears away.... Your words are evocative, thank you.

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    1. Thank you. That you found renewal in these words makes me feel good. So here again life's wonders shows itself.

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  2. Just as my youngest had flown the nest I lost my mother then two mnonths later lost my husband. I was completely bewildered, I did have my cat to comfort me but that light did shine again.
    Thanks for a wonderful poem and videos.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Wow! So much in such a short while. You are a strong person.
      Thank you so much for relating this very trying time. I'm sure it will be a strength to others.

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  3. Life is fun, life is full of ups n downs.
    Children born, children die, they leave home one day.
    Parents die...husbands wives die....we love all of them.
    It's life,we accept what comes our way.

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    1. I sense all this struck something.
      Thank you for sharing this strong and positive message.

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  4. Hello, beautiful poem! Hubby and I are enjoying the empty house syndrome. Our son has his own place now. We are proud he is 24 and bought his own place, we did our job well. Enjoy your day and happy Memorial Day weekend!

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    1. Wow. 24 and bought his own place. Talk about successful, proud, happy and "it's over".
      Thank you for sharing this moment.

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  5. Life sure has its ups and downs and death is apart of that, but we can't just stop when it occurs, have to keep on pushing through.

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    1. Let's not forget the births. And there is that birth of something new in us.
      Thank you for the life you share.

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  6. Yes there are bad times, sad times, scary times. And life is still a gift.

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    1. Life truly is what we make of it. (or am I too sugar coated)
      Thank you and make bright days.

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  7. What a beautiful poem, I especially loved this line "And rainbows which have lost the need for rain" Life can definitely be full of unexpected wonders.

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    1. You are one of those rainbows.
      Thank you and keep up the wonders

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  8. Another hope another dream to sow
    Another chance to let a feeling go
    And if we feel some pain it’s still alright

    There is so much to share. What is a little distraction along the way! So to accept the eventualities is a fitting right for all!

    Hank

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    1. The key word is share. Share of ourselves.
      Thank you for all you do.

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  9. The aging process is inevitable and all the life changes it involves...death separation illness etc.Part and parcel of the life process.A lot of life is sad but depending on a personal philosophy and a well maintained interior life , great moments of joy can be experienced as well.Sharing is the key. A pleasure shared is a pleasure doubled.It is innate for the lucky few to give and these are the people who derive the most joy from life.

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    1. Thank you for sharing your valuable insight.I enjoyed a better than average life. I and many like me have done our share to raise others up. I;m sure that you have too.
      To the better day...

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