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Backyard Remnants | Grace & I

Posted on 20 April 2004 by Liza Mae V.

Hrmmm … I’ve been trying to sit down … and study for this exam that I have on Wednesday … but my room is a death trap for this type of thing … I have too many distractions … too many things which make me work so slow … my drive to accomplish a good grade is about … 52% … I have no real passion for these books … which have been weighing me down …


Today … I woke up with the morning sun in my eyes … watched the day go by … with fluctuating intensities of light cascading through my window … as I watched the wind blow the tree which bare … no leaves … but wore a lost plastic bag which got caught up in its branches. I wonder how’d it get there … and if it would ever escape …

inescapable thoughts

I sat in my backyard … listening to Andre 3000 … admiring the spring breeze … the newly growing tulips … the bird that sat upon the branches … the silence which helped me meditate onto another place … for that second … I felt at ease.

Grace & I

Remembering the days when I used to run around with my neighbor/best friend, Grace … around the neighborhood … trying to find a new adventure. As I gazed at the gates which separated our worlds apart … I remembered every moment we shared. Being chased by dogs … especially that damn chiuwawa … and going to the mini-park … turtle hill … biking everywhere … swimming daily till my fingers/toes become shriveled like raisins. Not caring about, anything … but watching Sailor Moon at 12pm … and imitating Salt’n’Pepa as they sang … it was a wonderful feeling .. then … I was stripped of my childhood … once a man came into the equation …

boys to men … after men … after men …

Priorities changed … attitudes changed … life changed. It was not about … the simple things … it was about … finding yourself within a man … relationships … all so complicated … but once I realized … that relationships aren’t that complicated … and I have to start with the basics … the simple things … to make me happy … I truly found my youth again.

I watched the sun go down … and the moon rise up … as time brushed me like the wind of yesterday … it came … it went … looking forward for tomorrow … to whisk me away …

<3 – Liza

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5 Comments For This Post

  1. liddletiff Says:

    Your writing is so interesting, always gives me things to things to think about.. nice pictue.

  2. lizamae Says:

    I’m glad that my writing can do that to people … (sigh) … we only live once … so take every day like it was is your last.

    – Liza

  3. arinzoheret Says:

    ::days gone by::

    they say if you don’t learn from the past, you are destined to repeat it… sometimes, i wonder… would that be so bad? carefree days hanging with best friends and the dumbest things seemed so important then… now, i ache for those stupidities…

    simpler times, simpler places
    simple pleasures with freindly faces…
    now growing old, growing anger
    growing indifferent of the growing dangers…
    simply longing to sit for a spell
    with backyard remnant stories to tell


  4. lizamae Says:

    Re: ::days gone by::

    “they say if you don’t learn from the past, you are destined to repeat it… sometimes, i wonder… would that be so bad?” – arinzoheret

    they say … wise men(&women)… learn not only from their mistakes … but also the mistakes of others. Why walk a route you’ve been to … to find the same dead end?

    – Liza

  5. muszicluvher Says:

    i felt that same way about least chemistry. every since i was in 5th grade i knew i would grow up to be a chemist and invent some new material (like the person/ppl who discovered polymers/plastic) that everyone would love me for. but after my first semester of chem (which kicked my butt) i started to lose the lust for it. and then during my second semester (which also kicked my butt but not as bad) i was totally dis-interested as i attempted to do homework/labs. just lookin in my chem book no longer sparked any emotion as it used to.
    ahh relationships….i hate em..(allusion to jamie foxx: i might need security, r&b guide to comedy or something like that in the special features) i’m tempted to either become gay or just never get into a relationship again….blah…peaceandlove

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