Poem No. 212: “I am” – by MeanAileen

Gedichte, poems, Psychologie, psychology

I am warmhearted and icy cold,
with a pretty face that’s getting old.
I am fragile yet tough as a man,
struggle thru life with no real plan. 
I am petite and cuss like a trucker,
slightly naive, but I’m no sucker. 
I am a sinner with a halo of gold,
an open book with secrets untold. 
I am a hypocrite but always play fair,
a bleeding heart and I don’t care. 
I am a mother who acts like a child,
crazy, impatient and easily riled. 
I am spontaneous and I am a bore, 
forever forgiving, I still keep score. 
I am unstable and wonderfully wise,
a ****** deviant in sweet disguise. 
I am creative and self-destructive
naturally skilled and unproductive. 
I am shy and I am outspoken
with a heart of glass, easily broken.
I am awkward and well refined,
lost, insightful and a little love-blind. 
I am respected and I am addicted
shamed by burdens, self inflicted.
I am a perfectionist and I am a slob,
unbiased and shallow, an inept snob.
I am nocturnal, a creature of night,
blissfully ignorant, typically right.
I am cautious and I have no fear,
a loser and quitter, still I persevere.
I am brilliant and easily amused,
over-zealous and under-enthused. 
I am impervious with wounds to heal,
a habitual liar just keepin’ it real.
I am witty and weird and mean-
I am what I am…….100 Aileen.
A lil bit about who I am…

Postcard No. 137: “Hong Kongers Protests Are Ongoing Despite Of Interim Successes”

Insights, Oddities, Reisen, Travel

Millions of Hongkongers forced the Head of the Government Carrie Lam to finally apologize in public, after the controversial extradition bill had to be frozen in response to the mass protests in Hong Kong.

Nevertheless, the mass protests continue. Hongkongers demand that the bill shall be abolished completely and that Carrie Lam, the first Beijing-loyal Chinese head of government in Hong Kong since July 2017, shall resign.

Critics are warning that Chinese jurisdiction is not independent and often used as political weapon to silence critics and different-minded people.

The former British colony and nowadays special economic zone is governed according to the principle “One-Country-Two Systems as agreed when Hong Kong was returned to China mainland due to the 99 yrs lease term expiry.

In contrast to Chinese citizens Hongkongers still enjoy freedom of opinion, speech and assembly. Hong Kong is also not cut off the worldwide web like China mainland that is isolated behind the so called “Great Firewall”.

Since the rise of China`s first tier cities – like Shenzhen, Shanghai, Guangzhou – the former economic powerhouse Hong Kong lost its relevance. Thus, Chinese one-party system seems to be less motivated to maintain the one-country-two-system concept. Consequently, China gradually erases the border to Hong Kong on many levels.

For instance Shenzhen was systematically promoted to diminish Hong Kongs influence over time. Nowadays, Mandarin language is introduced (HK is talking Cantonese), key positions in public admin and economy are filled with people from China mainland, bridges connect HK with China and so on.

Of course, the developments in Hong Kong are regarded as a strong signal to the independent, democratic Republic of China (Taiwan/ Formosa). Beijing insist on questioning the status of Taiwan and claims that Taiwan is part of China mainland, although the country strongly disagree. In fact, Chinese maps already show Taiwan as part of China mainland.

As you might have noticed in other posts, I am German. Imagine Germany would tell Poland that is independent since 1919 due to the Versaille treaty after WWI and the Baltic countries that were lost after WWII ( = former German territories but with different ethnicity) that there independence was just an intermezzo – and that they will be assimilated – no matter if they want it or not.
Keep calm. Of course, Germany do not consider such crazy ideas and enjoy a good neighborhood to all of these countries.
Or think of the incredibly cruel Yugoslavia war no long time ago…
History repeats all over the globe.

Whenever, I take my umbrella, I will think of Hongkong….and my lost pen-friend in HK from childhood days.

One Country-Two Systems
Hong Kong originally was the economic powerhouse of China and gate to the world.
Umbrella Movement – Protests against the Chinese government

Poem No.188: “Notes after Watching HBO in a Hotel Room” – by Debra Yatim (Indonesia)

Gedichte, poems, Uncategorized
JS Luwansa Hotel

Throw open that leaf of glass and let
            me slurp the weather’s teeth
so wild & dark, thunderous touching
triumphant & writhing
as I die.

Pray sit beside me
and grasp my heart
that can’t stop glancing at goodbye
for the relief it proffers.

I have stepped on the earth
dived into the horizon
melted in all the hatred of existing
while enclosed in dead materials
whilst all that is allowed to live
is the head

It turns out
bowing in cowardice is much
more charming.

No longer do I want to provide service
as self,
an existence where
what I see is no longer this self
of mine,
so here –
I hand over my stake
without the slightest pretence of toughness.

I want to sneak away
according to terms I determine
myself.

Hotel Luwansa, 17th December, 2017

Cartoon No. 10: Multiple Personalities (Multiple Persönlichkeiten)

arts, Cartoons, humor, Insights, Kunst, Oddities, Psychologie, psychology, Zen
Fr Soltau

The Turtle (Master): “Little Buddha, your true nature consists auf 3 aspects:

  • what you think you are,
  • what others think you are,
  • and what you are in  truth.

The Wayfarer: Damn! Exactly what I was concerned of…

“Multiple Personality Disorder!”

Poem No. 11: “I`m nobody! Who are you?” by Emily Dickinson

Creatures, Gedichte, poems
frog in a bog
I`m nobody! Who are you?
                       Are you nobody too?
Then there is a pair of us --- don t tell!
They d banish us, you know.

How dreary to be somebody!
How public, like a frog
To tell your name the livelong day
To an admiring bog!

Cartoon No. 17: Who are you? (Wer bist Du?)

arts, Cartoons, humor, Kunst, Oddities, Psychologie, psychology, Zen

WHO ARE YOU?

No. 1 of 7: The Ray of Light: Only now, we can wonder…Who is she?

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No. 2 of 7: The 4 Elements: “It´s me!”

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No. 3 of 7:
The Ray of Light: WHO?
Air: No Panic. There must be a logical answer! Think! 
Water: Oh, I am already suffering from myself …spare myself! 
Fire: COWARDS! This stupid ray of light won´t decide who I am! 
Earth: I don`t understand anything! I am hungry! I feel cold! I want to sleep!

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No. 4 of 7:
The Ray of Light: I can give Life… but to whom of you 4? 
Air: Aaah! 
Water: Schluchz! 
Fire: That´s beyond question! Me! 
Earth: Pah! Without me, anything will work!

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No. 5 of 7: All 4 Elements: ME! MEEEE!

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No. 6 of 7: Flash!

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No. 7 of 7: She: Was it just a dream?

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