Body & Stomach Needs

Body needs
Stomach needs

Stomach wants vegetables
Why? Why? Why?
Because
Body needs vegetables

Body needs vegetables
Stomach growls for vegetables
Growl, growl, growl
For vegetables
So your mouth needs to eat
Vegetables

Vegetables are essential for body
Vegetables are rich in taste


Inspiration On: Saturday, 1 February 2014 at 1:20pm
Inspiration Ends On: Saturday, 15 February 2014 at 7:17pm

My 37 months toddler refused to eat vegetables in the midst of his lunch meal. A story sparks in my mind and slowly develops.

快 Speedy

眼睛快
看到零食

头脑快
管手和脚步
拉椅子
拿零食

耳朵快
从脚步声知是谁
听到开声零食饱开

鼻子快
闻到
好吃零食

手脚快
快速度

脚快
跑去
好吃零食

手快
抢花生
从我手里

嘴唇快
吞花生
关紧紧

口快
牙齿咬碎花生
舌头推进喉咙

喉咙快
吞下
所有花生

头手脚度快
全身度快
谁能顶不住
他的快动作

Speedy eyes
Target a snack pack

Speedy brain
Signalling feet and hands
Pull a chair to open fridge
To gulp food

Speedy ears
Knowing whose footsteps
Knowing opened snacks packs

Speedy nose
Smelling
Delicious snacks

Speedy feet
Running towards
Delicious food

A pair of speedy hands and feet
Runs swiftly

Speedy hands
Snatch snack packs
From my hands

Speedy lips
Gulp snacks
Close tightly

Speedy mouth
Mince snacks
Ready to swallow

Speedy throat
Swallowing
Minced food

Speedy brain, hands and feet
Speedy body parts
Nobody in the house
Able to stop him
His fast motion


Inspiration On: Wednesday, 27 November 2013 at 8pm
Inspiration On: Thursday, 28 November 2013 at 10am

This poetry was triggered during conversation dinner with my husband. I shared how our 35 months son sneakily stealed a Milo drink packs from our snack box.

嘴巴不停 Racing Mouth

嘴唇动
动作呢?舌头不停
行动呢?

口多声
行为呢?

爱需不需要行动呢?
关怀需不需表现出来呢?
难到生活只是说话呢?

Moving lips
Where are actions?Unstoppable tongue
Any taken actions?

Noisy mouth
Is it put into actions?

Is love without loving actions?
Is care without caring actions?
Is life full of words?


Inspiration On: Sunday, 7 July 2013 at 11:36am
Inspiration Ends On: Monday, 8 July 2013 at 10:39pm

Some people talk too much, but not a doer. Recently, I met one. I do feel upset and keeps quiet. Commanding me to do instead of showing it to me by example. Afterward, she just lazed around. I bring this to my Lord and seek Him to enable me to forgive, be patient, and His wisdom to return the tasks to her gently. My family have the tendency to live by example rather than talking. So I dislike those who talk too much and do nothing. Such experience birthed out this poetry.

Hungry Eyes At Goldfish vs Donut

Behind the aquarium
A pair of hungry eyes are looking
Looking at the swimming goldfish
Goldfish is fearful of the glowing eyes
The glowing eyes of a cat.
Goldfish is fearful of the saliva
The saliva from the cat’s mouth.

Waits at a box of donuts
Donut in pink to be cut
Cut in half for his
For his reward to finish lunch
To finish lunch quickly.
Waits a a box of donuts
Meowing with drooping saliva.

He reminds me
He looks like
A cat looking at the goldfish
Goldfish in the aquarium.


Inspiration On: Monday, 11 March 2013 at 1:18pm

My son was very happy and claimed the promise to give him donut if he finished his lunch. Indeed, he quickly ate his lunch and sat on the chair to see his donut. The way he looked at the donuts reminded me of a cat looking at the goldfish. Then he meowed.

Attempting Mouth Kissing

Two hands
Fingers of both hands
Are
Clasping
Holding tightly
Wringing
Around her neck
With his legs clasp her waist.

Attempting to
Go near her face.
Attempting to
Kiss her mouth.
Where she holds him further
Attempting to
To prevent him
To prevent his rounded lips
From kissing her mouth.

Door creaks
Door opens
Fingers loosens grip
With failed attempt
Mission fails!
Quietly learn from rebuke.
While she gasps for breathe
Speaks such a strong grasp.

Days pass,
He resolves
He answers
He wants
To have a wife.
Laughter burst out
Amused of speech.
He laughs ear to ear.


Inspiration On: Friday, 15 February 2013

A few days ago, my son was trying to kiss the helper’s mouth by holding her neck. She told me what happened when I was in the room for a while. I understand that he was curious about kissing though normally he kisses his soft toys. But I guided him not to do mouth kissing towards anyone and even his helper.

Empty & Full

THUMP! BANG! CLUNG! CLUNG!
Empty can makes the loudest noise.
Bump! Bump! Bump! Bump.
Overloaded can makes the softest noise.

No food, not eating
Empty mouth talks a lot.
Munching food and drinking water.
Full mouth creates silence.

Nothing to do
Noisy and pester.
Lack of knowledge
Bragging to know anything.
Know a lot of things
Wish to know more by humbling oneself to seek knowledge.


Inspiration On: Monday, 4 February 2013 at 12:33am
Inspiration Ends On: Wednesday, 6 February 1:22am

Above are my observations of various people and relating to them.

Swaying Butt

Refusing to brush his teeth;
Feet sticking to the wall;
Arms onto grandma’s bed.
Helper shouts for his dad’s help.
His dad enters grandma’s room
With a dark face
Nearing him . . .

Brooh! Brooh! Brooh!
Saliva onto his dad’s face
IMPOLITE!
Hand is going to slap!
But . . .
Swaying butt to the left
Swaying butt to the right
Repetitively
Avoid his slapping hand.
Swaying butt to the left
Swaying butt to the right
Continuously
Avoid his slapping hand again.

Stop his butt and . . .
SLAP!
Mouth turns downward
Sad . . .
Holding his tears.
He is sorry.
His dad returns to his room;
Downward mouth turns upward
Grinning!

Inspiration On: Saturday, 2 February 2013 at 12:02am

After I reached home from attending self-publishing workshop, my mother and helper reported to me of my toddler’s second mischief. So the above inspiration was birthed forth. During the swaying of butt, my helper laughed until her stomach pain.

Talkative

Blah! Blah! Blah!
Talking non-stop like a CD or Tape player
It will not stop unless press stop button.
It will not stop unless zip the mouth.

Whoosh!
Talking as swift as the speed of bullet train
It will not stop unless stop sign.
It will not stop unless. . .

Oh! My ear.


Inspiration On: Monday, 28 January 2013 at 11:45pm
Inspiration Ends On: Wednesday, 30 January 2013 at 2:39pm

My helper shared about her experience about her friend who asked her to keep quiet for being too talkative.

Growing Up

Growing up
Getting taller
Growing up
Getting heavier
Growing up
Getting stronger

Growing up
Larger mouth
Increasing appetite

Growing up
More understanding

More…
More…


Inspiration On: Saturday, 17 November 2012 at 2:45pm
Inspiration Ends On: Monday, 19 November 2012 at 1:15am

When I carried my toddler from the floor to the sofa, my toddler’s weight is much heavier than before. He is 15 kilograms now and the word “Growing Up” is speaking to me.