Nov 27, 2015

What Life Is

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Just couldn't resist
the aroma of  Arabica
tempting my nostril
take it or no?
never mind
will take the risk
of counting sheep
till dawn.....

© 2015 Balqis

*Yup, that's what I take, Super Coffee Essenso.

Nov 17, 2015

Haiku : Salt

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how saying lives on -
the elders have tasted salt
longer than we do

© 2015 Balqis

*This is the saying of my people which literally means elders have gone through so much of  life experiences, thus knowing more than the younger generation.

My participation at Haiku Horizons prompt "Salt". 

Nov 11, 2015

Diamond Rush

There were sounds of horses galloping and pulling the heavily laden carts. Voices could be heard everywhere and talking mostly of diamond strike. It was at Klipdrift. Diamond strike became the talk of the town.

I walked through the dusty road and passed by a few cafes where men sat around round tables; smoking, drinking, talking and mostly discussing where the new diamond fields could be found. The town was bustling with people from all over the world, each one looking for big fortunes at Klipdrift - diamonds that could turn a man rich overnight if luck was on his side.  Much prices had to be paid for it for it needed sacrifices of the souls or courage. Only the ones with brave hearts could overcome the challenges towards getting rich.

Jamie and Banda were on the beach picking up the biggest diamonds they could find and hastily put them inside a big bag. The footsteps of guards and dogs barking were in a distant. Then, there was a thick fog and everything was blanketed inside it. To walk through it was a struggle for not knowing where it led to; may be to one of the land mines.

I heard a growling sound right behind me and in an instant I felt something razor sharp cutting through my left leg. I shouted in pain and the only thing I heard before passing out was "Kruger-Brent."

Oh my God! Where am I now? Wasn't  a moment ago, I was picking mother diamond on the beach and having a stiff competition with Jamie and Banda?  While admiring it, like in a flash of lightning everything dimmed out.  

As if I had just got out safely from the fog, I looked around and right here on my right hand was "Sidney Sheldon's Master of The Game." This was the "diamond" I was holding on the last past hours. I was so engrossed reading this novel until I fell asleep and dreamed of the diamond rush at Klipdrift, South Africa way back in 1883.

Sidney Sheldon is one of my favorite authors, thus purchasing his books is a-must for me.

Oct 14, 2015


a glowing morning
over the lushness, birds fly -
the painting, alive

© 2015 Balqis

My participation at Haiku Horizons prompt "over".