Turning Back

​Are you crazy? You must have been! Sloped off, stole from home your mama’s expensive jewelry and perfumes; your father’s cash in the drawers; created enmity with your friends and shouted at every family members – extended and immediate – around your home just for trifle.  

You deserted your degree programme, your beautiful life and shattered your parents, leaving behind rancour. 

All for what? For who? Jamil ? The angel ? The rainbow in your sunshine ? The best thing that ever happened to you ? Hmmmmm so you thought until you found out the angel turned fiend, the rainbow turned thunder, the best turned worst.
And now about to take  the prodigal son’s step; you make a decision back home after 10 years! Ten good deplorable years! 
Well, it’s better long than longer. It’s better now than never. You must be crazily sane now. Since your head fell down from your utopia clouds. But of course you do not want to think about the home reception. You pack your battered self and head home. 
Now in front of the home of years ago…. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm you sigh. It’s better home than nowhere so you walk forward…

Appearances 

​In this crowded space

with a lot of people      

shaking, hugging, smiling, 

sharing and being one.

In this loving bond

holding hands and hearts, 

some heart, some hand is cold,

void full, alone, unfeeling

even in the atmosphere of warmth. 

Smiling souls are almost blinded   

by garments, smiles, laughter  to 

see sunken misty eyes, shivering 

lips and folded hands          

For these also give forth 

a blinding  smile in hope

to cheer another and forget. 

Of course no one knows.

 Only if you look keenly will you

 notice…

A Comforting hymn: Jesus is all the world to me

Music is a part of life and does miracles to the soul. This beautiful hymn does a lot of wonderful things to me just as the lyrics speaks. It could be said to be among my best. I hope it comforts you too.

A hymn by Will Thompson in

SDAH 185 – Jesus Is All the World to Me

Jesus is all the world to me,

My life, my joy, my all;

He is my strength from day to day,

Without him I would fall.

When I am sad, to Him I go,

No other one can cheer me so;

When I am sad, He makes me glad,

He’s my friend.

2

Jesus is all the world to me,

My friend in trials sore;

I go to Him for blessings, and

He gives them o’er and o’er.

He sends the sunshine and the rain,

He sends the harvest’s golden grain;

Sunshine and rain, harvest of grain,

He’s my friend.

3

Jesus is all the world to me,

And true to Him I’ll be;

O how could I this friend deny,

When he’s so true to me?

Following Him I know I’m right,

He watches o’er me day and night;

Following him by day and night,

He’s my friend.

4

Jesus is all the world to me,

I want no better friend;

I trust Him now, I’ll trust Him when

Life’s fleeting days shall end.

Beautiful life with such a friend,

Beautiful life that has no end;

Eternal life, eternal joy,

He’s my friend.