An Office Colleague

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When you are here, it is noisy.

When you are not here, it is tranquil and mute.

When you are not here, there is no trouble.

When you are here, there will be trouble.

Yet from the trouble you brought with you, it had made us find the solution together.

You, noisiness, trouble and solution, we never let go of each other.

#2

It is no use for you to continue to tell everyone a fiery story about the ugliness and bad deeds of someone in order to impress your listeners. Probably it does sound amazing telling those stories. However, one day, neither you shall be infallible of mistakes.

O, my friend, the human being is indeed not perfect at all.

 

VZ, Dili, 2016

Honesty is Expensive (poem)

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Honesty is indeed very expensive!

To be honest in the truth costs a lot!

When you follow the advice of the honesty,

You will receive the offends, hatred.

People say

‘You are an arrogant, an idiot, you do not know anything,

Go away!”

‘Don’t you be too saint’, ‘Don’t you be too innocent’

‘Let the lie commands thus everything may run well’

‘Who do you think you are?’

Yes, it is true, brothers and sisters…

A lie is cheap and easy and it makes everything go well

We smile at each other

We call each other ‘friend’

However, who wants to imprison his heart until the very last breath?

Is it you or I?

Dear brothers and sisters…

Honesty for the truth is expensive

But it gives the freedom to the life!

VZ, March 24, 2016

How Many Times?

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‘How many times should I forgive? Seven times?’ I asked.

‘No. Not seven times but seventy times seven times.’ He replied.

Then, I started to count on how many times I had forgiven yet this is my first time learn about forgiving.

VZ, March 21, 2017

 

DO NOT LET THOU BE MAD AT ME

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Vincent van Gogh’s Old Man in Sorrow (On the Threshold of Eternity) Painting (http://www.vangoghgallery.com/painting/drawings-and-paintings-compared.html)

Do not let Thou be mad at me
When Thou  are hungry and thirsty
I do not feed Thou the food and drink
For my food and drink
Are not appropriate for Thy mouth

Do not let Thou be mad at me
When Thou are a foreigner
I do not take Thou to stay in my house
For my house is dirty and unkempt
It deserves not to accept Thy feet trail

Do not let Thou be mad at me
When Thou are naked
I do not give Thou clothes to wear
for my clothes is soiled and torn
It is not suitable for Thy holy body

Do not let Thou be mad at me
When Thou are imprisoned
I have not visited Thou

For I myself also live in a prison

Do not, do not let Thou be mad at me
for Thy words already enough to judge me.

VZ, Dili, March 6th, 2017