Bring Me Flowers


Bring me flowers when I am living
Don’t bring me them when I am dead,
Let me enjoy them in the giving
My mother always had said.
Let me hold them in my hands
And smell their fragrant scent,
Then I will reminisce of different lands
Before; I am heaven sent.
I will reflect back when I was young
Or, I might think back not long ago,
When I walked underneath the sun
Or, when I felt the wind as it blowed.

Bring me flowers when I am here
Please don’t wait until I am gone,
So, I might reflect to a different year
And my memories will last on.
I might reflect to a different time
With every breadth and scent I breath,
And knowing the flowers are mine
Shows how much that you love me.
Let me enjoy the flowers again
Let me feel them on my fingers,
Because I just don’t know when;
And how long my memory will linger.

Bring me flowers with a smile
Please don’t bring them with any sorrow,
And I will hold them just like a child
As I held you, and held on until tomorrow.
I want to see them once again
As I place them on my table,
And then they will be my friend
And I will greet them while I am able.
They will be a part of me
My mother always had said
So, bring them now to me please
And don’t wait until I am dead.

Randy L. McClave

Cool

There’re two wheels embedded in the middle of the the word “Cool”. That was what I thought of this rider and his mini bike. Absolutely. 

Going & Coming

I go because I can come back. Without going, I can’t see the place I come from with new light and added appreciation. I don’t hesitate returning to where I start, it’s better than never leaving. I grow in mind and identity when I go and come. 

Rest Is Up To Me

When the pace slowed down and I had the opportunity to stop and smell some flowers, I realised I was in Nakameguro. I didn’t smell any flowers literally, but my appreciation of the place heightened. If only I had a longer stint there…

Now Catch This

Claw crane or more commonly known as UFO catcher machines are rampant in Akihabara. I’ve never seen so many in one location. Skill and chance are what players depend on when they insert their tokens. Their hope is to catch one of these alluring prizes displayed. I’m a terrible player, will probably catch nothing even if I throw lots of money at it. My catch here though, was this chic youth posing naturally between two rows of machine. There were those who left this shop happy, with their prized catches. I left merry with this photo in my cam. 

Keep The Lights On

This youth reflects the night lit by bright lights in Shinjuku, that it’s still young. It was close to 10pm and there was no slowing down the human traffic on a typical Friday evening. Note to self: the night may be here, keep the lights on, keep young.