Traffic Thoughts

...so there she was, stuck in traffic and not knowing when the bus will move. She was thinking of the tasks waiting for her at home. The sun's rays were blowing mem'ries to her brain as it faded into the ocean's bed and made its way into the glass windows of the vehicle. The drone of the machine made her dreamy of sunrises of home among bird's songs and butterflies' wings.



She saw herself. She was leaving home. It seemed like ages ago when she last left home and ventured into the unknown. She always thought that maybe if she stayed things will change and things will get better. Yet now nothing can't seem to make her go back. Not when he has already left the country too. Her bestfriend who always said there was hope for their country has given up. It was just too much to handle now. Corruption, greed, endless bickering in the senate, hunger and sickness spreading like wild fire. There have been not a few protests across the country which failed to oust those in power. She did her best to do her duty in the place where she nurtured dreams of prosperity for all. She prayed and with everyone in the nation longed for CHANGE. Now in the sanctity of that pledge for allegiance she found refuge. A refuge in the thought that MAYBE THE BEST WAY FOR HER TO HELP THE COUNTRY THAT SHE LOVES SO DEARLY IS LEAVING IT FOR GOOD. So in the midst of the nationwide confusion she left in haste. . . The traffic began to move. The sun has completely gone down. She woke up to the singing of passenger kids. She was still in her beloved country. REALITY STRUCK again as the bus took a halt. Maybe it is TIME, TIME TO DECIDE.. She closed her eyes and breathed a sigh, and hoped still for Change...

21 comments

  1. Beautiful write, Zen! Many of us are in this stage, stuck somewhere in the pull and tug..

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  2. Let's always hope for CHANGE. Beautiful story.

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  3. hi there idol author! work on your book na!!! labyew! :P

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  4. You are gifted Zen. I love the way you write and I agree with Cherry, write your own book.
    And yes we need CHANGE. Let`s not just point our government but also ourselves.

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  5. hope and change indeed. hopefully something good is indeed happening and awaiting for philippines. Like my friend on FB said. There are many high rising building now in Philippines but still those beggars are getting too much and government should do something about it seriously

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  6. Hi Zen, I do agree with your thoughts on our government and it seems that hope is fading in our country. But I'm still hoping that someday everything will change for the best.

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  7. Beautiful write-up! I can imagine myself feeling the same because even if I am outside Philippines right now, I have my family back there who have the same exact enigma.

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  8. I agree with you,"Change" is only our chance though it's hard at this time, Let just pray that someday we will find the right leader.

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  9. oh so love your picture representation of traffic thoughts, much so the words that follow that were written so masterfully. hoping like you too for positive change.

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  10. you have ways to put to print your thoughts. Yes, I been there too and its very hard to pick which way to go if you're in the crossroad of life.

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  11. I am also hoping for change. The sad scenario you've stated here are the reasons why most Filipinos choose to live abroad. I can see their lives improved very well living there. I hope that not for long everything there will change for better.

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  12. This is indeed a great writing, suggestion, why not start writing a book, this is indeed great.

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  13. So beautiful sis Doc :) I like the symbolism you have written on your post and I wish I can write like you too. So, will you have a part 2 and will the subject really leave for good to a life of greener pasture?

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  14. It is sad that our country hasn't changed for ages, it's the same old stuff that keeps happening. I am still hopeful though.

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  15. Traffic really makes us think! LOL! Moments of being stuck in a vehicle. Nothing else to do but imagine, unless you have a smart phone or tablet..... coz you'll be playing Candy Crush for sure.

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  16. Amazing writing you have Sis :-) What a topic to contemplate :-) Changes sometimes is hard but aiming for the positive result is the best :-)

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  17. Anywhere in the world, there is always corruption. Just that - in the Philippines, corrupt people are so blatant.

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  18. Life is a constant change and learning is part of it. I’ve left Philippines twice in the hope for change but still nothing really beats the simplicity of life here.

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  19. Beautifully written, and usually thoughts that occur to us in uncommon places is what would strike us more deeply. I once had an epiphany while I was waiting in one of those chairs in the mall. Sometimes, thinking of random things can be really helpful to us. Good luck on your change.

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  20. This is a great piece. It makes me realize what I want to make and the risks I would be willing to take... Or about to take :)

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  21. I see myself in your thoughts. I want a change too.

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