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“The Zone”

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “The Zone.”

May, 2015. Brownsville, Texas, U.S.A. Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2015.
May, 2015. Brownsville, Texas, U.S.A. Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2015.

An instance when I feel i’m in, “The Zone,” is during a run on a beautiful, Texan, summer day. Being kissed by the warmth of the sun, the cool breeze carrying the water from the resaca and brushing against my skin, the smell of freshly blooming jasmine flowers, the gentle gliding of colorful birds, the clear blue skies, the crispness in the air, my favorite songs joyfully filling my ears from the music player, the excited puppies in the yards wagging their tails upon my sight, the movement of my body feeling lighter with each step, the fruity taste upon my lips from my lip balm—makes me feel so in love with the moment. Not realizing I had been running for over two hours, my mind craved to keep going. I felt completely free. I felt completely at peace. It was my zone.

– Surely, Sherley

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The Silver Crown: A Wedding Anniversary Tribute

Today is my beloved parents’ 25th Silver Wedding Anniversary! 

It’s a special day, and I would like to give them a small tribute through a poem. Through these 25 years, they have met with struggles and successes alike, and through it all, one thing that never changed, is the love they have for each other. After work, when they come back home, without fail, both of them sit together at the breakfast table and share each other’s day. They shared the good, the bad and all the grays that happened that day, while they sipped on a cup of coffee or tea, having no secrets. Nothing makes me happier than to know that, no matter what goes on in the world, or with each other, they have a strong commitment, love and trust in each other. I can honestly say, through all these years, I have never seen two people more in love with the other and two people who are each other’s best friend. I love you both very much, and I thank you deeply for showing me what true love looks like. Wishing you many, many, more wonderful years together.

Cheers, Mom and Dad (Anbu and Edin)!

The Silver Crown

Once upon a time in a land far, far, away,

There lived, Edin, a brave, handsome, young, man.

He worked hard and let nothing get in his way.

With humility, he bowed to God’s plan.

He read books and sought knowledge,

He worked out and became chiseled,

He became an Engineer after college,

He became Mr. Coimbatore and the crowd whistled.

He soared the skies as a fighter pilot,

He charmed the folk with his speech.

For him many a girls formed a riot,

But for a Princess he did beseech.

As his greatest gift, God did create,

Such a Princess, Anbu, who surpassed all other.

Although she grew up on a golden plate,

She was down to Earth like no other.

Her beauty was soft and delicate,

Her heart, pure and just.

Her speech was kind and eloquent,

She captured with her angel dust.

For knowledge she did thirst,

After college, as a teacher she did serve.

In everything she did, she became versed.

Her love was something to preserve.

Upon seeing this fair Princess,

Our Edin became spell bound.

For her hand he sought fearless,

As he knew he has found something profound.

Surrounded by family and friends,

They became Husband and Wife.

In tying the knot they donned a new lens.

To journey together, in this walk of life.

Through the time, the tears were few,

The laughter abound,

They went to three from two.

Their life became a joyful parade ground.

Through struggles and triumphs,

They remained together,

They knew their love will overcome all trials.

They couldn’t go a day without the other.

Twenty five glorious years has passed,

Reaching this milestone is not slight.

Their bond has proven to last,

And it shines strong and bright.

Their love has made the kingdom glow,

Their commitment, sacrifice, and care too,

And this day the Heavens bestow,

A Silver Crown, which is rightfully due.

With great happiness we all exult,

To wish this couple a journey sustained.

In another twenty five years we will exalt,

This stellar couple with a Golden Crown, proclaimed.

– Surely, Sherley

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Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2014.

For your Smile

For your Smile

Running a mile, just to see you smile.

Holding a blink, to never miss a flick.

In your sight, I lose my might.

Weak in the knees, lost in your eyes.

My heart pounds, breaking all bounds.

I hold my breath, with time’s breadth.

When you speak, I’m pulled to peek,

Into your heart, where we’re never apart.

– Surely, Sherley

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Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2014.

“Soul”

I dedicate this poem to my dear little brother, Arnold, whom we lost 17 years back, when he was only an infant. Not a day goes by without his thought, and not a day goes by where we don’t rejoice his life. Although he was only in our lives for a mere four months, his love, strength, and smile has lasted since. We love you, Sunny, you were and forever are a Sunshine in this big sister’s life.

Love,

your “Akkum”

Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2014.
My younger brother, Arnold, with my mother back in 1996. Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2014.

“Soul”

I search the soul of my brother,

Which we had lost forever.

I search for it at moonlight,

And at the day break of sunlight.

I believe that he is with God and angels,

Exuding laughter that mimics the sound of bangles.

This soul passes through the gentle breeze,

And runs up and down through the blue seas.

It passes through the green meadows,

And slides through the dark shadows.

He speaks with angels on his way,

Which I cannot see by my own way.

This soul hears the clouds thundering,

With the rain water pouring.

This soul senses what I cannot,

But it touches all my thoughts.

Our life is a temporary show,

But the heavenly souls take an eternal glow.

Even though I cannot see his soul,

His memories fill the void and make me whole.

– Surely, Sherley

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Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2014.

Carnival: The Fountain of Youth

What is it about the carnival that is so innately alluring to children and adults, alike?

Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2014.
Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2014. Texas Carnival 2014. Ride: Scream!

Every so often the booming noises emanating from the bustling streets fade, and is replaced by the gleeful music of the touring carnival. The lure of the colorful stalls filled with games and plush toys; the heavenly temptation of sugary, deep-fried, meaty treats; the vivid call of adrenaline pumping thrill-rides; and the feeling of community and togetherness, all, budding from this one, universal celebration- the carnival.

Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2014.
Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2014. Texas Carnival 2014, “Funnel Cakes” vendor.

Like a bug to a light, we are drawn to the flickering, beaming, luminescence displayed by the carnival. The dazzling ambiance turns even the most sophisticated of individuals into a child again. We emerge again, with a childlike innocence, eager to coalesce with the crowd and be rapt in the wonders that we out-grew long ago.

The carnival reveals to us, the innocence we have at heart, the thrills and unity we so seek. Unlike, the regular world, which is filled with a repetition of mundane tasks and responsibility. Bound by the strings of age, we float in stillness, and one visit to the carnival severs the strings and let’s us fly.

We fly high and far, to reach out and touch the stars, just as joyfully as would a child, lost in reverie.

Perhaps it is time again, for us to seek the next carnival, to rejuvenate our souls, in this fountain of youth.

Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2014.
Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2014. Texas Carnival 2014, game stall.
Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2014.
Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2014. Texas Carnival 2014, game stall.
Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2014.
Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2014. Texas Carnival 2014. Ride: OMG!
Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2014.
Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2014. Texas Carnival 2014. Ride: Merry Go Round.
Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2014.
Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2014. Texas Carnival 2014. Ride: OMG! In action.

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Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2014.

The Ferris Wheel

Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2014.
The Ferris Wheel blanketed by a thick veil of gray clouds. Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2014.

Pictured, is a shot I took of a Ferris Wheel during a carnival event that was held in Brownsville, Texas back in March, 2014. The thick, gray, clouds behind the bright, vibrant, Ferris Wheel makes this shot so hauntingly beautiful to me.

Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2014.