‘Haiku And Happiness’

‘Haiku And Happiness’


Upon daylight’s end,

Enter night’s heavenly shade.

Bliss be upon me.


I’ve always been mesmerized by the beauty of the night. It’s beautiful, dark hue, with stars that I can wish upon. Heaven’s eyes that watch over me, as I dream. Serenity that grabs hold of me from within, and never lets me go. At peace with myself, I can shine my light upon the world. I walk alone along the path in the darkness of the night, yet, I can see ever so clearly.

For those who truly know me, it’s a fact that I’m a huge Herbie Hancock fan. His song, ‘Stars In Your Eyes’ will always have a special place in my heart, and will remind me of so many fond memories. This was the last song that I heard on the radio in Los Angeles, the night before I moved to New York City in July of 2002. This song spoke volumes to me then, as I was about to embark upon a brand new chapter in my life. And as I continue on life’s path that is paved for me, this song speaks volumes to me, still. As I lie awake at night from not being able to sleep, I sometimes think about my journey’s ups and downs. As I go for long walks at night, mesmerized by the beauty of the night, I sometimes think about how far I’ve traveled, and how much farther I’d like to go. Bliss be upon me.

Herbie Hancock’s ‘Stars In Your Eyes’ Video Posted To You Tube By KaderFunkyman On November 5, 2014

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About Samara Marie

Having been born and raised in Inglewood, CA, I now proudly call New York City my home. I've been an elementary school teacher a little over 20 years, having taught grades first through fifth. It seems that teaching is what I was meant to do in life, and it is also what I love to do. One of my favorite quotes is by Albert Camus: "Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present." I do give my all to prepare my students to become our future activists, educators, doctors, and the list goes on. The opportunities are out there, and I want my students to grab hold of them.      One of my other passions is writing. I thank my middle school English teacher, Mr. Roger Lawson, for introducing me to poetry writing. He taught me how to use the very powerful tool of written expression, which I value so much. I have writing to thank for getting me through my darkest moments. Writing, along with faith, was my saving grace, while growing up. I don't consider myself a professional writer, but I do use writing as a tool to help me process the heavy weight that the world places on my shoulders sometimes. Writing provides me with another way to express my emotions. Besides my actual voice, writing is my favorite go to tool of self expression.      What else about me? I have a love of music. One of my very first posts on this site was a poem that I wrote about my love of music. I'm someone who has an adventurous spirit. I enjoy everything ranging from sports to shopping (I collect sneakers). I can go from spending time at the beach all day to watching sports all day. I've been a WWE fan since I was a kid. I may live in New York, but I will always be a Dodgers fan. Working out is a must for me. I love to read, I love to learn, I love people, and I love life. I have many more interests. There's several layers of me. At the end of the day, I love and I am proud of the person that I see in the mirror.
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