If I can only go back in time and spare an advice to my younger self, I would tell her to never rush in love. I would tell her that it was better to be single and alone than to be with someone who can only offer her a temporary love - an uncertain future. I would tell her that just because the one you love told you "he loves you back" to never believe it all of a sudden. Because heartache will surely be certain once she discovers that she's just his temporary love. A past time. That he has nothing to offer. Because we both know that we want a long and lasting love. We want someone who'll bring us to the altar and pledge his love - mind, body and soul. We want a grand future not a lovely past time. Sometimes, in the loneliness of the night, we soon discover that we are the only ones capable of actually loving ...
November 13, 2018themonochromereaper
Dear Love, You forbid me to ask about the past because you believe that it has nothing to do with us. But why won't you allow me to ask of our future? Is it because our future is uncertain and that you already know, you and I won't last any longer? Is it because you are planning on leaving me behind? You can't say it outright and the easiest way is to not talk of the bleak future? But what about me, my love? You turned all my hopes of our future to muck. Future, Security, Commitment, Fidelity, Marriage & Love. Where thou Art?
November 13, 2018themonochromereaper
We could be a lot of things if we so desired: Outshining the rocks living a mundane life, Undaunted by the pressures But stagnation leaves us teary-eyed. Shining so brightly at the end of the storm, The rainbow leads us to our safety; Settling all our anxieties, Leaving it all behind like breadcrumbs – Remnants of the past. All we need to do Is be resolute in our judgment Instead of staying confused – Unable to decide. I can only hope we stay together And enjoy the remaining years We have left in our short lives. For we can be anything but immortals. Only our legacy stays after we die.
August 10, 2017themonochromereaper
I plan to create a place for myself Not only in your heart But also in your mind. For I'm not a shadow that will hide In a used vacated space. I wanted to be seen and loved For what I really am Instead of stepping and molding myself In the shoes left by someone else. Living in an illusion as a rebound Is not part of who or what I am. For I know, I'm much more than that. One way for me to avoid Becoming like that, my love, Is by understanding & accepting Your great connection to someone else Before we even met. It is the first liberating step I have to take For that is something I can never change. Anyways, I will love you no matter what. I will nurture the love I've sown inside your heart And watch it thrive in your care, For that's only fair. So the negative thoughts That somehow crossed my mind From time to time just dissipates. It evanesce in thin air whenever I remember the promise you've declared. So there's nothing left for me to despair, I know I ...
July 18, 2017themonochromereaper
Dedicated to the girl from my past. I cannot coerce myself to loathe you, It is supposed to be my proclivity, Yet for an unknown reason, I can't. I wish I can overlook our tragic past So we can remain as intimate friends; For us to behold one another afresh But, it does not maneuver that way. For some obscured explanations You opted to haunt me, sometimes, When you seem to remember me, Blithely reminiscing our euphoric past; And whenever you do, these deep- Seated memories I have of you keep Rushing back just like unlocking The covert arcane Pandora's box. You told me you yearned to see me, But I can't compel myself to see you. Else these overwhelming emotion That I have tried to forget all these Years might threaten to resurface. If only a day will come that we Could be blissful without recalling All those unpleasant memories. However, even if we're far apart And doesn't have frequent contact You'll always have a place in my heart. © 2017 Mel Joy (themonochromereaper.wordpress.com) All Rights Reserved
June 13, 2017themonochromereaper
I dedicate this to the beautiful soul who still believes in love yet circumspect in starting relationships. With all his acquired fame and fortune, Nobody from the crowd would have known He was still chained by his brooding past, Ever since he was suddenly left to be alone. He toiled almost every day and night, Focusing on becoming a prodigious success Yearning for someone to hug him tight And be with him so he won't writhe in bed. He now sees everything in black and white, Not letting anyone get too close with him But he's still fervently hoping that one day, He'll fall in love with someone who truly loves him. He craves to find someone unfeigned, In this contemporary world populated by fakes Seeking for that solitary and noble woman, That doesn't relish playing mind games. 2017 Mel Joy (themonochromereaper.wordpress.com) All Rights Reserved
June 2, 2017themonochromereaper
Site’s Peculiar Name
Everything isn’t purely black or white, there’s also the shades of gray where the hidden truth lies. The truth is, and will always be, different according to the person’s perspective on why they’ve handled things a certain way. That is how the author was able to use the “monochrome” as primary label. Also, attached to the site’s name is the word “reaper” which pertains to collector or harvester. By coining the term ”themonochromereaper,” the author tries to elucidate that this site searches for the ultimate truth in every situation.
“In this world where it is either black or white, the truth is in between, you just have to dig deeper.”