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Against my will I caught your presence Time stood still breeding a new conscience Against my will These eyes stopped blinking The heart in for the thrill The existence of a foreign sensation Agai...


“I just want you to always be alright and happy.” “I hope you’re okay.” “I always have good wishes for you.” Don’t they sound sweet and endearing? They make you feel loved, eh? At first, that is ...


Mommy, I’m scared We’ve talked about this before briefly, but I was still being straight to the point that worries you more Mommy, I’m still scared I still can’t tell the difference between a mon...


You don’t have to hit her to hurt her. There are so many ways to cause her pain and you only need to take your pick. You can start by not keeping your vow that you will always love her, no matter...


Perhaps you secretly wish I’d talk to you the way I used to like I fear silently whether you’ll really listen to me or just give me some more scrutiny But what should we talk about? Once again, t...


Last year on the first day of Eid, I did something pretty drastic and rather unorthodox. While most people would usually decorate their Facebook timelines with “Eid Mubarak” greetings and all tha...


She’s been dismissed belittled considered a freak and overly sensitive ‘though she believes something’s got to give She’s been heartbroken fooled by promises then abandoned but it has taught her ...


This is probably nothing new. Still annoying? Sad but true. The fact is, there are some people we should never waste time and energy arguing with. Why? No, it’s not because they’re always right o...


Let’s be honest You’re aching for a paradise not this wretched world where we all stand on this dying earth Let’s be honest Your souls have been restless Your faith’s always tested but there are ...


I don’t know if you consider this good news or bad news. I don’t even know how to tell you this. All I know is that she keeps on bugging me. That’s right, she’s been on my case since she first me...


Fiction sells better these days It keeps you guessing anyway It depends on how well we craft and if you happen to be pretty daft For us, it’s entertainment We also receive huge payment while you’...


The Ex-Guardian of The Isolated Castle has never asked for any of this. Once again, this happened and her friends have cheered for her. They consider it a miracle. After a while, Love has started...


Through my eyes I can see you, overcome by agony There’s your wall of misery such a painful sight as can be but the other side of you has given me that smile, so serene I wonder where you have be...


I want a lot of things in the world. I want good things, like: joy, peace, safety, and comfort for all of us here. Nobody wants anything bad. Nobody does, unless it gains them some benefits I hav...


When you’re gone I wish for another day with you Impossible but it’s true No one is ever ready for such news When you’re gone It’s a mass reproduction of memories They all come flooding back to m...


This feels familiar. The Ex-Guardian of The Isolated Castle has sensed it before. In fact, so many times that she lost count. It’s that familiar, enveloping darkness again. Back then, it came int...


Once in a while, It’s only a few steps away just to get to you yet it also feels like miles perhaps even days that I have to go through Some other times, it’s the cities we live in at separate ta...


It’s always good to exchange news with people you know. However, we know that oftentimes, one thing still leads to another. What you believe a well-meaning advice or suggestion may sound intrusiv...


There’s no amnesty granted unless well-paid Reach deeply into your pockets until perhaps, their eyeballs jump out of their sockets There’s no bravery when it comes to being a bully scaring other...


“You always smile. How come you manage to look happy most of the time?” The Ex-Guardian of The Isolated Castle looked up. It was one of the young poets sitting with her in the hall. The boy looke...


Welcome to the country of mixed messages As all you can see, we’ve been this way for ages Nothing’s really free Put your tongues in cages It’s like them telling you that you need to lose weight w...


THE WORDPLAY WARRIOR: I’ve decided to brand myself this way. Why ‘The Wordplay Warrior’? At first, I was inspired by a fellow writer. He dubs himself ‘The Wordplay Wizard’. Yes, that’s how I came...


You say it’s just a talk, like normal people making a conversation It’s part of being social, despite the annual scrutiny and judgment “Hello, there Have you gained weight? Sorry, your change’s q...


We are the kind to enjoy quiet mornings. We can either walk outside or stay in. To you, we may look so ordinary, just like everybody else. Then, what’s so different about us? We are the kind to s...


How do you comfort the one crying on the inside? You can’t find the words Nothing seems to sound right You find yourself captured by that smile as if there are no traces of bereft not even for a ...


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