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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
“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
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
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
Reach deeply into your pockets
their eyeballs jump out of their sockets
There’s no bravery
when it comes to being a bully
“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
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
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 ...