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*Written as part of a job’s application requirements. No idea why I chose to post this here anyway. Perhaps I feel that my writing skill has deteriorated lately. How do I live my life? When peopl...


Perhaps you’re one of the little kids dreaming of becoming superheroes saving the world wherever they go Wouldn’t that be wonderful? You could be popular Life might be less cruel Everyone would f...


What does one normally do on a sleepless night? Do they pray for exhaustion to take over their consciousness? Do they try to distract themselves, doing things in hopes that sleep will come around...


This ain’t no desperation I’m just contemplating weighing my options seriously considering Yes, we don’t get to choose what our hearts desire yet we may still lose and end up burned in hellish fi...


April 09, 2018

"IN YOUR EYES" in "SHORTS"

In my eyes, you’re the confusing one. Sometimes you tire me out, but I refuse to give up yet. Sometimes you smile kindly at me, just like you do at everybody else. To me, the world looks much bri...


I am sick to death of you turning her all black and blue taking over her already tortured soul making her feel less than whole I’ve had it with you but I don’t know what to do Her realm is like u...


Okay, I’ve gotten over my trauma, so I can write about this. Last month, on March 24, 2018, I attended a poetry event at Warung Buncit, South Jakarta. The event finished at sometime around ten th...


Last night you appeared right there in my dream as real as I refused to see you smirked at me, it seemed “I haven’t got you yet,” your soft, sooth-saying voice whispered. “Perhaps I’ll get lucky ...


April 02, 2018

"THE MATTERS OF SIZES" in "SHORTS"

Talitha: It was 6:15 in the morning. Talitha looked at herself in the mirror and frowned. She was about to readjust her school uniform when there was a knock on her bedroom door. “Talitha, come o...


I’d like to be right in-between asleep and awake Is it too hard to take? It’s the only place where I can feel safe when I see your face which my mind refuses to erase. They may think I’m crazy Ju...


When I was a teenager, guys like you may have fooled me big time. Your saccharine-sweet words and romantic gestures had made me feel special. It seemed to me that I really mattered to you, despit...


Those sweet words are sacred easier said than done even when you’ve promised that you’ll always be around Those sweet words no matter how good require responsibilities I hate it when people use t...


March 22, 2018

"THUNDER" in "MY ROOM OF THOUGHTS"

When I was a kid, I feared the sound of thunder. Although somewhat similar, fireworks have always been different. They may be shocking too, but I always associate them with something festive and ...


They know They’re slowly losing running out of arguments with sensible people who won’t stop with their questions demands for their freedom of expressions. They know They’re being questioned seco...


When you first read the title above, what do you have in mind? Would you also think of something like this? “What’s with the cynicism?” It all depends on whom we talk to – and also on which occas...


Another episode an inner push to an automatic mode a buzzing chainsaw in my ears My vision wasn’t crystal-clear It was the same old alien the nemesis, never a friend only here to bring me pain ag...


“I never want to hurt that person, but my heart can no longer lie.” “She had to choose between me and the other person her parents approve. I know she still loves me, but she loves her parents to...


I’m not arrogant I’ve been adjusted to being alone solving problems on my own afraid to be (too) dependent the moment I start asking for your assistance I know my pride’s still bigger than my com...


“Don’t be fooled by poets!” I remember what they used to tell me. “They’re such sooth-sayers that will lure you with their sweet-nothings.” I was still a teenager back then. Just like many girls ...


You may associate white with beauty or purity All I see is what looks empty like a page or a canvass for a writer or a painter You may think red is too bold Some associate it with blood So what? ...


I bet this topic has been covered by many writers already. Maybe I have written about this too in the past. How does it feel to meet people you haven’t seen in ages? Have you noticed any changes?...


I miss talking to you It’s plain simple and true I understand, we’re both busy Perhaps this is not the time, I see No, I’m not going to fret It’s not all that bad Some may say busy schedules are ...


I grew up being laughed at for being (considered overly) sensitive. They said emotions were signs of one’s weakness. You have to always be more rational. Otherwise, they’d never take you seriousl...


I don’t remember the last time I cried in someone’s arms. Perhaps I’m just trying to forget in order to remain strong. There are times you must be on your own. Perhaps you’ll be wondering about m...


I had wanted to write “Every Grown-up” instead of “Every Wise Person” on the subtitle. However, I knew better. There are grown-ups still overly sensitive and egotistical, no matter how ‘real’ th...


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