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Minutes are passing
It’s your turn, what now?
Show me so I would know
Which pawn should I use
Will I take the bait?
Or will it be a check?
Protect the king
Hide behind the rook
It’s the queen’s move
But a knight’s mistake
Bishop’s avenging
It’s finally checkmate
Hail to the queen!
Hail to the king!
I’ve won in this battle
This battle of waiting

– September 20, 2016



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You don’t look at me the same way as I do look at you
I’m waiting for you as you pass by but you don’t have a clue
I always try to approach, say hi and introduce myself
But you’re always nonchalant, ignoring my cry for help

You don’t know that my world revolves around you
I tried to get near but I orbit in circles, I can’t reach you
You’re the sun and I’m the farthest planet seeking for your light
You’re zillions miles away and I’m losing my fight

I found a glimpse of hope, figured a plan to get through you
So today, I screamed your name and proclaimed “I love you”
I gave you my stars and moon to conquer the impossible
In spite all these, to you I am and will always be… invisible

– November 1, 2016

Have You Ever? (A Writing Struggle)


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Have you ever felt the words were escaping from your head?
When they already ran before you can even begin to write
Blown by the wind and all that was left were some crumbs
Or worse, you were left with just empty thoughts floating in your head?

Have you ever approached the world from a different angle?
Something beyond your perspectives, something new and not necessarily you
Then you started rambling, hoping to create a masterpiece
But then you reached a dead end and all you can do was to throw it all away?

Have you ever listened carefully to your heart to know what to do?
So you can survive, live and evolve? Then to continue to explore and write
But you were losing inspirations, afraid to leap and take chances
But have you ever fully trusted your heart and believed the words will just flow?

Do you know?
They will eventually just flow…

– October 18, 2016

Getting Through The Day


I’m feeling the chill now;
It’s getting darker, too
Do you think it’s going to be nice?
Sunny and bright?
Do you look forward to each day?
Or do you want to just get through the day?

It’s been a challenge –
Counting the seconds, counting the minutes
Good thing you’re here with me
Putting a light to my dim little world
Somehow, I need to get by and I need you
I need you to get me through the day

As I watch the people pass by
I wonder how they cope, how they keep up
Are the happy faces just masks?
Pretending they have worry-free lives?
Do they look forward to their day?
Or are they just living it, surviving?

It’s been a struggle –
Counting the hours, counting the days
Good thing you’re here with me
Brightening this gloomy little spot
Somehow, I need to get by and I need you
I need you to get me through the day

So here I am seeing the leaves fall
The sceneries are changing hues
It’s pretty, it’s lovely
Yet there’s something that seems dull
Am I looking forward to the season change?
Or am I afraid to know what’s next?

And it’s never been easy –
Always hoping for time to speed up
So thank you for being here with me
Bringing laughter and a smile to my lips
I no longer have to get by
Now, I look forward to each day

So thank you for always being here with me
I no longer have to get through my days

– September 22, 2016