My World

kinder than solitude

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Writer’s Note: This is inspired by one of the characters in this book, Kinder than Solitude, written by Yiyun Li.

People create their own world
To get by
It’s make believe
But there’s solemnity
Where peace is found
It’s to carry on
In every life’s turn
Then reach pure joy
So as to face tomorrows

I’m no different, you know?
It becomes my life
But sometimes,
That world can be scary
What if I get trapped?
What if I can no longer know
The reality
How do you draw the line
And keep your sanity?

Somehow, I manage to survive
This battle of the brain –
Imagined versus real
Fiction versus fact
Never ever underestimate
The mind
It can be confused, yes
It can be distracted, too
But it never falters

I create my own world, you see
It’s my only escape
But it’s my paradise
It’s kinder than solitude

– July 19, 2017

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Heartbroken Once

heartbroken

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Punch me and I will feel nothing
I won’t bruise and I won’t get hurt
Stare all you want, I won’t get burned
I won’t feel ashamed, I won’t care

I was broken once now I’m ready
I’m hard as steel, I am now strong
Call me heartless, maybe stoic
But I am here to brave the storm

So you’re asking for forgiveness now
Telling me how much you love me
Begging me to stay, never leave
Oh well, don’t you think it’s too late?

– July 20, 2017

Answer The Call

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phone

I can feel I. It’s calling my name
It’s whispering gently and softly
I can hear its voice, loud and clear –
“Come, take the plunge.
This is what you need.”

It’s tempting me but I am so lame
Its only desire is to see me free
But here I am, overwhelmed with fear –
So I won’t budge.
I won’t pursue the lead.

– April 10, 2017

Angel Of Death

angel of death

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Listen, I hear a flapping sound
No, I am not imagining
It’s distant yet it’s from beyond
Clearly, it’s a flutter of wings

Flap! Flap! It’s louder and louder
I think it’s coming to get me
You hear it? It’s getting closer
I must hide – where’s the place to be?

Running now – faster and faster
But the sound is now deafening
Slowly changing into laughter
So I stop then find it’s smiling

What’s this creature? It’s enchanting
I’m paralyzed by its wide grin
It’s approaching, spreading its wings
Clutching me as I return its grin

– June 20, 2017