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

Invisible

bleaq-com

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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