"THAT STRANGE SATURDAY NIGHT WITH THE CHARMING WARLOCK"

The Ex-Guardian of The Isolated Castle had never expected to see him again. Alas, there he was that Saturday night. It was a strange night of that weekend, indeed. The Ex-Guardian’s original plan was to enjoy poetry. Then walked in The Charming Warlock. He wasn’t alone, though. Another woman was with him. Great, The Ex-Guardian groaned silently. Just what she needed. Carefully eyeing the other woman from a distance, she was reminded of herself some years ago. Such a freaking deja vu. Of cours...

26 August 2018, 05:11 PM
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"SLOW"

Go ahead Just pretend you’ve never done anything bad My suffering is what you claim as me, playing the victim The longer this calamity lasts, the more you pay with more than cash Karma may be slow, but I’m still waiting for the final show where you’ll receive one last blow Payback’s still a bitch It’ll surely throw you in a ditch! R.

20 August 2018, 06:19 AM
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"SLOW"

Go ahead Just pretend you’ve never done anything bad My suffering is what you claim as me, playing the victim The longer this calamity lasts, the more you pay with more than cash Karma may be slow, but I’m still waiting for the final show where you’ll receive one last blow Payback’s still a bitch It’ll surely throw you in a ditch! R.

20 August 2018, 06:18 AM
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"THE PAINKILLERS FOR THE FORMLESS, UNSEEN ILLNESSES"

How do you find the right painkillers for your illnesses? Some common ones have already been properly diagnosed. Ibuprofen for your headache, for example. Cough drops for your major sore throat, especially when you can’t stop coughing at night. Sleep for a major exhaustion. What about the painkillers for the formless, unseen illnesses? It’s hard to tell. Diagnosis from experts may vary. It can also be very tricky. One misdiagnosis can lead to mistreatments. Not everybody can and will understa...

19 August 2018, 03:36 PM
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"OFF THE HOOK"

Enjoy these moments of zero torments no demands except work to be done Pseudo-romance a ridiculous solo dance only for one party’s benefits while the other’s torn to bits No more nonsense Have better chances Soon the ghosts of the past are nothing but useless stuff May they never last You’re officially off the hook Leave no room for the crooks not even a page in your book! R.

05 August 2018, 03:54 PM
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"I MISS TALKING TO YOU"

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 lame excuses from fools You know I still keep my pride I think that’s alright We do what we must racing with time that’s always fast Still, I’d rather be honest Hopefully, I’m doing my best I know we’ve still got lots to do but let me push aside my pride by letting you know that I miss (talking to)...

28 February 2018, 12:08 PM
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“WE’RE ALL HUMANS; WE BOTH NEED LOGICS AND EMOTIONS”

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 seriously. They’d simply think you’re shallow, stupid, and vain. They’d see you as immature and irrational, unable to control yourself. Nothing but a weakling cry-baby, they said about how you’d appear to be. No brains, just feelings. So, I decided to ditch my feelings as much as possible. So they thought I w...

28 February 2018, 09:23 AM
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"THE FEAR THAT IS REAL"

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 me, whether I’m as icy cold as can be. I’m not easy not even that open when it comes to love. There’s this fear that is real like being abandoned once the feelings begin. May you be real not just another empty promise and the same or even worse than them... R.

26 February 2018, 07:26 AM
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“CRITICISM VERSUS INSULT: How Every Wise Person Should Deal with Both”

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’ they are. Yes, they are only (considered) ‘real’ grown-ups by age – not maturity nor wisdom. Sadly, there are still a lot of them. (Hopefully, you and I are not included.) One of the most disturbing things about them is their lack of (or worse, nonexistent) ability to differentiate criticism with insult....

23 February 2018, 11:30 AM
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"NOTHING BUT A CULTURE OF SILENCE IN THE TWILIGHT ZONE" (Re-drafted)

I've been transported back in time something familiar yet also bizarre the same old Twilight Zone with the same old Culture of Silence Oh, what a pain Here we go again The same old policy still reigns opening mouths, typing fingers loud voices, empty messages Nothing, nothing, nothing... Am I still one of them? I have no say, because they don't give a damn My voice is always cut off with reprimands “Just follow The Culture of Silence” That's always been their best defense ...

23 February 2018, 08:45 AM
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"LOVE IN 475 WORDS"

How do I summarise love in 475 words? I don’t think it’s enough. There are different kinds of love. Some claim that true love only comes from God. No matter how much we misbehave, He’s still more than generous to let us breathe and live the way we choose to live. Some claim that true love only comes from parents to children. Perhaps that’s also true. Still, there have been cases of abusive parents, either physically, verbally, or emotionally. Go ahead. Take your pick. It’s either they feel th...

14 February 2018, 07:43 AM
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"HOW PARANOID ARE YOU?" (Part 3: The Power Abuse)

The power abuse: “People should be in order.” Oh, yeah – have you been their best example(s)? It’s your stupid, double standard that makes it really, really hard for them to believe in that fairy tale about ‘how you only mean well’.” “Hello, leaders with more power. Do you really expect us to become – and remain – your blind followers? Why are you so mad when you don’t want to hear what we say? That’s just sad. You’re a lot worse than screaming toddlers with tantrums so willing to inflict ha...

13 February 2018, 06:19 AM
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“THE SO-CALLED ‘PROPHECY’ REGARDING WHO GETS MARRIED FIRST”

“I’m getting married next year!” On December 2017, one of my best friends texted me. He said he was getting married in January 2018. Yes, I was genuinely surprised. Although in the end I couldn’t attend his wedding (since it was out of town and the timing didn’t fit), I still find myself in awe. Long story short, he used to be the kind of guy who dated around. He’s also much younger than me and a very good-looking fellow. If you live in Indonesia, you know this. It’s the so-called ‘prophecy’ ...

06 February 2018, 11:49 AM
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"HOW PARANOID ARE YOU?" (Part 2)

Battle of the sexes: That woman scares you. She has more opinions than you do. You wish she’d just shut up and obey but hey, that has never really worked that way. For centuries, your kind has refused to see that they have always deserved the equal share of humanity. Why is it always about what men want? They refuse to sit down and listen. They’re often so dismissal, claiming you’re always too emotional. That does it! It’s what they do that makes you throw a fit. How parano...

06 February 2018, 06:21 AM
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"HOW PARANOID ARE YOU?" (Part 1)

The generation gap: “They’re just little kids, so young and still stupid. How could they talk to you like that? You deserve more respect! You’ve lived longer so you know better.” “Are they trying to control you by telling you what to do? It takes more than the digits of their age to get you to be on the same page but to them, it’s privilege. Do what they say or you might get lynched.” How paranoid are you? Such serious trust issues. Either they’re too critical or greedy ...

01 February 2018, 10:26 AM
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“7 RIDICULOUS THINGS INDONESIAN SINGLE-SHAMERS MAY HAVE TOLD YOU”

Okay, I am not whining about this. In fact, I have decided to just compile all the ridiculous things I have heard so far as a single woman up to my 36th birthday on November last year. Let’s see how many of you have heard any of these. So, go. 1. “You’re not trying hard enough.” In a way, this is sort of true. I have been told a lot about this. Go out, put yourself out there. How can you find a guy if you are being such a hermit like that? To single-shamers: I go out when I want or need to, e...

31 January 2018, 12:35 PM
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"YOU SHOULD'VE LET ME SLEEP"

I heard your voice outside the window that night You were talking to her The Ex-Guardian of The Isolated Castle I heard my name mentioned... This isn't the first time I get awaken That night, she was mostly silent trying to keep me locked within again and again Sssh...don't say my name or she's the one to blame You should've let me sleep for I am her monster that creeps carrying skeletons in her closet ready to throw them all out You should've let me sleep Now it's too late I'm about to f...

31 January 2018, 12:34 PM
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"WILL THEY ALWAYS REPRESENT 'HOME'?"

A house, a family Material things Everything’s lovely All the joy they bring Will they always represent ‘home’? Trials come and go Keep them all intact Or all will burn like Rome Thanks to Nero A group of friends Fun and games Be yourself; don’t pretend but which ones are harmless jokes or something to shame? Will they represent the substitute of the ‘home’ you miss? Will you remain in solitude and no longer have that once societal bliss? Neighbourhood, communities Smaller bits that form...

20 January 2018, 06:20 AM
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"IS SILENCE ALWAYS EASY?"

"IS SILENCE ALWAYS EASY?" (Dark Thoughts of The Bullied) It's more than a vacant space or lack of expression on one's face It doesn't contain nothing, 'though it's not always solid beings Is silence easy? Really? Dark thoughts are stuck in the brain driving you insane It's equal to a silent scream, struggling to fix reality with a broken dream with so many words to say, do they even matter anyway? Is silence easy? There's no answer; it's eerie with beating hearts and stomachs that churn (...

24 April 2017, 11:03 AM
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"THE FIRST DATE MENU AND THE (MIS)ASSUMPTION(S)"

At first, you may think this is another typical first date story. A guy takes a girl out on a date. They have a pleasant talk until it is time to order something to eat. The guy orders the main course. You know, carbs, protein (alias meat), and veggies. He even plans to have an ice cream for dessert. When the girl only orders chicken salad and water, he wonders aloud, "Nothing else?" When she just nods and smiles, he asks again, "You sure?" "Yeah." The girl nods again. After that, he spends t...

24 April 2017, 04:26 AM
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