THE BALLAD OF THE STORYTELLER

I've always loved writing since I was a kid. At first I thought it had something to do with my love for books and stories. Most people I know (who also know me back, of course) say it's related to my unusually creative mind - which often leads to having somewhat, vivid imagination. I know I've never been a whiz, like I never was an ace student. In fact, my ADD (Attention-Deficit Disorder) had never been properly diagnosed until about two or three years ago. No joke. I came across this book ab...

08 May 2013, 03:38 PM
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"THE LOVE OF HIS LIFE"

I've heard tales about you, whenever he speaks your name. Do you know that he's remained true? His feelings for you are still the same. There are always problems; arguments and disagreements between loved ones. He may try to act cool, but I'm not some gullible child easily fooled. He still loves you. Everyone can see that. His broken heart has turned him blue. It's killing me to see him so sad. Is it true that you're coming over? This time, are you willing to fight him back again? It's not...

06 May 2013, 11:03 AM
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A REALISTIC SOAP FOR THE ROMANTICALLY-CHALLENGED

If this life were a soap opera, I probably wouldn't be playing one of the starring roles. I don't know why, but one thing's for sure: Being on the spotlight isn't always grand. There are blind fanatics who expect constant miracles from you. There are those who expect you to start making mistakes, slip, and fall. That's just life. You can't please everybody. There's a lot at stake once you're on top of your game. Let's just say that I'm pretty much okay with where I am now. Under the rad...

06 May 2013, 07:23 AM
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"THE WORKAHOLIC BLUES"

A stroll on the side of the street; friends to meet. It was a rare Sunday when she could just have it her way. When was the last time she had something like this? It's one of too many to miss. She wishes she didn't have to be so busy. Why does she have to work so hard for more money? She may give you her biggest smile. That usually lasts her for quite a while. Only a very few see it in her eyes; everyday she tries her hardest to cover the real lies. She deserves her break, because she's ti...

01 May 2013, 04:08 PM
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A RARE, CHICK-LIT/CHICK-FLICK MOMENT...

Once in a while, the life of an everyday, regular person can turn a bit extraordinary. As usual, I'd like to call this "a rare, chick-lit/chick-flick moment". You know, a typical scene or event that usually reminds you of one of those cliches in a story. A girl meets a guy and the rest is history. Predictable. Well, one can daydream to spice up their boring life..even just a little bit. Hehe. Even when it's rare, I've had a moment like this before. So long ago, one night in 7-11. Sti...

01 May 2013, 11:17 AM
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"A BLUE MOON IN THE AFTERNOON"

One boring afternoon, he came along just like a blue moon. She'd thought it was just another ordinary day. She never thought she'd end up feeling this way. He was the face on the cover of the magazine. That face was often on the TV screen. He was the sweetest eye-candy she'd ever seen. She felt like walking into a living dream. So she enjoyed the moment while she still could. The spark of his brilliance and enthusiasm in life had made her feel good. Not all stories like this would forever l...

25 April 2013, 12:53 PM
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"LOVE: HELLO AND GOODBYE"

Love was the day when we first met; that incredible feeling I'd thought I'd never get. It was our first exchange of 'hellos' and how my heart had been taken by your glow. Love was when I could still hold your hands; when I never had to pretend, in your arms I would safely land, back to the times you were still my man. Love was the aching of our hearts. You'd wondered why we often had to be so far apart. The distance had been our common, mortal enemy. Still, I would've fought an...

23 April 2013, 12:44 PM
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"TRADING LIVES"

Dear Mister, Can I have your life for a day? I wonder if it's much better in every way, since mine's been kind of grey. Dear Mister, I don't mean to sound like a pain, but I keep hearing your constant complaints, when I see that your life isn't all that plain. I've heard fun tales about your trips, when I know for me it isn't cheap. Silently, I must bury my envy so deep. Dear Mister, Aren't you so lucky? You've always got more money, while I have to survive with all of me....

23 April 2013, 11:47 AM
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AT THE CROSSROAD...

I know this is normal. Everyone goes through this phase once in a while. I went through this a year ago, when I decided to move to another company. It was difficult at first, because I'd worked there for 3.5 years. The management was not that ideal, but working there had been fun. No regrets. It was a valuable learning process and experience for me.:) I will never forget any of it. Plus, the staff had been like my second family. We'd been through a lot as a team. That's why it was diffi...

19 April 2013, 06:31 PM
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"THAT GIRL UNDER DROPS OF RAIN"

The night sky was crying its silent tears. Alone, she was staring down at the face of fear, letting it draw near. To her, only one of them must remain standing here. "I don't want you around." Her calm, quiet whisper travelled like the wind across the town. "You've had enough sick pleasure of pushing me down." For the first time she forgot when, she gratefully embraced the rain as the drops of water cleansed and chased away her pain... (Jakarta, 16/4/2013 - 1:50 am)

19 April 2013, 08:08 AM
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"LOVELORN 2"

Didn't you know? The day you came into his life had changed his world around. You were the reason for his smile that had chased away his frown. He was wondering if true love what he'd finally found. Didn't you know? I wish you'd been able to see his eyes sparkle. He talked about you like you were the glorious wonder. I could swear to you that I'd never seen him happier. Don't you know? The day you chose to be with someone else was the day his hopes collapsed. Once again, you tur...

15 April 2013, 06:51 AM
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"BEHIND MY SILENCE"

Silence was once an open door. Welcome to my humble little world. I didn't have much to offer, but I hoped you'd enjoy this calm weather. Silence could still be broken, restored or even done for. I never said it was always golden, but sometimes things should be left unspoken. Silence has been the same old wound that you keep poking at. I wondered if you'd stop anytime soon, before you started driving me mad. Now silence is a locked door. It protects what is already broken. ...

14 April 2013, 08:04 PM
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ALL ROLLED INTO ONE...

Alright, I've been trying to find some time to update an entry beside another piece of poetry (which is always short and relatively easier.) Too busy, too little time. Now is the time, while I'm still awake. I'm not asleep yet, although I'm actually tired and have to wake up early for work tomorrow. I guess it's just one of those restless nights with so much on my mind. Honestly, I have no accurate idea about my own emotional state these days. I've been feeling unstable and almost out o...

14 April 2013, 07:21 PM
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"MONSTERS IN YOUR EYES"

You always wake up with the monsters in your eyes. Their eyes are much greener than green; the most frightful sight you've ever seen. You hear their eerie whispers in your ears. They speak of ill-news just to bring back your old-time blues. I can say no more. You've dragged me down here way too many times before. You say I never listen. Well, guess what? I am sick to death of your same, old accusations. Your breathing's frantic with your own negative emotions. Your spiteful ...

11 April 2013, 01:11 PM
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"TIRED (AT THE REST STOP)"

I am not keen on this rat race; I don't feel the need to save my face. Where did we start? Where's the finish line? Will I ever come around even as I keep falling apart? It's a never-ending, high-speed chase. Losing feels like a self-disgrace. What if I'm tired and in need of a break? Should I keep my weapon loaded, even with all I lack? So what? One can't win all the time. Sometimes they need to retreat from the fight. Perhaps victory isn't always mine, but that doesn't me...

07 April 2013, 04:46 PM
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"THE STRUGGLE WITHIN (WHAT'S LEFT OF ME)"

I am awake with what is left of me; rage coated in cold silence, conscience slowly drowning in a trance. What do you see? Nothing but only what you want to; a harmless, weakling little girl to you. I let you believe what you wish me to be; a kid who will never talk back, your favourite, mental punching-bag. Ironically, I am also your rock to lean on, someone to take your fall and be strong, making sure nothing else goes way too wrong. What about them? Why is it always me...

02 April 2013, 12:45 PM
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"A LOVE DISGUISED"

I am waiting for you to come to my rescue. It's a cheesy line but true. There isn't much that I can do. You ask for my patience. Right now, we have distance and consequences. You say you want me too, but their prying eyes are on you. So what do we do? When will this relationship come true? I've been waiting for you behind their shadows, silently wondering where this goes. One day you will have to make up your mind and listen to your heart, instead of keeping me in the dark...

31 March 2013, 10:08 AM
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IT'S BEEN A WHILE...

It’s been a while since I last wrote in here. I’ve actually written a lot of entries already, but then I decided not to post any of them at all online. They all sucked. I don’t know if my writing skill has already deteriorated far worse than I fear. They were all full of pent-up, negative emotions. Yuck. In other words, I was not in a good mental state. Or maybe I was just not in a good mood. There’s so much to tell, yet so little time. Sounds cliche, huh? Well, it’s true. I’ve been so busy...

29 March 2013, 08:08 PM
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"WHEREVER, WHATEVER"

Wherever I choose to be, there is no one there but me. I just want to be free. I know it is difficult for some to see. Whatever I do; It may not always have something to do with you. Don’t feel so blue. This is nothing new. Wherever, whatever. I just want my chance to be happier. It is nothing personal. I’m just tired of living in denial... (Jakarta, March 14, 2013 – 11:45 pm)

29 March 2013, 04:54 PM
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"EASY-BREEZY"

You have spoken of an easy-breezy life somewhere in an earthly paradise. It feels like a distant land, although my feet once touched the sand. "Come," you have invited me. "I know you have longed for a room to breathe; a decent space for you to be your own version of beauty." The choice has always been mine. I refuse to believe that I have crossed anybody's line. This is my life, after all. My path should not be blocked by their makeshift walls. I am still longing for tha...

26 March 2013, 10:57 AM
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