"DEAR GOD: SPARE ME THE SAME OLD NIGHTMARES"

It's the same old, blood-thick dreams creeping and crawling in my sleep violent and deep pushing me down under somewhere in this bottomless black hole lost in the dark abyss A punch in my mouth teeth shattered, off my gums acid blood in my tongue too scared to let my lips part spitting them out white kernels in a pool of blood Dear God, Spare me the same old nightmares I just want that wisdom tooth taken out not the whole batch... R. (Jakarta, 15/3/2017 - 6:00 am)

23 March 2017, 03:28 PM
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"MONSTERS?"

How can we identify monsters? These days, every one seems more alike Not all look creepy that they make you shudder They can be harmless before that very first strike How do we know which one is the predator? How many are there? Should we lock every door? Must we always feel this scared? They look so normal completely human They seem to stay out of trouble until the victims fall... ...undeniably more and more Body counts that won't stop The list goes on and it's a lot with more impatient, ...

22 March 2017, 08:39 AM
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"THAT LONELY PIANO IS LONGING FOR YOUR TUNES"

That big black piano looks dusty in the living room. A week has gone by and I haven't even cleaned it up. I don't even want to touch it. That piano used to be very well looked-after, down to the edge of the string and keyboard. Black and shiny on the surface, looking elegant. To you, it was more than just a musical instrument. It was your partner-in-crime, whether in composing or performing on stage. Its clinking sound had always been perfect to go along with your beautiful singing voice. ...

20 March 2017, 03:07 AM
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"THAT LONELY PIANO AND ME"

That piano is lonely, longing for your tunes Once upon a time, this room was full of joy with beautiful melodies and you singing so lovely Now that piano is lonely No one's playing those jolly tunes of love This room feels hollow Silence is a cold torment I'm like that piano missing you every day No more songs of love and devotion just an aching memory I thought all of this was enough like I did my love Eventually, you chose to leave this whole life, here on earth... ...of course, includi...

18 March 2017, 05:02 PM
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"HUMBLE BRAGS: From Timeline To Timeline"

From timeline to timeline everybody's got their stories all the guts and glory Status1: "I am a simple man even with this new ride from Papa's old collection of cars since he needs more space in his garage" Status2: "I don't want to complicate this I don't even feel that pretty but those guys say they want to be with me" Status3: "Stamps on my passport time to get me a new one despite this long, queuing line" Status4: "I am grateful to have completed this religious duty anyone want to joi...

16 March 2017, 05:05 AM
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"THE UGLY TRUTH ABOUT SOME WHATSAPP GROUPS"

Thanks to Whatsapp, we can do a lot more than just texting each other. We can send cute emoticons, pictures, and videos. We can update our status and profile pictures. Now we can also do a video-call instead of a regular voice-call. Another thing is to create a Whatsapp (WA) group, where people can talk about stuff in the same chatroom. These groups exist with different reasons and functions. Some are for family and relatives, friends, work colleagues, clubs/communities, and even mini-groups ...

15 March 2017, 10:19 AM
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"BETWEEN THE JACKPOTS AND THE BLACKOUTS"

Between the jackpots and the blackouts I saw your faces everywhere My head was indeed full of heavy clouds Some of you were already dead and I was really scared In and out of consciousness a constant battle between light and darkness trying hard to scream drowning in an endless bad dream swallowed by my own bed, it seemed "Please, wake me up!" I felt my spirit bounced all across the room My body was like a sack of rag doll unable to move, not even to crawl Between the jackpots and the blac...

08 March 2017, 02:54 PM
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"ADDICTED TO HEARTBREAK?"

I think I'm addicted to heartbreak just another old routine probably to help me become lean and mean far away from where I've been I suppose it's what I can still take since it's always been the same such a familiar game with none or all to blame Have I risked too much at stake? Love's gone twisted Faith's been gradually eroded Soon I'll be too jaded Maybe I'm addicted to heartbreak at least the ending is predictable like welcoming the same old trouble before rising again from the rubble ...

06 March 2017, 03:30 AM
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"I'LL NEVER LOVE ANYONE ELSE LIKE I LOVED YOU"

Surely, you often hear this line in cheesy/sappy romantic movies. Perhaps someone you broke up with said that too as a last resort to keep you from leaving. Maybe it was you telling them that. "I'll never love anyone else like I loved you." What had crossed your mind when you said those words? What did you feel? Did you really mean what you said or was there that famous motive behind it? Most importantly, did you believe that? Would you? Honestly? I would. Well, even when I refuse to say ...

03 March 2017, 05:10 AM
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"I'LL NEVER LOVE ANYONE ELSE LIKE I LOVED YOU"

Surely, you often hear this line in cheesy/sappy romantic movies. Perhaps someone you broke up with said that too as a last resort to keep you from leaving. Maybe it was you telling them that. "I'll never love anyone else like I loved you." What had crossed your mind when you said those words? What did you feel? Did you really mean what you said or was there that famous motive behind it? Most importantly, did you believe that? Would you? Honestly? I would. Well, even when I refuse to say ...

03 March 2017, 05:10 AM
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"THE PRISONERS OF JEALOUSY"

Love is what I feel What we have is real With you, I want this to be as long as eternity If love is what you feel then you should have no fear Soon we will seal the deal and I'll be nowhere but always near This is love This should be enough even when things are tough and trials are rough How do I get to keep that smile on your face? Your constant wrath leaves a painful trace You often stare me down in disgust suffocating me with your distrust Another...who? There's only you Why so blue? L...

27 February 2017, 05:09 PM
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"THE OLDER WE GET..."

You may add anything you find more sensible after this sentence: "The older we get..." What would you add? The more sensitive we become? The closer we are to death? For me, at least, it's 'the longer it takes for anything to heal'. Yes, more or less the same like 'the more sensitive we become' part. It's not just something physical. It's the whole nine yards. Your spirit may still feel young. You have to keep it that way if you want to continue learning. That's how you roll in life. How...

27 February 2017, 12:19 PM
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"NOTHING BUT A CULTURE OF SILENCE IN THE TWILIGHT ZONE"

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 “Sssh...it’s onl...

22 February 2017, 04:14 AM
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THE EX-GUARDIAN OF THE ISOLATED CASTLE AND THE CHARMING WARLOCK"

Should this tale begin with “once upon a time”, although not that long ago? When it comes to romance, The Ex-Guardian of The Isolated Castle is mostly a skeptic instead of being the more hopeful one...deep down inside. If love or whatever it is those sick puppies refer to these days were a god, then she’d be an agnostic. Then The Charming Warlock came into her life, treating her like a princess. The Ex-Guardian had no recollection on how to feel and act like a princess. She didn’t even have a...

21 February 2017, 07:55 AM
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"HEARTLESS: TO BE WITH YOU"

To be with you Do I really want to? It means being cold if possible, inside and out To be with you It means being ready for what's painfully true It means trying to be content even when it's not permanent That's okay I guess it doesn't really matter anyway At least you're honest You don't pretend to be the best of all choices To be with you It means changing what I am acting like I don't give a damn but following you around like there's nothing better to do If that's what it takes in orde...

13 February 2017, 06:58 PM
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"THE STRAIGHT-AND-NARROW VERSUS THE CURVATURES"

Alright, so here's the straight-and-narrow path that everyone in Indonesia is expected to go through (especially if you're a woman): Born and raised ---> going to school ---> getting a job (at least in your early twenties or younger) ---> getting married (hopefully before thirty) ---> having kids, and so on. Oftentimes, external factors (in this case: family, friends, and society in general) also push the whole agenda to fall into place. Yes, that includes practising the religion your paren...

09 February 2017, 09:04 AM
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"INSECURITY SOMETIMES"

Sometimes insecurity feels like a giant shadow lurking in the darkness waiting for a chance to strike or a monster struggling to get free so it can roam anywhere it goes turning a soul restless from the same bad dream every night or even worse A little girl in a woman's eyes dreading the truth in every possible lie Does he really love her, or is he still looking for another? A small man pretending to be big his pompous behaviour making everybody sick luring every girl he could, just to war...

04 February 2017, 02:16 PM
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"GUYS LIKE YOU"

Guys like you make girls like her wonder why you're into her Have you sensed her insecurity? Many have called her 'fat' making her feel ugly Guys like you get her attention but is your interest genuine? Still, she's wary cautious of how you might be Are you for real or is she just crazy? Guys like you try to trick her with compliments to make her feel prettier For a while, she's almost fallen unaware of your true intentions as if she's one in a million Guys like you act like you own her th...

22 January 2017, 04:44 PM
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"ANOTHER DEADLY ROUND FOR ORDER VERSUS CHAOS"

#HIM: I know you're still there Perhaps we can still meet You know I've been almost everywhere always quick on my feet What are you afraid of? What we have is now For me, this is enough I can't promise you tomorrow Don't be too serious Holding back is torture Stay curious even when you don't know for sure Your silence keeps me guessing Are you trying to stay polite? You're a challenge to keep me thinking How do I keep you for a night? #HER: "Let him in again," urges the monster in my he...

15 January 2017, 09:09 AM
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"THE END IS THE BEGINNING OF ANOTHER THING"

We all want to leave bad things behind. I've heard from many who said that 2016 has been full of cuts and bruises - and perhaps a whole lot more to some. Of course, nobody wants to take them here today. Perhaps you began this year with unexpected things. You've just let go of your loved one(s)...and realise that you don't get to share another year with them anymore. Perhaps you've also decided to stop caring, stop expecting so much from those who actually still mean so much to you but no lon...

14 January 2017, 04:35 PM
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