"ABOUT POETRY AND ME"

How much do I love poetry? It didn't start as a love at a first sight...or line. In fact, I had quite a misconception about it. I'd thought it was all lame and always oh-so-serious. I'd thought only love-struck beings and cheesy romance lovers wrote them. Well, I was half right, but then there are other poems too. I have to admit that heartbreak was my first reason to start writing poetry more frequently again. However, most of them were dark and rather sinister. I'd tried not to sound to...

17 December 2016, 11:44 AM
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"THE GASLIGHTING TYPE"

You say it's because of me who see me as someone so ugly that no sane guys would ever see all the good that I could be You think you know all about me just another whiner with a victim mentality an annoying bitch who doesn't deserve you Giving women compliments is all you do Why can't I see this through? Go ahead Say whatever the hell you like You're just another gaslighting type I know you won't stop badgering me with taunts, threats, and curses until I finally give up and tell you that yo...

16 December 2016, 11:12 AM
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“IF YOU WERE US FOR A DAY...” (From Women Who Receive Daily Catcalls)

You may think this is a selfish request. Although it is impossible in real life (unless through a ‘certain procedure’), would you like to know how we feel every day? Just once, a day in your life if it is too much to ask. Let’s start in the morning, when you – as one of ‘us’ – decide what to wear for the day. Is this too sexy? Is that too plain? Will you look beautiful? Will it be modest enough? Let’s say, you decide to follow the demands of this patriarchal society on you – in terms of attir...

09 December 2016, 10:03 AM
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"FROM THE RESTLESS"

I'd like to close my eyes even when I'm not asleep There are so many lies A lot have cut in too deep I'd like to cover my ears blocking the noise from ruining my brain There are things I'd rather not hear Sometimes those voices are a pain I'd like to keep my mouth shut It's not that I'm afraid to speak my mind up So many talk a lot, but do they really do much? Oh, I'd rather not give in to this on-going bitch-fest Don't we all have better things to do instead of making such hatred last? R...

05 December 2016, 05:12 PM
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"WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME?"

I'm not singing like Adam Lambert** 'though you probably haven't heard I can't get you out of my head if you plan to keep on coming back What do you want from me? I've already set you free Are you trying to drive me crazy? 'Cause you've succeeded, almost flawlessly No, your chances have already passed It is for the best Don't you dare show up again at my door 'cause you ain't getting some more What do you want from me? I'm done with you; can't you see? I've always known I'm not the one and...

29 November 2016, 06:11 PM
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"A FULL PLATE"

Hello, sleepless nights Allow me to walk in as my return Many will say it's not alright, but sometimes it's the only way to learn What's up, restless days? You demand my every morning full of glory Come what may, interesting stories They say I should never back down even when time limits what I can make so I'll keep working without making a sound and sometimes take a little break Do I still have more room for more people? Sure, as long as they don't bring too much trouble R. (Jakarta, 29...

27 November 2016, 12:19 PM
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"THE MASH-UP MEMORIES"

Time flies before your eyes. There's always a lot that you leave behind. As you grow older, you realise that life has always been so short. Small numbers of one's age has given you the illusion that you still have a long way to go, many things to do and goals to accomplish. In the end, all you have is mash-up memories, between good and bad in one. The death of a dear friend last year may still be fresh in your heart and mind. You still remember it like it was yesterday. On a day like that...

27 November 2016, 10:26 AM
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"DON'T (SAY IT AIN'T SO)"

Don't tell me. Please, at least just this one. Don't tell me it's for the good cause. Don't tell me it's for any religion for that matter. Don't tell me you do what you do in the name of God. Don't tell me that. I refuse to be associated with murderers. I believe in God. I just don't believe in you. People like you just make it worse. Thank you very much. Once again, you've ruined more chances for a peaceful, harmonious life here. This ain't no holy war. No, not when you kill those who ha...

18 November 2016, 01:09 AM
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"THE PROMISE"

Hey, you! Yeah, you're the one standing on that podium talking loud and acting tough as if the riot in the world isn't already more than enough We're not afraid of you You and the nasty things you do Your words are poison full of hatred over what you think as different You may think you're on top of the world but wait until the table is turned You'll crash and burn... R. (Jakarta, 14/11/2016 - 8:05 am)

17 November 2016, 03:13 AM
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"CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE: THE ART OF NOT TAKING ANY SIDES"

Perhaps you're a pacifist. Perhaps you simply mind your own business. You're probably this type of person during an argument, especially the most heated kind. Then how do people see you? A coward? A selfish brat? Someone who simply can't make up their mind and just need more time? An observer who sees a much bigger picture out of the matter itself? Anyway, it doesn't matter what they say. They can think about you all they like. They don't have to understand everything, because they just wo...

16 November 2016, 11:14 AM
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"MY SILENCE"

Silence is not always the trait of a coward You shut up You don't know what you're talking about Silence doesn't mean that I'm scared Even if I am, I'm more afraid of being unfair Hatred is toxic - here, there, and everywhere Silence means I've had it Everybody's been throwing a fit They just won't quit calling names as if it would fix every bit That's it, I'm done Please, just leave me alone We've all got to move on I can't think, not with all your nonstop bickering So stuffing words int...

09 November 2016, 11:14 AM
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"SHORT FUSES"

I know how I look like when I'm angry. I know how I am and there's no doubt about it. I'm not going to lie and I believe I'm not the only one. I'm not the easiest person to talk to when I'm at that stage. It doesn't matter who's right or wrong. If you think you're right and demand that I agree, then you're just pushing me further away. (Yes, I know. I am stubborn, but make sure you're not the same before you say that to my face. Otherwise, hush.) If I think you're wrong and you still push m...

08 November 2016, 03:22 PM
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"A PHILOPHOBE'S CHOICE"

I'm way too old and bitter Those stupid fairy tales make me want to say: "Whatever." My old man used to say: "Never waste a day away, 'cause damsels-in-distress are as good as dead." So being overly helpless and dependent is what I dread. I choose to take care of me. Prince charming? Knight in a shining armour? Please! You're like talking about ancient creatures of some dead-centuries-old mythology. How do I know that there is still at least one, left behind, or at least somewhere in this dy...

03 November 2016, 02:55 AM
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"TRUST YOUR INSTINCT"

You've heard these three words before. Women are often, if not always, assumed to have more of this. People who (overly) worship logic tend to undermine even the idea of this. Trust your instinct. What do you think? This is just like so many things in your life already, whether you're aware or not. It's the choices you make and the risks you take. The job offers to accept and friends to make. Lovers to keep and to break up with. It's the news you pay attention to and your next possible mov...

02 November 2016, 09:46 AM
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"LOVE ON SUNDAY"

I saw love on Sunday It looked so beautiful in every way It came in different forms Hopefully it's strong enough through every storm I saw love blossoming Could I compare it to the spring? It's a new beginning Hopefully it never ends I saw love that still survived How did they keep it alive? The dynamic duo, building an empire a cute little one in between, all would admire I saw love that was still brand new each still figuring out what to do One was worried they'd be left behind The other...

30 October 2016, 07:53 AM
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"ANOTHER POSSIBLE STORM?"

So, I suppose being skeptical with the news that's been going around lately might help sometimes. You can choose to either believe it or not. If you do, you can choose to freak out and start re-sharing the news to warn everyone you know. Or you can calm yourself down while trying to fish for more clarified information. All my journalist friends have taught me so. So had Dad when he was still alive. Don't just buy into everything. Ask questions. It's okay to have second thoughts. You can cho...

30 October 2016, 05:18 AM
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"SISTERS RIVALRY 101: WHEN PEOPLE JUST WON'T SHUT UP ABOUT HOW DIFFERENT YOU ARE"

Siblings fight and resent each other for many reasons, from petty things to serious issues. The causes also vary, although there is one factor that most people tend to ignore, believing it is all cool, normal, and...well, some even consider a means to ‘build one’s character’ through this so-called ‘social challenge’. It is when people just will not shut up about how different you and your sibling(s) are, as if they have nothing better to talk about. As if what they say about you will automat...

24 October 2016, 11:44 AM
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"THE BULLET-LIKE RAINDROPS"

It was the raindrops shooting down my face like bullets from the grey sky morning but that was alright At least they didn't stab me right through this heart Then there's this good old grief banging on my door like a growing addiction, begging for more pushing me to run for cover I thought I'd kicked it out before Is that a demon's laughter? I've never heard it that harsh Still, I remain a lone warrior telling them to hush Be quiet My head's already filled with riot that I choose to ignore t...

18 October 2016, 02:03 PM
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"THE STRANGELY FAMILIAR SADNESS"

Time flies, eh? Hazel Eyes is back in his hometown again. I'm getting busier, which is good for me. Yes, Russian Mark is also back here again. Thankfully, he's with someone else at last. Well, sort of. Alright, I think I'll try to recap this as much as I can remember. Last month was probably the busiest - and the most disastrous - month of this year. I had a lot of classes...and writing orders. By the way, I failed one writing project...miserably. I also helped Hazel Eyes with his stuff....

17 October 2016, 02:10 PM
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"AN ENCOUNTER WITH AN UNLIKELY REMINDER"

I looked at you and was reminded of whom I once knew She used to be just like you too all around the town, displaying her gloom Why so blue? Why take it out on me too? I had no idea what went on that untold story between you and him I looked at you and I quietly shuddered I remembered how I'd once despised her That silly girl with Cinderella-complex Thank God she's not back All I have now is that lone warrior glaring at me from the mirror... R. (Jakarta, 21/9/2016 - 10:45 am)

09 October 2016, 09:16 AM
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