"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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"SOMETIMES YOU STARE AT YOUR DOOR TOO LONG"

Sometimes, you don't feel like knowing much or more than you (feel the) need to. Sometimes you know way too much and wish you could just stay plain ignorant. You know, pretending that you didn't. Just stay carefree, as emotionally-detached as can be. How do people do that, seriously? Wait, you tend to do that too. Sometimes you do, when you're strong enough and not too tired. When it's not even relevant to your life. All is always good when you're in such a state. "Pain can be controlled. J...

09 October 2016, 08:09 AM
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"MISSING HIM NIGHTS"

"How's he doing?" There was more in your question, something else in your expression A pair of bloodshot eyes a cringe instead of a smile It didn't take long to realise "We haven't spoken to each other and it's been two weeks," you finally confessed, with that familiar, emotional streak Your sleep has been restless That night, I sat with my fried rice and a drink cold with ice My head was with zero advice "I guess he's moved on," you said and shrugged, looking all forlorn Obviously, you w...

03 October 2016, 03:12 AM
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"THE EX-GUARDIAN AND THE DARK SHADOWS OF THE ISOLATED CASTLE"

It's been over two years. The Ex-Guardian of The Isolated Castle has begun to love being on an exile. In fact, exile feels more like home, although technically - it does not really belong to her. The Second Little Prince once said to her: "I miss you. I never see you anymore." So The Ex-Guardian decided to visit The Isolated Castle one weekend. She spent some quality time with The Mighty Queen, The Three Little Princes, and The Only Little Princess. No, The Ex-Guardian had no regrets rega...

02 October 2016, 03:28 PM
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"ONE WEIRD, (NON)RELATIONSHIP"

Opposites attract, until at least one of them cracks It's just an undeniable fact Just a temporary madness which thankfully didn't last They all say it's for the best No father's son but Mama's unwanted boy thinking he's the entitled one treating every girl like a toy Oh, what sick joy! No wonder they told her to run, baby run run far away Daddy's warrior princess but Mama's greatest worry almost trapped in a damaging kind of mess yet their warning has helped her flee The two shall never be...

17 September 2016, 03:46 AM
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"THE FAG HAG 101: THE MOST FAQs (FREQUENTLY-ASKED QUESTIONS)"

1. Why are you / do you want to be friends with LGBTQs? First of all, why not? That question sounds the same as: "Why are you befriending an atheist/ why do you like wearing red?" We don't know about you, but as long as they're kind to us, then why can't we all be friends to one another? 2. What's it like being friends with them? It's just like being friends with everybody in the world. They're people too. 3. Aren't you disgusted even with the idea of a same-sex relationship and other non...

16 September 2016, 05:36 AM
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"SHE WAS (THE ICE QUEEN OF RAGE)"

She was ready to strike, an ice queen with her coldest blast It would be more paralysing than a frostbite, a hypothermia to the max She was waiting for your return, the one who'd nearly got her crashed and burned You were one hell of a lesson to learn Thankfully, you're the one she has never really yearned Oh, she was so ready, longing for the day you'd be as broken as she'd like to see, but she's surrounded by the much wiser alliance, urging her not to pursue a revenge Guess what? You've ...

12 September 2016, 05:41 AM
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"SO EMOTIONAL..."

I've been so emotional lately. As usual, a lot of things are happening at once. It's hard to find time to process everything mentally. I'm happy...and exhausted at the same time. I've been busy working lately. I've got more classes...and most of them are quite far away from where I currently live. I know it's kind of crazy now, but hopefully I can deal with all of them. Still, the traffic is always another matter. At last, I've got two exclusive clients for my writing career. This is like, ...

10 September 2016, 06:33 PM
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"STAY STRONG!"

Never let guys like him erode your faith, filling your broken heart with nothing but hate It's a waste to wait for the one who's never even been worth it Don't take the bait He's up for another round of the same old game No more drowning yourself in such awful shame He's been the only one to blame Let the patience be the virtue You've always known what to do He's been nothing but a mere distraction to you Stay strong, don't ever let him make you sing the same old blues... R. (Jakarta, 4/8...

05 September 2016, 07:51 AM
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"COLD..."

Some people would very much like to return to you just to bring back that fiery sensation and the cold afterglow Prepare your armour Stand your ground Whether you'll survive or not You still don't know If chaos ever revisits, don't flinch, not even a bit Keep your composure That's an order! R. (Jakarta, 3/9/2016 - 6:05 pm)

04 September 2016, 07:29 AM
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"THE DAY I ALMOST DIED WAS THE DAY I STILL WANTED TO LIVE"

I remember my birthday when I was in elementary school. I think I was about nine or ten. Some friends greeted me. However, there was this group of mean classmates who were chanting cruelly: "Selamat ulang tahun, Ruby. Semoga segera meninggal." (Happy birthday, Ruby. We hope you'll die.) They did that over and over until our head of the class, Pak Huda, had to stop them. He didn't yell at them, though. He cut in with that forced cheerfulness in his voice: "Selamat ulang tahun, Ruby. Semoga seg...

04 September 2016, 06:42 AM
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