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Great Waves

Darkness is surrounding me

Splash! Splash! Splash!

I’m desperate.

I want to reach the shore.

But the dark waves are so great.

They obscure my vision

Leaving me cold

Leaving me aimlessly floating.

My feet laboriously tread the water

My hands exhaustingly push the water down.

Anxious of my fate

I started to shout

and ask for help.

But great waves choked me up

Salty liquid filled up my mouth

Making my throat sore and dry.

Just as I felt my life floating away,

Just when my weary body surrendered,

A strong hand lifted me from the waves

“Just rest. Don’t worry. You are now safe.”

C O U G H

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 This cinquain wasn’t made out of procrastination. (*cheers*) It was made in poetry class, on the spot for two minutes. We were challenged by our professor to make one so here it is. About the chosen topic, well, I’m having a very bad cough right now that my voice turned hoarse.

And you know what? In exchange for this poem, I got two free books from our professor! 🙂

PS Our professor is A GREAT author (great writer and has a very wild imagination, it varies from wild to funny)

Debt*

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Alex once had an elder brother

Antony was his name

Both dearly loved each other

“Nothing can separate us,” they exclaimed.

Antony came home one day

Tagging his girlfriend, Athena, along

Both were singing ‘Happy Birthday’

And wishing for Alex to live long.

Athena ruffled Alex’s hair playfully

But he scowled and pushed her hand away

A tear form Alex’s eyes escaped “accidentally”

Then out he went, he didn’t stay.

Days have passed after that notable event

But Antony still is bothered –

“Is my brother in torment?”

And with that his head lowered.

He then wandered in Alex’s room

To somehow find answers…

He found Alex’s journal near the cloakroom

And shock enveloped him as answers were conferred:

“Athena, my childhood friend

Though I’ve loved you since second grade

It’s something I cannot defend

For my brother wants you to be his maid.”

 

Antony, greatly in distress,

Rushed to his brother,

“Why to didn’t you confess

That you’ve loved Athena since forever?”

 

“I owe you a great favour

And this is my way of paying back

I want our brotherly love to last forever

So my feelings, I had to hold back.”

12.12.18

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Please do bear with this poem. I just made it lunch time on the submission day. It was a homework given last Thursday but yeah, procrastination runs through me. I just had to let my ideas flow, then I’ll edit this later. 

Does the story sound familiar? If you’re into Kdrama, then you’ve got it right. It’s the story about the two brothers in Reply 1997 who loved a single girl. The younger one had loved the girl first. One night, the younger brother was about to confess his feelings to the girl when his older brother told him that he plans to confess his feelings to the girl tonight. Owing so much to his elder brother (they were orphans and his brother literally raised him up and gave up so much things just for him), he didn’t even hesitate to back down and not confess to the girl. The girl and his brother became lovers eventually. (btw, the Elder brother didn’t know his brother also loved the girl) After 10 years, the older brother found out that his brother had loved the girl first.

I’ll end there, watch the drama if you want 😛 my words aren’t enough to describe what really happened. It was beautifully portrayed, the story between the brothers I mean.

* And I almost forgot! The title is supposed to be utang na loob but it wouldn’t suit the poem cause the poem’s in English. Then I tried Debt of Gratitude but I said, ‘Naah, I gave too much of the poem already..” So I shortened it to debt 🙂

Dear Mum

A – 10 – tion!

I DIDN’T WRITE THIS POEM. I just stumbled upon it as I was looking for examples of epistle poems (aside from those in the bible) because (yes, you guessed right..) it’s our homework. I liked it the first time I’ve read it, so yeah ~ I’m giving it up to you, and I hope you like it too^^

  

Dear Mum

Remember when the cat clawed my face?
I know I shouldn’t have wrapped her up like a baby,
I was young and I loved that cat so much,
A bit less after she’d made me bleed though!
And that time you went to the fair with me,
On the Gravity Wheel, you went green,
You should have said you were scared,
I know you didn’t want me to miss out.
Those times I used to ‘creep’ in at 3am,
To find you waiting up, with a cup of tea,
You couldn’t sleep until you knew I was in safe.
I feel bad for all the times I didn’t appreciate you,
Didn’t listen, or do as I was told.
That week of silent treatment haunts me now!
I don’t know what I did to deserve you, but I am
Glad I’ve got you and I never want to let you go.
You’ve done so much for me, how will I ever pay you back?
I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to, but as long as you know
I love you dearly and do appreciate you. One day I’ll get the
Chance to pay you back for everything you’ve given me, but it’s
A huge debt to pay – but a debt I am honoured to owe.
Mum, you’re something else. Everyone says their mum is
The best, but you ARE the best and I just want you to know that.

xxxx

My Mocking Jay

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Your name still stains my brain
Your face, your eyes, your smile…
My heart and mind doubts, “Should I like you? –
Will a miracle come true for me, too?”

Your face, your eyes, your smile
too bad those aren’t mine.
“Will a miracle come true for me, too?”
It’s obvious, it’s hopeless.

Too bad those aren’t mine –
but still my heart and mind doubts, “Should I like you?”
I know it’s obvious, that it’s hopeless. 
Still, it’s difficult to wipe your name off my brain.

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This poem was inspired by my undying feeling (which I really am trying to put out) towards this guy in our university. He’s a head-turner, his dashing smile kills me, he’s so smart, he’s a gentleman… but he already has a girlfriend. 😦

That’s why I have to forget him. Or just limit my feelings to pure attraction – “I just like him.”

Unfinished Business

 

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He rose 

She watched 

He paused

She gazed

He twitched

She sighed

He packed

She froze

He waited

She turned

He glanced

She shivered

He moved

 

She whispered

He paced

She sobbed

He freaked

She called

He frowned

She pleaded

He kissed

She wept

He turned

She knew

He left.

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Disclaimer! This poem isn’t mine. I just want to share this wonderful poem I discovered…or more of like heard from a classmate who reported it in class. I fell in love for this poem T.T Hope you like it too^^ (And, I really hope I can make one too >.<)