Fluttering Heart

In faint he whispers to his love “Don’t forget to rest too, dear” Unbeknownst to both, it would be his last words. That night while his love is lost in a dream laying down on the thin cot next to him, he watches his love intently heartbroken from hearing the sound of exhaustion, but it’s…

What is Anguish?

Sullen is the air being inhaled a wrecked land empty souls the once lush – now arid flat no promises left Moment’s gone though it had its chance with eyes closed picture them fragrant of cherry blossoms cries of children’s joy It’s still there beating deep at night feelings of uneasy some things never moved…

If She Could Talk

If she could talk, this would be her last words before she was gone. This would be her monologue. my body’s changing I can tell, I can feel it, helpless I know dark pages are ahead no, I refuse to end this chapter now just let me read this book longer will you stay with…

A Message of Love and Hope

On the day of Palm Sunday, March 28, 2021, at 10.30 am (local time), two suicide bombers exploded themselves in front of the Cathedral Catholic church in the city of Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia. Makassar is my hometown. I was born and raised there and attended mass several times in that cathedral during my childhood….

Immortal

Just one more memory of sunset, carved immortally in my soul, a last plight before ending this fight, fading into eternity. #Tanka Tuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge no. 217 – Theme: Immortality Poetry form was written using Gogyohka.

Life, Precious

Breath, stringent, fitfully, unabashed tears, almost surreal. How I beg Sorrow fiercely for last court with destiny, but as the sun slowly setting, my shadow too is bidding farewell. Darkness comes, choking me with endless fear I dedicate the poem above to a friend who just a few days ago lost his partner. I’ve came…