When I was young, I thought having a life dream is enough Visionless, I’ve lost my way, thought I found it back, then lost again Now I learn to trust my heart when deciding which path to take The poem above is written following a sijo format. Sijo is the classic form of unrhymed poetry from…

An Ending

A journey’s ending, sadness tugging yet so is thrill…unwittingly Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Prompt Challenge #355 – SAD and thrill #NaPoWriMo2021 – Day 26

Hope After a Destruction

In celebration of the Thursday Tree Love, I picked this picture that I took 2 years ago during my trip to the city of Banda Aceh, located on the northern tip of the Sumatra Island in Indonesia. I don’t expect anyone to recognize the name Banda Aceh or the province of Aceh, but perhaps some…

Balance (a senryu)

When life’s unbalanced I seek for the essentials… gratitude and hope I realize today that I don’t always need prompts from other people in order to write. I can search for a prompt from inside, from my own experience, which I have plenty of to pick. And I thank God for a day like today….

Warmth (a haiku)

Sunrays peeking through push away previous night’s grief – forgiveness brings warmth #NaPoWriMo2021 – Day 10 (no prompt) 2021 Weekly Photo Challenge – Summer Warmth


On a barren day like today the lure nagged more than usual gnawing the inside of my brain greedily little I could do to stop it I feel like grabbing the car key take off without anything in hands except an old heart and a pitiful mind they’re broken anyway, just like the rest what…

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….

Untamed Mind

Do not say you’ve lost, if you never started. Do not say you’re free, if you’ve never been genuine in your life. Ever notice how a wolf never be part of a circus? That’s because they’re too wild to be tamed. Untamed mind, don’t let your heart be overtaken. Untamed heart, don’t let your mind…

Fighting Depression

  An old enemy is back, officially. Is it an enemy or a friend? Actually, I’m not too sure, but the most important thing is, it is back. It has a name. It’s called depression. I’ve known it well. Had met it before, a few times. A friend or a foe, whatever it is, I…