What Day is Today

Go on and cry today, I wouldn’t laugh at you

Never mind that man, who has betrayed you

If there’s something more than a heartbreak and moving on

That is a girl who was beaten by life, but still managed to stand tall

 

You closed your eyes, then blinked to the future

Looking straight ahead, afraid to be unsure

Skyscrapers, mountains, towers of dreams

What to be, who to be, the never ending possibilities

 

So you woke up today with the brightest smile on your face

You took a step feeling there’s nothing on your way

You stopped for a minute taking your time to pray

What day is today? Hey girl! It’s your graduation day!

 

This one is dedicated to the person who has always been a fan of my writing. She is my best friend, my sister, and someone who never gets tired of listening. This is it! Finally you’re on this great step in reaching your dreams. I wish you the best, and may all your dreams come true. I’m so proud of you, I love you so much.

Ming Girl

I once stole a cat, and that made me bad

But no one knows it was me, so nobody got mad

I’m a good girl, I am not mean

I’m just fond of cats, that makes me a Ming

 

Meow Meow said the little cat

I hid him well on my belly, good thing I was fat

He scratched my skin but I just did sing

I like him so, that makes me a Ming

 

He sneaks and sleeps beside me

And I got no choice so I let him be

He invades my space it left my back aching

I shared my blanket even when by body is freezing

 

He sees himself in the mirror

Sometimes he’s amazed, sometimes angry, sometimes in terror

Boxes, plastics, and bags on smuggling

I laughed so hard, he’s a funny Ming

 

He scratches the mats

But he gets rid of the rats

He’s a good boy, he is not mean

He’s just a cat, he’s just a Ming

 

My ming doesn’t leave me

My ming doesn’t hurt me

He’s a good boy, he is my Ming

I’m not a mean girl, I’m just a Ming

Save

I close my eyes and I imagine how incredible is the brain

It still works even when I’m sleeping with the song sung by the rain

It won’t stop working, won’t stop thinking, won’t stop remembering

If I’m already gone, why am I still breathing?

Slowly I am sinking

Into the darkness, I am slowly falling

Deeper and deeper unto the place where I feel nothing

Embracing the oblivion where my heart’s not wailing

I touch my feet on the ground as I shiver

To the numbing coldness here underwater

Subsided in tears, thick with fears

I let go of myself as I spiral in spheres

I swim freely in this enormous space

Beautifully lost in calmness and grace

With love and caution I hold on to the gems

A cashmere, a pearl, my life, all beautiful emblems

They say I have to leave soon

The waters are mad, there’s a forthcoming typhoon

I stomp my feet but the weight lowers me down

They tell me to let go, or else I will drown

I found myself lost in a piercing shriek

Kicking my feet to the roaring pound of the beat

Feelings that are not meant to be felt shaking hard in collision

All that’s left of me, subject for destruction

Will you save me, please say yes

Not in the storm but on this continuing emptiness

Where the land has been planted with dreamt kisses and promises

Should I wait until the pain ceases

Or should I swim up now and start picking up myself and the scattered pieces?

Remember the F Word

I remember the last time we stood like ourselves

We were then hidden behind those books stacked in the shelves

Do you still remember that time when we all started with nothing?

And how come now, it feels like we can conquer everything?

 

I remember the first day of high school

Back then our classmates act like they’re so cool

I’ve known some of them but each one felt like a stranger

And when we’re together, It felt like I’ve known you since forever

 

All my years in high school has been significant to me

That time it became a place where I belong to be

There, I always come not just to learn

I came to build memories that I know never will burn

 

I remember how we laugh so hard till we can hardly breathe

And how we make fun of ourselves until we stomp our feet

Back then we seemed so happy and carefree

We’re like birds starting to spread our wings and break free

 

What they don’t know is that we shed tears like no other

A pain of one, is a stab to five of us altogether

When one of us cries, we shed tears too

And then we’ll crack jokes until all of us are screwed

 

I remember when they tried to rank us like a hierarchy

When we’re all raised in a republic of democracy

How come in friendship we should be ranked

Maybe that’s the reason that their friendship sank

 

I remember how honest we all ought to be

We criticize each other as if we’re cursing on a tree

We tell the truth though sometimes they’re painful

Just so they know, friends should always be faithful

 

I remember that time we don’t care if we have money

But we still live each day like there’s no room for worry

I’ve lost count how many times we acted so mean

We always make fun of others, what are we then, fifteen?

 

Later on we parted ways

In our own shelves of books, we can no longer stay

We thought our separation would make us weaker

Now we know, that the space we had has made us all stronger

 

I remember all the challenges that we’ve been through

And all those times that were too good to be true

All those memories that stick to my brain like a glue

I hope they all matter to you too

 

I remember the first day we’ve been together

I remember the laughter, the struggles, and the success that came after

It does not matter now when or where did all those happen

It’s the feeling of still being together now, that is already heaven

 

For all those times are like treasures in my treasure chest

They were hidden in my heart for they are the best

When all those memories I do remember

When did we started our forever?  I can’t remember!

Invisible Me

 

When I first had the sight of you, I know its love

My heart fluttered as if I’m already holding a wedding dove

Just a glimpse of you makes me feel like going crazy

All I see is you, and everything in the background looks so blurry

 

All week I anticipate the day you would play

That hot, sweaty look you can wear the whole day

I dream of you without any clothes in your closet except from your Jersey

And also those muscles that always take away the insanity in me

 

But I like you not just for fame and physicality

You’re the kind of man that would take every loss as an opportunity

I like you because you’re kind to everybody

I just hope one day I’ll see you looking and smiling at me

 

When I heard you have a girlfriend my world was torn apart

I felt like I lost myself, I didn’t know where to start

Those admissions of love for her has always broken my heart

What’s with her, I also eat a lot of egg tart!

 

When the bomb of your breakup exploded

I definitely had my party gears loaded

I know you’re broken, but I’m so sorry baby

In my whole life, I have never been this so happy

 

But just for this time, could I ask you seriously?

That can you please take a simple girl like me

Compared to others I’m not that confident and pretty

I’m just me and there’s nothing else I could be

 

Oh babe why didn’t you chose to be a scientist

So that you can discover that in this world I do exist

In this pool of girls that surround you, maybe they’re better than me

And maybe I’ll be a forever invisible fan girl, that’s what it ought to be.