Beautiful Emptiness

she got her drafts crumpled twice
pen running out of ink thrice
the words are hard to find
with the one behind her mind

the document remained blank
until in her musing sank
the language at the tip of her tongue
were the feelings she used to hang

she hid the sheets again
and took away the pen
for those unwritten and unseen
she decided to keep within



When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.”
– Jean Shinoda Bolen


Each of us has tales to tell about how we unearthed the gift given to us – may it be in art, music or literature. We all have that safe haven where we can translate ourselves into any form of beauty (visual, auditory, printed words). We all have that sense of being at home by doing the things that we love while  attracting those who we share the same passion/hobby. It’s like reaching out a hand to a stranger, feeding enthusiasm to the world and participating to the fast-paced journey in this modern era that we live in.

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Like an uninvited visitor, something’s trying to knock and to be opened. It was years ago that this house as her heart welcomed a stranger who needed a space to sleep upon, sheets to cover from the cold, couches to cradle a weary and a broken soul. It was years ago when someone  fill in the house with a smell of a black coffee, of fragrance from daffodils and roses standing at the living room’s table every morning, of an incense so strong yet comforting. It was years ago that the books and magazines occupied every empty chair that held ideas of fictional characters. It was years ago that the windows were unlocked for believing that a tiny light from the outside would cast off the darkness of memories inside that dwelling. The house was then a safekeeping of untold stories, hidden scars, meaningless regrets that he read and heard through and through that the guest turned into a home by himself.

Yet, on one solemn night, the door shut closed, just when the stranger needed to travel another path ahead.  Yes, the doorknob, the pavement and the gate that once greeted a joyful hello seems like bare, void and untouched by now.

And here it comes another one.

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Chemist Crasher

at this four cornered room, covered in all white
where dusts and prickles are not welcome inside
people on their masks,  gloves and safety goggles
hands that are capable to handle each apparatus

he was but a stranger yet a meddler there
’cause he heard they do research
and yes,
he wanted to interfere.

he acted like a pro
not until he saw her coming
dressed like the others
differs from the rest

pony-tailed blonde hair
tiny strands spying through her face
brown eyes like  umber sunset
like a mocha coffee, he  guessed

lips that made him wanted
to paint the town red
smile that made him found
the happy ninth cloud

realizing this hypothesis
he knew then the fact
that with this reaction
he wanted her to interact

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It Was

It was


back then

Pokes are taps on shoulders
Follows are long leisure walks
Likes are smiles that are brighter
Shares are midnight talks

It was

Back then,
Pictures are on photo albums
Under the table
in your living room

Back then,
walls are bricks
with decors of medals
earned from school

Simple as the
“Hi and Hellos”
from neighbors
passing by your home

Simple as the
stories written
on diaries at the
bedside under the moon

Back then

How simple

It was …


La la Land

Anyone who will hear the movie title “La la land” has the hint to expect a musical film, isn’t it?  So I had my way to explore what’s with this movie that made it a recipient of the record breaking 7 Golden Globes awards.

This 2016 American romantic musical comedy-drama film written and directed by Damien Chazelle, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone with 196 more casts charmed its way through the city of Los Angeles, catering a creative vision for the foolish dreamers who dreamed, for those who are searching someone in the crowd, who will never stop chasing all the lights that shine like every place in the world would turn into city of stars. (Yes, i am now prattling about their soundtracks.) 😉

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A Reader

A reader has prologue that serves as her map, synopsis as her compass and her things were packed up into a little kit hidden deep within her musings.
A reader sees nobody else but the characters drawn to life before her very eyes -with  tangled invisible thread that connects each one of them, like perfecting a puzzle that was once completed by whoever reached that destination before her.
A reader has bookmarks that served as her signage on how far she’ll go, how many stops she had to make, reminding her that the road is not a smooth ride always.
A reader hugs the book like it will comfort the one on it that was hurt.
A reader smells the pages like the addictive aroma of a coffee.
A reader digests every ounce of descriptive words ascribed on it — savoring every metaphor and idiom, tasting it like her favorite stress reliever foodies.
A reader hops into various sentiments and emotions in every chapter like the seasons that she has to go through.
A reader travels in places that are both non-existing and existing.
A reader admires the writer itself like she had known her/him all throughout her life.
A reader is  close to love someone who’s mythical and is living in a book — where she can freely flip back  a missed out scene and learn from different stories in different walks of life without anyone judging  her own.
A reader reads thinking about maybe one day, someday, just maybe, she’ll read about a familiar tale that she had kept by years and is now one of those that readers love to read.