Search Results for: Poetry

POETRY | Depression By Any Other Name by Reshma Clare Stanislaus

Image by John Hain from Pixabay Irritable and highly anxious, On edge and easily bothered, Publicly calm but privately fractious, Dark humour, emotions well guarded. Always on the go, Unable to go slow, Weary… don’t let it show, Not even your loved ones know. Performing your job well, Wouldn’t want to set off an alarm bell, Life goes on, There’s work to be done. Over or under eating, Over or hardly sleeping, Smoking, drinking, Can’t escape from thinking. Crying when no one’s watching, Just carry on marching, Sucking up your tears, Denying your fears. Days go by, in fits...

Read More

POETRY | Maiden Of The Woods by Afiq Abruzzi

Photo by Anh Nguyen on Unsplash Lay the fiery stars in my darkest thoughts, Maiden in six sink beneath this hollow void, Live though, unsung, as tears unshed, This hallowed melody for the undead, Cometh above unto me, this holy lullaby, I shall not cry, thou shall not die. Remember, remember, the sky of red September, The soul of yesterday, forbearing with forever, This epitaph undo each and every moment undone, Sacrosanct is sanctioning the maggots of our mind, Silence, as the wind whisper lies of midnightmare dream, This chain tragedy is shackling our voice, your scream. The higher fire, desire to...

Read More

POETRY | Catcalling by Delilah Ho

Image credit Got a Girl Crush Do not show fear because it only makes them stronger, my dear. They will turn you into dusts with their venomous tongue and sweep you under the rug and step on you like you are nothing. Do not show eye contact because it is the thing that they use to jerk off to in the middle of the night. Do not respond because your worth is not the degrading words that they spit at you. Fight back, but don’t fight back because you still love the sunshine on your face and not on...

Read More

POETRY | Classroom Blues by Anuradha Chelliah

Image by Cole Stivers from Pixabay Sitting at the desk, Looking at the board, Staring at the textbook, Copying and writing the questions, Discussing with friends, Completing the written work, Handing in the exercise books, It is the classroom blues. Presenting at the front, Standing with a mah-jong paper, You do it, no, no, it’s your turn, Passing the ball game starts, Standing without opening the mouth, Move … presenter presents, Done … comes the comments, The next classroom blues. The class is in a mess, Who is on duty? Clean it before the teacher comes, No responsibility, No...

Read More

POETRY | The Love Song of a Middle Class Woman in Blue by Catalina Rembuyan

Asian Girl Vol. 1 by animegamer001 The interior design of a Kuala Lumpur café is a language that alters its geography. It is a capsule that seals its patrons in a country of make-believe-in-dreams, in an elsewhere in a town. I will demonstrate an example by naming one: La Parisienne, Bandar Biru Damansara, Kuala Lumpur – Thursday evening, Friday night; small on the ground floor of a skyscraper still against the strong winds kicking up city dust, solid and minute beneath the armies of clouds, black and voluptuous, rolling in the sky, witness to the crows and the crowds...

Read More