Tetris

Running down tetris-patterned pavements
flip-flopping feet gushing to meet
a girl with ever rubified cheeks
that tease my eyelids open past midnight
shuffling through snapshots
sealed in my memory
made by fickle and fitful glances
collected in the span
of 1 month, 3 days, 2 hours and 17 minutes
to date. I hope I’m not too late.
 
– By Anntidote –

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Long waiting

 A long, long time of waiting. A short, short time of losing. I don’t want it to happen. I love you so much that I can't afford to lose you. I don’t want to give up all of me just because you lied to me about your love, your sincerity. I don’t want anything else, just your loyalty and tender.
  The fire is burning.
  Please, don’t put it off.

By,
NUSA, Johor

Playground

Let’s meet at our playground a bit sooner,

Just for a bit sooner,

You’ll bring your guitar with your mellow voice,

And I’ll bring my ears and my cheeky smile,

You’ll ask what I did today,

And I’ll ask what you’ll do tomorrow,

You’ll argue about something I mentioned about,

And I’ll argue about something you thought about,

But in between all these, 

With the sound of our laughs combined,

With the scars of our past embraced,

We’ll stay oblivious to the hurricanes around us,

Before sunrise, sunset and midnight,

Just for a bit longer,

Let’s stay at our playground a bit longer.

By,

Nun Najmeen, KL

MARRIAGES AND DIVORCES: A SONNET

From young, we harbour many hidden fear;
Sex orientation may not be clear.
Cupid pulls bow and shoots random arrows;
It is lust and passion, not love that glows.
 
Love garden demands patience to nurture;
Abuses and cheat are relate cancer.
Marriage is fearsome life time commitment;
Cohabitation is safe down payment.
 
Responsible care for constraints to work;
Without compromises, all go berserk.
For sad ending tales, resist tragedy;
History repeats without fantasy.
 
At turning point, marriage faces crisis;
The love bond will stick to prime promises.
 

Another try

I said " I want to give us a try. "
I hesitated for 4 days
With only honesty in my heart
I thought I could have a better love
But, what is a better love?
A hunky guy? A guy with the sweetest melody? A guy so bad I could fall head over heels?
I don't know how to answer my own question 
There was a moment where I thought 
It doesn't matter if the both of us couldn't find our beautiful ending together
It doesn't matter if we parted ways with a heart that broke terribly 
As long as I get the chance to love you
A chance to be loved by you
A mere second of happiness
I could trade everything and anything for it
For that one of a lifetime love

By, Sumayyah Jaafar Ali, Penang

IF ONLY

If only I had the chance,
I wouldn’t have come to this world.
If only I had the chance,
I wouldn’t have met you.
If only I had the chance,
I wouldn’t have written your name in my heart.
If only I had the chance,
I wouldn’t have rejected you.
If only I had the chance,
I wouldn’t have sacrificed you.
 
If only I had the chance,
I would have accepted you.
If only I had the chance,
I would have proven my love on you.
If only I had the chance,
I would have confessed you’re my world.
If only I had the chance,
I would have fought for my rights.
If only I had the chance,
I would have explained to you!!!

By,
Vasugi d/o Baskaran