Monster

She was innocent and pure

It was her first love

Thought he’ll be the one.

 

BUT

 

He is a psychopath

Won’t let her go out

 

Told her sweet lies

But cursed her in heart

He wants nothing but lust

So they did not last

 

Fondness turned into violent

Love became hate

He is a monster in disguise

 

Poor little girl

Her first love was a disaster

But she is much stronger now

More careful in love

Won’t fall for second.
By,

Nur Fatihah Mohd Arnawi, Melaka

Silly Thoughts of Cloud

Clouds are Nature’s gentle to the harsh realities below
Clouds are dreamer ‘s imagination untold
Wildest thoughts make of the clouds, tales of bold

Are they ballerinas pirouetting on their toes?

Layers of white gauze trim their slim waist

A perfect twirl in their fluffy gowns make
Or are they Little Bo Beep’s sheep lost in the scene above

She’s searching for them, puffy whites on the blue turf
Be they Cinderella’s carriage racing to meet the midnight stroke

Brilliant white stallions hooves thunder while their mouths froth
Could they be snowfields of faraway land

Icy territories where no man stand 
Or they be Greek goddesses powdering their nose

White dust swirl in their jealous show
Could they be white candy floss of yummy, yummy!

All children have to do is to reach out and fill their tummy!
Or an artist worst imagined nightmare

His choice of colours be white, blue and the occasional gray to spare!

Me thinks all this cotton balls to the picking have to do

Is with the sun and the moon games of peek-a-boo!

Be it what it may be, clouds are the best yet

They lift my spirits high above when I’m feeling sad

As I sit by my window and make out many a shape

Of the clouds that float up ahead
My flights of fancy mount to greater heights

Where I lose myself in elaborate sights!

Basic science makes it as evaporation and condensation

All I can make of it is food for my imagination!
By Mariam Bee

Ipoh Perak

Dad

I see

the fear in my father’s eyes

as he beheld the world fall,

as he screams through

the wall,

and starts to lose it all.
I see

the fear in his eyes

when he gives me

an hour’s worth

of lecture

as he tries to

tell me to do

better.
His pain

he does not keep;

he has kept his hurt in

for far too long

already.
He sees

the world around me

crumble

as buildings topple

over one another

and he sees

my position

under the rubble.
He weeps

as he predicts the day

I die

by sword or by stone.

He unleashes his wrath of

frustrations

he’s been through
“Don’t die, son.

Keep staying alive.

Keep breathing,

keep moving,

keep working 

to survive.”
I see

the fear in my father’s eyes

as he beheld the world fall

He does not want me 

to lose it all

He does not want me

to lose.
“Survive, son.”

It’s okay, Pa.

Don’t worry.

I’ll live.

By,

Aaron J. Patrick, KL

Hope in the Dim 

Hope in the Dim

I saw the moonlight

Shining in the dim light

Guided the soul who’s gone died

With every step was completely hide

I saw a person whine

For every mistake which lost its sign

Mumbling the words of regret

With the heart that’s full of threat

I saw the moonlight

As I saw it shine as the sky bright

For the soul to have a hope

As remembrance of days to cope.

By, Fatin Nadiah, Terengganu.

An open sea

The world is an open sea and you’re my anchor

Time of hardship and despair

You’re my savior

Im a horseless knight, your words my armor

You’re a but a queen and im just a commoner
Life is a lesson, you’re my first teacher

At school you teach, at home you’re a mother

Those days I’m a failure thinking of quitting

With a smile you remind me that failing is learning
You’re a blessing sent from up above

Your heart is filled with a thousand love

You understand my silence, and read my tears

 now I wish we can live a thousand more years
Home is a garden, and you’re the rose

Shine with the sunlight, with the moon she glows

Thousand miles and world apart

I can’t see her love, but I can feel it in my heart
By Farhan Ejat, Sabah

Sand Dunes of Melaka

I know that place your heart remembers

Where sorrow never follows you home

Where the sun says a final good night

And your memory takes flight.

 

In that place that your heart remembers

But your memory cannot recall

Would it be my name that you say?

Long after the tide pulls away.

 

Here in that place that your heart remembers

Where hugs and smiles were sprinkled with kisses

When we once played in the sand dunes of Melaka

I can still hear the sweet sound of our laughter.

 

By Gina, Selangor

This pot of gold

A hurried quest this pot of gold amass
Its enticing glitter to gain more and more not less

Our greed over our need in constant class

Enough is a word lost in this meaning of wealth

This drowning pool of insatiable desires dwell

The more we have the deeper our wants depth
A hamster running in this wheel of worldly affairs
Our spiritual vision blinded by this earthly dazzle

It matters not how far away from the Books we defect

The sins we commit this elusive wealth to gather

Reasons​ of vain justify the many method 

Vile is this journey of the means to the end

The day we halt the fall into this devouring trap

Be the day of great peace to have
The peace of God’s Kindness descend upon ourself

When our Creator’s Benevolence we care to share

On those who choke on dire misery felt

A dollar not spent on the self

Be dollar spent on the bereft

In God’s Book of Love we’d be forever accept!
By Mariam Bee

Ipoh Perak