Things We Miss from Childhood

by Devina 1. Nap Time Where did you go? I don’t remember taking naps after puberty ruined my life. If anything, I remember staying up until morning to study for exams, practicing piano for hours just for the sake of some medal, and reading novels until I fell asleep. Also didn’t help that when I was…

Anesthetized at Heart

By Daniella Djiogan No sense of one’s self No feelings towards the (un)avoidable Embracing each day with unchanged expressions Placing no faith on those big dreams Moving with careless steps Immuned to other’s frivolousness Starring quite often at empty space Insensible of other’s disputes Taking each future with content Disinclined to pretend for relationships Oblivious…

I Don’t Shed Tears Because I am Strong

By Daniella Djiogan   I don’t shed tears Not for pity at least An occasional drop from laugher A stream flow from onions A medical droplet meant to improve my eye sight Those are tears shed along with tears from past sorrows . I don’t shed tears For fear of being called “weak” To avoid…

Peace Amidst Melancholy

By Daniella Djiogan   After happiness comes sadness A sadness without purpose A sprinkle of depression perhaps Wrapped in a face…lifeless Starring in emptiness With no purpose But peaceful in its way. Image Source: http://www.magic4walls.com/wallpaper/sadness-girl-umbrella-winter-sea-bridge-hd-wallpaper-26958.html

She Laments Her Loneliness With A Smile

By Daniella Djiogan She’s scared of the darkness She’s scared of being alone She’s sad, but not to the point of depression She knows that someday, all she values will leave her She tries to hold onto them with laughter, love, gifts But deep inside she knows one cannot escape destiny She knows her efforts…