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…

Can I Be Allowed To Cry?

By Daniella Djiogan   Can I just be allowed to cry? To shed the tears bottled up in my cheeks To relieve the pain that resides in my chest And to say “I have had enough”… “It’s been hard on me too” . Can I lean on your shoulders? And have your arms embrace me…

Craving Stability and Comfort

By Daniella Djiogan  Life seems complicated now A new life first comes with excitement Then pain, uncertainty, and later (hopefully stability if not depression) I took the first step of my single life a few months ago Not single meaning relationship-wise, But single as in myself without company It felt strange Being sheltered from birth takes a…