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Lisa

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Malaysia
Malaysia
A youth who sees the world
March 31, 2020
 

The doors are closed
Behind each, people
Beating hearts that sing
Merrier are we in company
The world out there, cold
Cruel in steel and wind
Warmth is better shared
With somebody
But not I
I who have chosen
This path walked alone
I, the lonely in solitude
Have chosen to face
The monster in the darkness
The one they call
Loneliness...
He who has no face
He who leaps from
A gaping abyss
Threatening to bring
Others down with it
But not I
Who stands at the edge
In defiance.
I will say boldly
I am never lonely
For I can stand alone

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SIMPLICITY DAY
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March 31, 2020
 

When footsteps are too sharp
And their gazes, too loud
When pages of ink
Are the only refuge around
The swirling words are enticing
Darkness, illuminating
When the silence is calling
From this world I will be going
Leave no trace in this quiet place
One life, a grain of dust
And there I shall be
Among the mountains green
In this story of my belonging

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FEEL IT WRITE IT
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January 15, 2020
 

The heart wants without choice
It beats in the night
So red in passion and life
A dreaming red chamber
Amber sunsets side-by-side
Yet the heart has a governor
Cold steel is the mind
Made wise from whetting
Fighting winds of time
Love is folly, this One, this Time
The heart is compassionate
Red in its yielding
Gives up its rose for trimming
Sharp and cold is the killing
Red is the blood that is dripping
Pain is all that is feeling
Yet together Heart and Mind
Bury the bleeding seedling
And from it transforming
A red flower blooming
Clarity in seeing the beauty in living
To continue walking the path of being

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A HAPPY NEW YEAR
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January 15, 2020
 

The unquiet heart
Speaks not of the soul
Hidden behind eyes
That hear the sounds of the world

The unquiet heart
Refuses to be silent
Steps in the snow
Of an icy cold realm

The unquiet heart
So different from others
It dreams of bamboo and ink
Of mountains and not seas

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A HAPPY NEW YEAR
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November 8, 2019
 

The road is long
And days are short
No time is ever enough

I count the broken pieces
Of a scattered soul
My reflection on the floor

Take me from here
I cannot face
The problems I hold dear

I'd never thought
That 3 years on
Life would lead me here

I long to run
To fly, to jump
To lands beyond the sea

Where refuge holds
In sheltered green
And peaceful mountain breeze

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LIGHT LETTRS LOGO
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October 10, 2019
 

Path of the Hermit

Dear friend, this path is lonely
Of the life I chose to live
To turn my back on love
And to shun our precious gifts

Dear friend I do so bid you
A quiet, sweet farewell
I pray my thoughts and feelings
Of regret shall never cease

Dear friend I journey forward
In strings tied to service
To seek a path to make my own
And find my way back home

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MADE WITH LOVE
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September 3, 2019
 

600 days of exile,
hither I remain
Ti's land doth far,
from home and hearth
No song for traveller's worth

600 days of exile,
hither I remain
Mine letters wrote,
to thee beloved
In liquid spoke mine words

How long doth rays of sunshine shine so gaily on these shores?
For silver seas and trodden streets mine eyes doth turn to seek

600 days of exile,
hither I remain
No light of flame,
to warm my heart
Mine homeland I depart

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LIMITS EXIST ONLY IN THE MIND
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July 15, 2019
 

Kataware-doki, Twilight
Where you and I met
Across the spans of time

The threads connecting
Us together
Untwine and rewind

That sweet knowing
Of who we once were
Musubi

I wish on a falling star
To tell you my wish
Written on your hand

Kataware-doki
The question in the wind
"What is your name?"

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200TH SKYLARK CHALLENGE
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June 9, 2019
 

"The sun will always shine and the moon will always glow," she said while staring into the distance. He smiled as he put his hand on her shoulder. As she turns around, he says "And Death will always be here waiting while Life continues to grow."

It is her turn to smile. "Indeed dear brother. Time and time again we will continue to meet each other."

As the twins part on the edge of the abyss, waves relentlessly  roar and celestial bodies in the sky continue their Earthly dance.

Life returns to her home, hearth, husband and family. Death returns to his solitude and scythe, awaiting the call of the next lonely spirit.

But the universe has greater plans, greater workings at hand. Somewhere in...

MADE WITH LOVE
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May 31, 2019
 

In the shadows I see,
Another me
A sharp reflection,
A wide grin
A knife in one hand,
Easy end
My battle is fought,
Tired again

"Failure has called me
From the depths of your mind
One day you will surrender
And I will bide my time."

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May 19, 2019
 

Silver eyes, silver eyes,
Golden dust shining in the night,

Two souls bonded,
As a single loop,

Two spirits caught,
In a web of lies,

Silver eyes, wait for me,
Till the end of time,

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FOLLOW YOUR HEART
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May 6, 2019
 

"Take me from this world,
      O unquiet heart.
  Cease your yearning,
      Materiality we part."

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FOLLOW YOUR HEART
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May 6, 2019
 

The unquiet heart
Is a thing of desolation,

Every beat
A cursed extension,

Of one such prolonged
Fate of retribution,

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FOLLOW YOUR HEART
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May 6, 2019
 

My unquiet heart,
Traitorous it would seem,
Betrays my longing,
For a silent dream.

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FOLLOW YOUR HEART
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May 6, 2019
 

Hide not your sword,
In the depths of this forest
For the green in your robes,
Your smile is not modest

If it is this teacher,
Of whom you seek
Come, sit a while,
Revenge is what you reap

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April 30, 2019
 

In a land far from home
How cold my heart does grow
But home in this world
My soul has forsaken
And longs for another shore

I hear the voices calling
Of my people gone before me
In the ocean's front
The tides are coming
And the gray ships are sailing

Will I miss the trees
Which grew in the woods
Of my forest so deep and green
And father's throne of silver oak
And songs of fellow kin

But I long to see
Beyond the Sun, Moon and Sea
As the sunset spills
In vivid colours
The ocean beckons to me

O Lady of Starlight
Whose light is white
As the foam beneath my feet
To the Blessed Realms I come at last
From the lands across the sea

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DON'T WORRY JUST WRITE
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March 7, 2019
 

Another night on the mountain
Another song lost to the wind

White robes billow around him, while
White clouds drift below

Dark hair looped in a ribbon
Dark music flows from the gu qin

And in the quiet breeze of the night, he listens

Whispers of the heart carry throughout the valley
Whispers of Inquiry flow through the realm

Yet there is no answer
Yet his question hangs in the air

Thirteen years of waiting
Thirteen years of incomprehensible feelings

His spirit unwavering, he tries again

And in the silence, a single voice answers:

"I have not seen him
But time is fleeting
And what is once lost
Will return home again"

LETTRS 2019 STAMP
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March 6, 2019
 

In the vast oceans of existence,
In the darkness of the void,
A being awaits and listens
To the drowning sounds of the worlds,

The swirling colours of light
Shift and turn into wishes,
The being hears their joy and is happy
It hears their sorrow and is sad,

Tears of silver and blue coalesce,
Into endless waves and tapestry
Bleeds into the fabric of time and space,
The world is broken and remade

Joy and sorrow is unending,
Neither are they everlasting
You are free to love and learn,
Try again, again and again.

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INSPIRE THROUGH WORDS
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February 27, 2019
 

The belly of the monster creaks, with every rock of ocean wave,
While the pitter-patter of bare feet Echoes against metal walls of this sentient boat,
And everywhere in the darkness lurks,
Unspeakable horrors of the industrial era: Men and Hunger,
In a yellow coat with only a lighter in hand,
She wanders through this haphazard maze,
Seeking vague memories of when
She was taken, separated
From a distant shore, Home far away

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WRITING IS LIFE
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February 27, 2019
 

She blinks and time stops
In the fractals of a second
She sees the past and the future
In the frozen mirror glass
A thousand worlds and possibilities
She sees the story of a patriarch
The downfall of a god
And endless other tales of hope, despair, death, rebirth, pain and joy
The wall clock starts ticking,
The dream has ended,
Her spell is broken,
Yet she has seen what she needs,
And against the racing time,
And denying the drone of school,
She pulls out a piece of crumpled paper,
And writes, writes and writes

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MAKE YOUR MARK
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February 27, 2019
 

He struggles to the surface of wakefulness,
Reality is the frigid rock to which he clings,
He gasps for air like a drowning man,
And feels the abyss of the ocean of dreams,
Pulling him in,
The purple night surrounds him and yet is nothing,
Like the inky black that he sees behind closed eyelids,
Filled with smoky hands and persistent voices,
This is why he does not sleep, cannot sleep,
So he rises from the bed, drenched in salt from his ordeal,
And sits at his desk,
Like the day before, the day after and the next,
He begins to write: sleep, dream, rest

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WAKE UP AND WRITE
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February 27, 2019
 

The falling darkness that approaches,
Is not a comforting sign to her
While the world unwinds to rest and sleep,
She steels herself and wonders if
The nightmares will come again today

Sometimes they are vivid, oracles of the future
And sometimes they are ghosts, hauntings of the past

Still, somnus descends fast and with her fears, she is swept away
While someone on another continent wakes to a new day

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January 3, 2019
 

The Monster

I notice the shadow in the corner of my room
As I am tap, tap tapping the keys in the gloom
It seethes with black tendrils of smoke
And through the fog, I see red eyes begin to glow

It is the monster that slinks around my house
Through the crack under the door and the holes in my yard
I am alone in this place and alone in this world
The only thoughts I hear are from the monster in my home

As I watch the shadow in the corner of my room
It grows antlers that are black and silver like the moon
I try not to move, I try not to breathe
But those glowing red eyes are still fixed upon me

It let's out a cry as shrill as the night
And I run from the room to the corridor on the right
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ANGEL BREATHING
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November 21, 2018
 

The 2d world
Can be seen in our eyes
In the tap, tap, tapping
On its LED skies

Its colours are vibrant
Its sounds are a joy
For every child now,
The screen is their toy

This 2d world
With friends from afar
Are much more connected
Than friends at a bar

Its words are our law
While life is a chore
Our 2d world can offer us more

But while we may dream
Of life on a screen
The 2d world
Is not as it seems

So put down your phones,
Apps and computers
And stop living life
Through the lens of a filter

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING 2018
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September 25, 2018
 

In the forges of ember
A shining fire glows
Sweet in its warmth
Bright in its voice and beauty
Yet deadly its vicious tongue

Watching it is a quiet entity
Black and with no form
Yet through the smoke
And curling ashes hide
Cold steely eyes and longing for more

And drawn as if
Through a call
That onyx heart
Finds a soul
So different yet so alike

They wrought chaos and disparity
Reveled in their own clarity
Yet those who be
Tore them apart
Through time and space afar

So shall it be
That heat seeketh the cold
And light seeketh the dark
For they each are nothing
Without the others' spark

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HELLO AUTUMN
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September 7, 2018
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Loving you hurts too much
Missing you never hurts enough
As I watch your back retreating
In the distance I know
The last time I will see you
As the person I used to know
You are Fire and Water
I the Earth and Wind
Our souls contrast in colour
But we are not for each other
My tears fall, not knowing why
If we are just friends
Then why do I cry?
Is the loss of your presence
A death in itself
Or have I given away
More than I asked?
Our destinies are different
Worlds far apart
But to me, my memory
You will always have
A special place in my heart
As I nurse my new wounds
Fresh I must start
They say that it is not wise
To cry over spilt milk
But that could never happen
While the bucket might
Have...

ENDLESS STARS
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August 7, 2018
 

She sits in the shell of a place she once knew. The shopping mall of her childhood so lively and full of colours is now a sullen husk barely clinging to threads of its former self. Still if she closes her eyes, she can almost picture it, perfect as it were in her mind. She dreams of another world and another time in her mind castle. The dream expands around her into a temporary reality and her family is there. Her sister Abigail laughs as they share a coffee bun together. Their fathers are waiting, soon they will tour the mall with its bustling music and sparkling colours. Home sings to her, this is where she belongs.

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SAY HELLO TO SUMMER
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August 6, 2018
 

Fever Dream

Henry was searching, searching for something. He didn't know what it was he needed it for but he knew that he had to have it. So he tried hard to remember and then some memory trickled through. Yes, he thought, he needed a rope to tie people up with, what people? He found the rope in a bundle amongst other hardware in the shop, he grabbed it, left the cash on the counter and headed out. His feet took him god knows where and then he began to recognize the place. He was on a mission with his team to take out a gang. The gang had been using a combination of magic and human weapons to do their dirty work.
Henry himself had infiltrated the organisation and taken out the leader in a m...

NATURAL BEAUTY
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May 21, 2018
 

She was indestructible. Or so everyone thought. She felt misunderstood as she stood there. While everyone was cheering her, she felt small...Was she really as good as they thought she was? She wanted to believe it, wanted to feel like she was deserving of their applause but something in the back of her mind wouldn't let her. While she stood on a pedestal amongst those who admired her, she felt that she did not belong. Not here, not anywhere for that matter and not with anyone but herself. Nothing she did was ever good enough. There were so many flaws, too many imperfections. It frustrated her. Made her feel as though she was always putting up a farce. Still, she smiled, even then she wore a m...

ENDLESS STARS
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January 4, 2018
 

The night sky is a clear one as we gather under the series of white canopies in the middle of the empty field. Its insides are illuminated by fairy lights casting a warm golden glow above us that is in stark contrast to the silvery grass outside in the moonlight.
Towards the middle, lively music is playing and I expect that the others must be enjoying themselves, drinking sparkling wines and mingling in the crowd. Here, few of us stray on the fringes, away from the warmth of the fete in full swing. As I look out into the darkness, counting the stars to the horizon, a light breeze sweeps across the ground. I shiver and wrap my scarf tighter around my shoulders.
"Nicole, there you are."
I tu...

A NEW DAY
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