June

Note: I wrote this poem while listening to Kina Grannis’ California on loop. I didn’t know why, but I started crying as soon as I heard the first few words. This song made me write about the things I kept in the farthest places in my mind. I feel sad and vulnerable but like always, I know this will pass.

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Summer kissed by regrets,

The wind catches my breath.

Daylight’s almost leaving,

Gentle waves kept crashing —

Trying to wash the pain.

 

Playlist #2: To Those Nights

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For those nights when we feel as empty as a starless sky or as lonely as the howling wolf. For those nights when our dreams fails us and reality wins. For those intolerable nights when all we can hear is our own misery.

These songs are my company during my loneliest nights. They are the ones who assures me that there is always going to be warmth when I woke up…

 

1. Coffee Boy – That’s Nothing

My Favorite Part:

To you trying to give up
I have something to say…

It’s just like a wind blowing past you
Anyone going through such a thing at least once
Just shrug it off and get up now
That’s nothing

2. Tablo ft. Yankie and Bong Tae Gyu – Thankful Breath

My Favorite Part:

Everybody makes mistakes and misunderstands
Get your mind right, go straight, balance yourself
First, go find your love that you have lost
Second, find your dream, throw and gain back your confidence
Third, to my friend who helped me out a lot,
Here I go…

3. Mino ft. Taeyang – Fear

My Favorite Part:

“You’re doing a good job”
When I get confused, I tell myself that and just go
Be yourself, know yourself.
I practiced about several thousand times
Being in despair once or twice is child’s play now
Opportunities are always ways to get up from moments of crisis, you know

4. Daphne Khoo – Weak

My Favorite Part:

Oh and I confess
That none of this makes sense,
A new struggle everyday, ohhh
But I know sometimes,
We gotta be lost to find,
To find our way
Don’t be afraid

5. Kari Jobe – Steady My Heart

My Favorite Part:

Even when it hurts
Even when it’s hard
Even when it all just falls apart
I will run to You
‘Cause I know that You are
Lover of my soul
Healer of my scars
You steady my heart

6. Ed Sheeran – Autumn Leaves

My Favorite Part:

Is it that it’s over or do birds still sing for you?
Float down
Like autumn leaves
And hush now
Close your eyes before the sleep

 

There you go! Six of my own version of the ‘lonely night’ songs. I hope you enjoyed it!

Apples, Words and Music

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I met a girl on the street,

She’s apples, words and music.

Like red apples, she was sweet

Her gaze quite therapeutic.

 

Once again I saw the girl,

A crown of quotes on her head.

These words are worth more than pearls,

Was the first thing that she said.

 

Again I saw her singing,

Losing herself piece by piece.

To the music she’s pleading,

For the heavy tides to cease.

 

I met a girl in my dreams,

She’s apples, words and music.

She’s radiant as the sun’s beam,

Only now, her heart’s fleeing.