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(Delayed) Day 274 in 2017

Sitting quietly in the corner,

Silently converse with the self,

At the edge of losing the passion burner,

One questions the accountability of self.


Day 172 in 2017

An Ode to the Birthday President 

You were once an impossible dream for the nation,

An uncustomary diamond,

And exceptional phenomenon. 

Working your fingers to the bone, 

You are giving yourself as a person, 

More than just a president.

It still feels like a dream turned on;

Thank you, and happy birthday, Mr. President! 

President Joko Widodo 

Day 136 in 2017

Eyeing yourself brings you to amazing worlds.

You find places which you dare not see;

Dreams like tales as old as time,

Hidden in the depths of heart.

You meet personage whom you haven’t seen;

The one with strength and courage like a flame,

Hidden in the cave of fear.

Eyeing yourself brings you to the real you.

Day 135 in 2017

David conquered Goliath through impossibility;

Only to prove that human measure is in vain.

Day 134 in 2017

“Listen to me,”

Said the little girl, in confidence.

“I have a voice; 

It might be tiny, but never insignificant.

It’s the voice of hope, wrapped in faith,

Believing it shall make a difference,

For the sake of my fellow beings, 

Now and in the years to come.”

She lifted her hand, 

And raised her voice again, 

In determination, 

“Listen to my voice!”  

Day 133 in 2017

What can you get in a space? 

A room to breathe every inspiration there is; 

A ground to grow every imagination that comes; 

A seat to  brainstorm every dream you dare not to seize. 

All you need is a space.   

Day 131 in 2017

An anomaly 

Always breaks the imprisoning barrier; 

Never gets tired of being unconventional. 

An anomaly 

Is a courage carrier; 

Not a coward at all! 

Sometimes it feels too good to be true, 

A dream comes true, 

Among impossibilities, 

In the waiting in decades; 

When a flame of courage consumes wickedness, 

Abolishing the notorious atrociousness,

That eats up the nation.

Courage always draws the universe’s wholehearted attention. 

(Pic taken from Twitter)

Day 129 in 2017

They blatantly assume that they have put out the flame. 

They ignorantly believe that there is no more candle to be lit. 

They insanely turn the tables and turn a blind eye and a deaf ear to the truth. 

They notoriously conspire to wreck the established virtue. 


Love, always overpowers fear and intimidation. 

Hope, always lights the candles. 

And faith, always shields the weak. 


Day 128 in 2017

We sat at the corner, 

And talked, and talked, and talked 

Like an open tap of water.

The words were incessantly uttered.

There in the thick air, 

The beverage has evaporated …

But not the words. 

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