Saturday, January 21, 2006



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Maybe letting go is hard to do.

A few days ago was my late wife's death anniversary. After a quiet moment with her at a temple, in the presence of the bodhisattva and arhats ,amid the sounds of chirping birds and distant traffic, the words just poured out.

Aw, maybe i'm getting old.



it's been twelve years
you should have been
if you did
you would be
a child
by now

and if i walk past
in a street
in Redhill
or Tampines
would i
recognise you?

and i will
you are clutching
a plush bear
hypnotised by flowers
if you look me
in the eyes
and i see the fire

i will know,
it's you



Blogger Bluesky_Liz said...

This is very touching.

23 January, 2006 20:33  
Blogger floots said...

like you
will hold this thought
thank you

24 January, 2006 16:09  
Blogger Gilbert Koh said...

Ummm ... Don't know what to say. Peace to you, Dsnake1.

24 January, 2006 20:39  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just to drop a line to you 'cause you have stalking the nightmare as one of your books. i've met harlan ellison...he's a bitter and angry old man. i managed to get myself called a "litterbug fuck" in front of the whole audience. you like philip k. dick, too, right?

24 January, 2006 23:20  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

thank you. :)

you are so kind. :)

don't know why i find it easier to write on sad things..

25 January, 2006 23:01  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

hi sixteenbit,
glad you dropped by.

you met harlan ellison
in person, that's great! I love "stalking the nightmare"

thanks for recommending philip k. dick, i have not read him yet. may pick up his books one day.

sci-fi is one of my favourite genre of stories. :)

25 January, 2006 23:11  
Blogger David E. Patton said...

This is realy a verry good poem. I like it a lot as it is well said. Good writing. I find it one of thouse poems that I say "I wish that I had writen that." Job well done.

02 February, 2006 00:30  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

thank you,
you are a very good writer yourself. :)

02 February, 2006 16:35  
Blogger lAzy pAnda said...

i like the flow of the poem, simple yet touches deep within...

she left you with sweet memories; tat beats staying with u, creating sour experiences... ;)

08 February, 2006 14:10  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

"tat beats staying with u, creating sour experiences... ;)"


11 February, 2006 15:46  
Blogger lAzy pAnda said...

oops suddenly realise how bad tat sounds... the "you" is generic hor... not shooting at u "personal" hehhehehe

13 February, 2006 04:21  

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