Monday, May 2, 2016

shiki kukai - friend

The theme for the April 2016 Free Format section of the monthly kukai at haikuworld was 'Friend'.

After reading through the entries in the voting phase, I knew my entry won't do well. There were a lot of stunningly lovely haiku. My entry feels too cliched by comparison. Not surprising that it scored only 1 vote. :)




image by dsnake1, done with pencilmadness




april 2016 free format shiki kukai




under the viaduct -
the sleeping dog snuggles to
his homeless friend.




© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ), 2016

Saturday, April 30, 2016

SingPoWriMo 2016 Day #30


SingPoWriMo 2016 Day #30

So this is it, the final day!



what have i got myself into?



on waiting to be enlisted
early freaking 70's




so this is it
this is the mousetrap
sprung
i have been listening
to Uriah Heep's The Park'
speaking of loss
and needless wars
looping looping
till the track is
scratched thin on the vinyl.

outside just a floor below
the noon traffic lumbers by
horns angry, tyres screeching,
men swearing in dialects
strange that i did not
noticed it before
those noises
or the stand-fan
in the corner of the room
blades turning
stirring stale air
dust motes settling
on the linoleum
again

i am slouched on the
battered sofa
my mother yells me
to move my ass
nothing interest me now
maybe just the music
or the static
in the head
i am not even
angry anymore
and that's dangerous.

in a couple of days
the army will come for me.


30/04/2016
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© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ), 2016

Thursday, April 28, 2016

SingPoWriMo 2016 Day #28


SingPoWriMo 2016 Day #28


what have i got myself into?



North Korea Leader Threatens Seoul and US


if this doesn't kill us all
perhaps an asteroid will.
or, pollution the slow kill
even Nature, wanting a brawl

-- the end --



© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ), 2016

Sunday, April 24, 2016

instagram haiga #7

From my Instagram posts...

Those words are from my poem poetry lesson #1 from my main blog.










instagram haiga #7


so that one day
she may
be back

and those

      sp aces

won't be filled
with emptiness

anymore.



© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ), 2016

Saturday, April 23, 2016

SingPoWriMo 2016 Day #23

SingPoWriMo 2016 Day #23

Day 23 and I have written how many?



what have i got myself into?



icy


in the time between
the first flame
and the last exhale
of breath
       is
the bubbling
of death
on a heated tin foil
the quick suck of
white fumes through
a straw
before the bones break
the flesh tears
the ants
   crawl on
     clammy
         skin
     slipping
sliding
   into
     the poisoned
         blood
        as
    the blades
are drawn

      &
     before
     the dawn

     icy
       dead

the dragon is too mean to chase



23/04/2016
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© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ), 2016

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

SingpoWriMo 2016 Day #20

SingPoWriMo 2016 Day #20

It's getting harder to write when you are not getting enough sleep.



what have i got myself into?



4 a.m. sunday morning


sometimes nights are like that
awash with shadows
the rain calling your name

the night grumbles and growls
nine floors below
blue red strobe lights, doors slam

the rain is falling, scattering
like silver needles
in the glow of streetlights

voices, muffled by the wind
a woman's plead
shrill, and angry words

take the brawl somewhere nabeh!

or maybe the rain is already
washing the blood
off the cold asphalt.


20/04/2016




© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ), 2016

Thursday, April 14, 2016

SingPoWriMo 2016 - Day #14

SingPoWriMo 2016 Day #14.

Good thing I didn't commit myself to a poem a day, or I will be siao liao. The office work is piling up, the muse goes AWOL, I spend more time at the PS3 than usual...

But I think this piece is not too bad...



what have i got myself into?



fill


we run from the sudden midday rain
run to malls and cafes and tunnels and bus shelters
all of us, minding our own business
in our own little spaces
just a while ago
and the rain fills the city
and the pigeons and mynahs and flies
and the dull trees and shrubs and grass
and empty pizza boxes and cigarette butts
and trash bins and traffic lights
and the streets filled with road signs
no waiting-no parking-TOW AWAY ZONE-
drive carefully

are given a new wash of life
and
when the rain goes away
sudden as it came
the midday sun starts burning again
the side walks fill
       the trains fill
          the hospitals fill
              the columbaria fill


14/04/2016
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© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ), 2016