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280 characters

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From being alive to reduced to a few characters, 

A whole life condensed into a hashtag.

What is happening isn’t brutality but massacres,

By those who proudly serve the American flag. 


Colin Kaepernick took the knee for us, 

But George Floyd bear the weight of it.

He suffocated under 400 years of prejudices, 

But they’ll never understand. 

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The Diary Of The Coloured

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Another innocent black soul taken,

Hunted and slaughtered like a pig for bacon.

Many still skeptical of: “why black lives matter?”

As if racial profiling isn't more frequent for those blacker.

Unarmed and running when he met his fate,

Denied the chance of the potential to be great.


A mother without her son because he was ripped from this world,

Ruminating on the good time...

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Tuī hé lā

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I was the ocean and he was the moon, 

natures opposites yet love would sprout soon.


As I push against his gravitational pull, 

Though on my axis my hearts orbit falls. 


Quite often I am his biggest challenge,

But as the ying to his yang he fixes this imbalance.


My spirit soul mate who facilitates my flow, 

Through the high and low tides our love for one another ...

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My pain screams at the top of its lungs, 

Remembering all the: “if you need me(s)” now with silent tongues. 

Demons storm in and begin to cloud my heart, 

The spell of darkness showers and leave its  unsolicited mark.


My mouth stays still as I’m left without words,

Yet my mind fills with suicidal thoughts flooding in herds.

I wonder how it was to live my past life?

I hope...

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The weight of my sorrows no man can lift,

The size of my heart which is starting to shift. 


The heights of anxiety make me manic,

The lengths I would go to cure these panics. 


My emotions are at full capacity, 

Trying to decipher happiness’ anatomy.


My soul harbours in a forlorn dimension,

Awaiting a celestial beings guided ascension.



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悪夢 | Akumu

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Dreams play hide-and-seek,

Thoughts trying to catch my sleep

Caught, but nightmares creep. 


* Photo from: https://www.desktopbackground.org/wallpaper/akumu-yume-nikki-by-jcm2-on-deviantart-571911

* 悪夢 / Akumu means nightmare in Japanese 


3:20 AM 

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The Fifth Element

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She is fire,

Get close and she will melt your heart,

The light in your darkest hour 

But play with her and you'll get burnt.


She is earth,

Her roots rich with self-love and worth, 

The natural evolution females seek

But mess with her nature, she'll bring forth her seismic wrath. 


She is air,

Free and not confined,

Moves like the wind and her path knows ...

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Imago Dei

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Are you there?

I pray to you each and every night in despair, 

Yet they remain unanswered as if you do not care. 


I sink solely in my thoughts,

As heartache floods through my veins.

Suffocating and feeling distraught, 

Trapped and stuck in these emotional chains. 


My life has come to that of which only you can intervene.

My soul is no longer at peace (and you...

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Thoughts of failure,

Searching for some inner strength.

Spiralling, as emotions start feeling tense. 


As her skin grows paler,

Her state of mind fades frailer,

Followed by the random outburst of erratic “unexplainable” behaviour.


She was never lucky enough to find a saviour,

Hope gone so she finally picked up that razor.

She was later found deceased, now happ...

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Her universe was split into a mass of struggles and compressed emotions within an sunken space. 


The collisions of depression and anxiety grew stronger forming dark energy made up of misery; it’s high density crushed happiness quicker than the speed of light.


There were once stars in her eyes, shone brighter than any quasars, but it burned away creating the black hole in her b...

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Senshi (戦士)

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My love is a two-edged weapon, wielded by insecurity and sharpened with fear. 


Akin to Pandora’s pithos, it remained concealed; destruction would only come of openly sharing it to the outside world. 


My heart is shielded, once scarred by mistrust, now a lone vessel playing a broken melody looped:



Just as soldiers march through wet trenches in perf...

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You leave me lost for words even when my thoughts aren’t pacing.


I just want you to call me mi amor, grab me, then have my heart racing. 


Though often I wonder, is it unrequited love that I am chasing? 


But I would risk it all for you —  even spend an eternity waiting.


Side note: 愛 means love in Japanese 

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I let you all down

               I let myself down

Now it’s time to go

               Time let my thoughts d 






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To be positive is to be naïve, 

I may see the world negative, but it's better than the fake fairy tale you perceive.


I see the raw in the well done,

I see the pain in the fun, 

through my pessimistic eyes I even see the wet rain and storm in the sun. 


This perspective avoids disappointment. 

Viewing the world as troubled and not worth saving is my ointment.


It n...

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Absolute Zero ❄️

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The girl who iced her emotions.

Her physical and mental being out of motion.

A coldness within her grew,

induced by solitude and failure.

Sadness flowed through her veins, thus only

negativity remained.


As her tears fell like snow, weathered by


Because everything she once cared for let her

down, and people wonder why she carries a

permanent frown?

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Mi Anemone

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A warmth in her blossomed,

He made her smile from her heart. 

She was too scared to tell him,

So she played the friendship part. 


An unknown feeling flourished within, 

Her guard unfolded and withered. 

He stole her affection like a thief at night,

Replaced with emotions she tried to fight.


The attraction stemmed deeper,

She knew he was a keeper.



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