Poetry of The Week: Persona

persona

 

Why I cannot be me?

Like this rain that should not blur evening’s beauties
Like those thunders that should not scare my kittens
Like darkness that should not hide the sun and stars

Rain is rain, why not a shower of rose petals
Thunder is thunder, why not a symphony of operas
Darkness is darksness, why not a few seconds of closed eyes

… with a real me.
Yogyakarta, 27 April 2016

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di hadapan langit malam
jawaban membisikkan keheningan

manusia layaknya gemintang
mengorbit pada takdirnya

kau tolak atau kau terima
terpaksa atau sukarela

setiap air mata pasti bersinar
jika di bawah cahaya
***
tapi, tidakkah kau dengar
makna-makna yang merintih?

rindu mereka agar dapat kau miliki
seperti bayangan yang mencintai cahaya
tidak terpisahkan, tapi tak bersatu
Yogyakarta, 25 April 2016

 

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