[Poetry] Hiatus

hiatus picSometimes life gets in the way
Sometimes it’s just me
Sometimes I blink
-and in the blink of an eye-
A day fades to many.

Loud voices that quiet to whispers
Vivid hues that dull to grey
And always a sense of something missing
Something lost and gone astray.

But never, it seems, can I forget
Never can I ignore
The empty page
The growing itch
The voices that implore.

Sometimes I lose my way
And everything comes out wrong.
Sometimes I vow to never come back
Like this isn’t where I belong.

But it’s here that I found solace
It’s here that I watched fears burn
It’s here I learned
To unlock the doors,
And it’s here I will always return.

© Jade M. Wong 2014

[Awesome Monkey’s College Chronicles] And The Clock Struck Twelve

A/N: Follow Awesome Monkey, Jade’s college student alias, as she delves into one sanity-questioning, not-enough-hot-tea-for-this, kind of year.

Originally blogged on Awesome Monkey’s college blog many eons ago (aka from Sept. 18, 2012 – May 24, 2013), the posts have been polished, edited, and reblogged right here (’cause you know, I’ve got my own blog now *wink wink nudge nudge*)

Obligatory gifs, memes, and brain-fried ramblings included, of course.*


Originally Posted: Apr. 2, 2013

clock midnightAnd just like that, we’re snapped back to reality. In just a few hours, we’re trudging back to classes, blinking at the professor as they gesture emphatically to the PowerPoint slides, wondering why they’re so enthusiastic when they know your brain is still skipping in la-la-land and probably won’t be back until tomorrow. Ahhh, what a wonderful time to be a student.

I don’t know about you but I am not ready for my Spring Break to be over. I always dread the day back to classes after a break because I always do jack squat during the break, which I do not condone by the way, and the day right after the break, I’m always suffering from sleep deprivation because I have spent the entire break sleeping at 5 in the morning and waking up at 2 in the afternoon. I don’t condone that either, just so you know. Continue reading

[Awesome Monkey’s College Chronicles] Spring Break, AWWW YEAH

*A/N: Follow Awesome Monkey, Jade’s college student alias, as she delves into one sanity-questioning, not-enough-hot-tea-for-this, kind of year.

Originally blogged on Awesome Monkey’s college blog many eons ago (aka from Sept. 18, 2012 – May 24, 2013), the posts have been polished, edited, and reblogged right here (’cause you know, I’ve got my own blog now *wink wink nudge nudge*)

Obligatory gifs, memes, and brain-fried ramblings included, of course.*


Originally Posted: Mar. 24, 2013

Ahh, the break every student lives for and every parent dreads. The break that movies are made of. People, the countdown has reached zero. Spring Break…has arrived!noisemaker smiley

Oh yeah. THIS is what I’m talking about. After two months of being on autopilot, churning out papers, and digging down deep to find some semblance of sanity as I drag myself to my early Sunday classes…this is what my life has come down to. A week and a half of bliss, lounging around, and aggravating poor bystanders in the middle of the street as the best friend and I smack them with our exaggerated hand gestures. Ahhh, ’tis the life. Continue reading

[Awesome Monkey’s College Chronicles] Sometimes, Life Be Crazy

*A/N: Follow Awesome Monkey, Jade’s college student alias, as she delves into one sanity-questioning, not-enough-hot-tea-for-this, kind of year.

Originally blogged on Awesome Monkey’s college blog many eons ago (aka from Sept. 18, 2012 – May 24, 2013), the posts have been polished, edited, and reblogged right here (’cause you know, I’ve got my own blog now *wink wink nudge nudge*)

Obligatory gifs, memes, and brain-fried ramblings included, of course.*


Originally Posted: Mar. 23, 2013

SIGH.

Sometimes, life just kicks us where it hurts.

When we’re already down.

For no reason at all.

Whether it’s ten pages of utter torture in the form of intro, graphs, and references, or a test that we’ve bombed spectacularly regardless of the fact that we studied so hard we can practically quote the textbook, or just a lot of little things that pile up into one gigantic mountain of –stitch.

Whatever it may be, sometimes…life kicks us hard. Continue reading

[Awesome Monkey’s College Chronicles] The Battle Of The Exam

*A/N: Follow Awesome Monkey, Jade’s college student alias, as she delves into one sanity-questioning, not-enough-hot-tea-for-this, kind of year.

Originally blogged on Awesome Monkey’s college blog many eons ago (aka from Sept. 18, 2012 – May 24, 2013), the posts have been polished, edited, and reblogged right here (’cause you know, I’ve got my own blog now *wink wink nudge nudge*)

Obligatory gifs, memes, and brain-fried ramblings included, of course.*


Originally Posted: Mar. 3, 2013

lotr It’s starting. The first exams of the semester are here. I’m sure by now, most of us have already taken our first, or second, or even –*pats shoulder sympathetically*– our third exam.

Sigh, remember that first week when we kind of breezed into class and nodded absentmindedly while the professor gestured emphatically to the PowerPoint slides? That sense of nonchalance because hey, it was still early and the first exams were ages away? And then suddenly, SLAP! First Exam. Right in the face.

Some of you guys might have managed to ace the first exam and are now laughing hilariously at the test paper because you know you gave up after question two and just guessed the heck out of that exam, but hey! An A’s an A. Some of you guys like *cough this one cough* might not have done as well as you hoped even though you studied until 1AM in the morning and felt tentatively confident about the exam only to get it back and turns out everything you knew about the English language gets thrown out the window because apparently now “Affect” when used as a noun means “Emotion”.

I give up. This madness. I can't.

I give up. This madness. I can’t.

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[Awesome Monkey’s College Chronicles] Friday…It Started Out Okay

*A/N: Follow Awesome Monkey, Jade’s college student alias, as she delves into one sanity-questioning, not-enough-hot-tea-for-this, kind of year.

Originally blogged on Awesome Monkey’s college blog many eons ago (aka from Sept. 18, 2012 – May 24, 2013), the posts have been polished, edited, and reblogged right here (’cause you know, I’ve got my own blog now *wink wink nudge nudge*)

Obligatory gifs, memes, and brain-fried ramblings included, of course.*


Originally Posted: Mar. 1, 2013

Today started out as a pretty okay Friday. I woke up when everyone else was already out of the house, which means I got to wander around in a blanket and stick my head in the refrigerator and not be judged. There was a little setback when I scanned the oddly spacious refrigerator and deduced that it did not, unfortunately, contain the plate of breakfast noodles my mom promised me last night…

amcc burrito

Thanks Mom…Thanks…

Instead, I grabbed a bowl of Cheerios, flopped onto the couch, and proceeded to catch up on my latest kdrama addic-appreciation. ‘Tis the life, ’tis the life. Continue reading

[Poetry] 9 Years

*Art Credit: Heatherlee Chan | Lady Poppins*

*Art Credit: Heatherlee Chan | Lady Poppins*

9 o’clock on a much-too-early morning,
You threw me a buoy in the middle of life.
Even then, you and me were always like
A pair of old souls, two parts of a whole,
Readily willing every single time to
Superglue our pieces back together again.

© Jade M. Wong 2015

A/N: 3rd Post for Poetry 201! Prompt: Trust, Form: Acrostic, Device: Internal rhyme. “Yes, Jade, let’s do Poetry 201 because I’m sure it’ll be sooo much fun and you definitely won’t stay up until the wee hours of the morning cursing the alphabet.”