She did not bloom in the warmth of spring—
Her petals did not wave at the bees
And butterflies fluttering by,
And she did not bask in the sun,
While the birds chirped their lullabies.
She was more suited to the chill of winter—
Her petals glistened with icy snowflakes
With thorns as sharp as icicles,
For she was a rose that bloomed in adversity,
Thriving where no one thought possible.
© Jade M. Wong Continue reading “[Poetry] Winter Rose”
Here’s to Cupid aiming his arrows accurately
To lost love being found.
Here’s to being nice (and a little naughty!)
For Santa all year ‘round.
Here’s to friendships, stretched thin from wear
Built up like a house of cards.
Here’s to friendships, triple knotted with care,
Built to last when things get hard.
Continue reading “[Poetry] A Toast”
She asked for a star, not the biggest or the brightest,
But a runt of a star that might be overlooked.
He tugged at the strings that rose up to the sky,
And at the end of one was a little star, hooked.
It flickered hesitantly, but she cupped it tightly,
And whispered, “you shine brightly enough for me.”
© Jade M. Wong Continue reading “[Poetry] Stars On Their Strings”
A single teardrop fell from the sky.
It tumbled through the air.
It fell onto my hand and surprised me,
When it stayed quite still there.
I peeked into the teardrop
And gasped at what I saw,
Beautiful tales of suffering and dreams,
Of life and all its flaws. Continue reading “[Poetry] A Single Teardrop”
Frost clung to the branches
Of the barren trees,
And the cotton snow sighs
Beneath our feet.
Yet, we barely feel
The chilly air,
For our lips trail fire
Wherever they meet.
© Jade M. Wong
Continue reading “[Poetry] Forest Feast”
I have held many hands before,
Soft hands, rough hands, and others more,
But when I’m holding your hand in mine,
You are everything I’ve ever wished for.
© Jade M. Wong Continue reading “[Poetry] Adore”
Can you hear me
All the words I cannot speak
Behind a strained smile sewed on
Like a porcelain doll.
Can you hear me
The muffled sobs in a corner
Because my tears would only
Burn them like acid rain. Continue reading “[Poetry] Are You Listening?”
You were fire,
Your flames lashing out,
Reveling in the shrieks and shouts.
I was darkness,
Continue reading “[Poetry] Burn”
A pulsing black hole,
Feeding on the flickers of my soul.
The water splashes onto his face
Continue reading “[Poetry] A Drop Of Water”
And drops roll down his back,
Disappearing under the towel
Wrapped around his waist.
Another argument, another fight,
Another regret buried deep inside.
I face you each day with a defiant stare,
Yet every night, I muffle my cries.
More harsh words meant only to hurt,
I purposely do what I know you hate.
I face you each day without a care in the world,
Yet every night, I return to my broken state.
One day, for sure, the pain will fade,
I promise you, I will treat you right,
But for now all I can do is whisper “I’m sorry”,
As you sleep on through the night.
© Jade M. Wong Continue reading “[Poetry] Another Argument, Another Regret”