With no land in sight
Perhaps, it’s better to sink.
To hear something other than the noise
Of every thought I think.
You were my life raft
My reason to be strong.
I wonder how long it’ll take
To drown in this sea of sad songs.
© Jade M. Wong 2017 Continue reading “[Poetry] Sea of Sad Songs”
I never could see her soul through her eyes—
They were thick opera curtains that never budged,
Never giving light a chance to pierce through.
But light always finds a way—
Illuminating her veins down to her fingertips,
Until every word she wrote breathed anew. Continue reading “[Poetry] Bleeding Lines”
Gianna snapped open her easel and balanced it on the smooth boulder. Unpacking her canvas and her various charcoal supplies, she soaked in the warmth of the sunlight seeping through the trees and the chirping of the birds beyond.
Her hand poised over the blank paper, she exhaled a deep breath and began to draw. Gentle charcoal strokes brought to life the memory she dreamt of every night for the last three years, a memory that was more wishful thinking than truth, but felt as real as any piece of her past. Continue reading “[Flash Fiction] The Memory”
I’ve called Earth home for more than 100 years
The largest of turtles, yet many of us have disappeared,
It’s our Earth Day too.
You love that I’m black, white, Asian, and cuddly,
If you love me, then why are there so little of me?
It’s our Earth Day too.
Beautifully brilliant blues, vibrant oranges and reds,
Bloody feathers of homeless macaws, lying on the ground dead.
It’s our Earth Day too. Continue reading “[Poetry] It’s Our Earth Day Too”
She set down her backpack and stepped gingerly onto the rocks in the middle of the river. The current was gentle here, so it was as good a place as any to rest. Stretching out her skinny legs, she splashed her parched face with the cool refreshing water. They said she was crazy to think of running away.
“You got 434 acres of countryside that way and a highway that extends five miles the other way before you reach another house. Where you gonna go, girlie?” Continue reading “[Flash Fiction] A Dangerous Combination”
A chilly breeze plucked a white petal off the tulip sitting at the open window.
He loves me.
A second plucked petal floated with the breeze before coming to a rest on the damp soil.
He loves me not. Continue reading “[Flash Fiction] White Petals”
Her lips were as soft as the silky petals
Of all the roses in the meadow,
And her body swayed as graceful as
The flurries of the winter snow.
When I left her that day, my tears
Watered the meadow green.
All the days can pass, but this king
Will not find another queen.
© Jade M. Wong 2017 Continue reading “[Poetry] Where We Will Always Be”
I heard your whisper,
On the back of a breeze,
I will always hear you
Across the seven seas.
I whispered a reply
And sent it floating on a leaf:
I may be far, darling,
But don’t you worry,
I will always find you
And you will never lose me.
© Jade M. Wong 2017 Continue reading “[Poetry] Never Lost”
They thought they were the powerful ones
Wielding metal without mercy
Brandishing fire that burned.
Then the smoke cleared and the weapons fell
They clawed for air that wasn’t there
Oh, how the tables have turned.
© Jade M. Wong 2016 Continue reading “[Poetry] Tree Power”
We waltzed past the milky way
As meteors passed us by
We twirled beside a constellation
That lit up the onyx sky.
I’ve always preferred the sun,
But looking in your eyes,
Tonight, for the first time,
I don’t want to say goodbye.
© Jade M. Wong 2016 Continue reading “[Poetry] This Night”