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Category: Poetry



A poem about a boy whose thoughts are trapped in his mind.

morning empty beach and footprints on sand


Sand was originally written as a spoken word poem. The idea behind it is that some events in your life never leave, and remnants stay for a very long time.

Classical music - notes on yellowed vintage paper sheet (shallow DOF)

The Power of Music

Words do little justice to the emotions told and felt by musicians. One can only try to capture the sheer magnitude of the power of music to draw people, hearts, and stories together across boundaries both physical and ideological. To be able to share it is an honour and a skill to be honed over many years.

goldfish in small fishbowl watching goldfish jump into large fishbowl

Should I Envy?

envy (noun) painful or resentful awareness of an advantage enjoyed by another joined with a desire to possess the same advantage.

Big tree on the beauty sunset sky background

Starry Night

If you just take a moment to listen, hear, and watch your surroundings, the world could be amazing and beautiful, even if only for a moment.

Hand drawing


This poem is about how a writer who loves someone he can’t have and no matter how hard he tries to explain it, he can’t. So, he wrote what he felt, because that’s what writers do best.



Saintes-Marie-de-la-Mer is an actual beach in France. I named my poem this because Vincent Van Gogh did a series of paintings by the same name, and those paintings echo the same feelings of melancholy that I’m trying to convey in this poem.