Thursday, August 18, 2011

A Feeling of Weightlessness

I feel like I’m a loose piece of Styrofoam 
floating around in the water, 
going whichever way the current takes me 
or whichever way the wind blows.  

like the lightweight piece of debris, 
I go round and round in circles 
because the tide flows in one direction 
and the wind blows the other way.   

My mind is drifting aimlessly
And just like any piece of packing material, 
used and discarded, 
or chucked in a corner 
for any ‘just-in-case’ occasion
I lose my direction.  

I could not forsee
I thought I was such 
a happy-go-lucky ex-worker 
glad to get out of the rat race
heading for the retirement village 
only to be waylaid 
and recycled 
for some other purposes.

is this all
a part of life?
is it just an existence?
to be borne till the day 
Someone switches off 
this life-support system?


  1. Did you write this? I suppose you did. Thought-provoking piece! Nice. I like it.

  2. I did. I'm glad you like it. I sort of feel I'm losing control of my destiny. I haven't written anything serious for a long while and I needed to get my mind straightened out. I feel relieved after I managed to express it in words. Thanks for dropping by.

  3. That's impressive. I hardly ever write like that although I want to. It takes raw emotions to put in words how you feel in that fashion.

    I'm more comfortable with the rhyming sort because it doesn't tap the innermost part of one's being.

  4. I thought the rhyming sort seems a little harder because one has to keep rearranging the lines to keep the rhymes in sequence. Anyway I always seem to write only when my deep emotions get involved... Here are 2 of my earlier attempts from my Multiply blog. Hope you like them.
    Tough-minded Maiden

  5. Both are nice. I especially like the one of the Reaper.

    It's really a nice surprise to find out bits and pieces of new-found friends.

    You are a nice surprise, Teh. So glad we are friends.

  6. If you haven't seen it yet, here is one I wrote in 1993. I hope you like it too.

  7. That was heart-rending... yet anything from the depths of the heart is truly a work of art.

  8. You are very kind. Thank you very much.

    Life has been tough but it's been good as well.