I Live, I Tell

by Sze-Leng Tan

Your fucked-up life, man. Hey, ain’t’ya shameful?
One life and it’s mine. Wanna have some spice?
When will you finally become useful?
I feel, I peel, I cry, I fly, I rise…
We’ve been young. We’ve been old. Passing old souls
Ride on and we ride on, we ride, keep on
We’ve been hurt, we’ve been loved. A roadless road
Write on, don’t stop, we just have to write on

We’ve been right. We’ve been wrong. A coaster roll.
And right on, we are, hell, we’ve been right on
We’ve been hurt, we’ve been loved. A roadless road
Write on, don’t stop, we just have to write on
Will you end your idleness and get right?
I live, I tell, I sink, I sing, I write

From: 
Sze-Leng Tan




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ABOUT THE POET ~
Sze-Leng Tan is a poet and writer of short stories and travel stories. Her poems were featured in ‘The Malaysian Poetic Chronicles’, ‘Blognostics’, and ‘Aji Magazine.’ Her short story appeared in ‘The Anthill’ and ‘Eastlit’, while her travel stories were featured in ‘Travelmag’, ‘Litro Magazine’ and other publications.


Last updated February 17, 2016