Friday, April 19, 2024


19th April 2024


Just found out today that this is exactly a year ago I posted something here. Where have all the time gone to?

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Wednesday, April 19, 2023

SingPoWriMo 2023 Day # 16

For day 16, we have the #animalsprompt: Write a poem about animals without referencing any animal names or descriptors.


dude, you don't want to mess with me, i promise you
roil me the wrong way and your wig will go askew
ask those knights in their heavy armour who knows
gulping fire into their lungs as their metal glows
oh golly, so you think i am some old fool's tale?
now be a hero and meet me on a dark mountain trail.


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Sunday, April 9, 2023

SingPoWriMo 2023 Day #9

SingPoWriMo 2023 Day 9

The prompt is "birth".

beating the odds

Nobody wants you, man. Others don't care. You don't have rich parents. Or friends. You are a pariah. A cat with no claws. You can't kill yourself, even if you wanted to. So why should you be born? Like getting sucked into a black hole right away. Or you limbs pulled apart by predators. Scared now? Still thinking about birth? Okay!

But Singapore, you beat the damn odds!


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Saturday, April 8, 2023

SingPoWriMo 2023 Day #8

SingPoWriMo 2023 Day8

The mods want us to write about mourning...


7 X 7 days
my dear
the house is now so quiet without you


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Thursday, April 6, 2023

SingPoWriMo 2023 Day # 3

SingPoWriMo 2023 Day 3

The prompt is to write a poem in Singlish. I will try. I speak it everyday.

"Woman charged $608 for lobster la mian"

I never said that hor, it was in the news. Or some social media feed. Then if you look at the picture, the dish does look like a plate of vomit. The eater said one hor. Also cannot see the lobster. For that price? No wonder the woman kow pei kow bu. But never ask the price in the first place meh? Or look at the menu? Die die must eat here meh? I think some people are blur like sotong, or so rich till dun care. I wish I am rich liddat hor. Then can eat lobster noodle also. But liddat in the picture, I also complain one even if I got money to burn. Talking about money, that 600+ can fly budget to Oz and eat the lobster there. Lagi more fresh. Maybe can also throw in scallops, prawns and if you want, hum. (hum very expensive now, the char kwey teow uncle told me). Okay lah, the kopitiam downstairs just renovated and open, let me see what I can get there. La mian?


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Sunday, April 2, 2023

SingPoWriMo 2023 Day #2

SingPoWriMo 2023 Day 2

Today's challenge is to write a liwuli.

minus one

It should not be this way of course, a hard cookie crumbling. It is unfair for both of us. And chemo is not cheap either.

It is now a night of waiting
quick footsteps
cold coffee.

Have you seen tracers firing into the night sky, are they like red ribbons?


A liwuli is a poetic form originating in South-east Asia.

A liwuli consists of 3 stanzas:
(1) the first stanza contains exactly 31 syllables in the form of a prose poem, and should be expressed as instructions.
(2) the second stanza consists of 14 syllables, and is broken into 3 lines, the length of each line is up to the writer as long as there are 14 syllables in the lines.
(3) the third stanza consists of 19 syllables, broken into as many lines you want, and should be phrased entirely in terms of questions.

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SingPoWriMo 2023 Day #1

SingPoWriMo 2023 Day 1

The mods ask us to write about "a happy place".

a happy place

Willy says he knows of this place that has no rules, it sounds kind of troubling, but we idiots follow him anyway, through a maze of alleys near the odeon theatre.

It is a dodgy place, and alley of bars and dives, the signages odd beasts, there is one that the neon tubes supposed to spell 'THE COCKPIT' but the 'PIT' was unlit.

The happy place, pronounce Willy, and we are having a wee bit reservations, but since we are here, we saunter past the security and into the dark and noisy cave.

"Washington!" chirps a really well endowed girl, and wraps herself around Willy. "Ah, I see Jefferson is here and I suppose that one with the specs is Lincoln?"

So Willy got us to pool our money together, we can hardly hear each other through the music noise and some girl passes us some liquid she says is gin and tonic.

"Hey Wash, we should be in camp by twenty-three something, so be quick with Claudia with whatever you need to do", and we are not sure if this is a happy place.


© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ), 2023