Him, her, them, you, I.

A collection of poems inspired from my life, anime and music.
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12. My Sad Life

Not All that Glitters is Gold

I was taught how to walk by stores

Resisting the glitter and glam of toys

The only glitter I knew was from books,

Of ‘cool che ches’ and second hand barbie dolls

When my sis was born

An elmo helium balloon floated into my life

Yet it was only the base metal

The gold lying in the new addition to my family

Gave me chocolate and ice cream

Then warned me to watch my weight

Even when I was a beanpole

Learnt to resist the shiny foil and brown treasure beneath 

Then little sis was born

I came, I saw, I was intrigued

Amid belly buttons and staying up late

Had eyes only for the brand new toy lying near the babe

The day my cous was born

A tiger son to the Lee and Lim clans

I heard, saw and shrugged

Resumed to jamming my ears with the shiny ipod

Came to regret my judgement

When HE stopped by

Ravaged everything with his mouth

Yet a sparkling smile made it impossible to scold

Fitting in thrice was never an issue

Hardly felt insecure

Made new friends and kept the old

Some were silver, some were gold

One moment for two years glittered like gold

I sneaked his diary and her book of love

Learnt of failed romance and walks with God

Then experienced it all myself

Complications later

Resisting glitter and glam in a new stage of life

I’ve come to realise

Life’s lessons is all the treasure I need

My parents' love more valuable than anything in the world

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