Poems

Veiled Love

Veiled Love by karlbum / rahman
Where are you my love,
Are you in my grasp?
Or are you someone’s love,
Have you not heard my wisp?
There you are my love,
Seeming so near…
Yet in truth my love,
You are so far…
My veiled love,
Shall I proceed;
And face what I feared,
An unrequited love.
Or shall I stay my hand,
And watched from afar;
What I never planned,
But wants to be apart.
Shall you wait for me my love?
For I dream of you night and day
Can you wait for me my love?
For I shall bring forth the day
The day when I say it,
The words of love and adherence;
Will you have it,
Or take it with indifference.
And still I ask,
Where are you my love,
Are you in my grasp?
Or someone else’s love….
Note: Written in my lil’ bedroom after a cozy day at work.

Ada Yang Bertanya

Ada yang bertanya,
Mengapa air mata mu mengalir,
Lantas ku katakan kerana aku menangis
Ada yang bertanya,
Mengapa engkau menangis,
Lantas ku khabarkan aku berduka
Ada yang bertanya,
Mengapa cerita mu duka,
Lantas ku beritakan hati ku terusik
Ada yang bertanya,
Mengapa hati mu terusik,
Lantas ku ceritakan kisah cintaku
Ada yang bertanya,
Mengapa kisah cintamu,
Lantas ku terdiam
Nota: Sajak spontan yg dibuat sewaktu chatting irc. Smile

A New Start

A New Start by karlbum
A new year has dawned upon us,
Bringing with it light and cheer,
Is this the time for us,
The time for happiness and cheer?
Is it a time for reflection,
A time for resolutions?
Or is it just time to reflect,
A good time to inspect?
Time for new things,
Time for a new beginning.
Time for us to kinder new love,
Time for us to remember old loves
Time for a new start,
Time to jump start
life; and to forge on,
Time to go on.
——-
Happy New Year Smile

Aidil Fitri 2003

Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri
The Blue Mosque, Turkey (c) 2001 Robert Downie @ philiphuang.com (edited by karlbum)
Kembali Ke Pangkuan Lebaran oleh karlbum
Lebaran menyinar kembali,
Penat lelah sebulan terubati,
Rasa rindu semakin membara,
Teringat sahabat serta saudara.
Lebaran menyapa sekali lagi,
Diufuk pagi nan suci,
Kanak-kanak ketawa riang,
Si remaja semakin girang.
Lebaran kembali menyinsing,
Hadiah dari ilahi,
Marilah kita ziarah-menziarahi,
Rakan dan taulan yang kian terasing.
Lebaran menjelma kembali,
menyegar kembali jiwa ini,
seribu keinsafan dirasa,
seribu kemaafan ku pinta.

Selamat Hari Raya Maaf Zahir dan Batin Smile

Gurindam Jiwa Merana

Hati gundah gulana,
Terseksa jiwa merana,
Tak terperi kesakitan,
Tanpa kesudahan
Hati gundah gulana,
Jiwa meronta-ronta,
Apakah indah apakah kerana,
Jiwa ku meminta minta,
Hati gundah gulana,
Sakitnya tidak terperi,
Lemah badan tidak kerana,
Sakit bukan umpama duri,
Hati gundah gulana,
Sakit nian tak bermadah
Bilakah akan bernoktah,
Terseksa jiwa merana.
Nota: Cuba untuk menggunakan kiasan sebanyak mungkin, menggunakan unsur-unsur bahasa klasik. Smile

Biar Ku Sendiri

Biar ku sendiri,
biarkan aku menjauhkan diri
aku harap kau mengerti
bukan aku tak sudi
Biarlah aku begini
Diri ini memang ganjil
Biarkan aku begini
Diri ini sangat degil
Aku tahu apa maksudmu
aku mengerti kehendakmu
Tapi aku tak mampu
dan juga tidak mahu
Bukan aku berlagak,
malah bukan lawak,
Tapi hakikatnya tetap sama
Aku tak ingin bersama
Biar ku sendiri
biarkan aku menjauhkan diri
aku harap kau mengerti
apa didalam hati ini…
Nota Kaki : Tidak ditujukan kepada sesiapa sekadar memanjangkan idea Smile
Masa: 1.30 am 14 Sept 2003
Tempat: Sudut Gelap Dalam Bilik
Status Mental : Mengantuk!

Walking In A Dream Land

I walk upon this lovely land
the land of my dream,
and yet i still remember my land,
a land that haunts my dream.
Di bumi ini aku mencari sebuah erti,
erti sebuah kehidupan,
dibumi sana aku diberi erti,
permulaan sebuah kehidupan.
Walking upon this land,
I remember my own land,
I long to be home, on my land,
I long to be in Malaysia, my homeland.
Hati Ku resah di sini,
Sentiasa saja terkenangkan pertiwi,
Hati Ku bukan di sini,
Sentiasa di sana, di pertiwi
Walking upon this foreign land,
I always remember my land,
The land of my people,
A land of great people.
Ku lihat mereka yang bertebaran,
Mereka yang bertebaran bersamaku
Apakah engkau sudah hilang ingatan,
ingatan tentang asal diri mu?
Have they forgetten their homeland?
Where their parents toils the land?
Have they ignored their calling,
A land of their own calling?
Ku berdiri dari jauh, hanya terdaya,
Hanya terdaya untuk mendoakan,
Mendoakan mereka yang bertebaran,
Kembali mengingati Malaysia…
Note: This poem was created especially for a friend who wanted something to recite for her Merdeka Day presentation. And here it goes… The theme requested was that of a traveller in another land. Longing for home… and seeing everyone else forgetting home.. Another request was also to make it in 2 language… it is not done in a translation form rather it is done in 2 poems that is severely(rigidly) connected Smile
Note2: Created under minimum time restraint this is not my best poem… Smile Do comment
Note3: Other working titles include : Traveller In A Dream Land

The Unfaithful Lover

Part 1 – Flitting Love
Would thee be happy to know I love thee,
Oh my dearest rose.. would thee,
I seek not thine’s love,
I seek only to profess my love,
My divine devotion to thee,
Can it be compared to a summer breeze?
Flitting, from time to time,
Yet there for all time…
Part 2 – Egoistic Man
Should I be in thee’s heart
For I seek not thy’s heart
As sure as I love thee
I would not be thee’s
For I cannot devote myself to one
Thus I cannot be thine’s
It would do grave injustice,
To all the women who craves me.
Note: This poem is done as an intentional pun for my friends… Razz you know who u are… the 1st part is for a friend who happily seeks love of others… then 2nd part is for a friend that has too many “peminat” ahahahah… no hard feelings ok Smile
Note2: This poem has been edited, to better the theme and such… If you have read it before.. try looking for the changes

Flying High

The birds above flying,
high above they are,
there they are soaring,
not a care for us here,
I wish I can fly with them,
for I want to be without care,
What a wonder to be with them,
Flying, soaring as what they are,
My hearts beat faster,
how it long to be at peace,
wishing that it too had the power,
the power of flight, of peace,
I wish I can fly away,
so I can leave all my trouble,
so I can go far away,
away from the material plane.
Rahman
2.04 am 24 May 2003
notes on the poem:
written on a melancholy morning, not sleeping for a day and more can have it’s effect. coupled with the environment its perfect Smile

sepi tanpa mu

bidadari
mengapa menyepi
mengapa kau biar diriku sendiri
apakah engkau sudah tidak sudi
untuk menyayangi
sayang
sedarkah betapa terseksa diri
setiap masa meratapi
setiap masa menangis sendiri
tak terusikkah hati
mengenangkan diri ku ini
something i wrote, something i feel
*listening to the mellow sounds of the aircond, hahahaha mad*
*Any fool can love somebody who’s perfect, somebody who does everything right. But that doesn’t stretch your soul. Your soul only gets stretched when you can still love somebody after they’ve hurt you.*