A Romantic Muse

Her eyes met mine and mine hers; standing on a raised platform at the taxi stand was she, exuberating a quixotic sentimentality, chiming with a romantic oldie sung by a busker’s baritonal voice in a distance.
The air of romance consumed us two; that a gentle peck on each other’s lips gently drew in the heartwarming feel within.
What a love expressed taciturnly!
© Derrick Lim


A Mind-freaking Sight

You know what? I witnessed the most mind-freaking sight while peregrinating towards the traffic junction at TM. Traversing ahead of me were two ladies and four children in tow along the footpath. The lady carrying a tyke clung to her side was apparently the maid, while the other the mother. Just when I turned my attention away from them, a P5 girl (grade 6 student) based on my visual discretion, who was ahead of the flock, screamed out in hysteria!  A man suddenly emerged from behind her, holding a little white rodent-like creature at its tail, passed her by nonchalantly. That must have freaked everyone out in their tracks, especially the younger ones. Before I could take everything in, a little toddler boy stood rooted in the middle of a car park’s entry, wailing in shivers. That was when the stolid mother grabbed him off from the road to the footpath. In that hullabaloo, the father appeared aloof as he was more concerned about the spoil of his conquest than keeping his children from the scare. He was only seen walking over to his child to ameliorate the situation after he was taken off the road by his mother.
© Derrick Lim


Funambulist’s Muse

A funambulist I am
Across a tightrope I walk
Between two skyscrapers spanned
What a marvel to watch
Yet placidity must prevail
in a matter of seconds
Foresight firmly assumed
Hindsight easily forsaken
Keeping time and pace
in tantem
No room for reverie expected
No room for fear perpetuated
Instinctive, resolute moves undertaken
No room for hesitancy determined
No room for backing out
Persistence and perseverance
the only cards in hand
A little blunder or glitch
Spells a brutal fatal fall
A deep breath taken
A steady step made
Bound for a no return sealed
A death-defying journey commenced
A mind so firmly set
To the end shall I go
Or to the end of me told
Is life not similarly so
Of a funambulist’s feat
Once a wrong move made
The end of you revealed
Carefully chewing one’s cud
Is wisest before the plunge
Decisions made in haste
The regret’s yours to face
© Derrick Lim


In Him

In Him, I find peace
In Him, I find joy
In Him, I find love
In Him, I find life
In Him, I find friendship
In Him, I find hope
In Him, I find faith
In Him, I find provision
In Him, I find everything
Being with me, He finds pleasure
Being with me, He finds delight
Being with me, He finds my voice
Being with me, He finds my love
Being with me, He finds my faith
Being with me, He finds my joy
Being with me, He finds my hope
Being with me, He finds my uniqueness
Being with me, He finds my pain
Being with me, He finds my heart
Being with me, He finds my despair
Between us, we find love
Between us, we find fellowship
He is Jesus
And I am His

© Derrick Lim