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When you are here, it is noisy.

When you are not here, it is tranquil and mute.

When you are not here, there is no trouble.

When you are here, there will be trouble.

Yet from the trouble you brought with you, it had made us find the solution together.

You, noisiness, trouble and solution, we never let go of each other.

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It is no use for you to continue to tell everyone a fiery story about the ugliness and bad deeds of someone in order to impress your listeners. Probably it does sound amazing telling those stories. However, one day, neither you shall be infallible of mistakes.

O, my friend, the human being is indeed not perfect at all.

 

VZ, Dili, 2016

My Young Brother’s Birthday

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My young brother had his birthday today

There was no birthday cake, no candles to blow

Only some words of hope and prayers

‘Happy birthday my young brother.

May the day bring you more joy and happiness

May you grow as great man for your world

May your future be bright as the sunshine

 

To My little bro Dino

VZ, 16 April 2017 

Life Today

 

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Photo: Sunset in Dili, Timor-leste

 

Urgent, urgent, then it shattered.

One by one, they finally ended though they almost got the whole body of mine frozen.

Walking out from the gate, a light smile curved on my lips.

This life, although it is full of various pains, yet it always remains meaningful.

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Honesty is Expensive (poem)

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Honesty is indeed very expensive!

To be honest in the truth costs a lot!

When you follow the advice of the honesty,

You will receive the offends, hatred.

People say

‘You are an arrogant, an idiot, you do not know anything,

Go away!”

‘Don’t you be too saint’, ‘Don’t you be too innocent’

‘Let the lie commands thus everything may run well’

‘Who do you think you are?’

Yes, it is true, brothers and sisters…

A lie is cheap and easy and it makes everything go well

We smile at each other

We call each other ‘friend’

However, who wants to imprison his heart until the very last breath?

Is it you or I?

Dear brothers and sisters…

Honesty for the truth is expensive

But it gives the freedom to the life!

VZ, March 24, 2016

Emptyness

Why does this heart feel so empty? 
Despite all the beautiful things it has for companions?
Among all the conversation, laughter and friendship
Still, there is only emptiness remains.
 
Within the loudness,
I feel everything becomes mute.
Within the muteness,
I hear the loudness yells.
A smile crafted in my face,
Yet the tears and grief fully seal my heart.
 
Oh, the Conqueror of my heart…
What have you done to me? 
Till it becomes hard for me to turn back?
 
At wherever I am,
To wherever I go,
Only your shadow remains there
With  an open arms waiting for me
To enfold me with the hugs.
 
Oh, the dear of my heart …
When could the miracle open its eyes to us?
Because my heart is becoming withered
By holding on this expectation.

VZ,  Dili, December 18th, 2014

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Who is A Woman for You?

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(Tetum-English translated version poem ‘Se Mak Feto Ba O?’. Dedication to the International Women’s Day on March 8)

I.

When she walks along the street

You gaze at her with lust, and then you whistle and call her ‘beautiful’!

When she does not turn around, you call her ‘arrogant’  

If she does turn around, then in hasty, you turn out mute completely

Like the hand that hides away, right after throwing a stone

If you do want to praise her, dignify her with respect instead.

II.

You call her ‘darling’ then take her to the beach

You promise her the dream of tomorrow in exchange for her trust

In the sweet words, you ask her to give her whole self to you

Somehow, this is not what she actually seeks.

She does need your hands, to push her facing the mystery of tomorrow

Show her instead, how can she not surrender to chase the dream?

III.

You call her ‘daughter’ from your own flesh and blood

Yet your love is greater for the son only

You teach her, that her destiny is to serve

You value her youth with earthly wealth

At the end, she bears the entire burden alone

Because of the one who do not value her with a vow of true love

IV.

You call her ‘wife’, the one who should fear and serve you until her last breath

You are therefore her possessor, as the dowry has been handed over

Indeed, your dowry is no more precious than her soul, a most beautiful soul of all

To you, she is a whole life companion, a companion for your body, heart, and soul

With her faith, hope, and perseverance

Despite most of the times, you throw and slap her with your own fear and anger

With sharp hands and words, you hurt her body and soul

Then you let her heal her pain alone

Why do you not guard her, as does the tree sheltering the flower?

V.

Who is a woman for you?

Have you tried to understand her in your mind and your soul?

What else things you found? Do ask!

VZ, Dili, March  4th,  2016

DO NOT LET THOU BE MAD AT ME

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Vincent van Gogh’s Old Man in Sorrow (On the Threshold of Eternity) Painting (http://www.vangoghgallery.com/painting/drawings-and-paintings-compared.html)

Do not let Thou be mad at me
When Thou  are hungry and thirsty
I do not feed Thou the food and drink
For my food and drink
Are not appropriate for Thy mouth

Do not let Thou be mad at me
When Thou are a foreigner
I do not take Thou to stay in my house
For my house is dirty and unkempt
It deserves not to accept Thy feet trail

Do not let Thou be mad at me
When Thou are naked
I do not give Thou clothes to wear
for my clothes is soiled and torn
It is not suitable for Thy holy body

Do not let Thou be mad at me
When Thou are imprisoned
I have not visited Thou

For I myself also live in a prison

Do not, do not let Thou be mad at me
for Thy words already enough to judge me.

VZ, Dili, March 6th, 2017

ABOUT YOU

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Memories Of Love by Emerico Imre Toth (https://www.pinterest.com/explore/art-love-couple/)

To you, the one who have always been beautiful to me

One day I will write about you

I will write

How destiny dragged my feet to you,

How these eyes of mine saw your beauty

How this mind and heart, always tell the story about you

I will paint your good deeds in words

In this blank piece of paper

The colors will display your dreams

Every line will tell each of your struggles

With the remaining ink of your memory

This still saved in my heart

Let me praise you

In this painting of words

Let everybody see your black and white

Because…

Until any time

My heart will continue claiming

That you are still the beautiful one to this heart…

*****

 

 VZ, Dili  March 3rd, 2016