Sunday, July 1, 2007

Poetry

Yeah, I know all my poetry tends to lean towards being slightly sad. I wrote this piece sometime back... Haven't thought of a title for it yet. Suggestions?

---------------------------------------------------------------

The best thing in the world
Can be your worst

The best thing that happens to you
Can be the worst

The one thing that you want
May not be what you need

The thing you thought would always fly
May fall at your feet

The world is full of trickery
And your heart bears the joke

And all your lessons learnt,
All leads to nothing
But your head at the yoke.

-----------------------------------------------------------------

On to happier things, I'm off to Tampines today for the DOND Roadshow! Gabe, I'm not having a sore throat anymore so no need Strepsils. ;) You guys have all been great, and I thank you for that. Much Love! xoxo.

31 comments:

adelin said...

Good morning Andrea,

lol, poem so sad leh, but very true to life.

suggestion to title : Life

Gabe said...

Hmmm..How bout " Reality bites" ?

May I add that, one have to learn that most of the, reality oppose your planned end state. That why, we have to manage the risk.

Bottomline, know where your position in order to know your weaknesses. And the stronger one will excel.

Good luck:)

Scorpion said...

"Irony".

In your piece of poetry posted in your entry 7 May 2007, you had also asked for title suggestions and I (when my nick was still "x-mate" then) & some folks had duly responded. You never came back to tell us what you thought.

Hopefully it'll be different this time.

Good Nite ` Kimmi said...

hmm i know i know! simple and easy " life sux " ? haha just kidding. and "The thing you thought would always fly May fall at your feet " wa lao who so evil go shoot bird all day long.
never give andrea face arh. she's a animal lover le! haha

hobbes said...

Don't give up the day job.

aws said...

tats kinda sad...maybe tats how life works...even if we don't like it...so I suggest...
'the way of life' =))

Anonymous said...

gosh hobbes what are you trying to say?

pathfinder said...

H...

You've always made astute posts, but recently...relax, take a breath, give the girl a break.

Sharing poetry is an intimate activity, and it hurts to get a reception like that!

Scorpion said...

pathfinder: But a stirring thing about having a blog, especially if one is a celebrity, is indeed in the variety of reception one gets.

It would be quite meaningless if a blog - this blog - contains nothing but flattery.

pathfinder said...

"I know all my poetry tends to lean towards being slightly sad."

How appropriate that you're posting this right after GH dedicated that Blunt song. What did I call the guy...relentlessly depressing? :)

I think poets draw more inspiration from grief than joy (and there's the issue of catharsis). I also noticed you tend to gravitate towards certain themes.

I like the poem, but I'm not sure what to make of the final stanza...are the three lines (as opposed to two) intentional? I like that (pushes the rhythm along), but the rhyme there feels a little forced...how do "lessons" lead to "the yoke"? Ignorance is bliss?

I don't know what I'd call your poem, but I like the "irony" suggestion.

pathfinder said...

S...

I'm getting you mixed up with H.

I agree in principle, however...nothing but flattery? Have you read the comments (mine included) that followed the posts about "what men and women want"?

I don't think A would mind the criticism if it were constructive.

pathfinder said...

"I'm not having a sore throat anymore..."

GH...

I think you're being told to cease and desist.

I'm KIDDING. :)

Anonymous said...

Twin Faces?

Good Nite ` Kimmi said...

although i'm new here but may i know wads wif the " A " , " H " , " S " or " GH " ? lols! abit blur . names?

adelin said...

gnk = good nite' kimmi

understand? :p

Joseph said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Scorpion said...

pathfinder: To clarify, what I'd said was, "It would be quite meaningless if a blog - this blog -contains nothing but flattery", which was a hypothesis.

I did not however make the positive conclusion that, "This blog contains nothing but flattery".

so, yes, your constructive and candid comments are the way to go, and I'm sure have not gone unnoticed.

Joseph said...

The poem is rather poignant but in a matter-of-fact way...I like it for its brutal honesty.

May I suggest it be called "Skulduggery" or "Treachery"?

Good Nite ` Kimmi said...

ohh ok thx. now i understand, i would understand more wad ppl are saying around =)

Janvier said...

nice but sad poem ...

Andrea Fonseka said...

Actually this poem was written while I was in a 'not so happy' state of a relationship. I had just washed myself of a previous (messy) one, and then I found myself in the middle of another mess.

The last three lines were supposed to mean; no matter what you think you take away from relationships, or how much you think you've learnt, new ones can still f*ck up and make you look like a fool. (i really couldn't find a substitute word for f*ck there, i think that was the only word to capture what I was trying to say - heh!)

So yah, anyhoo; that was then. As you can see, I'm all smiles now anyway and I'm sure that guy has learnt his lesson. ;)

Anonymous said...

wisdom from a pessimist

Joseph said...

I know wad u mean...personally went thru depression and back becos of some emotional entanglement...have come up stronger tho :)

I believe the key to not f*cking up the next relationship relies no so much on wad one thinks he/she has learnt but on faith.

Anonymous said...

Hey Andrea,

Do you agree with the 8 Days article that you look like a guy?

Skanker

fazzy said...

so sad...i think i know how you felt.been there before..

pathfinder said...

S...

I'm quite aware it was a hypothesis. I wasn't taking you literally, and I certainly hope nobody else was. I was simply making an inference from what you did write. Perhaps I, also, could have been clearer.

I'm glad you find my comments constructive. You're getting no argument from me there. :)

pathfinder said...

I get it now! I completely misread those three lines. :P

Andrea Fonseka said...

Skanker: I once cut my hair really short when I was younger, about 14. I must say I looked like a boy then, not so much for the face, but for the fact that I was about 5'8", wide shoulders and muscular arms. lol! That being said, I dont think the 'guy' comment would apply if I was about 5'5", eh? ;)

Roy Lim said...

"Men".

Jefferson said...

Its the Ying & Yang. The good will have its bad.

ru said...

suggestion for title:
Heaven or Hell