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Grace Ow

Singapore

Since I was young, I was a voracious reader and had a deep love of words and the way they could be used to convey meaning. I hope that my words and my stories would have a positive impact on others.

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Every face that we see in a crowd has a story behind it. I am trying my best to listen, tell and share all the stories that I can.

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Grace Ow (Singapore) published:

Memory Lane

PROMPT: I Remember

I remember the sound of my parent's footsteps. I remember the smell of coffee and cologne in the house. I remember the comfort of well-thumbed book pages. I remember the first time I had ever had a nightmare, about a man and children in cage. I remember my uniform, with blue pinafore and a white blouse. I remember the taste of cubed fried chicken and the taste of hot Milo in a styrofoam cup. I remember the days where we...

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Grace Ow (Singapore) published:

​Silent Observations

PROMPT: Beyond Reason

Why does silence feel so uncomfortable in a room,
Waiting to be broken into shards of glass?

Why are some conversations as comfortable as breathing,
And some conversations so awkward it feels suffocating?

Is there nothing more comforting than sleeping in a storm,
Or watching the silent rain fall from the comfort of your bedroom? 
Is there anything worse than knowing what you once had is lost,
Never to return again?

Why are flowers considered a symbol of beauty, both...

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Grace Ow (Singapore) published:

The Lunch Table

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"生命
随年月流去 随白发老去
随着你离去 快乐渺无音讯
随往事淡去 随梦境睡去
随麻痹的心逐渐远去
我好想你 好想你 却不露痕迹"

- 《我好想你》,苏打绿

"As life flows by with the passing of time,
It ages with the greying of hair on one's head,
While happiness is silent in your absence;
As memories fade away over time,
And the heart descends into paralysis,
Though I do not show it, oh how I miss you"

                                   ...
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Grace Ow (Singapore) published:

The Current

PROMPT: WILD

Wild, merciless currents thrashed about,
Tossing her lifeless body around in the ocean
She had descended from the dock of a ship
And fallen into their grasp,
Fighting for her life while the waves crashed down on her
Drowning out her panicked cries for help
While the ocean swallowed her whole far down below
Before continuing its journey in these unchartered waters
Hungrily searching for its next victims
 

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Grace Ow (Singapore) published:

Screens

PROMPT: Self and a Statistic

She talks to her friend through the screens of their phones, a bright smile on her face as she laughs at a joke told from a thousand miles away on the other side of the globe. Minutes later, she is left staring into space at a dinner table as the people around her stare at the screens of their devices, too deeply absorbed in worlds of their own to pay any attention.

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Grace Ow (Singapore) published:

Detox

PROMPT: The Peace of Wild Things

"... I find myself seeing the world through a screen and not my own eyes."
                                                                                                 - Ed Sheeran

I have suffered so many sleepless nights
Tossing and turning,
Like restless waves unable...
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Grace Ow (Singapore) published:

My December

PROMPT: 10 Words

“It is December, and nobody asked if I was ready.” 
                       - "Winter Without You", Sarah Kay

1. Sonder
2. Detox
3. Rushing
4. Énouement
5. Lights
6. Tradition
7. Birthday
8. Friendship
9. Family
10. Farewell

over 1 year ago

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Grace Ow (Singapore) published:

Autobiography

PROMPT: What Came Before

"How do you like to go up in a swing,
Up in the air so blue?" 

- "The Swing", Robert Louis Stevenson

It seemed as if time had held its breath for this moment. Years of love and hope from family and friends that followed me no matter where I went, months of events that were endlessly swirling around in my head, days of hearing my aunt and mother reminisce about their pasts... And maybe even the hour before...
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Grace Ow (Singapore) published:

Lighthouse

PROMPT: Becoming Human

You can always find me in the darkness.
I may be shining brightly in all my glory,
Or hidden from view by the fog,
But I am always there.

For the lost, the empty, the broken,
I am a sight for sore eyes.
As they stagger onto land,
They are greeted by my warm embrace.

Under my comforting gaze,
They sing songs of despair,
They pour out drunken sorrows,
They cry out to me for hope

 

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