Summerfox

New Zealand

hi people ~
yes i am a girl,
i'm 13 (turning 14)
an absolute bookworm, consuming books at a surprising speed
i read pretty much all books
reader
pianist
flautist
want-to-be-a-writer
weirdo(?
dreamer(?
tennis player
bad-fencer

Message from Writer

1. Maybe against the world, but never against my own heart which makes me a free spirit but then also a believer of justice and truth.
2. i look, and i do see

Published Work

my sad life

Why give birth to me?
If you don't even want me?

I know you love me,
but you can't deny you don't like me.
not as much 
as we all hope you can.

Just shutup!
and get out of my room.
Why did you come in,
if you know very well coming in
will only result in another fight?
you always despite my messiness,
then why come in?
actually, my room isn't
that messy. It's just
not as tidy as you hope.

You take away my right to sigh,
is that not enough?
A single sigh would result
in an entire lecture.
But i can't!
i just can't be happy about everything.
in fact, no one can.
What is wrong with a tiny little sigh?
If i did what i was told to do anyway?


I cried myself to sleep,
because i am living
but sometimes i hope i'm not.
I am only
living now, for other people.
People other...

When i make words flow

I make words flow,
sometimes doing it ever so slow.
in the hope of that one day when I’ll glow.

My letters dance
across the page hoping to enhance
the world if they get a chance.

My fingers tap,
i put on my thinking cap,
and in my mind roll out the fictional world map.

I imagine maybe
i am the warrior queen to-be.
Or perhaps placing myself in the body of Dobby.

inks splattered,
keys shattered
on the typewriter.

or so i like to dream.
As much as i desire cream.

The stars are bright
that night.


 

Sijo

once friends

how am i going to believe, that all these memories don't count;
do you remember it? at all? our moments together?
sunset; walk away; forever; once friends, now only known strangers

math grade - for goodness's sake

the math grades came out,
oh damn i wanted to shout,
i hate this, i should have checked!

What is wrong with me?
all those mistakes that i should have seen,
getting all the complex questions right,
yet let all the simple ones slip away without a fight.

i hated myself.
i just did't want to tell.
but i guess i have to admit,
the existence of all those flawed bits.

i'm such a worry bug,
everything can hurt me like a cut.
i stress,
so much.

what if 
i can't be
in the top
math class
next year
because of this bad grade?

they say seven is good enough,
yet i crave for an eight.
i just can't be tough,
not for goodness's sake.

 

Because

Let the past be forgiven,
and by all means not spoken.
For the past is forsaken,
it shouldn’t be forgotten.

when winter comes

i know it when winter comes.
it comes,
when i realized
i can not perch on that picnic table
in Shrewsbury courtyard
all winter.

Arriving early like i always do
on a dim-lit friday morning.
the cold made my fingers numb,
and the tiny bit of light can't help me much.

Winter is coming
i realized.
sooner than 
i expected.

i turned away.
i need to find another shelter
before 
it's full arrival.
 

why

I have my faith,
i have my believes.
and i have promises to keep.

Listening to me babbling

My poems end up rhyming,
i find this all so charming.
it’s kind of good being here,
there’s no need to shred my tears.
yes this is some random texts,
and don’t judge me by my sex.
i don’t know why did i write this,
for tomorrow’s sun it is.
does it make sense?
if without tense?
i do not know and i don’t care,
tomorrow I’ll be on my fare.
thank you all for listening,
to all these random babbling.
darling close the stage curtains for me,
will i come out tomorrow we’ll see.

The Drabble

the Man

It was long before we rest, and even longer for the suffering to end. Tears dried up on our rough cheeks, blood stains tattooed onto the scarred palms of ours. We looked into the horizon, praying for a way out. The light there, is it, is it God descending to us? Perhaps he hasn't forgotten us. Fingers crossed, hopes rising, listening to the footsteps coming closer and closer. The sun shone brightly behind the figure, making him a dark silhouette that can't be identified. He is right before us now.
'Shoo--------' the sound echoed as i fell, no longer conscious.

25 Words

who is she ?

Look at her, that girl there. Yellow boots and navy coat. Something in her pocket, a dagger? Maybe. Is she a murderer? I don't know.

Mum, can i go to tennis tomorrow? (Non-fic Sonnet

Mum earlier i asked you to please sign me up for tennis tomorrow,
I wanna go somewhere when my sister’s going to the summer school.
yet the words that fell out of your lips became the no’s in a row,
i felt like crying and tell you the truth to me it was so cruel.

my sister got into the summer school that i too desired much,
I too wish i was the one playing with the band in the town hall.
I won’t be though so i just wish to not ly here all day like such,
i hate to ly here and think ‘bout the band there doing the role call.

you asked don’t i have books to read for the holiday books challenge,
yes was my answer and i added I’m positive I’ll finish.
you thought i must finish them before we go search for more scavenge,
Unless I’ve times but then i should spend them on chores...

The Daughter

Maybe i have never been
the daughter
they had in mind

the daughter
who
only takes
half and hour to
prepare for school

the daughter
who
goes to
bed at nine thirty
sharp

the daughter
who
manages
her 
time so well

The daughter
who
makes her bed
straight 
after getting up

maybe they
favor my
sister more 

but please
don’t make
it so
obviously

i swear one
day
i will prove
them
all wrong

Right?
 

Book Review Competition 2021

Chinese Cinderella: Family, Books and Faith

Pretty sure we all know, the fact that Cinderella had never been more than a fairy tale, right? But Chinese Cinderella was more than just a fairy tale. It’s the a true-life story being told by the narrator herself. Most importantly, in this story, the prince was not not really a prince, or a man of any kind. But instead, the author herself. She grew up in the darkness, having been denied by the family but ending up becoming her own light. She truly made something of herself. 

I would 100% recommend the novel Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah to all who : are miserable and lost, this book will guide you through the tough times; those dreamers who just need a little bit more encouragements to set their sails; people who tend to enjoy biographies.

The narrator Adeline was born in 1937, Tianjin, China. Delivered as the fifth daughter of a wealthy merchant family, it seemed like that...