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punpun

Joined July 2012 and calls writing blog home.

165 stories, 5 challenges, 320 comments, and 24 friends

http://uglystage.wordpress.com

I measure self-worth with numbers.

I am also an extremist llama.

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currently in military service

Stories

  1. One Last Stop

    When the last fullstop was fired the drumbeat stops. Silent is the battle zone. Soldier 1 speaks to Soldier 2. “Hey, do you think that our hands can finally rest?” “Can we finally be still?” Sentences all come to an end. The dis...

  2. Farewell to Ficly: A Sentiment Expressed In Text On A Screen

    There isn’t much that’s left to say, but there isn’t much that’s right to say either. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ __...

  3. triptych #1

    I. When your fingers have traced the spirit who/which lingered about you and when all your tongues have been tied begin the fall. When in a vacuum remember a poem is read silently. A hearse for the hoarse. It does not really matter at all: your poetry...

  4. masses

    all the seats have been taken. you are left standing behind right where the men held you down with their hands on your ankles, on body parts you used to remember. it used to hurt but you got used as well. used to it you lie. you lie still and close yo...

  5. untitled

    asking to be broken and bent you engaged yourself in combat with new experiences and spent your little time chasing words through your oceans of yore. for you dreamt of a Shangri-La hiding in the folds of your creased brow, a rabbit hole in your temple...

  6. iris

    Do you look yourself in the mirror at night? Not to see if your hair is unkempt, or if you’ve put on/lost/ misplaced any weight, or if you’ve turned into another person without you knowing it. Just to observe yourself, as you are. For now, ...

  7. Hit And Miss

    Absence makes the heart grow fonder. I missed the way you made me feel like dirt. The way you, like children in a garden unknowingly trampled upon my snail’s shell. I missed you. I missed the way you always filled me with the feeling of drowning,...

  8. ctrl + c

    you only live once you have been seen you live when you’ve been what you are: not another copy not something you’re not but feel you must be

  9. spark

    once the whole of london bowed to a single flame one night many years ago tonight, I feel again the crackle of tinder the small warmth of writing

  10. leaf

    much like searching for myself in photos of crowds in the Straits Times, I found myself standing before intersections watching cars, red lights, trails of smoke pass and I wondered. Wondered if the shade of me dispersed with the wind, danced with the ...

  11. 19 july blog poem

    I. the bigger they are the harder they fall after all the worst kind of losses are unsatisfying victories take it all in just to throw it all out I ran 6 rounds today around the track and every step reminded me time was short there isn’t much lef...

  12. haze poem

    1 2 371 400 problems in a three hour average (and that’s just an estimate). and soon, it catches up to me and soon, it all disappears and as soon as the lights vanish within the haze the smog fills my lungs, fogs my mind and my past is blurred:...

  13. april may june poem

    like steam: transient, transparent. I float in transit between imaginary stations. It feels like I’ve been here forever: just watching endless montages of other people’s lives stream past me: on the wind, like leaves on the stream. Debris f...

  14. grainy

    it is far too late to rebuild mountains. clutch the sands and your fingers are a sieve. a million grains falling past, a million grains running. it flows and it never stops, like the tide. kiss the unfaithful sand with your toes. even if for a brief m...

  15. trip

    I. rekindle projection a meeting between ships and seafloor long-lost relatives coming together all stuck together in a foreign land freezing like antarctica introversion, extroversion, inhale, exhale none of us matter, blend and mesh, mix and mash non...

  16. fortune

    1. You can fix it with a little extra energy and a positive attitude 2. Don’t fix it if it isn’t broken 3. It’s fun to do the impossible sometimes 4. Land is always in the mind of homebound birds 5. Time may fly by, but memories will never die 6....

  17. stop light

    The wandering merchants peddle their wares weary from the sale of innocence. Wet from the rain, dry from the storm, the scent of green backs light the way. The domains of denizens from faraway forests and secret seas: I am unfit to comment.

  18. deleted

    this was terribly embarassing this was terribly embarassing this was terribly embarassing this was terribly embarassing this was terribly embarassing this was terribly embarassingthis was terribly embarassing this was terribly embarassing this was terr...

  19. crying teenage awkward boy finishes in the comments

    It would be much better to be a woman, because women it seems, are expected or at least allowed, to show some form of sympathy: some stream of tears that flows from eyes like dreams and from garden hoses you played with in your childhood when they stil...

  20. sealed

    (i) shitface fucking cunt look the other way look at you looking at me fuck off fuck face (ii) I never wanted everything to end up anything like this somewhere in the mess was a boy’s childhood dream ideals lost to crayons and markers (iii) I lay aw...

  21. sunset

    The neon-red sun cloaks itself in a sea of night and evening mists; I, too, am smothered with blankets: of sound, sweat, sex, sin, sighs

  22. Earth Hour

    technology banishing darkness,silence, circling the earth; the human race still talks to itself

  23. The Flowers of Evil

    Standing still gazing with those death-like eyes, The stone flowers of evil are blooming. Dancing at sunset, waltzing at sunrise, The wise butterflies grace the skies, playing. The flower-pickers pick flowers with lies; The sleeping seeds in the soil...

  24. A Farewell to Poetic Sentiment

      This   poem  intentionally left                    blank                   

  25. cinquains on trains (abridged)

    Raining. Lesbians on train. Awkwardly using phone. Looking down at floor, shoes, twitter. Peeking. Chiobu at two o’ clock. Pants worn short, too damn high, could trace outline up to the thigh Should stop. Children playing with poles, running in the c...

  26. Cinquain #2

    Jagged the dirty holes: as I force myself in flesh compresses in wonderful shapes; lines

  27. Cinquain #1

    Breathing. Validation. I am still alive, but now I know I have hit the ground Running.

  28. You Naughty Monsters // You'll Clean That Up Before You Leave

    Much like the exasperated father/Father who has taken to watch his children from afar at times I found some gravitas in our daily life and I sucked it all out of you with a bendy-straw. At times, you’d think to yourself that these were all the signs...

  29. three

    the first shot was satisfying the second one was fulfilling but the third one, intoxicating the first few words I was high; the next second, I lost control and everything came spilling out at first it was embarrassing; on retrospect, it was uplifting a...

  30. Letters

    1. Silence now, old friend has stabbed you from behind I told you I tried to keep the knife away but my hands grip the handle a glint in the night and a silver light takes the scene away from me 2. hush now, God knows what to do and so do I, perhaps,...

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punpun's Followers (25)

  • Ariah Oak
  • Princess Binky Lemontwist (LoA)
  • brazen
  • airborne
  • Kihd
  • helig
  • Riley
  • In Night's Arms
  • m0ri
  • sky.castles
  • Sunny Leigh Meadows
  • caprichor
  • pyrrhicv
  • zxvasdf
  • Wednesday [PJ] ((LoA))
  • Shoving Leopard
  • Scurvy Swab
  • Funky Chunky
  • As Large as Alone
  • Lighty
  • Iris...Alone
  • contin
  • Minion
  • Delphinium Darin
  • remembrancer