indonesia chronicles: kuta poetry

remove the chains

that bind me

unmask the truth

that suffocates me

reveal the slivers

that penetrates me

like the sunset

i bade farewell

to you

and found beauty

in the stillness

of dawn

by rob, kuta beach, bali indonesia, 2012


the seeker

a flicker of light


my attention

as i walk

in a dark road

without hesitation

i continued


every step i took

it echoes


for the right path

i have sensed it

a deep feeling

has consumed me

to follow

what i have sought

leaving behind

the past

that encompassed me . . .


by Rob

if i was with you

if i was with you . .

i would have surprised you with a gift

i might have sang a special song

then danced and pranced like crazy

till i hear that hearty laugh from you

if i was with you . .

i would have planted kisses

in your soft lips

and traced my fingers

in your warm body

that comforts me

if i was with you . .

you may have heard me speak

that i am so much in love with you . .

by Rob

shattered glass


let go . .

i beg you

stop haunting me

and tell

your ghost

no more


i want

to trust and be trusted

to love and be loved

to be able to see beauty

to believe that there is


and the sun will rise

i want to experience ecstacy

and there is life


and inspite of

all this . .

i would want to


as a human again . .

allow me


by Anonymous

my love

is it fated

like an inevitable occurence

i found you

unaware of your existence

i felt a rush

a surge of emotion

that enveloped my soul


in a state of nirvana

i drifted

gently in the air

you liquefy me

overflowing . .

i desire to possess you

embrace me with your warmth

i am yearning . .

but if time sets still

if destiny decides

that this is just a mirage

i will shed my tears

willfully accept the pain

and quietly return

in my undone

shallow grave . .


by Rob