Friday, 31 January 2014

Lonely comet

Here we are,
Separated by the distance between us,
You put me up so high,
Pedestal that reached the heavens,
And when i fell,
I was a shooting star,
You wouldn't listen,
As i blazed my way down,
Into the heart of this,
Lonely solitary town,
Left me to find my way back to you,
Your heart now seems so far.

~Rei Shiori

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Just you and me

Let's fly away,
Just you and me,
We'll forget them all,
These weights and rules,
We'll leave them behind,
We'll break them,
And prove we are more,
Than what we dreamed we could be,
We'll travel the world,
Tread the paths,
Where only the bravest trod,
Those who would leave behind,
The endless superstitions,
And laws made by man,
Not God,
We'll find eternity,
In the stars we fall asleep to,
And sing to the voices of people,
Who coo like doves in love,
We'll sing those songs out loud,
You know them,
The ones we used to sing in secret,
While in the loo,
We'll travel far,
And we'll travel wide,
We'll swim in the ocean,
Drift in the tide,
But most of all,
We'd be together,
Just you and me,
We'll make miracles,
Just wait and see.

~Rei Shiori

Wednesday, 29 January 2014


I'm not so strong,
Without these arms around me,
I'm a little more broken,
Than I thought,
A little more chipped,
And more sick at heart,
In this, my fragile heart,
Come to me,
Hold me closer,
Just one second more,
It's all I needed,
Just your arms around,

~Rei Shiori

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

The beauty of YOU

I lost myself,
In the simple beauty of you,
The way you made me laugh,
With your myriad ways,
And endless mischievous smiles,
Those brown eyes,
That glowed when you were happy,
I remember when we fought last,
And they were tearful,
I never wanted to see them like that again,
That vice-like grip,
It tightened more than a notch,
But we'll put that behind,
Leave those tumultuous days,
And tear-stained pillows in the nights,
Gone by,
We will live in the summer,
Of our dreams and the heat of love, 
Mornings spent with you,
Cozy warmth,
In the circle of your arms,
And your body grown heavier,
Than the last few months,
I learn to remember the curve of it,
And the heaviness,
Like a favourite blanket,
It wraps me in your love,
We've both grown so very much,
And I have learnt to trust,
And love so much more,
In your giving,
I began to live again.

~Rei Shiori

Monday, 27 January 2014

Her adieu on the darkest of Mondays

In death,
As with in life,
She waited on you,
Even though you would never,
Or speak again,
She stood nearby,
And in a hushed voice,
Told you about your children,
And hers,
And how she would miss you,
And your hundred little cantankerous ways,
Which you developed,
As the illnesses and old age,
Robbed you of each passing day,
And even as your memories,
Leaving behind nothing more than a husk,
Of your previous self,
She stayed,
By your side,
She remained,
And watched over you as if,
Merely sleeping,
And made sure all would be,
Alright for your journey,
For which she could not follow,
Worried and fretting,
Because she did not just carry your name,
She carried with her,
The memories of the years before,
And the children,
Now grown,
Who came back to say goodbye,
To the man who used to be strength itself,
And who quietly slipped away,
In the gray dawn,
On that day,
The darkest of Mondays.

~Rei Shiori

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Waxen doll

Like a waxen doll,
Sprinkled in the dust,
Left in death’s wake,
You slept,
The pallor of your face,
With its cold stillness,
And the unmoving eyelids,
The absence of laboured breath,
Like an old clock,
That has long stopped its ticking,
I waited with bated breath,
Poised just above,
You seemed as if merely sleeping,
The realization of death,
Seemed so far away,
I, unbelieving,
Felt nothing until they took you away,
And then the pain howled,
Its way through to the surface,
Breaking the layer of grief on my face,
Composure shattered,
Like thinning ice,
Reality swept it away,
The last time we said goodbye.

~Rei Shiori

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Earth and Air

I happened to see this the other day and loved it. It's pretty funny though, since my boyfriend happens to be a Virgo (earth sign) and I'm an Aquarius (air sign, don't ask me why even though it's technically called the WATER-bearer) so this seemed to fit us very well. Sadly the boy is a very lazy person when it comes to reading, so the likelihood of him seeing this is probably nil? I suppose so. But it fits. And I love it. Therefore it shall go on my blog. OK, I'm crapping too much.

It's going to be our 1 year anniversary soon and I can't wait. :)

After death

The softness of old skin,
Like wrinkled silk,
The pattern of brown spots,
Your face,
They bely your pain,
The slight smile on your face,
The only things that remained.

 ~Rei Shiori

Friday, 24 January 2014

The wake

They sit there,
And reminisce,
Of the meanness of childhood,
With its myriad grievances,
And the night draws on,
Into a silent inkiness,
That seems to absorb,
All the memories,
That made up this one person,
Who lies alone,
A still figure,
In a coffin entombed,
As the living continue the wake.

~Rei Shiori 

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Brave enough to die

I don’t know,
If I’ll ever be,
Brave enough to die,
That moment between,
The wakeful watching of the world,
And it’s final gasping breaths,
Or the quiet slipping away,
Into a blacker sleep,
From which there is no return,
They call it peaceful,
But I digress,
There are those we leave behind,
Who still weep,
I don’t know,
If I will ever be,
Brave enough to die,
For faith,
For love,
For the principles,
I held fast to in life,
I wonder if,
I will ever be,
Brave enough to die,
For I have not yet lived,
And learned the reasons,
For all my ‘why’s,
And I fear to leave behind,
The ones I loved,
And who love me,
I don’t fear death,
I fear the emptiness,
That comes after that,
And the fact,
That I will walk that road,
I don’t think,
I will ever be,
Brave enough to die.

~Rei Shiori

Monday, 20 January 2014

Announcement & News - Excerpts of a Wandering Mind

There will be no blog post for today other than this announcement. I will be taking a break of a couple of days as a dear family member has just passed away this very morning. I'm sorry if anyone came here looking for a blog post today but in honour of my grandfather, I will not be writing today and tomorrow. My hiatus will probably continue till Thursday so please bear with me. So sorry.

~Rei Shiori

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Regrets of time

The aching in the waiting,
The silence in the storm,
Emotions overtaking,
All the memories once safe and warm,
Where have our yesterdays gone?
Time has run out for us,
When did the years slipped by without us knowing,
If we knew, we'd have planned,
When we'd spend them together still,
Now the only thing still is your face,
Lying there pale and ill.

~Rei Shiori

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Awaiting death

You don't really see it coming,
And then one day,
Just like that,
Words unspoken,
Hanging heavy in the air,
Bedside whispers,
Quiet tears,
Whispered prayers,
The atmosphere once so alive,
Almost electric,
Now squeezed as tight as a throat,
Sore and threadbare,
Every nerve tightened,
Waiting turning to a silent despair,
Awaiting death.

~Rei Shiori

Friday, 17 January 2014


Out of my mind,
Out of my bed,
Stone cold heart,
I face you with dread.

~Rei Shiori

P.S. Not my usual style but forgive me...I'm exhausted from being at home and running around doing chores and whatever else is being pelted at me for now. Excuse me while I go rest my aching legs.

Thursday, 16 January 2014

The Otherlands - Part 6

Her fingers were red from the cold. It had been a long time since she had actually felt the chill biting her fingers and oddly, she relished it.

It seemed like just minutes ago she had been standing before her own hearth, tending her assassin and glaring at Ren. For some reason, Ren had lost control over himself after several heartbeats, his body jerking wildly before collapsing on the floor. Not wanting to be charged for killing a Timekeeper, the great Isolde's son no less, she had gone to his side to check for a pulse. At that very moment, his eyes flashed open and she knew nothing more till she appeared here. Lost in the middle of some god-forsaken wilderness where apparently nobody knew the pleasure of a warm fire.

Her toes were turning numb from the cold but she made no move to light any fire. There were places where magic, no matter elemental or not, would backfire if used. There were also places where magic drew unsavoury attention. She would not risk it.

Her bones creaked in protest as she took a step forward in the ash-strewn ground. Her footprints were covered up as soon as she left the spot. It scared her. Although she would never admit it. Never.Her fear has cost her too much that one time.

~Rei Shiori

Wednesday, 15 January 2014


Do we move round the earth,
Pretending that we belong,
And existing is,
Our right by default,
By birth,
Who made us lord and master,
Over others,
Different skins,
Different colours,
Who made us king,
And others slaves,
Who made us us,
We could have been simply,
For a sliver of time,
One tiny entity the sea,
Borne amidst the waves,
Only to sink again,
Beneath mortal gates.

~Rei Shiori

Tuesday, 14 January 2014


In the echoes of chaos,
She found her tranquility,
The tears she cried,
Over yesterdays,
With all its brokenness,
And half-drawn dreams,
That were never made into plans,
By the heat of her passion,
She would not be brought down again.

~Rei Shiori

Monday, 13 January 2014

Just yesterday

To travel,
And to dream,
That was her world,
Until it became,
It seemed,
A lifetime,
To two wheels,
And a pair of helpless legs,
That would not obey,
And every stair seemed a mountain,
Higher than the slopes of Tibet,
She had dreamed of leaping up,
Just the other day,
It seemed,
Just yesterday,
Just yesterday.

~Rei Shiori

Sunday, 12 January 2014

The mad king

He never knew,
The depths of his mind,
And unexplored,
Because it was,
Or so they said,
Were they all hallucinations?
The figments of his imagination?
Too large for them to handle?
But his mind,
In that vast new dimension,
He was king,
And no king goes down without a fight,
For sanity or crown,
He would never be the one to bow down.

~Rei Shiori

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Unattainable wishes

In the aftermath,
She found herself,
The broken pieces,
She so carelessly tossed aside,
In the pursuit,
Of a mirage,
And unattainable wishes.

~Rei Shiori

Friday, 10 January 2014

He loved her and them all

In the end it didn't matter,
If she sang as she bathed,
Or left the seat down,
He loved her all the same,
The messy hair,
And bloodshot eyes in the mornings,
From too much laughing,
And staying up planning,
Their future,
He loved her all the same,
In all the hundred and one quirky ways,
He loved her and them all.

~Rei Shiori

Thursday, 9 January 2014


She outran the shadows,
That taunted her in the twilight hours,
The misery that dogged,
Her trudging steps,
And one day she woke up,
With a head full of nightmares,
And began to just,

~Rei Shiori

Wednesday, 8 January 2014


They eat what she sells,
Flesh for money,
They swarmed to her at first,
Like bees to honey,
And then as her beauty began to fade,
The masks beginning to peel,
The lips losing that sultry red,
They turned to her and wondered,
What was this creature doing in their bed.

~Rei Shiori

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Shades of midnight

These are the shades of midnight,
Your poison ivy,
Curling through my veins,
I longed for the touch of a lover,
But am beset,
By your toxic words instead,
As you sew my bridal train,
Hemlock and belladonna,
For one as beautiful as me,
Or so you say,
I see them in your hands,
The cold metal of your caging chains,
But while I’m drowning in the poison,
You take the withered flowers from me
Replace them with the chalice of blood,
Unwilling exchange,
I struggle against these bonds,
To make you understand,
To make you see,
But you only smile at me,
Tip the cup to my face,
Red smiles,
Red gown,
My neck is a messy disgrace,
The dagger flashes instead of your face.

~Rei Shiori