‘Apathy’, unfeelingly

 'Apathy', unfeelingly

Great sufferings, yet
void of emotions and care,
feeling, what feeling?
kitten lying on surface
I don’t care! (Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com)

This poem is about the indifferences and apathy. So much energy is spent on destructions, when they should spent on ‘building’ the nations.


  1. We may have found a cure for most evils; but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all, the apathy of human beings. Helen Keller
  2. Fear is better than apathy because fear makes us do something. Emiliano Salinas
asperitas dark clouds in gloomy sky
Unfeelingly, apathy (Photo by Andrew Beatson on Pexels.com)

Terjemahan Google ke Bahasa Melayu – ‘Apathy’, tanpa persaan

Penderitaan besar, namun
tanpa emosi dan penjagaan,
rasa tidak peduli?

Haiku ini adalah mengenai sikap tidak peduli. Begitu banyak tenaga yang digunakan untuk kehancuran. Tenaga ini sepatutnya di gunakan untuk membangunkan negara-negara.

谷歌翻译成马来语 – “冷漠”,毫不留情



Waiting at a corner of the room

Waiting at a corner of the room (a Senryū)

Go, go look after 
your siblings and the cafe 
Pa's waiting for me.

This Senryū is about a mother telling her children to go home. She reminded them to look after their younger siblings and their coffee shop. This lady pointed to her late husband waiting at a corner of the ICU room.

grayscale photography of sitting man
Waiting… (Photo by Alessio Cesario on Pexels.com)


  1. “Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.” – Buddha
  2. No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet, death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it, and that is how it should be, because death is very likely the single best invention of life. It’s life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new.” – Steve Jobs


Dual perspectives: Bringing hospital care to home.

Dual perspectives: Bringing hospital care to home. (Poem, poetry, Senryū)

crop doctor with stethoscope preparing for surgery in hospital
Photo by RF._.studio on Pexels.com
Changing time changes 
Hospital versus home care 
A time to reflect.

Both venues promise 
presence of healthcare workers 
and assessment tools.

Certain illnesses can be treated and cared for at home and community. In the light of COVID-19, would home-care be a better option?

It’s a sour, succulent Saturday ( Senryū)

It’s a sour, succulent Saturday ( A Senryū)

Dukung ( courtesy of Toh HL)

Lockdown continues,

my neighbour invites me,

to taste his ‘dukung’!


Another pic comes.

Even Eve wouldn’t resist,

these ‘forbidden’ fruits!


Tempted as I am.

No, no, wait till next season.

It’s sour this time!


by Toh HL, 24/7/2021

Perception varies

Perception varies. (A Senryū)

Photo by Brady Knoll on Pexels.com

Oh, what a beauty!

Nah, so boring and stupid!

Perception varies!


Oh, so pitiful!

You are more so than he is,

More than you realize!



“People see what they want to see and what people want to see isn’t always the truth.” Roberto Bolano

“The more I see, the less I know for sure.”
― John Lennon

The goldfish’s mouth

The goldfish’s mouth ( A Senryū)

sea people water ocean
Gold dropping out of goldfish’s mouth? (Photo by Saeed Khokhar on Pexels.com)

why aren’t you talking?

because there’s a precious gold

inside goldfish’s mouth?


Trusting Tuesday and school bullies

Trusting Tuesday and school bullies (A Senryū )

I did not take it!
I swear! I’m telling the truth!
Nothing but the truth!


Tom witnessed a boy on the toilet floor pleading innocence.
The bullies were kicking him for stealing a mobile phone.
Did the school believe him?
Would Tom be the next victim if he had reported?


  1. Three things cannot long be hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth. – Confucius
  2. If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.- – Mark Twain.
  3. The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.- John F. Kennedy

Fry me a fish

cheerful women cooking together in kitchen
Fry me a fish (Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com)

Fry me a fish ( a Senryū)


Get the shield ready!

Careful; sizzle, hiss, pop, pop!

Fry fish, not your skin!


I love fried fish. But I hate frying fish!

This Haiku tells of many young girls’ war in the kitchen, learning how to fry food in hot oil, I would arm myself with a kuali’s cover to avoid the crackling oil!


Manageable Monday with MyMama Cut!

Manageable Monday with MyMama’s Cut ( A Senryū)

Photo by Engin Akyurt on Pexels.com

Clip, snip, clip and snip!

Nothing like My Mama’s Cut,

head feeling lighter!



I always feel good after I change my hair. You get a haircut and feel positive and ready to take on the day.- Kirstin Maldonado


The Elephant in the Room- Teenaged Pregnancies

The Elephant in the Room- Teenaged Pregnancies

(A poem –Senryū)

There is this big elephant in the room but no one sees it or wants to talk about it!

The Elephant in the Room

Teenaged pregnancies

with fathers still in college

small babe with ‘big babe’!


Social ills: teenaged pregnancy, gangs, children with behavioural problems. All these things can be alleviated if kids got more physical activity for starters. – Edwin Moses