Poem: Hangin’ on

Seh Hui Leong


It’s a dark and rainy morning today, well… not a good sign when you have to walk to school. Anyway, creativity just struck and I drafted this one. This might not of any real poetic value (well… I personally didn’t like it that much), but I suppose I just post up to share:

Hangin’ On

Hang on there!”
I hear your whispers around me
Slowly I opened my weary eyes
Seeing nothing but my own illusions…

I have been clinging on this cliff… helpless
So long that my past is fading away from me
I have been trying to recall
those fading memories when I was small
The time when I believed in dreams…

Hang on there”
I hear your whispers around me again
I knew it wasn’t real
Yet I’m still looking around
But what I see is only dark skies
and there’s no clouds that looked like you

Hang on there…”
… your whispers are getting softer
“… hang on there…”
… I’m starting to notice
that I’m hanging on to this hopeless cliff for too long…

… hang on there…
… I’m starting to remember the past…
… Up till we went separate ways…

The cries filled the gloomy skies
I just don’t want to lose your voice!
… Arms trembling
… I’m starting to lose my grip…
Please… Let me continue with my journey…
I don’t want to miss you one last time…

“… Hang on there…”

Written by

Seh Hui Leong

Python programmer by trade, interested in a broad range of creative fields: illustrating, game design, writing, choreography and most recently building physical things. Described by a friend as a modern renaissance man.