Friday, 29 April 2011

Tell her

Tell her

you miss the melody of her name
after all this while is she still the same
the girl who struck out on her own
venturing into the world unknown?

is she the same, you said you'd care for
'til end of time, forevermore
you'll cherish her, because you do
for eternity, you love her too?

you found her again, that's what you said
searched for years, you stayed to wait
for her to magically re-appear
into your life, to have her near

you loved, and missed her when she went
you pined for her, upon no end
but when she's here in flesh and soul
are you brave enough to meet and hold?

her hands, so soft, you remember well
but not to her, you never did tell
what was in your heart that time, before
she went away to the land of yore

is she still the one that you desired
the one whom you had so required
as partner to your beating heart
until the day that you depart?

if yes then tell her how you feel
however much you love her still
before she disappears again
and you would have loved her all in vain

another chance may not be present
to have a go at a slice of heaven
to tell her truly how much you care
and why for her, you'll always be there

tell her do, give her the news
just let her know, what's there to lose?
after all these years, you never told her
for all you know, she might just remember

how much to her your presence meant
when spending time together then
sharing laughter and the tears
amongst the sadness, the hopes, the fears

the feelings that she had for you
may have been what you felt then too
but since you never said a word
so off she went, free as a bird

so tell her now, while she is here
how much you care, and hold her dear
you never know what she will say
her answer might just brighten your day

Emma Aman Shah - Wed 27 April 2011 8:00pm
Edited Fri 29 April 9:00am

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Of Emotions and Elements


Wednesday Apr 13 2011 at 20:31 via iPhone ·


I've been given a dare
By a poet extraordinaire
Oh dear, what am I to do?
I have to deliver but I have no clue!

I told him, I'm sorry sir
I'm down with a raging fever
He said oh take care, but by 3pm, I hope
I'm sure you can write while you're high on dope :-)

Some words that he had given me
Must be used appropriately
I'm to utilise Halilintar and Hujan
Petir, Kilat, Badai and Taufan

Also there's Gerimis and Suram
Not forgetting Guruh and Kelam
Now, the real challenge has not been met
You haven't seen the rest of it yet!

Sinar, Terang, Cerah, Suria
Mentari, Gemerlapan, Kemilau
and Cahaya
Words portraying the different elements
Which can be used to describe emotions

The highs and lows, feelings of a person
Turmoil, passion, elation and frustration
So where do I start then, I ask you
When my prose is terrible in Bahasa Melayu?

Oh yes one more word, he tells me
For good measure, throw in Pelangi
I'm scratching my head more than enough
My kids are asking, Mama you have dandruff?

A disciplined writer, I never can be
I salute Pendita Rahim, who challenged me
The next time he says 'I dare you!'
I'll just go menyorok behind a batu...


Saturday, 9 April 2011


Somehow I find rhyming to be simpler. I seem to dissolve into puisi, sajak, pantun, poems so much more these days. Signs of aging? Mellowing down?

Thoughts and feelings are much more spontaneous in this form somehow for me lately. Oh and cutting-n-pasting from FB is a big help hehehe

No matter how sometimes I feel that words fail me, they are the ones to the rescue all the time ! Bravo to the written words!

Smile people, and don't forget to breaaaaatttthhheeee :-)

Wednesday, 6 April 2011


You are there with me no matter what,
during anxiety, fears,
excitement, my tears.
Constantly by my side
when I'm happy, gullible, sad,
idiotic and neurotically mad.
I love you always and forever...

<3 :-=":-" books="books" br="br" precious="precious">
05 April at 13:48 via Mobile Web

Saturday, 2 April 2011

buat Ardhiya

Emma Aman Shah on Friday, 01 April 2011 at 19:48

Belum lagi tamatnya lagu
Masih punya rangkap hidupmu
Yang belum habis dinyanyi kamu

Selesai sudah rangkap yang lalu
Mulakan lagi dengan yang baru
Biar lagunya tambah merdu

Walau melodinya mungkin berubah
Tambah irama tambahnya indah
Agar seri menjadi murni
Yang lalu itu biarkan pergi
Fasa hidup jangan sesali
Indahnya ada, masih berseni

Nyanyikan terus lagumu, Ardhiya
Selagi Allah memberi daya
Teruskan lagumu kearah Ia
Akan aku iringkan du'a
Agar hidupmu diulit bahagia

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

good nite, peaceful nite

Emma Aman Shah on Monday, 21 February 2011 at 23:32

I haven't written for a while
But thoughts of you still make me smile
Remembering how, out of the blue
You'd send me out on an errand for you

Sometimes it'd be as simple as
Drop by pasar tani, get you lemongrass
Even if I had no intention of going
Refuse you I couldn't 'cos you needed it for cooking!

Either for masak pindang or asam pedas
It'll be something you do with zass
I'll always miss the asam pedas ikan merah
You cooked for me, soon as I'd jejak tanah

Knowing I'd wanted yours when I expecting
So far away when I was studying
You made it for me so I wont mengidam
Even though by then, the baby had come!

Oh memories of you make my heart sigh
The thought that already we said goodbye
I suppose the medication is partly to blame
Putting me in this state, making me call your name

There, of course, will be no answer
'Cos you are gone from me forever
But magically, some consolation for my heart
The bitter sweet remembrance of our being apart

Rest in peace, my darling sister
You were missed greatly by our mother
May she too rest in absolute contentment
I pray you both, together blessed in heaven

Tuesday, 25 January 2011


Emma Aman Shah on Tuesday, 25 January 2011 at 01:14

Wonder who you really are
Are you like the twinkling star
Diamond-like and shiny bright
Hanging in the sky at night?

Or are you like a lullaby
A soothing sound to hush my cry
When i am sad all on my own
You're there so i won't be alone?

Thoughts of you, they make me ponder
The reality of which, when you are near
And yet so far in flesh and presence
Are you for real, when there's no essence?

Is it just my mind, my senses resist
Alluding me to believe that you are here
But who are you, do you really exist
I doubt myself, though i feel you near

If you really are in form and feel
Show me yourself, and make it real
End us this torture of silent guessing
Whether a link is worth rekindling

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

missing yOu

Emma Aman Shah on Tuesday, 11 January 2011 at 22:33

a wish, a note, a little greeting,
that comes around me every morning,
is something now i've found as missing,
to brighten my day, which else is daunting..
or am i now overly demanding?
on time of others, not me, belonging,
attention, whom of that i'm seeking,
giveth now, no longer willing..
i know not why the silence ring,
so loud, so cold, so much, it's hurting,
if i have faulted you in living,
tell me please, you'll forgive on my dying..
for a kinship lost is not what i can bear,
my life to continue in despair,
my journey, without you to share,
at the end of it, without you there..


Rahim Ab.Rahman ‎.
alih rasa: Rahim Ab.Rahman
pada Khamis, Januari 13, 2011 at 9:30 pagi

Lirik, manis senyum, segaris sapa,
Sering berlegar (tanpa lepas) saban hari,
Kini telah bubar hilang,
Yang bisa menyeri kusam dan kusut diri…
Atau akukah yang keterlaluan menagih perhati?

Adakala, bukankah kita memiliki dimiliki,
Dambaan rupa sentuhan rasa,
Tiada lagi kuperoleh kini…
Mencengkam membingit sang sepi,
Maha hebat, terlalu dingin, pedih, luluh seluruh.

Seandainya aku bersalah ketika hayatmu,
Leraikan, ampunkan aku disaat geringku,
Kehilangan kasih yang tak tersanggupkan,
Menggelepar aku menyulam arah,
Dagangku tanpamu menyatu,
Dipenghujung garis, tiada kau meraikan.

I feel you. It still hurts and bleeds, does it not? Now I understand the silhouettes of your profile!

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Out of sight..

Are thoughts erased, or merely replaced?
Are memories lost, or simply forgotten?
Or do we only remember when we are faced
With situations, jolting one to awaken?

Nought i know why, you, I could'nt find
On that day, long ago, i can't recall
You slipped from me, my being, my mind
'Til in my trance I heard you call
My name, so sweet the sound, tho' just a whisper
But with enough soul to make me remember..

5th January 2011

Transliterated by a friend - Thank you, Im!

Rahim Ab.Rahman
Digilirkah ilham yang terpadam?
Bubarkah kenangan yang hilang?
Atau hanya mengingati yang zahir terpampan
Searus keadaan menggoncang buntang segala ingatan?

Sepi, tiada kusedar kau samar kelam
Ketika itu, sesusup silam yang memudar
Mengkaburi diri, menyisih dari mindaku
Sehingga terbit khayal, ku kauseru
Namaku, lunak sapaanmu walau bisikan cuma
Namun serasa sepenuh jiwa, aku terkesima

(Honestly, it need refinement. But try I did in one go...)

May 2019, let's go!