Treasure Island

Ray Cheung


I Stand A Lone


As on a star
In an alien zone
Stranded and strayed
Relentlessly seeking
from afar

I stand alone
As on a star
If only I have known
Better or worse
That nothing gold remains
but scar

I stand alone
As on a star
Heart sinks heavy as stone
Solid but cracked
Plunged down and tightly sealed
in a jar

I stand alone
As on a star
Gravity-less I roam
Spacious and free
Where true light shines right through
who we are

I stand alone
As on a star
Will I ever find One
Sincere and true
Absolutely nothing
can mar?

Submitted: Saturday, July 20, 2013
Edited: Monday, July 22, 2013
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I was inspired by the words written by Sisi, Empress Elisabeth of Austria when I visited Vienna. Her words was so beautiful but sad at the same time. I wrote this during the 5 hours bus ride to Prague. One of my personal favorite :)

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