Egi D. Perdana

Rookie - 100 Points (17-12-1989 / Purwokerto)

(i-Xiii) Chapter X Arbitrate Pain - Poem by Egi D. Perdana

(I)


The twenty fifth year, fused the old city born from a cauldron of a little

in the midnight lined in four the gloomers

the bell was ringing to sign the mourning following the banging of riffles

some soldiers wrote their stories on the concrete asphalt

pray for the generations to come will arbitrate pain from the everlasting war.


(II)


a hair flew away reaching up the beaming moon

but she fell floating on the mudpuddle by the gravity

the harder she tried the stronger she got stucked in pain

she remembered: not all the failures are painful, to get stabbed doesn't necessary mean to get killed

closing her eyes thrusting in the earth she said 'I wanna arbitrate pain, to make peace with it'



(III)


I was on a crossroad full of crowds, the street named love

a place that in fact stinks with the death of love itself

a place where lovers cheapen the yearning, a place where people put a stake upon their feelings

what am I doing here? I can't even grasp a love

I wanna go somewhere else and let me arbitrate pain that lingers from the envy of them.


(IV)


As the evolution of anxiety affected emotional feeling, time goes on bright

I can't believe that we are in the forty ninth century, eight years times two hundred and forty two of our missery

a quite long time that can make us a coral as well as a dust

be optimistic! as far as we go, in the end we can make happiness and sadness go along well, I said

But what you said was 'after we arbitrate pain, is it the end of everything? No, it's then a waste! '


(V)


You don't want to accept me although I built prose as high as a mountain for you

that's why the prose broke down then turned into invaluable, even less than invaluability

slayed and died for it was too painful for the prose

shouldn't it be you to understand very well what is death like?

and don't you feel mercy on it for trying to arbitrate our pain? so love me back.

Topic(s) of this poem: war, country, love, pain


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