Ali Kristianto Budiman

Rookie (25-12-1988 / Jakarta)

Like A Dog Chasing Its Tail - Poem by Ali Kristianto Budiman

Same old story just a different day
Just try to explain it in another way
Another failure another cry
Will we do this until we die?

Playing happy family
Something that will never be
Separate beds and flying furniture
Blaming each other on excess expenditure

Your clever cover story is now history
What you’ve done is no more mystery
Lie is the new word for alibi
Getting sick of this same old lie

We ask ourselves have we even try?
God won't test us if he knows we just going to fail
But we just going nowhere, like a dog chasing its tail


Comments about Like A Dog Chasing Its Tail by Ali Kristianto Budiman

  • (4/2/2006 4:22:00 AM)


    Well-put domestic revelations. I love this poem. Please read Gina Onyemaechi: she is an expert in this field. Susie. (Report) Reply

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  • (4/1/2006 11:55:00 AM)


    Ali if you have Duncan on your tail then he will be giving you all the advice you need, he is a great poet and we all love him. I liked the poem vey much cheers Sylvie (Report) Reply

  • (4/1/2006 4:31:00 AM)


    Dear Ali

    Thankyou for your kind words to me.
    You ask if I can give you any advice on your poetry!
    Yes, I can,
    You are being very open and honest about the way that life has moved or is moving you.
    Please remember that we are all on a path, some push us out of the way, some say excuse
    me please, and some follow patiently behind.It's all about our perception and attitude towards other people and where we fall in the moment at that time.
    Your words are how you feel.Our words are often a reflection on how we view the world.
    I do have alot of faith and I do believe that it is the hardest road.
    Try and find a calmness in yourself and then you will find a calmness in your words.
    You write with such passion and have sooooooooooooooooooo much tallent.
    If you really are just 18, then all I can say is that you have MUCH to offer.Please do me a
    favour by informing me of your next poem.Love and life, and from the words of a great friend of mine, 'BLUE SKIES AND GREEN LIGHTS TO YOU'....Love Duncan
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Poem Submitted: Friday, March 31, 2006

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 1, 2006


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