Creative Writing

Mirages | A Poem

Why is it so hard to change what I hate?

To become someone different but still okay.

Why do I always blame myself?

Never point the finger at anyone else.

How do I go on every day?

Without giving up, losing faith.

Is there a secret I don’t know?

Some sort of shortcut to take.

Have I ever seen a miracle?

I memorized these mirages though.

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Creative Writing

Good Luck | A Poem

Didn’t let the past bring you down

Because you believed what’s done is done

Wasn’t worried about things to come

Knew you could conquer

Felt you had won

Put so much faith in yourself

Wouldn’t trust anyone else

Since they didn’t see

Every hit you took

They talked about being tired

Yet remained bad liars

So you wished yourself good luck

And walked away without looking back

Reading

The Wicked King By Holly Black | A Book Review

Title: The Wicked King

Author: Holly Black

Genre: Fantasy

About the book: It’s the second novel in a series that picks up right where The Cruel Prince left off.

I received a free copy of the book from Hachette in exchange for an honest review.

First impressions: I read the first novel about a year ago, and I was curious to see what would happen next.

I love the title and cover. Both capture the essence of the story perfectly.

Characters: The main characters, Jude and Cardan, grew on me. They’re both flawed, even morally questionable. Their development made them more likeable.

Black offers additional backstory, especially in regards to Cardan. Even the evil villains have greater depth to them than I expected.

Quote:

“Power is much easier to acquire than it is to hold on to.”

Writing: I’m a huge fan of the dialogue, specifically between Jude and Cardan.

There’s a bit of nearly everything from fantasy to romance to suspense. The scenes aren’t too mature or graphic in nature either.

Final thoughts: The ending is just cruel. I need closure, and Holly Black didn’t give me that.

If you’re interested in reading The Wicked King, I recommend reading The Cruel Prince beforehand. If you enjoyed the first novel, you might love the second novel even more.


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Creative Writing

Never Know | A Poem

All right

Good enough

Look ahead

Same plans

Different path

Adapt now

Nothing lasts

Sustain hope

Rise above

Be better

Hard task

Be glad

Never know

Complete strangers

Kind souls

Personal Reflection

Choosing The Right Career Path For Me

I don’t know what I’m doing. Then again, who does?

Somehow I graduate next year. I don’t feel ready, but at the same time, I can’t wait to get out of university and into the real world.

I’ve had four years to find myself. I still need more time to figure out who I am.

Obviously, I want to have an open mind. But I’d love to be able to work with words. After all, I enjoy reading, writing, blogging.

I tell myself if I want to stand a chance at any career, I have to be my best self. I also feel like I’ll have to work harder than most to get my foot in the door. Regardless, I will choose and pursue the right career path for myself, not anyone else.

In my opinion, what’s on your mind all the time says a lot about who you are, what you want.

I’m a writer. I want to write.

Creative Writing

Made Memories | A Poem

I made memories,

and I’m not sorry.

If given the chance,

I’d do it again.

But I will cherish

those few seconds

because I found my faith

in the most unexpected place.

Creative Writing

At The Beginning | A Poem

At the beginning

just getting started

inspiration in the air

got to kindle the fire

make the flames burn

into the winter

better than before

no intention to break

what isn’t broken

can’t see too far ahead

but I know

I’ll get where I need to go.

Creative Writing

My Own Happiness | A Poem

I’m closer to where I want to be

Not as far as before

I dream of a better time

I doubt I’ll ever stop

Proud of my progress

I have so much further to go

Still I’ve never shied away from hard work

I can’t help but think my time is coming

I’ll put the pieces together

Spread my wings and fly

Find all the ways I can enjoy life

While I cultivate my own happiness