tugas puisi Bahasa Indonesia
Walking in an empty forest
Not a bird in sight
The cold of the snow and wind
Fell upon the night
Searching for that perfect one
I always think I’ve finally found
That’s all I’ve ever really wanted
But, now my hands are bound
My eyes are red and puffy
From the tears that fall each day
So now I’m just left wondering
Why can’t my heart go away?
And now I’m left with a blacked heart
It’s all that you can see
This is all that remains of me
Nothing more, what is more it’s at the least
Now love is like an arctic blast
It freezes as it passes by
And here I remain alone and jaded
Since all I’ve done is cry, cry and cry
p.s. but, I’m not blaming you for what’s gotten into me right now, it’s all on me
My name I long for you to say.
Do you know just how I feel?
Do you know this love is real?
Sometimes I wonder what you think.
When you hear my name, do your cheeks turn pink?
Do you dream about me every night?
Wish to hug me and hold me tight?
Do you think we’re meant to be?
Together forever, you and me?
These are the questions that run through my mind,
Your way into my heart, you did find.
It drives me crazy as to what I should do,
Should I risk a friendship and confess to you?
Or should I keep my feelings inside,
Keep them locked up, let them hide?
I just don’t know what to do anymore,
My heart it aches, my heart it’s sore.
I love you more than you could know,
And I don’t want to ever let you go.
So even if I’m just a friend,
I’ll always love you until the end.
Well, this one was given by one of my friends but I don’t know where it was taken from.
You have been my friend since High School
When we both thought we were young and innocent
We would laugh and stay up all night talking
We would always have a grand old time
I enjoyed your laughter, and admired your care free nature
You were always honest, and always tried to make life fun and interesting
Our friendship turned into much much more than just a friendship
Ours is a friendship that is deep, something that is rare between friends
Something more like “family”
Something that will last a lifetime
Somewhere along that road we traveled together
Something happened that changed my life forever
Knocking me off that road we shared, and sending me on a journey all by myself
I was looking for answers, searching for who I was
I started remembering being not so innocent
Not wanting to laugh, not wanting to skip
Not wanting to only have fun
I was alone because I could not let you in
Could not let anyone in
Through my search, I have stumbled upon, and found my voice
The voice that could free me from this hell I’ve erected for myself
A voice that’s been silenced to long by the shame, silenced by the denial
A voice that tells me to let you in, that I can trust you
A voice that says you will understand
A voice that tells me I’m not vulnerable to you
A voice that say’s you don’t pity, blame, or judge me
A voice that says you can help me, if only I would let you
A voice that assures me I’m not alone, that you’re still by my side
A voice that says above all else, that you believe me and want to help me
And above all else
That you are still my friend, still my family
I know it’s not easy to listen to certain things, and I know they hurt when you
love the person that something bad has happened to
I know you really cannot understand how I feel but sometimes I need you to listen
Just show me you care, tell me you know I hurt, assure me that it’s ok to cry
How do I not overwhelm you?
But at the same time let you in?
I need you to understand
That I love you
That I don’t blame you for anything
That nothing was your fault
That I want you in my life forever
That I don’t want they’re to be any distance between us
That life isn’t just fun and laughter
How? How do I tell you this?
How do I find my voice?
I’m forever hiding in secrecy the feelings lurking inside of my head
For if they knew, no-one would let me be the person I want to be
If I said that they would accept me, I’d be lying
They cannot see how I do what I do
So they shout abuse and leave me crying myself to sleep
But in dreams I go to a place
Where I’m free to be as I please and where all the things I want, I have got
And where my acceptance comes with an ease
That’s only possible in dreams
I’m not fighting for justice or equality
I’m just fighting for the right to be me
Do you know what it is to be an outsider
on the other side of the fence?
How alone you would feel, if excluded you were.
Does it make any sense?
Can you imagine the isolated soul
with no-one in sight to hear
the cries and the tears that your heart would shed,
and the constant, looming fear?
Can you see in your mind the life of a man
without anywhere to belong?
Because a society judged him unworthy,
because they think they’re right, and he’s wrong.
Try and imagine the pain that you’d feel,
with sneers and hateful words, and spit at your heels.
What would it be like if the gates were locked;
you couldn’t get in, and you couldn’t get out?
Imagine the feeling that you’re worthless,
some dirt that’s been stepped on by someone’s uncaring shoe.
Perhaps at that point it’s too much for your heart,
and you take your own life, to stop it hurting you.
Imagine this world, for maybe a minute,
after that you can stop; you don’t like it, sure
but there are people who go through this every day,
and they can’t stop it, unless they’re no more.
So when you hear of hate, bigots and death,
don’t side with haters, cause that’s how you’ve been bred.
Imagine how it is, or was for that guy,
the one that’s hurt, or lying dead.
So imagine the feelings and memories too,
of people oppressed, hated, abused;
Of people who lived outside of that fence
and what they came to – does it make sense?
*NOTE: NOW YOU CAN SEE THE ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF THIS POEM IN THE COMMENT SECTION BELOW. BIG THANKS TO Lizze Hope Singer WHO DID THE WONDERFUL JOB!*
Well, the poem was made around two years ago, when I was still a 9th grader. Indah or ‘Buncis’ was the one who made it. She’s been my best friend since we were in 115 Junior High School.
The poem is about our friendship which (hopefully) will last forever and ever after. She dedicated it to me which is absolutely touching me. I always wanna cry everytime I read it (until right now, seriously). I’m completely blown away by it. It is mostly about she will never leave me alone whatever happens.
Here’s the original, authentic copy of the poem (and of course it is her handwriting):
Hopefully, it can inspire and motivate all of you readers. And also I wish that you could be blown away by it just like me.
p.s.: Sorry that it’s written in Indonesian. If one of you, who reads it, is not an Indonesian, and wants to understand what this poem means, you may leave a comment and ask me to translate it.