That Summer Morning

On a cold summer morning

I got my phone ringing.

Thinking it was a prank

I ignored and stared at a blank.

A return call message I received

I dialed, hoping I am not deceived.

I heard someone on the other line

Sobbing, crying, weeping.

“He’s gone”, was all I can hear

I wept, I cried ’till I can’t bear.

‘Twas that summer morning

I heard the news of you leaving.

You left without saying goodbye

It broke my heart in pieces, I could die.

The sun was shining

But the rain came pouring.

Every drop of the rain

Is every drop of my pain.

Will someone wakes me up

“You’re dreaming, get up”.

But reality holds true

You’re gone, didn’t know what to do.

Today I woke up with a raindrop falling

A reminder of how much I am longing.

For I remembered, every drop of the rain

Is every drop of my pain.

It’s been seven years dad

And I still felt bad.

On that cold summer morning

You left me while it was raining.

I miss you dad, please come back.



The day I started my summer rain theme, was the same day I didn’t know what to write, and the very same day the first heavy summer rain fell.
As the rain came pouring, I kept writing.
Its been a month though.
You all enjoyed my summer rain theme as much as I enjoyed writing them.
Little did I know that this is not just simply about inspiration to write..or a spike for my stats…or a way to touch your hearts.

Today I woke up with a promise I’d move on to another theme.

But then I opened my window curtain and saw the raindrops falling.

And it hit me…

On this very same occasion seven years ago as I opened my window curtain looking at the summer rain falling, that I was told my dad, passed away.

Now I understand where my “summer rain” theme came all the way.

Thanks, Dad you never left me all along.

You lead me to this day. On your death anniversary. As I write each poem. I poured out every single emotion there was in me. That today, I felt a lot better. Better than those early years you were gone.

Thanks, Dad… you truly are amazing..even when you are gone!!!



Mysterious Rain



You are a picture of quiet serenity

Plunge into darkness

Out of the blue

And…on a hot

weary afternoon

Amidst silence

And shimmering heat

You become hot as a horseradish

Steamy as a terrarium

Then you gently thickened

You poured…

That mysterious rain

On a scorching summer afternoon



the heat is on…its summer…but a little rain could be mysteriously stunning…

There you go..another “Summer Rain”.


…a steamy, hot summer late afternoon in Singapore. ..

My Summer Rain

Love goes, they say

When the pain of loving

Is too much to bear

When you

Can hope no more

Wish no more

When the heart

finally gets tired…

Of hoping…

Of dreaming…

Of waiting…

Then love goes…

My love, I say will never go.

Even when it has been very painful

Or too much to hold still

Because all I

Wanna do is

Wish for more.

My heart will never be tired

Of hoping…

Of dreaming…

Of waiting…

My love will never go

‘Cos I found the summer rain in you




I have been doing this summer rain theme for quite a while..and it has inspired me so much that I just can’t stop yet.

I wish you find your “Summer Rain” too


***A beautiful afternoon Summer Rain in Singapore***

O, Summer Rain Don’t Go


Loveless tide swept

In the seashore

Where I once stand

Alone and unsure

There, we’re together

Walking by the shore

Looking gently at the sea

Gazing through your smile

Our eyes met then

Our hearts touched

As deeply we felt

That loving feeling within

But now it’s gone

Carried by the tide

Back to the sea

Where once we’re together

Bring back my love oh thee

In the seashore where we shared

The afternoon summer rain drizzle

Over our kisses and sweet embrace.

Oh summer rain don’t go

No, not yet I can’t let go…





It seemed to me that summer rain isn’t over, as it still continues to inspire me with beautiful thoughts and endearing moments…that rain, once shared with the one you love is perfectly beautiful no matter what time of the year it may come.

Ahhhhh summer rain..look what have you done !!!

Summer Rain Ends



O, shocked were my senses
Upon hearing the truth
It’s breaking my heart
Though I did not want to believe
From the start

Why have you kept me hoping so long?
Why have you treated me so kind;
And beaten me so hard?

Is that how to accept threats?
Is that how to understand punishments?
Is that how trust fails?
Is that how love hurts?

Is that how summer rain ends?




This is hopefully the end of my summer rain theme…

Hear Me

Hear Me





Hear me as I cry

For your sweet agonizing ray

Though I beg the sun to shine

As you stay by in

Oh, the rain came sweeping down

As blood oozes

Thru my vein, yearning for


Sweet embrace.

No, not this time

Never my love,

For no one is bound to know

How prepared I can be

When you will go

And forever I am doomed.

Please, don’t.

Never go.


Just for a moment.

I know I promised

I’ll let you go,

When summer rain ends.




I thought my summer rain poetry obsession  (sort of) will end as soon as the first ray of sun comes out; I was wrong because, like the rain that floods the streets, my mind is flooding too with heart -wrenching ideas…..ahhhh summer rain I just can’t let you go

When Summer Rain Ends



Sing no sad song, not yet

Or I’ll behold in your lids,

Hang the sweet tears of agony

Rather paint me visions

Of thousand smiles in your lips…

And upon your lips…your lips…

The vision of night will fade away…

Kiss me not, not yet…

Least you’ll awaken a silent sea!

And it’s faint murmuring

Turn to turbulent despair!

But surely when you pass away

I’ll grasp the air

And kissed the same

That kissed you.

Dry your tears,

let not your tears

Warm my icy tomb

And when light fade

Softly from my eyes

Take my hands once more

And into the clouds, I’ll fly…

When summer rain ends.



It Still Rains

No, not yet, not yet…

Let your eyes speak

Of roses in bloom

Remind me once again

Of the chalice of love we shared

Where fiery choir

Sang our song

At the blazing sun.

Shed no tears, not yet…

The midnight air

Still whispers your name

And deep from the abyss,

Creature of the night

Echoes my grief

Make me remember the picture

We make out of the clouds,

Hold my hand

And let us fly to the sky.

It’s still raining my love…





The Sun is Up

The sun is up, finally in days

Of raining and wind blowing.

The sun has shown

After days of hiding.

The sun is scorching hot

After days of iced-cold breeze.

But the sun hasn’t been up yet

In my heart for days of longing.

The sun hasn’t shown still

In my being for days of weeping.

It still feels like raining without you

On a hot summer day.



The rain has finally stopped. But for some weird reasons i can’t get over with the “summer rain” thought. So here’s hoping that this is my final version of my summer rain installment.