Please stop for a minute ?

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**  A friend sent me this pic and told me that she never knew there were beautiful flowers at her porch because she never had time to sit at the porch and enjoyed the plants. One morning when she was off, she took time to sit at the porch and found this flower among the other plants, a flower that she never noticed before because she didn’t take a time to pause from her busy schedule and just enjoyed some beauty around her. I think her experience reminds me as well to stop for a while sometimes , to just notice simple beautiful things around me **

The sun still curled up in her dreams

the smell of wet dust dominated the air

You left a glint of sweet scent

when you said goodbye

to the young man with beautiful brown eyes

you were just a few steps from where I was

Hey…

Please stop for a minute ?

but you kept going away

you rushed to catch the train

to take you to your morning meeting

 

There was no moon tonight

and the street lamps were worn out

failed to shine up in their best light

It’s time to replace them with new bulbs

few nights ago the street went totally dark

the sky in this city had not dressed herself up for long time

like a grieving person , dressed in black gown

with no bow or glittering stones

 

You arrived…

I squeezed myself through Zebra’s big posture

Ahh, the wind was not affectionate tonight

she preferred to play with the thick leaves of acacia

she used to love swinging with me

and gave me her tender strokes

but not tonight

Hey…

Please stop for a minute ?

you didn’t look back

you lovingly called out the young man’s name

the sound of your voice echoed your love your longing

for him

I wish…

 

I do not hear anything

I do not see

I do not want to wait any longer

or counting the days pass me by

I have been here since the Zebra was only a little pod

and today, if I don’t  move away

I could die within her crush

or should I just let myself dying ?

so when I am not around , you would never know about me

your sweet scent touches me

in a minute the scent would fade and vaporizes to the air

just like the passing days

but today your scent stays, it gets closer

you stop

look at me for a while

then put your fingers on my cheeks

you caress me softly

brush your nose on my face

I am blushed, you smile

suddenly you whisper ;

“Where have I been lately ? I have not noticed there is this beautiful flower at my porch.”

No dear, you didn’t go anywhere. You just didn’t take a minute to stop by

 

INDONESIAN 

Matahari belum sepenuhnya bangun dari mimpinya

Dan bau tanah basah masih memenuhi udara

Semburat wangi tubuhmu menyapu

Ketika kamu berpisah dengan pemuda bermata indah

Beberapa jengkal langkah dari tempatku berada

Hey..

Berhentilah sejenak

Tapi kamu terus menjauh

Kamu bergegas mengejar kereta

Menemui janji pagimu

 

Tidak ada bulan malam ini

Dan lampu jalan dengan tidak berdaya

Mencoba memberi sinar yang sia-sia

Sepertinya sudah waktunya diganti

Beberapa malam lalu keadaan jalan gelap gulita

Langit kota ini sudah lama tidak berdandan

Seperti berkabung, mengenakan gaun hitam

tanpa pita dan kilauan batuan gemerlap

kamu datang…

Aku menyeruak di antara himpitan badan lebar si zebra

Ahh.. angin juga tidak bersahabat malam ini

Dia lebih suka bercengkrama di antara rimbunnya akasia

Biasanya dia berbaik hati mampir sesaat

Membelai tubuhku dengan lembut

Tapi tidak malam ini

Hey ,

Berhentilah sejenak

Tapi kamu terus menjauh

Melantangkan nama pemuda bermata indah itu

Penuh cinta, penuh rindu

Seandainya…

 

Aku tidak mendengar

Aku tidak melihat

Aku tidak ingin lagi menunggu

Atau menghitung hari yang terlewat

Aku sudah ada di sini ketika si zebra masih sepucuk

Dan sekarang , kalau aku tidak pindah,

Aku bisa mati dalam himpitannya

Atau aku biarkan saja tubuhku melayu ?

Sehingga ketika aku tidak ada, kamu tidak pernah tahu tentang aku

Wangi tubuhmu menyapu

Sesaat lagi akan menjauh dan hilang, seperti hari-hari yang lewat

Tapi kali ini tidak

Kali ini tercium semakin kuat dan mendekat

Kamu berhenti…

Memandangku lama, lalu menyorongkan jari jemari ke arahku

Membelaiku lembut

Menyentuhkan ujung hidupmu ke wajahku

Aku sumringah, kamu tersenyum

Tiba-tiba kamu berkata ;

“Kemana aja aku selama ini ya , sampe nggak tau ada bunga seindah ini di teras rumah? “

Kamu tidak kemana-mana.

Kamu hanya tidak berhenti

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