Literature, Poems, Uncategorized

24th of May

24th of May, year 2013
You have no idea how clueless I’d been
That that day would mark a scar
To my once unscathed and innocent heart

24th of May
A day I’ll always wish to forget
Bright and sunny turned to rainy
I’d always wish we’ve never met

24th of May
A day that reminds me so much of you
A day that makes all the raging memories roar
A day I’ll remember you, once more

And years from then, here I am
Still waiting for the misery to be gone
Hoping for the hurt to go away
To what happened on that summer day on the 24th of May

Literature, Poems, Uncategorized

How Could It Be

I dreamt of the good old times
And foresaw the possible good days
How futuristic could it be
When in spite the pain in the past
In my tomorrow, it’s still you I want to see

I remembered the small things you’ve done
And reminded myself that there’s nothing grand
But how amazing could it be
That with all your simplicity
I still can’t forget how extraordinary you are to me

I reminisced the words you’ve told me
And how much I wanted to hear your affection
How deafening could it be
That in spite all the silent treatment you gave me
I’d still choose you to sing love songs with me

I can still feel the agony of our sour dates
Filled with wrong choices of oversalted food
But how tasty could it be
That in spite all the bitterness
I’m still longing for that sweetness you’ve had for me

Oh how long will it take
When I think of you in every move I make
How pitiful could I be
As I hope we’re still together
Knowing, everyday, that everything was over

Literature, Poems, Uncategorized

Before I Met You

Before I met you
Life was bland but way simpler
No complexities, just black and white
I should have known better

Before I met you
Life was easier and I was happier
Didn’t need someone to make me smile Guessed I should have known better

Because when I met you
Life started to be filled with colors
There was green, red and laughter
Hoping it was something better

When I met you
T’was no longer just happiness but ecstasy
Excitement and elation felt when we’re together
Back then, I was certain it’s better

Yes, I met you
You add everything, filled every corner
Blasted me with hues of delight, sadness and fright
Will it ever still get better?

I met you
Maybe we’re just meant to stay there
Just an ordinary meeting of strangers
Is it something I can call better?

You came to meet me
Maybe you came to feel something for me
But I met you to realize I’ll just leave you
And I knew that ain’t better for us two

Before I met you
It was never an option to leave someone
Never thought it’s what I’ve done
Don’t know if something better was really gone

Because as I left you
I left my heart with you
You took everything and left me with blues
Was wrong when I thought I was better without you

After I left you
Life has changed somehow
Regrets were felt then, even now
I’ll get better but how?

But I’m never going back to you
Because I left you
I was just meant to cross roads with you
But not journey with you

I left you, I finally met you
Life was bland but never simpler
More complexities, back to black and white Should I have regrets this time?
I should have known better

Literature, Open Letters, Poems, Uncategorized


You miss her. You still do.
That’s what you told me when I asked you.
She’s not replying to your messages anymore,
Because obviously, she’s really ignoring you.

You miss her. You keep on telling me you do.
Once, we were reminiscing about random things we do.
Yet unfortunately, and as usual, a thought popped.
A memory of her, again, made a lonely version of you.

You miss her. I know you really do.
You keep on talking about her laughter –
How you miss her voice, her touch when you’re together.
But when she left you, she wasn’t even bothered.

You asked me one time, out of self-pity.
“Did she really loved me?”
“If she did, why would she do this to me?”
“Why on earth do the people I love can’t even love me?”

You miss her. You will always do.
I get tired of hearing it, too.
Because you’re also missing out on people and things around you.
My friend, please notice that I’m also here to love you.

Poems, Uncategorized, Visayan/Filipino

Madayaw (A Visayan Poem)

Ako ra isa galakaw-lakaw
Ilalom sa init nga adlaw
Grabeng pagtulo sa singot
Sabay sa daghang tawo nga nagguot

Araw ng Dabaw, lami ilaag
Pwede ra masking asa masaag
Hugyaw diri, hugyaw didto
Dunay kalingawan bisan asa muadto

Mga pagkaong lamian
Mga dalan ug kaagi nga dili malimtan
Mga produktong angay ipasigarbo
Mugna gikan sa mga Dabawenyo

Mga litratong gihawiran
Uban sa seguridad nga nakuptan
Niining siyudad lang makita
Madayaw! Oh Dabaw nga gihigugma