Author’s Note: I started writing it in my native tongue, Filipino. Since I’m struggling and still unsure how to finish it, I shifted gears and started writing the English version.
Walang lumalabas kahit anong piga
Minsan parang wala ng maibubuga
Kahit ano pang isip, walang mapala
Pagod lang ba o sadyang walang adhika
Pinunit ang papel; inubos ang tinta
Paikut-ikot lang ang mga ideya
Sa kompyuter napatitig; tumunganga
Isipa’y paunti-unting nagsasara
Uminom ng kape, akalang heto na
Kumunot ang noo, tuloy sa pagkapa
Kinamot ang ulo, pupuntaha’y wala
Tama na nga, itutulog ko na muna!
Despite how much I squeeze
I can’t come up of anything
My brain has no more juice
Am I tired or just uninspired?
Crumbled papers, pen without ink
Ideas are running in loops
Staring game with my PC
And sadly I am winning this
Sipped my coffee, this is it?
Crossed my eyebrows, still nothing
Scratched my head, also nothing
Enough! Perhaps I should just sleep!
p.s.: when I said that “perhaps I should just sleep” – what i really meant is this – “i should starting working (my regular job) already!”
– written this morning, July 17, 2015