One With The Flowers

A smile with her dimple
Can wash away my trouble
Like poppies that are blooming
A hope that’s everlasting

Her contagious happiness
Reminds me that I am blessed
Like tulips in spring time
A beauty that is sublime

Her pure, genuine laughter
Soothes me, it makes me better
Like the scent of roses
A fragrance of calmness

Her ever glowing light
Changes all wrong to right
A source of life and power
She is one with the flowers

– May 17, 2019

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I Never Expected / Hindi Ko Inakala

Writer’s Note: This was originally written in my native tongue, Filipino. The english version is the translation.

You take me to a paradise each time you smile
Oh how you amaze me in every move you make
O dear, what kind of mystery is surrounding you?
I never expected I would enjoy having you

I want you to be here, to be always with me
I would do anything just to see you with glee
I promise to take care of you until the end
I never expected you’d be hope and happiness

My life has changed ever since we have first me
I now have a new purpose, a new perspective
You have set me free from this imprisonment
I never expected I could ever love this way

– October 15, 2018

Filipino (Original) Version:

Bawat ngiti mo’y nadadala ako sa paraiso
Bawat galaw ako’y talagang nabibighani mo
O giliw, ano bang misteryong nababalot sayo
Hindi ko inakalang matutuwa ako sayo

Nais ko ay laging nandito ka at kapiling ka
Gagawin ko ang lahat basta’t ikaw ay mapasaya
Pangako kong hanggang wakas ay aalagaan ka
Hindi ko inakalang ikaw ang pag-asa’t ligaya

Buhay ay nag-iba sa una pa lang nating tagpo
Ang aking pakay at pananaw ay iyo ring binago
‎Pinalaya mo ako sa aking pagkakabilanggo
Hindi ko inakalang kayang magmahal ng ganito

– October 12, 2018

To Our Little One

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Writer’s Note: I’ve given birth about 3 weeks ago; this poem was when I was about 5 months pregnant. The sonogram was when she was about 9-week old in my tummy. It’s amazing how a baby, even if he/she hasn’t been born yet, can affect the parents’ lives!

You brighten up our world, putting a smile to my face
I look forward to each day as you put me in a place
Where everything is beautiful and all is positive
Where frustrations are forgotten, now with new perspective

We’ve wanted to see each glimpse of how you are growing
And feel each little move you make and all the kicking
It’s uncomfortable but it’s a wonderful state
This feeling, it’s definitely strange yet it’s so great

We’re giving you life but you give our lives a new meaning
We’re so excited for you and experience your blessing
Four more months before you join your mommy and daddy
For now, just focus on being well, our little baby

– April 3, 2018

Drought (Part 4)

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photo credit to cdc.gov

Lost in a world with too many people
Too many things going on
My mind has been preoccupied
Resulting in not knowing what I want
Confused as to what I need
I am seemingly lost in this void
Overwhelmed by this busy crowd
So how can I make amends?
Take charge of my destiny?
Gain a different perspective?
When all I have is my pen
And I am gradually losing my wit
How do I focus to the things that matter?
How do I ignore all the noise?
Then it just dawned on me…
All I need is my pen and a little bit of wit!
Just start writing whatever, whenever
Then just have a little faith and believe
I will soon overcome this drought
Its end is near

– July 10, 2018

Drought (Part 2)

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photo credit to cdc.gov

I always need a validation
Telling myself this is my passion
But I’m stuck, I feel I’m not growing
Did I reach my peak now I’m descending?

And now I’m back again to nowhere
Just scrambling, looking to find whatever
I hope it’s just a phase to something new
‎A great inspiration that’s being brewed

So how do I keep on believing?
Keep the faith, stop myself from falling?
Refuel my mind, my heart, my soul?
When all my fears are eating me whole…

– July 2, 2018

To Write

a combination of two photos obtained from: glogster.com and fountainpennetwork.com

It’s to write about what’s underneath
Then go beyond what lies beneath
Discover the beauty from within
See the light that’s illuminating
To find all the inspiration
Which will uncover all emotions
The passion that’s been long missing
Will soon emerge in the offing
Then dream about the freedom to write
Regardless if it is wrong or right
For it’s to write about anything
Because writing is the only thing

– June 12, 2018

Where To Find Inspiration

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photo credit to curnblog.com

Where do I find the inspiration to write
To get me through this, to help me survive
What should I do to make everything all right
To remind me I’m still breathing, still alive

Let’s turn back time and collect my shattered wit
Hopefully, I’ll figure out the correct math
This time I’ll let things flow, I won’t throw a fit
Then pave the way towards my enlightened path

Where do I find the inspiration to write
I looked everywhere, even traveled the past
But all is blur and I still have no insight
So here’s to just believing, this too, shall pass

– April 19, 2018