The Leaf

I die in the cold
Where I hibernate
In the ground
Covered in snow
In winter
Only to be ressurected
Where I blossom
With the flowers
Then see the blue sky
In spring
I dance
Under the sun‎
I change into green
Enjoy the warmth
In summer
Until I flow
With the breeze
I change into red
Hang by a thread
In autumn
Until I am the last leaf left
But eventually
Certainly
I will fall
Then die again in the cold…

– November 14, 2018

It’s All Over (Part III)

Author’s Note: I wrote this when I was 16 for my first love (more of infatuation). It’s a long poem so I’ll cut this into 3 parts.

Here’s part 1 and here’s part 2.

The storm has passed and a brand new day is waiting
A wonderful rainbow I am hoping to see
And soon birds will all sing like a choir
And the grasses will be green and all with life

Roses will soon bloom and the sun won’t say bye
The trees’ leaves will soon dance with all their might
The sea and its waves will greet me and say fine
‘Cause now I can feel that things will be all right

The air will whisper all the hopes for love
The sand will again sparkle like a blazing fire
And the river will never ever stop its flow
For I will now leave thee and will start to grow

The moon will soon find its own light
The stars will twinkle and will shout at last
And the warm night will now always remind me
Finally, I have gotten over with thee…

– March 29, 2000

It’s All Over… (Part II)

Author’s Note: I wrote this when I was 16 for my first love (more of infatuation). It’s a long poem so I’ll cut this into 3 parts.

Here’s part 1 and here’s part 3.

Now birds are weeping that things won’t be all right
The bees stop in creating sounds
The grasses are drying and turning brown
‘Cause now it’s like the end of my life

Now roses are all dying and the sun is frowning
The tress are becoming gloomy; their branches are not waving
The sea is ignoring me; its waves are hurting me
They are hurting me so badly

I can’t hear the air that is whispering love
Even the sand is not sparkling now
River is filled of rocks, stopping its flow
For now I hate to see thee as a glow

The clouds are covering the moon so it doesn’t shine
The stars are mourning and saying they are sorry
The warm night is now reminding me
How can I get over with thee…

– March 29, 2000

It’s All Over… (Part I)

Author’s Note: I wrote this when I was 16 for my first love (more of infatuation). It’s a long poem so I’ll cut this into 3 parts.

Here’s part 2 and here’s part 3.

Birds sung in a wonderful hymn
The bees played with their buzzing sounds
The green grasses danced and bowed
When thee became a part of my life

Roses bloomed, the sun said hi
The trees’ leaves swayed; their branches waved
The sea greeted me; its waves touched me
They touched me so softly and gently

The air whispered things like forever
The sand sparkled like a golden fire
The river flowed like an endless ray
For I am bounded by the nature of thee

The moon smiled when I looked at it
The stars blinked and told me it’s real
The warm night reminded me
How wonderful it was to be with thee…

But the clouds became grey
Then thunders roared like a frightening mourn
The sun hid; the cloud started to cry
And the nature I saw is now a nightmare of sigh…

– March 29, 2000

Thank You, My Inspirations

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Inspiration is all around
It’s anywhere, it’s everywhere
Find it so I can be free —
Free to write and be all me

Lyrics that touch the heart
Melody that soothes the soul
Thank you Song, you inspire my core

Prologue that excites the mind
Plot that stimulates the brain
Thank you Book, you awaken my thoughts

Weather that reflects the mood
Skies, trees – all the sceneries
Thank you Nature, to you I am drawn

Occasions that create memories
Events that bring tears and laughter
Thank you Experience, with you, I grow

Feelings that move you forward
Someone whom you share the world
Thank you Love, you keep me alive

Inspiration is all around
It’s anywhere, it’s everywhere
Find it so I can be free —
Free to write and be all me

– April 28, 2016

Tobermory (A Haiku Collection)

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Author’s Note: This is long overdue. I visited Tobermory last September and that place is really amazing. It’s been five months and I’m still inspired to write about it (finally!). Tobermory is located in Ontario, Canada, around 5hr drive (to North) from Toronto and it involves trekking. The 5-hr drive and the hike are all worth it. I wish to go back there this summer and be once again inspired with nature.

Endure every step
An amazement is waiting
Nature’s true beauty

A water so clear
A lake so still and peaceful
It’s pure, it’s calming

Rocks in various forms
Arts and shapes leaving an awe
Nature’s mystery

A view from the cliff
It’s grotto, blue sky, vast lake
It’s tranquility

Sky changed to orange
Stars spreading in horizon
Truly inspiring

Enjoy every hike
Journey to a miracle
It’s Tobermory

– February 23, 2016

Snow / Nyebe

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Author’s Note: Since it’s been snowing, I’m posting this poem I wrote in 2013 about snow. Originally written in Filipino then I later translated it in English (in 2014) though I still prefer the Filipino version.

Snow (English Version):

Miracle of nature
This you will discover
Beauty of nature
This you will experience

Surroundings are all white
It will amaze you
It will give you awe
Even trouble will be gone

In each flake, in each fall
It will give you joy
Cotton-field surroundings
This is Christmas’ scene

Mystery of nature
This you will see
Open your heart and soul
Let it mark your memories

– February 10, 2014

Nyebe (Filipino and Original Version):

Hiwaga ng kalikasan
Ang siyang matutuklasan
Kariktan ng kalikasan
Ang siyang masasaksihan

Kapaligira’y kay puti
Tunay ngang mabibighani
Mamamangha pa parati
Sulirani’y mapapawi

Bawat butil, bawat patak
Katumbas nito ay galak
Mababalutan ng bulak
Diwang pasko ang halimuyak

Misteryo ng kalikasan
Ang siyang matatagpuan
Puso’t isipan ay buksan
Alaala ay bakasan

– December 18, 2013