Kapalit ng mga luhang pumakawala
Ang mga berso na nagwawala
Kung nasaan siya? Hindi ko makita
Doon sa kalawakan, naglakbay
Ibinulsa ang mga tala sa bagaheng akay-akay
Bagaheng naglalaman ng pagkamuhi at pagkasira
Pagkawasak ng mga piraso ng pangarap na inilathala
Continue reading “Journal”
“Life is useless if there is no one who lives for it.”
For those people who insist on saying that: “Pain is temporary”, I’m sorry to say but I disagree. Pain is something that will make you a different version of yourself. It is something that will make you a much stronger or a much weaker person. It is something that will always remind you of who you were. Indeed, pain will always be a reminder of who you are and what you do. But no matter how vulnerable you are, no matter how tough you are—you are not, never, forgotten. There are a bunch of people who knows you by heart, who loves you in a clever way, who will be crushed to pieces to see you gone. Despite the thoughts of you being alone, of you having no one to run to—I’m telling you, you are never alone. Your smile is never taken for granted by everyone, your woes are heard by two or three and you exist in someone’s life. You matter. No matter how much you hate yourself; there is always someone who loves you unconditionally.
Your laughs, your cries, your butterflies on your stomach, your heartaches, your victory, and your defeat—are what makes you “you”. And you, as a person, are what make this world run. Without you, the world will revise its turns and everything will be changed. So, never ever belittle yourself, never think that you are unworthy because you are a part of this society who continually makes this world a living paradise.
Patuloy na tumatakbo sa madilim na lugar na ‘di mo mawari.
Buong puwersang kumakawala sa kadena na ikaw mismo ang nagtali.
Kasabay pa ng pakiramdam na para bang mag-isa pero ‘di mo maamin.
Takot sa bulong at sulyap ng mga tao sa paligid.
Paano nga ba tumakas sa rehas na ikaw ang mismong nagtayo?
Sino nga ba ang tunay na sayo ay magtatayo?
“The world is bigger and bolder outside your own shell.”
As a kid, we are thought to never talk to strangers—to never go or rather talk to anyone who we are not familiar with. As for the majority of us, we are still inclined in this teaching that the opinions of others that contradicts our own beliefs, we often disregarded. We are too fond of ourselves and most of the times thought that no one’s perception matters than our own. But the major plot twist here is the fact that your personal world is just a small chunk of what the world is made up of.
Open-mindedness is the key to further travel and understand this world. There are a lot of things to be discovered and to look forward to. For example, travelling without experiencing the real culture of each place you’ve been through is a waste of time. When you travel, you should put yourself not entirely but genuinely and with respect in the culture of each place—in that way, you’ll leave tracks on that place and that place will leave tracks on your personality. The world is vast than you can imagine. Different people, cultures, beliefs, and perceptions exist. And the best way to experience the whole world is by opening our minds and our hearts to countless possibilities.
Fall but stand
Don’t let him step on you
—until you bleed.
The sky was dim
The air was cold
The leaves fall off
The girl was alone
The music plays
The girl sashays
He never chased
What happened to the chain?
Continue reading “She”
Maybe I miss the way we used to be
Maybe I miss the way you set your eyes on me
Maybe I miss the way you locked your arms around me
Maybe I miss the way your hand hold me in
Maybe I miss the way you tell me you need me
Maybe I miss the way you tell me you care for me
Maybe I miss the way you tell me you love me
Maybe I miss the way you tell me it’s just me
Maybe I miss the way you tell me you won’t leave me
Continue reading “Tear-out”