Always Towards Better Things

A dark night
No star to light
A question of who the voices are
Screaming inside, crying is a song,
Can they hear it?

Oh, they cannot –
They do not want to;
They shut their ears,
But no, it’s not about them.

It’s about the song,
Nobody hears;
The dance,
Nobody moves;
The poem,
Nobody recites.

It’s not about them.

It’s about the song,
One that should be sang;
The dance,
One that should be played.
The poem,
One that should be read.

And in the dark night,
If there is no star,
Look for the moon:
Borrowed light, unreal;
But there it is.

One more day,
one more step,
one more breath:
Semper ad meliora.

Day 45

Today marks the 45th day since Metro Manila was put into community quarantine as a means to stop the spread of COVID-19. The farthest I’ve gone was at the end of our street to get deliveries because riders are not allowed to go beyond the checkpoint.

I’ve taken my best step to keep things going. I try to stick with my workout and yoga meditation routine, finish the last few requirements of my postgraduate studies (last two papers!) and enrolled to some free online classes and webinars. I’ve also been busy finishing a book and watching some series on Netflix.

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A Tear for Fear

First of the year.

I’m trying my best to cope with something that I’ve been going through lately, so I guess I’m sorry, self, for starting the year (and the decade) with a sad piece.

The Worst Separation Anxiety

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Calming the Storm

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The night fell and the stars shone bright

But the air was too cold and something wasn’t right,

A bridge fell down, I couldn’t cross

I’m stuck with a feeling that something’s lost;

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I tried to look for it at the clouds in the sky

But it started raining as the heavens cry,

And the voices grew louder, a deafening sound

I screamed in silence until I felt found;

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My demons, you tamed, my storm, you calmed,

Keeping me in a cage of freedom for the damned,

Your warmth is peace, I cannot deny,

In your walls, I can soar so high.