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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Believing

You made me see

A flawless beauty ~

A reason to see the sunshine,

To taste another glass of wine.

 

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Can I go home?

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They said when you’re down,

When behind every smile is a frown,

Take a quick drive and you will reach

A special nook by the beach;

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How do you know?

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How do you know

if you are still alright?

If you are still fine,

if you are still on track of your line,

when all you see

and all you feel

is something you cannot understand;

I feel wrong,

maybe sad, or down, or tired,

and I can’t even say why;

It’s like the mystery of a prism,

or the darkness of the shadow —

the questions of light.

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