I used to be very scared of cemeteries. When I was much younger, I would shut my eyes tight whenever I passed by the cemetery in our village. Unlike American cemeteries where coffins are lowered about 6 feet under the ground, in traditional Philippine cemeteries like the one we had in our barrio, coffins areContinue reading “EERIE CEMETERY”


Would that it’s always autumn tomorrows and yesterdays are all today there’ll be no worry about getting old or the children going away The breeze will ever be fair and the boughs laden with fruits the hearth is warm with laughter while chasing our earthly pursuits. But… will the the flowers grow when there’s noContinue reading “WISH”


Gone is the beauty that marked your days Gone with the petals that now fade Gone is your fragrance that caressed many hearts Gone like a shadow that faded in the dark Gone are the friends that sang your praises Gone are they to chase other pursuits Gone are the toils so you can liveContinue reading “TO A DYING ROSE”


RECOMPENSE One thinks evil wins with each life it takes when all one sees is the swagger, the medals on his neck But, what the eyes will never see – the sword evil used to deal physical death stabbed his own  soul and took away eternity’s breath. He may have killed the body, caused tremendousContinue reading “MEETING THE BAR: THE UNFATHOMABLE”

ENIGMA for Poetics: Interactions

Man a frail creature of a few exalted years before he turns to dust though his will wishes otherwise. Yet, God is mindful of him the psalmist asked why and answered a little less than the angels he was made Bah! would the angels have wept at this comparison to man?! who time and againContinue reading “ENIGMA for Poetics: Interactions”