Category Archives: POETRY

At Sixteen

I wrote this piece when I was 22; a naive, disillusioned girl whoΒ dreamt of something big but never had a chance to realize it.

Feeling nostalgic, I cleaned out some of the boxes housing manuscripts and quickly scribbled nothings in napkins and torn pieces of paper. It was nestled between two stickers that melded together, its adhesive just melted over time.

It was one of the poems I wrote when everything seemed to be crashing down, a reminder that an idealistic fool thought she could rule the world, but the world was too big for her even to navigate through.

At sixteen, many realizes that they’re on top of the world. Well, at least I thought I was. And when reality comes knocking, it does knock… and boy, does the realization reality bit me hard. Continue reading At Sixteen

Heart Beats

I’d like to share a poem I wrote when I was in my early twenties. It was during a time when I was lost, confused and angry at life… at everything. A time I swore I wouldn’t want to experience again for as long as I live.

I barely recognized myself during those times. I was hurt and lonely. Nevertheless, I took a creative turn for it and just poured everything out on paper. This is one of the results of those angry, bitter, sleepless nights.Β  Continue reading Heart Beats

The Verses: Keep It Whole

Where’s your road?
The road you once meant to run…
The road where you met and gave up…
Everything and nothing at all.

Where’s your life?
The life you wanted for two decades ago…
The life you once saw a bright future…
of everything you’ve dreamt will come true.

Where’s your mind?
The mind that tells you to run…
The mind that stopped you and let go…
Of everything that shatters inside.

Where’s your soul?
The soul that bragged of all that’s good…
The soul you kept guard and never missed…
Anything that will shatter you.

Where’s your heart?
The heart that you’ve protected…
The heart that told you to let go…
Of everything that’s keeping you from the road.

Where’s your love?
The love you’ve searched, grasped and let go…
The love that swore to never let you go…
and everything in between you and your road.

Everything is shattering.
It all points to your grey-scaled world…
The world you’ve created inside your mind.
Stop the trigger and breathe…

Breathe for the moment.
Breathe for what you wanted.
Breathe for what’s promised.
Breathe for what’s coming.