Category Archives: Poetry

My First Gold

I’m really sleepy and am about to sleep but as I check my email, I receive great news that inspire me to take time to post something on my blog today.

Just this month, I stumbled upon this contest…

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It’s a contest in AllPoetry.com for Filipino writers. I was inspired to write and submit something.

I haven’t checked my emails for days and checking today, I receive a message that the contest has ended.

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To my surprise, I see this…

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I’m really happy to win especially it’s my first gold!! I didn’t spend that much time writing the poem but I did spend so much emotions in writing it. I am really happy to know that this poem has been greatly appreciated by the readers and the judge of the contest.

I would like to express my gratitude to Wanderess for picking my poem to win and of course, to all the readers. In AllPoetry’s site, this is my most read poem so far.

Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank you!!

To WordPress readers, you can view this poem here. I’m glad to share with you the poem, Kapalit ay Luha. Hope you like it.

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Of My Country’s Independence

It has been more than an hour since the day of commemoration of the independence of our country, the Philippines. Yet, I don’t believe it’s too late to be posting this poem I specifically write for the celebration. It’s my first post in the Filipino language. You may notice in the right menu a new category, Filipino Corner. This category is added to contain write-ups that are written in my mother-tongue.

I apologize to the non-Filipino readers who are unable to read and understand Filipino. This poem is dedicated to my country to depict the problems we currently face regarding crimes and terrorism resulting from our differences in religions and beliefs. Hope you’ll continue to wait patiently for my next posts.

To the Filipino readers, I hope you’ll take time to read this new poem,
Bandila, Sa Sagisag Mo. Hope the poem’s message reaches you and in your own way let it reach others too.

Couldn’t Write as I Wish

I wanted to write a poem for the Mother’s Day but couldn’t really find the words to say. I then decided to write whatever came to my mind but I was filled with negative thoughts. I couldn’t come up with a poem for Mother’ Day and ended up with the poem, In My Desolation, instead. It may not fit the season but it’s a poem which I pour my emotions into.

To my mother, I’m sorry that I can’t write a poem for you this Mother’s Day. My heart’s not really in it right now. I am just too depressed to write some happy thoughts. I just pray that my prayers will reach you in heaven.

Need More Sleep

About a couple of months ago, I woke up one morning feeling sick. My head hurt badly. I was a little dizzy. The boisterous ringing of my mobile phone’s alarm was pulling me away from my sleep.

It had been a busy period at work and a stressful time at home. And with the heaps of problems, I almost wanted to do nothing but to just lie down and rest.

As I was lazily looking up at the ceiling that noon, I thought about this poem to describe my simple wish of getting some more sleep. It is a short poem written for a simple idea. Hope you’ll let me know what you think of Look at You through the comments.

A Lonely Mathematical Story

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Huh? You may be wondering, “What’s the point of the definition above? Isn’t this a poetry blog? Or has this blog turned for the discussion of mathematics?”  Don’t worry, this is still a blog for poetry.

The word Aymptote is our word for the day. It’s not that we are having math or vocabulary lessons here but it’s a very important word to understand my new poem. See, I found this contest on Math poems and decided to write one.

The definition above from Wikipedia must still be unclear for those who are not inclined to math (especially its haters). So to better understand, here’s a graph.

asymptote Still, what’s the point? If you look at how the parabolas (or in more layman’s term, curves) are drawn, you can imagine a sad story in which two lovers’ destinies are not meant to be joined.

Well, mathematically, asymptotes are not really to graph lovers’ destinies. But as we use our imaginations, we, writers, are free to come up with any new ideas. So here’s my math poem, Geometry’s Melancholy. I have tried my best to write this in terms that can easily be understood even to those who do not really like Math. Hope you’ll like this poem, though.