Category Archives: Free Verses

Tonight

(25 May 2010)

Tonight, we’ll walk together, side by side in cobblestone streets. I had hoped, no, longed for this for some time. And somehow I fear that those moments would be fleeting, for time is always unkind to me and the next time this would happen would be close to never.

Tonight, in each stride I’ll soak myself in the joy of closely seeing you – soft black eyes twinkling with every shy smile, each shy smile disarming and uplifting…
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Fire

(10 November 2009)
written in response to this post

Yes, I am like you
I contain the same glow,
This ancient power that spurned
Myriads of worlds and stars,
This same force to end
All of those lost begotten…

Feed it not with fear
For it will consume you!
Free rein should be confined
Least it burn the vessel
That allows it to live…
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Twilight

(15 February 2010)

A pair of feet waged on towards the top of the hills.

The short, quick flicking sounds of grasshoppers making a dash for safety blended discordantly with the rustling of the grass blades. Shadows are growing long, and so the rush. The golden orb is now about to kiss the hills.
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Waiting Almost Done

(01 September 2009, Cebu)

Now the waiting is almost done.
I lingered to see your shadow
With the sun on your back.
I passed the time to see
And to hold the sweet face
I pined for a long time.
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On Journeys… On A Mission

(19 September 2005, Lapu-lapu)

The Captain and I have been together for quite sometime.
I think I have gained His trust.
He has given me a formidable task.
He has sent me on a mission.
I am now in the onset of fulfilling it
And I am always doing the wrong calls.
I need His direction, and I called for His help.

Now I am lost, scrambling always to be faithful to my task.
The Captain is nowhere to be found…
Or am I just hard to find?
I want to believe He is constantly searching.
I am afraid, sometimes I am alone.
I hope I meet Him again soon.

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On Journeys Again

(13 March 2003, Lapu-lapu)

The ship has docked.
The Captain has surveyed the land.
I tried very hard to follow
But the road offered attractions.
I got distracted.
Many times I lost sight of His back.
Sometimes He would patiently wait
Until I catch up.
Sometimes I would just stop
And He would find me.
In following, I started to know Him more
And I got to know myself…

This is the path of discovery.

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On Journeys

(17 April 2002, Lapu-lapu)

Another journey has ended…
I have taken a long rest.
Now, it is time to begin another…
This journey will be rough.
The sea will be tempestuous.
The vessel will be rocked, tossed and blown…
But then, I am not the captain of the ship.
HE is…
I will not be afraid.
He steers.
He leads.
He knows the way…

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