You’re on the stage clad
in the best gown in town while
Mom and Dad smiles wide

I wanted to say congratulations to my sister for graduating this year, congrats! You’re now on the way to being a teacher, I hope that whoever child you teach you plant in them the seed of curiosity to learn, to seek learning is the most wonderful thing you can teach and teach them how to love everyone around them, not just in text but teach them through actions. I know the road is uncertain but relax you’re on for something thrilling, let’s roll and God Bless you, congrats!


It was not love

Your eye’s that seem to know
All the sadness I can’t show
The gaze that thaws the snow
And puts my heart aglow

Your mouth that speaks of comfort
Of what I want to hear the most
It provokes my mind and awakens thoughts
Into speaking the unspoken words

Your touch they remind me
That pain is just temporary
If you have someone to help carry
Then things will be more easy

But there was one thing I misunderstood
That everytime I see you my heart would stop
I’d get shy for no reason and I was shock
But I know we’re just friends and it was not love

To the reader:
I know, that’s why thanks for being a great friend. Sometimes we must not let outside factors affect you, if they linked you together because you look good with each other, listen to your heart first and observe then follow your heart, but carry your brain, it is much more comfortable to have a friend than to have a partner but lose her in the end, it will hurt like hell and your heart will be torn in two. So think first before you act, sometimes accidents happen, but always remember safety first ūüôā think for the better.

A visit

I went back to a place I know
When I was once a boy
To see faces from my mind
The pictures in my soul

The pictures that I long to replicate
From the memories of my past state
My innocent life when I didn’t know anything yet
Was something not others can duplicate

It’s something my teachers gave
And my classmates fill of share
All the times that we have shared
They all come back as I visit this place

About the Picture: This picture is in front of my alma mater in high school The Sisters of Mary School. A Roman Catholic schools which focuses on helping the poorest of the poor youth of the country, for Philippines we have four branches of this school 2 in Cavite and 2  in Cebu (Minglanilla and Talisay).

Author’s Note:¬†Sometimes when we visit a place all memories will rush back to us, those memories that we thought we’ve already forgotten as time passed by. There are mixed feelings when coming to places like this, as for me, I missed the brotherly love I experienced in my highschool.

              Imagine all 2100 plus boys studying together in a campus, only going out outside the world to have vacation for 14 days a year and the rest is all about study, praying, working and playing. I lived with 50 students which became my dorm mates for four consecutive years in highschool. This 50 boys came from different islands here on Philippines(Visayas and Mindanao) each growing up in a different kind of environment, with each, an attitude to his own. Our first year was a mess, with each adjusting to each other, fights and conflicts arise due to misunderstanding attributed to behaviour, language and mainly the energy of youth. So all this and that we learned to live in sync for four years, eating and living in the same environment, equally with the same clothes, study materials. We face the same trials and encounters in our early youth as highschoolers and that created a kind of love which is hard to find brotherly love created through our bonding. We do everything at the same time with set schedules for study, praying, playing and working. We do everything together so that no one is left behind and no one will feel lonely and that everyone is responsible for looking out for each other, we value each other and treat everyone as real siblings with the sisters standing as our mother.

              Even now, I still long to go back to those days where life was fun and full of innocence without a care for what will happen tomorrow, only focused on what is happening at the moment. So to admit, I miss the school, the family, the friends, the loving sisters and the love I received from everyone. All of this I realised when I visited this place.

A Little Bit

I’m a little bit funny, a little bit mad,
a little bit happy, a little bit sad,
a little bit holy, a little bit bad,
I’m a little man Tordy, a little bit odd.

I do admit my clothes are a little bit messy,
I do a lot of work, a little bit lazy,
I do listen to my teacher, a little bit drowsy,
But I do always went to school, a little bit early.

I always speak of things, a little bit dreamy,
I always speak to people, a little bit frankly,
I always approach people, a little bit friendly,
I always like simple people, a little bit geeky.

I have a lot of reactions, I’m a little bit touchy,
I have a lot of enemies, a little bit deadly,
I have a lot of friends, a little bit hearty,
I have a lot of attitudes, a little bit saintly.

I broke my heart a thousand times, a little bit badly,
I found myself a million times, a little bit lonely,
God comfort me a billion times, a little bit lavishly,
I’ll forever be thankful to God a zillion times, for giving me a wonderful family.

To the reader: here is a bit of introduction to myself…



Ang imo kasing kasing mura ug Kugon
Dali ra dauban ug dali pasigahon
Apan imong kayo pila ra ka segundo
Kay sa pagkipat sakong mata nahimo ng abo

Busa kitang duha wala kauyon
Kay ako ang ganahan
Ikaw tong kapoyon
Maong ang kita nabiyaan na sa panahon

Ako tong usa nga nagpadayon
Ikaw tong karon nabilin pa sa kagahapon
Wala nag bag-o ang dughang gama sa kugon
Sige ra gihapog siga sige ra sag kapalong


Your heart is like a cogon grass
easy to set fire and easy to set ablaze
But your fire only lasts a second
Cause in the blink of an eye it turns to ash

That’s why we did not blend
Because I was the one wanted
And you were the one who was tired
That’s why the time left us apart

I was the one who continued
While you were left dwelling in the past
Nothing has changed in your cogon-made heart
Still burning but easily put out

About the poem: This poem was inspired by the term “ningas kugon” an idiomatic expression in Tagalog dialect which means “only hardworking at the beginning but does not finish until the end…” This is one of the attitudes which is a trademark to some Filipinos and I don’t deny the fact that I’m sometimes just like this. So I compared it to the kind of love which is intense but short live, only strives through the good times but vanishes on the onslaught of¬† trials. It’s like the flame of a cogon grass easy to set fire and burns fast and is gone forever blown by the wind.