Sleepless ‘Til Midnight

Getting ready for World Poetry Day on March 21! Here’s to warming up!

 

I have known a true gentleman

Who lives a block away from our house

He has such lovely habits

That keeps me awake at night

On Wednesdays he stands

On his balcony at night

Listening to a song

Dancing with a tulip on his hand

His wrinkles double

When he evokes a smile

Midnight comes, lights walk out

He falls asleep somehow

On Saturdays he sits

On his balcony at night

Raining a barrel of tears

On a frame with a lady inside

He speaks of his day, now she’s for real

A kiss at midnight

Through a wall of glass

Sends him to sleep somehow

And before September leaves

He goes out at night

Blending silence With an old hum

Here he comes, here she waits

Under a cold stone, under six feet of soil

He lies on the grass, just above her

He falls asleep thinking about her

For twenty of his eighty years

The bliss has doomed

The blues has risen

I saw it all, I see it now

I’ve never seen so much love

Alas! I almost cried

When yesterday midnight

I’ve seen him no more

He had truly fallen asleep

Just as I thought so.

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Ang Iba’t Ibang Mukha ng Rason

Ang Rason,

Minsan bullshit, minsan twisted

Minsan blind, minsan unlimited

Minsan parang isang sirang plakang pauli ulit

Ano daw ano daw? Yan nanaman?

Pati hangin napagod na ring makinig

Minsan kaboteng biglang tumubo

Ano daw ano daw? Sang galing yan.

Minsan out of this world, minsan invention

Teka teka sang planeta na hugot yan?

Ilang neurons mo’ng pumutok dahil dyan?

Minsan parang utot, pasabog

Minsan mabigat parang hammer ni Thor

Minsan parang tubig sa Matangbungkay kay babaw

Minsan parang si Lola Nidora

MeMa, MaMa, KJ pa

Minsan parang (x^2 – 16)(x – 3)^2 + 9x^2 = 0

Ganun na nga walang nakakuha

Minsan takot, takot na takot

Asong nahahabag ang buntot

Minsan masakit, ang sakit sakit

Parang third degree burn tanggal lahat lahat

Minsan minsan minsan

Minsan itong lahat

Pero madalas IKAW!

IKAW LANG LAGI NAMAN!

The Lottery

Oh mighty sun has come

and people gather around

waiting for an end and prayin’

an end will give them new life

This is how they grew up

but this is not how they

should live anymore

Just tell me when her heart stops

it’s too much for to see

tell me if I’m wrong

cause I may not know

If old wrong ways are thunder

and ignorance is lightning

this small town would be long on fire

cause they kill out of all of these

This is how they grew up

but this is not how they should live anymore

Just tell me when the murder’s over

it’s too much for me to see

tell me how I should speak up

I’ve got so much fear

So much fear

Maybe I should’ve gone

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This is one of the songs I wrote in high school and some divine feeling urged me to share it with you. So yeah…..maybe next time I’ll post a recording of this song. I’m so excited for you to hear it!

Verse 1:

You don’t need to say it

Cause I know that I’m strange

I show less care for those I care the most

You’ve got something you wanted to say

But I’m on the door to walk away

Afraid of something I don’t even know

And here I am doing my eenie minie moo

Still not sure if I want you back

Chorus:

Cause even if I didn’t see you go

It feels so bad

I couldn’t let go

So many ways

I could’ve used to

Be there with you

And maybe I should’ve gone

Verse 2:

You don’t need to show it

Cause I know what you feel

And maybe you’re right

You can see through people’s eyes

But what a catch, what a catch, what a catch

Still not sure if I want you back

(Repeat Chorus)

Bridge:

Oh my my, oh my my

I’ve got a troubled mind

I want to call the captain back

But the passengers can’t afford to go back

And the ship is just too far far away from the shore

And oh my my, oh my my I’ve got a troubled mind

Oh my my, oh my my I’ve got a troubled mind

Oh my my, oh my my I’ve got a troubled mind

Oh my my, oh my my I’ve got a troubled mind

Oh my my, oh my my I’ve got a troubled mind

Cause even if I, didn’t see you go

It feels so bad

I couldn’t let go

So many ways, I could’ve used to

Be there with you

And maybe I should’ve gone

Maybe I should’ve gone

Maybe I should’ve gone

And Maybe I should’ve gone