How can it be so banal And yet irresistible This bizarre dance Of uncertainty You and me Taking one step forward And two steps back Back and forth We sway in a rhythm No one else can hear We are waves Kissing the shore Only to retreat Gather our frayed nerves Praying this time It… Continue reading A Futile Waltz
Both Sides Now Rows and flows of angel hair And ice cream castles in the air And feather canyons everywhere, I’ve looked at clouds that way. But now they only block the sun, They rain and they snow on everyone So many things I would have done, But clouds got in my way. I’ve… Continue reading I Look at Life on Both Sides Now
Image source: monk3y.tumblr.com There are a hundred memories I would like to bury but one When you looked at me And saw madness in my eyes And instead of turning away You embraced it wholeheartedly As if you almost understood The demons residing in my soul
I thought I could smother Those yearnings with quiet ease So I resolved myself into a life of solitude But the voices inside my heart Want fireworks and shooting stars They scream for supernovas and black holes I cave in, signing a thousand death certificates As little by little, I scatter a piece of my… Continue reading A Requiem for Dead Souls Among the Living
Last September 29, I attended an awareness campaign on thyroid disease hosted by Merck Inc. The informative talk was given by Dr. April Melody Abcede of the Philippine Society Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism.
From the brilliant mind of Nizar Qabbani: Days will pass, and you’ll abandon things you were addicted to, and leave someone, and cancel a dream, and finally, accept a reality. Stuck at cancelling a dream. But I can wait.
Little one, I come to this place again Where vines crawl like snakes to wrap themselves Around the stone in which your name was carved The humid air stay still Not one leaf turned, not one bush swayed I want to bring you news from home About father’s constant battle with his demons Liquor, gambling… Continue reading Untainted