Just Say It Before My Face

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Photo taken by Jannus Tristan Carreon

I don’t want you to sugar coat it

Just say it before my face.

If you don’t like someone because their fat

Just say it to their face.

If you find me too skinny for you

Just say it before my face.

If you don’t want me around your turf,

Just say it before my face.

So I don’t have to waste time and money getting there

 in your head and in your face

If you find me stupid, yell at me

And tell it to my face.

So you can satisfy your ego and tell everyone

That I am as dumb as you think.

But one day, I will show you my degree

My middle finger and yell like rappers

By saying in your face.

If you really love the person

Say it before their face.

Hit or miss, you will never know.

When someone tells you that they don’t like you

And they tell it to you that you are too nice,

Just face it.

When all things fail,

There’s always the mirror.

Look at yourself and ask yourself,

Is it my face?

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Happy Valentine’s Day to You

DSC_0146To that one person who broke my heart,

Happy Valentine’s Day to you.

I did not dwell on the pain you have caused

but you surely taught me that there is more

to life than love and you taught me to

present myself in a much better way.

 

 

For that one person who got away,

Happy Valentine’s Day to you.

I’m sorry that I was too blind and focused

with a different person.

I’m sorry that I fail to notice feelings.

I hope that you will understand with this writing

 

 

For the one who were conceived then born

on November, happy Valentine’s Day to you.

It’s either you were planned or not.

 

 

For the ones who celebrate their birthday

on this day, happy Valentine’s day to you.

For you people are truly loved not only by your

better half in marriage or your life long partner

but also your family and friends.

 

 

For the ones who do not feel the love

for being single, happy Valentine’s day to you.

There will come a time that you will feel that love too.

 

 

For the ones we have lost,

happy Valentine’s day.

 For you will always be in our hearts.

 

 

For the one person who keeps me up at night,

for the one person who makes me crazy in love,

for the one person that I dream to be with,

happy Valentine’s day to you.

I know that she’s out there and I know that

we will see each other soon.

Not Sure If In Love or Just Truly Inspired

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It’s February AGAIN but it’s not yet February fourteen.

For all I know it’s that time again for motels, restaurants and flower shops in Dangwa or any flower shop out there to raise their prices and also put up promos for the first one hundred couples to come in and have a free order of some meal or anything in the menu. It’s also time for satirists to make another post about the bitterness of not having a date, Senator Juan Ponce Enrile’s Birthday and the tragic Valentine’s Day Massacre of 1929 masterminded by Al Capone

As for me, I’ll be visiting my grandmother at Holy Cross Memorial Park on Valentine’s day and for this moment, I will be posting this poem that I wrote in Tagalog for one of my classes in Letran alongside with its English translation. I just thank God and my professor that it’s free verse because I suck at the traditional.


LUBOS NA PAGHANGA

Hindi lamang nabighani

Dahil sa iyong ganda

Nabighani din ako sa

Husay mo sa pag arte.

 

Walang katulad mo

Dito sa aming lugar.

Sana lamang ay mapunta

Ka rito kahit minsan

man lang.

 

Hindi problema ang pagdayo ko

Patungo sa inyong lugar.

Ang problema ko lamang

Ay ang ibang humahanga.

 

Hindi man ako gwapo

Tulad ng mga katambal mo.

Nais ko lamang umibig

Tulad ng mga karakter nila

Sa iyo.


TOTAL ADMIRATION

I am not only fascinated

by your charm.

I was also fascinated by your

brilliant acting.

 

There’s none like you

in a place like this.

I only wish that you

could come over here

once in a while.

 

I do not mind traveling

there in your place of work.

My problem is that the others

who also admire you as I do.

 

I may not be as good looking

as your partners in there.

My only wish is to love you,

the way their characters do

towards you.

 

I might post more poems as long as I keep myself inspired.