Lightning

Sky looks peaceful, the clouds seem sad, 

I can’t see the stars and the moon,

It’s just totally dark,

Few drops of water starts falling on the windshield,

Little drops, a little more, a few more,

Not sure if I heard a rumbling sound, but I saw a flash of light appeared,

He excitingly asked, “Did you see that?”

‘Yeah’ I said, But more than that it was the sweetest smile that caught my eye,

And in that moment, I know my memory of rain changed,

I’m bringing this back home, I’m running miles away.

18 February 2017

Coffee or something

Ideas are overflowing,

Words are rushing in,

I don’t know what I’m doing,

I just grabbed this pen and scribble anything,

I re-read, making sense out of nothing,

This is pointless, just meet me here,

Let’s have coffee or something
04 Feb 2017

Stoplight


Should I go or should I stop?

Maybe I can ask the moon, so I look up,

The stars do not align,

I’m not sure if I should take it as a sign,

But my feet lead me here,

The stoplight says it clear,

It’s hard to say no,  but I know I must go,

I’m sorry my Dear, we must end here.

03 Feb 2017

Bagong Simula

Bagong buwan, unang bukang liwayway,

Marami ang sa iyo’y naghihintay,

Bagong kabanata, tayo’y muling magsimula,

Kunin ang pluma, sulatan na ang blankong pahina,

Huwag matakot, imbis mapuno ng pag-asa, 

At mag baka sakali na maraming magandang surpresa,

Mapanatag na kung san man paa’y dalhin, 

Malayo man ang marating,

Buhay ay palaging haharapin,

Ang nasa puso’t isip, ‘Oras at panahon ay aking susulitin’
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For February, I tried to make short poem in Filipino.  It’s challenging but I love it.  Here’s the English translation, it’s not rhyming but I hope you like it.   Have a great February!

                        NEW BEGINNING

New month, first dawn, 

A lot is waiting for you,

New chapter, let’s start again,

Grab the pen, on blank page write then,

Don’t be afraid, instead, be filled with hope,

Maybe tons of beautiful surprises await,

Be at peace that wherever your feet take you,

How far you’ll go,

Life will always be faced with heart and mind’s set,

‘I will make my hours and time worth it’.