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S -weet when it approaches you at first,
O -verwhelming 'til it drowns you to surrender,
U-ndefeated is what it makes you feel,
L-ove is what takes your SOUL to the highest unexpected chaotic turns.
To my parents on their 27th year of marriage,
The only man I have always believed and felt to love me true since day one : Dada.
The first woman who showed me what and how it is to truly be strong, brave and independent: Mama
May you be proud of the children you've raised.
To you who is still hurting,
Let's be grateful of the PAIN we experience today. Maybe, it is just an unbearable feeling that tells us SOMETHING or SOMEBODY we DON'T DESERVE is FINALLY OUT of our LIVES.
Time pass by.
Keep going, love.
My Mom used to tell me with her eyes proud and sad,
" Smart is BEAUTIFUL and DANGEROUS. Intelligence is POWER and ISOLATION. Keep a STEADY KIND HEART. "
Almost two years now of being here. I have written my heart.
I have received appreciative and heartfelt comments.
I made friends with some good people from the other side of the world.
I have shared my work with strangers who showed me the beauty of coming across randomly.
I have never felt appreciated the way you made me feel.
I just want to say, THANK YOU VERY MUCH for creating a brilliant platform.
- Lays (PH🇵🇭)
To the single people,
Maybe not today or this moment, but I hope, in time, YOU will have somebody who will tell you so randomly how much you made a difference in his/her life.
I hope, even when you don't ask, he/she is proud to show you off or boast about your existence in his/her life may you be around or not.
I hope, he/she makes you the best coffee or tea or whatever your comfort food is whenever you hate the world may there be a reason or not.
I hope, you get your couch potato partner who will encourage you to be fit but tolerates you on eating your favorites just because he/she loves you that much.
I hope, you meet somebody who deserves your most beautiful and accepts your ugliest....
A cry for equality.
A shout for acceptance.
A marathon of survival.
It might be a common thing for people to see nowadays in the realities and masked performances of society the colorful banners of judgment, the powerful influence of atrocity, the rise of too much apathy.
Finish the story
"The classroom was empty but she was still sitting on her chair. Everyone left but she couldn't move. She looked outside, and saw the clear sky telling her that it is now okay to retire. She didn't know whether to feel happy or sad knowing that knowledge and wisdom may not be kept by all but will make a difference for a few. She worries how these young people will take their paths, which road they will traverse without her guidance. The thought of seeing them one day in a worse situation breaks her heart. She may not know yet how to be a Mom but these kids made her one. If only she can make them all their very best..."
- Lays (Public School Teacher - PH 🇵🇭)
" And there is MORE of you to LOVE...
Discover. Nurture. Embrace.
You are your LULLABY and
WAKE UP CALL. "
I love to hear the noise of the rain,
Its loudness gives me peace,
I love to stay stuck as it pours heavily,
Its coldness gives me warmth.
And from which, I know,
I tend to love more the people and things many doesn't want around.
So tell me, are CHALLENGES disguise themselves of BEAUTY or am I just worried that I don't deserve beautiful encounters and unbelievable blessings in my history?
" But, YOU ARE MY MOST BEAUTIFUL SECRET. And I don't want to keep you a secret if I love you because I want the world to know that I have somebody like you. I will be proud to be associated with you. "
" And maybe, the scariest is to let somebody take the seat for the reservation you made for yourself. But, it is NOW or NEVER. "
It is mostly that mistaken concept by people. I believe that if we say we love, even if it is our friends, our family, a lover, or other people, we must not expect something in return. It must be that kind of feeling when we don't wait for anything in return. That we do the things we do for them or we give the emotion we invest without asking them to do the same. Or even when we are hurting, we still try to understand and accept, or even when we want to keep them or stay with them, we will always be willing to let them go. Because when we love, we are willing to walk away, or give up or do anything just to make them happy may it include us or not anymore.
To BESTFRIEND at 2:00am,
Most people are busy trying to be cool, known, loved through being seen by the world. But here we are. Locked into each other. Having lunch and dinners on restos, talking and laughing on coffee shops without photos taken. Looking at beautiful things without boasting. We possess valuables and hearts not in broadcast over photoshoots. We make our own party of two laying in bed talking out all the programmed and random ideas. We offer ourselves without favors in return. It makes me love you more knowing that I have "ME" in you. And I hope, if we ever get to meet somebody or get married in time, still, it isn't something the SAME as OURS.
Because OURS is PRICELESS and E...
" But I've never seen a storm so devastating just as how you left her. "
Do you know what's sad?
Making people feel loved but it isn't YOU they want to hear I LOVE YOU from, it isn't YOU they want to feel the WARMTH from.
Do you know what drives them away?
They haven't let go of the disease you wanted to cure.
Do you know what you are left to do at the very least?
Wait for them to get that first aid kit, let them clean and cover their wounds themselves, let them stay still as they pour the disinfectant, then shut up while they cry in pain, watch them fall asleep with tired eyes.
And as the morning comes, you know you both played your part.
Maybe a little more distant, maybe, a little more closer.
Somebody asked me,
"Why do you always sleep?"
" Because that's the only way not to remember my ALONE and LONELY.
My EMPTY and FULL. "
To the one I've kept the closest,
Look at the stars...
And I hope, you get to remember that we are a part of them and even in million years, we'll never depart. If we do in some unfortunate moment, I hope you know that I've spent most of my light for you.
To Mom and Dad,
" I'm sorry if I am never the DAUGHTER you've always wanted."
I'm sorry if I didn't pursue a career in COMMUNICATIONS/NEWS or if I didn't enter the MILITARY. I'm sorry that I have chosen to land in a NOBLE PROFESSION where I earn less or much little than I should've had if I listened to you. But, with these kids, I have found love and hope which are much of scarce at home.
I'm sorry if I didn't marry the guy you hoped for to be with me because you thought he'd be the best fit. I'm sorry that I didn't tell you how he abused me. How he made me less of a person when I was with him. How he wanted to turn me to a person I am not. How he suffocated and comforted me with lies. Ho...
" Because BEAUTY, is what we decide to see.
INTELLIGENCE, is what we decide to carry.
LOVE, is what we decide to hold.
And HAPPINESS, is what we decide to be. "
I don't know why there is a very small percentage of men who will be able to comprehend the way women think and act.
The way some of us are sensitive and insensitive at the same time. The way some of us differ amongst other women. The way some of us doesn't need to be provided of material things but of a mind that will be able to think deeper when we aren't making sense or getting ourselves in trouble of overthinking. The way some of us doesn't need a trophy to be displayed but a gold to be kept hidden. The way some of us love the unknowns, the abstract.
Those moments when you want to swim in a universe of thoughts but they sit still in a square foot room.
These, for the nth time, are s...
" For the happiest isn't in the sound or the gesture of a head erect from too much noise but what's inside that many do not know. "
A Letter for a High School Friend's Death
You may no longer be able to read this or hear somebody tell this to you. But let me at least write this for you no matter how cliche and strange it may seem.
" People remember when it is already too late. People regret the time they let to pass by when they had all the chance. People are too busy trying to be in the world when they are their own world. I am one of these people. And I'm sorry if it took me 11 years when it is too late to tell you MY SINCEREST THANK YOU for being such a kind and wonderful person. And for showing me that strange is beautiful and friendship isn't always in a form of having to hold each other's hand for a lifetime or ...
" Yours is a sound I'll hear from a distance,
Yours is a silhoutte I will always recognize,
Yours is a smell I will always keep fragrant,
And yours is a touch, I will forever crave."
To a Tuesday's sunrise, from a Monday night's disapproval,
May the SUN always shine to remind us that illumination awakens the soul.
May the MOON never leave us crying alone at night.
May the STARS continue to make constellations to guide us.
May YOU never FORGET that somewhere out there, YOU are somebody's SUN, MOON and STAR.
We may not all have the same perspectives but may we all have the heart to respect human beings.
So sad that people put on the mask of righteousness when they don't even know how to act like it.
Teach me that...
to fall in love recklessly,
to get my heart broken half to death,
to always choose courage no matter how you scare me,
to be careless because I have always lived safe.
To still be ME at the end of the day.