Ayawan Na, Ayawan Na!

Patintero ang ating laro
Nais kong tumakas palayo sa’yo
Mahaba mong kalis ay buong tapang mong ihaharang
Nilalansi kita, ngunit di makadaan

Langit-lupa, umakyat ka at baka ka mataya
mababa kong talon,tila kailanma’y di ka makakaya
sapagkat sa totoong buhay abot langit din ang hambog
Ayan na nga, ako’y nataya, at mabuburong parang bagoong

Kahit kailan di ako natuto ng sikyo,
ayoko sanang sumali, ang bagal ko tumakbo
tatayain mo ako, sasagipin niya ako
agawang beys walang humpay, sadyang nakakapagod

Minsan na din akong sumali sa larong piko
pati bahay at baro, sinugal kong walang takot
Patalikod kong ihahagis ang tansan kong pamato
at pakandi-kandirit, palundag-lundag ako’y mananalo

tuwang-tuwa ka sa pagpulot ko sa latang may kalawang
habang walang tigil na pinupukol ng mga sapin mo sa paa
sa tumbang preso kita’y laging maaalala
kung paano nasugatan ang tuhod ko sa pagkakaplakda

Mga larong pinoy ay parang laro ng buhay
may kahalong kaligayahan at minsa’y kapaitan
ayaw mong sumali? paano ka matututo?
saling pusa ka ba? Mahina at dehado!

sa pagdating ng takip-silim
mga kalaro’y magsisigawan, nakabibinging hiyawan
AYAWAN NA, AYAWAN NA, AYAWAN NA
ikaw ba’y naburo? o parating panalo?
may gasgas man ang tuhod
sa lakas ko’y walang makakapagpabago

Narcissa

ako’y nakatitig, habang ika’y kaharap
sa isang salamin, hayun at may imaheng kayganda!
mapupulang mga labi, kay kinis ng ‘yong kutis
tila ba ang ganda ay wala ng kawangis

mala-rosas ang kulay ng kanyang mga pisngi
mga daliring garing at mala-kandila ang hugis
sa kanyang tinig, ang langit ay abot
mga kakayahang nakapanghihilakbot

ngunit sa aking pagtalikod, larawan niya’y nawala
ako ba’y nananaginip o namamalikmata?
sino ka ba na aking pinahahalagahan?
hindi ba masasayang kung ika’y pagkaabalahan

ang iyong replika sa salamin ko’y nalikha
ang kabuuan mo’y di ninuman maaalipusta
sa aking puso siya’y napamahal na
di na hahayaang kailanma’y mawala

Sunduan

di n’ya alintana ang malakas na ulan
kahit init pa, tila hindi tinatablan
tatlo, limang oras..ika’y kanyang aantayin
Kahit sa tipanan ay abutin pa ng dilim

nagisingan kong ako’y mag-isa
humahangos sa kawalan, tila di ko makakaya
pero kakaibang tapang saan ko ba nakukuha?
sarili lang ang kailangan,para suungin panganib na nakaumang

sa iyong pagbalik sa ating tagpuan
kahit anino ko’y di mo masisilayan
di na magpapasundo, aanhin ko ang bisig mo?
alam ko na ang daan palayo sa lungga mo!!!

A quaint time frame

the clock is ticking so fast
In my eyes are black smudges
the loudest groans
the sweetest whisphers
twelve gongs from the pendulum
crackling in my ears
when I glance at the window
when you lock that door
In my heart emptiness has grown
whilst your arms stretched in my waist
My hands are brushing against your face
flocks of kisses will take us to another phase
A quaint time frame our eyes will always gaze
this stubborn heart will always long
for touches and kisses in every morn
and when the time comes we have to leave
my eyes, teary; but my heart won’t bleed

Bittersweet

I can’t believe I’m writing this
Now that my heart is so naive
Three years I’ve waited for my hands to prick
Still no words written by my quill
Blankless I am, naked are the ink
thirty six months of my life you steal
eighteen months of bliss, eleven months of despair, seven months of distress is all you give
When I turn back, I won’t remember your name
That face, that smile, washed out by the rain ..
And as I slide to the brush of seven colors through the sun
I’ll wear a smile and welcome the sweetest bond

Diad

Two morning greetings
Two goodnight kisses
On his silver watch he glances
While on her front door she waited
The other fakes her smile
For she knows she was trapped
Chained on her lips was an angel’s kiss
A crocheted thorns wrapped around her legs
A piece of knotted gold on the bedside table it lies…
Onto her right hand, a sealed, inked paper that binds
While on her left she carries an offspring of his kind..
Clueless she is, to the things that she fears
More than a widow she’ll be when he finds his bliss
Blinded is he with the delight that she brings
Vindicated but yet suffocated
Almost strangled by his woman’s grip
When God’s fist thumps these three hearts
To the devil you’ll beg just to find solace

The Sweetest Voice That Sings

Seven offsprings to your womb, you bear
Feeding them, working through your heart you felt
That love is selfless as you give it to them
Life might be difficult but you whistle and say
“My spouse, I love… My children I love…
Whoever they bear their hairs I braid, their shoes I’ll tie

As I breathe the cool air and lean
Mem’ries, pictures coming so obscene
The sight of your wrinkled face gasping for air
Mouth wide-opened as you refused to leave
You left unwillingly because we asked
As you suffer from pain, our bones were crushed

Your eyes rolled backward, as I grant your wish
Three lines and a melody I blurted out in grieve
Your tears fell as mine flowed too
I can’t help but thank you for all the love you’ve shown
Your enchanting voice, mine I owe
A gift forever that you once owned

Your smile so beloved, sad souls healed, tamed those who are wicked,
Before I sleep, your voice will forever sing the sweetest hymn
And your face will always be the light that shines
Although your candle was unlit, don’t cry
Forever you’re the brightest star up in our skies at night!

Black Wings

Her spirits driven by evil clowns,
Laughters given by the harlequins in gowns
Faked smiles that make her melt
Oh! Good God why you make her knelt

Saying yes to every word you say
She got no one but herself to blame
All you left her was pain and hate
Asking herself why she can’t be dealt?

Make her cry and shed a thousand tears
When all she wanted was a slice of cake
Child-like and helpless when she unwillingly asks
With the succulent oysters will you make a map

A map that will show her own way home,
But what happened now? She was lost and alone!
Picking up the pieces while she follows you
Unleashing her black wings, she smiles! while on her torso she has cuts!

Biloy

Biloy, Biloy…sa iyong pagngiti
Aking maaalala’y tamis ng ‘yong halik
Magkadaup palad ating mga kamay
pagsikat ng araw ating hinihintay

Sa iyong balikat ako’y nakahibay
habang kamay mo’y sa aki’y nakaalalay
Malagkit na tinginan, mauuwi sa tawanan
Kunot noo’ng mag-uutos na ako’y tumahan

Sa mga yapos mo’y ako’y nakakulong
Habang mga labi’y nagpapalitan ng sumbong
Dalawang makatang nagtagpo ng landas
di mabubuwag kahit sinong talipandas

Walang may alam kung saan dadalhin
Magpapaagos na lamang, hindi ko na dadamahin
Mga pusong tigib ng pag-aalinlangan
Anumang pangako’y di natin kailangan