Friday, February 26, 2010


Desperation and finger pointing
Instantly are strong culprits
Vanquishing organization’s noble mission
Into failures and dissolution
Decisively we should stand
Encourage, support and help
Direct, guide and unite

With all fellow members
Efficiency, effectiveness and success  

For sure are attained
After all nobody wants
Likes or have failures
Let us then unite

Written for Amias' Acrostic Only


Through thick or thin
Or highs and lows
Giving up or trying
Excelling or of failing
Taking or giving in
Hurting or bravely facing
Entrusting setting aside doubts
Rising to attain success

With venerable goals and
Exemplary ideals and objectives

So shall we forge
To make a covenant
And attain common vision
Noble mission and intentions
Dedicated to our organization

Written for Amias' Acrostic Only

Thursday, February 25, 2010


Corrupted by ancient beliefs
Of our great ancestors
Movement of heavenly bodies
Entering the planet earth
Tells of bad luck
Some wars and pestilences

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Passing through my mortality
Hoping for better rebirth
Of whom I was
Emanating from the ashes
Nullifying negativisms and failures
Instigating a better soul
Xanthous and strong heart

Written for Amias' Acrostic Only
Photo Courtesy

Sunday, February 21, 2010

MY FAMILY - Acrostic Short Story

Melissa seemed to be drowning on her own thoughts. Sleepless for so many weeks now, court battles and all have taken a toll on her health. But her daughter is too precious to her she can’t let her go to an irresponsible father.

Years passed and now Lizzie is in the third grade since Joshua left them for an unknown reason. He just vanished like a thin smoke on air. No letters, no phone calls, nothing, whatsoever. He made no effort to contact her.

Finally, and one day, he suddenly showed up. “You what?’ Melissa laughed incredulously. “We’re not communicating, are we? You see, I took all the burdens of being a father and mother to Lizzie. Just Me!”

All the time instincts told her she should not lose this battle. She can’t live a day without Lizzie on her sight. She is too precious to her and she was the reason why she became stronger to face life and all the consequences of giving birth to her little girl.

Musing silently, she was startled when Joshua suddenly divorced her from her thoughts. “Though not legally dear, I am still her father, but if you can’t bear that she be taken away from you, then you know what I mean”, as Joshua stared down his straight imperious nose at her. “I trust you’re going to be reasonable about this and not turn into another…..” “Reasonable?” Melissa bantered back.

“Is your loving care so precious and unique that it justifies your intent of taking custody of her? Are you that arrogant? That egotistical? Tell me?”

Lizzie was the fruit of a whirlwind romance. Melissa thought that if she would give in to Joshua’s interest of intimacy, she can finally have him and beat all other ladies who wished him to be their Prince Charming. But her dream of a grand wedding did not happen. She got pregnant, took the brunt of it. She even wished to end her life then but through the loving support of her parents, she was able to hurdle it all.

Yes, having Lizzie at a young age, she didn’t enjoy her youth so much. And now, here is her irresponsible father. “All right, enough!” Melissa muttered. “But, we’re not legally married yet”, she continued. “Oh, that’s not a problem anymore, we can take care of that tomorrow, or next week or next month, but eventually, we’re going to solve the problem. We will. Together we can handle anything.” Joshua pulled her against him. She smiled, snuggling in the warmth of his neck. “I’m so happy, Joshua. Sometimes I get scared it can’t last.” His hand curved over the back of her head. “It’ll last, I swear to you, it will. This is the only beginning, my love.” His mouth closed over hers, sealing the vow.


Mind becomes restless
Chasing dreams and illusions
Toss, turn, toss and turn.

Written for One Single Impression (Prompt: Insomnia)

Saturday, February 20, 2010


Majestic in its splendor
You’re always in awe

Leaving writers and poets
Amazed and inspired while
Navigating God’s astonishing creations
Dissecting, sharing fantastic discoveries

Written for Amias' Acrostic Only

Photo taken from a friend's forwarded message.

Friday, February 19, 2010

My Country-Acrostic Short Story

My recent holiday to one of the cleanest and one of the most beautiful places in the world could only give me much praise and envy for my own country.

You go to malls, take the cab, train or bus without hassles or fear of being robbed or taken advantage of by other people who would want to cut long queues. 

Close to my dream of a Utopian world except for the uncaring, unfriendly and inhospitable people maybe because all they need to do every day of their lives is to catch up the train or bus in order not to be late for work. Rat race. People walk in fast strides. No dilly-dallying. No time to be a friendly neighbor.

Of what amazes me much is the highly disciplined people. Nobody is allowed to litter, vandal, scatter cigarette butts, no chewing gums, always flush the toilet after use, to name a few and lest one does any of these, one will be fined without further questions a whopping $SG1000 which is more or less Php32,000 in my country. And an ordinary employee here in my country would be earning that in one year?

Under close scrutiny, you can’t see flies, cockroaches, rodents and mosquitoes hovering on air and running around supermarkets, wet markets, fast foods, restos and even in residential homes such as flats and condos. No air pollution.

No traffic. No beating of red lights. No stealing of queues. No pickpockets, hold uppers, gangsters or paupers on streets, you hardly see violators and law enforcers in any corner. The government trusts its citizens so no need to post law enforcers in any corners. Cameras do the job. Everyone is safe twenty four hours a day. Jog in the middle of the night alone and no harm will come your way.

To me, I only feel envy. “I wish to live and work here”, I often whisper to myself while touring the city. Come to my country especially in the cities and you could see a stark contrast. Garbage here, paupers there, squatters here, snatchers there. When walking on a busy street, you have to clutch your bag so tight towards your body to protect your money and all personal belongings.

Relying on too much trust, my daughter lost a digicam and a high end phone to snatchers in broad daylight on a busy section of Baguio City. Little did she know that the once popular and most respected Summer Capital of the Philippines has become a haven for vagabonds and snatchers because so many tourists come here the whole year round and are good prey for earning instant money by selling their loots.

Yes, my beloved country has deteriorated. The government is just as helpless. Honorable political leaders spend more time bickering and bantering on non-sense matters in their sacred session halls. I could only boasts of its beautiful tourist attractions, the gift of Mother Nature. Other than that, there’s not much to brag about.  

Written for Amias' Acrostic Only


Negate heartaches and disappointments
Expel all foolish expectations
With a strong heart

Desperation must end now
And with decisive efforts
Willingly face the future
Nurture hopes to survive

Written for Amias' Acrostic Only

Thursday, February 18, 2010


Reminiscent of God’s promise
As told and written
In the Bible that
No longer will He
Be ending the world
Of another deluge instead
Will reckon every sinner
Such ferocious deathly fire

Written for Amias' Acrostic Only

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


My beloved birthland I
Yearn for peace and

Clamor for progress through
Overhaul of its bureaucracy
Until all Filipino citizens
Never get hungry but
Totally well-served and
Rightfully provided what’s due
Yes that's my wish

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Salvation for the deprived
Invokes allegiance to tenets
Sufferings of members eased
Testimonies of abuse heard
Every member a family
Rites performed for loyalty
Humaneness must be exemplified
Overcome pride and prejudice
Openness would ease pain
Diffidence must be avoided

Sunday, February 14, 2010


My wish is ideal
Yet quite too impossible

For each passing time
Apparently society affected it
Many times was tested
Its will to survive
Longing for peace throughout
Yearning for true happiness

Precious As Gold

I would like to equate
The importance of true, loyal
Dedicated and honest friends
To a sparkling gold

A true friend gives you
Assurance that he will be
There for you
Come hell or high waters

Loyalty to a friend
Will never question
How far you can remain
With him whatever the cost

Dedication is being there
For a friend when needed
Especially in times of sorrows
And inconsolable troubles

An honest friend never compromises
And will never lie to you
This gives you peace of mind
And total reliance on him

Now, isn’t a true, loyal, dedicated and honest friend
Is like a gold; sparkling, precious
Worthy, treasured, radiant
And is worth more than a thousand relatives?

A Friend is like a gold
Do you have one?
I have one!

Written for One Single Impression (Prompt: Gold)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Craved Singleness

When he found new love
In the arms of a young lass
She did not feel hurt.

Written for One Single Impression (Prompt: Single)