Saturday, May 9, 2015

Wake Me Up

Wake me up with kisses.
Wake me up with a smile.
Wake me up to life.

Thursday, May 7, 2015


I looked into your eyes and saw them shine with a softness--and in that moment of warm tenderness, I felt a sharp pain in my chest, as a wave of nostalgia came crashing into the present shore.

That softness--I have seen it, I have felt it before. I saw it turned hard and cold with time; and how in return, it turned mine into sadness--as I shed tears longing for that tenderness to come back.

It never did.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Shooting Star

We lay together on the dock, underneath the dark sky speckled with shining white dots, listening to the calming sound of the moving water gently hitting the stone, sand, and whatever solid land they could reach for. The cold wind blowing from the sea to the land, making me shiver a bit as I pulled myself closer to you. And just as I blinked, two streaks of light shot through the sky. I held my breath in mild disbelief, wondering if I've really seen what I see.

"Make a wish!" you said.

I took a deep breath and silently read the first thing that came into my mind.

"I wish this moment would last forever."

Monday, March 23, 2015


The first time you whispered softly into my ears, "I love you," I froze in disbelief for a few seconds; thinking of how impossible this could be, afraid of yet another false hope and empty words. But you said it time and again--these words a force, gently yet firmly pushing my doors to open. And when you're finally inside, I realize that I am capable of writing happier poems.


In your arms
you hold me.

Where we 
feel one another's
warm skin,
Hear each other's
drumming heartbeat.

In my arms
I hold you.

As we melt 
into one.

Monday, March 16, 2015


Your kisses
flutter softly like
on flowers.

Your embrace
and soft
as spring's sun.

Your words
soothing as
a gentle breeze
rustling the leaves.

Your love
a cooling stream
--and my thirst 
is finally sated.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

My Ecstasy

You kissed me
I shivered
goosebumps allover.

Fingers interlocking,
lips exploring
one another's
bare skin.

Who needs drugs 
I have this

You are my 
My sweetest 

Monday, March 9, 2015


You and I
we go together
like Oreo and milk.

Me and you
we fit perfectly 
like Lego pieces.

We clicked
we fall into
each other's arms.


Friday, March 6, 2015

All and Everything

I can not
not be
or what I am.
And that is
to give all
and everything
when I love
and truly loved.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Brevity #15: Relieve

I splashed my face
with cold water.
Stared into the mirror and
it dawned on me.


And I breathed a sigh
of relieve.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

I Guess

I guess I was born
with sadness in my eyes
bitterness on my tongue
and melancholy on my fingertips

Friday, February 6, 2015

Brevity #14: Pause

Sometimes when I lay in bed at night, I'd turn to the side to see the empty space and was reminded of how fast things change.

"Come here," you said one night, as you pulled me close to cradle me in your arms until we fall asleep. And I vividly remember the warmth of your breath, the firmness of your hand, the faint scent of soap on your skin, and the cooling calmness of the air. 

If only moments can be paused and replayed forever.

Brevity #13: Little Heart

Little heart,
worry not.
You are bigger
than you think you are.

Little heart,
fear not.
You are stronger
than you think you are.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Brevity #12: Numbed

Have you ever felt so paralyzed by pain and sadness that you could not react? Instead of crying, you just laughed. Because no matter how hurt you were, the tears refused to fall. You only felt this deep hollowness and you faced the world with a smile to hide your numbness. You functioned perfectly well, only without any passion nor feeling. You just felt disconnected and tired.

The fire in me has died again. Maybe this time I won't light it back.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Brevity #11: Lies

One of the meanest thing that you can do to someone else is to say "I love you" without ever meaning it. Always be true, always be honest, when it comes to matters of the heart. Because how can you not only betray her but also betray yourself as well? And sooner or later, truth will show its true form. For you may be able to deceit her for a long time, but you can never deceit yourself for that long.

Perhaps one of the reason why I did not want to let you go was because you were the first person in this world who ever said those words to me. And though I did not know how to answer or may not be feeling the same at the time, it felt like a soothing breeze. And I hold on to that magical line, while clinging on to you. Because I was afraid of being alone, yet again. I was blinded by fear.

So I guess in the end we both lied to each other and to ourselves.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Brevity #10: Realization

I have come to realize that perhaps, that glorious word the poets search forwritten in the stars, painted between the sky and the ocean, inked among each sentence and paragraphit is not written in my stars, nor it is painted between my sky and my ocean, though I often inked it among each my sentence and paragraph. Maybe that glorious word, Love, will never come to grace my world.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Brevity #9: Self Fulfilled Prophecy

In a flash,
I was struck
by blindness.

With a blow,
I was hit
by numbness.

I saw the signs.
Silent whispers
fluttered to my ears.

And so it is,
you fulfilled
that expectation.

Or perhaps,
I've fulfilled
that prophecy.