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This stage should not be skipped, yet many often get past it, in the name of love from another in hopes, the one will stick around longer, if not forever. I’ve made that stupid mistake of loving ...


September 12, 2022

"TO THE OWNER OF ALL HEARTS"

Have I been stuck in my deep-dark slumber? Still, my conscience is frayed by their distant, calls of prayer. Wake me up, let me not sleep without, ‘though I sometimes still find myself awake in a...


May 06, 2022

"A HUGE THANK YOU"

It’s a huge thank you to all of you, Dearest Elders In The Family, Peaceful-Loving Cousins too for having finally seen us through. First of all, thank you for not wondering why we’re so fat and s...


March 02, 2022

"ON ETERNAL PATROL"

All hopes are lost The last bit of oxygen’s out They say you’ll never return This is officially your final mission So, the vast ocean has claimed you There’s nothing left for us to do Some may st...


December 31, 2021

"COME, SAIL BACK HOME!"

Oh, how we long for you to be returning home, still healthy after having sailed away leaving us waiting by the bay. The vast ocean hasn’t shown any signs that you’re still around. We refuse to ge...


December 27, 2021

"SO DIFFERENT"

I am way past that envy or that so-called jealousy. Just a silent observer to the oblivious or ignorant to the fact that we’re all different and the universe always has a way to randomly pick you...


December 08, 2021

"THE UNPLEASANT"

Let’s just face it: There’s no such thing as unconditional love. Either Billy Joel or Bruno Mars – or perhaps some who do the cover versions, somebody must be lying when they sing: “Just the way...


November 02, 2021

"YOU DON'T KNOW ME"

You don’t know me well enough especially to live my life to make such short-sighted assumptions. That’s okay, though. Everyone’s entitled to their own opinions, no matter how flawed. You don’t kn...


September 05, 2021

"DO I EVER SHUT UP?"

That is one question you may never have the guts to say out loud here, right to my face. You can’t fool me with your expressions. Your eyes narrow. Your lips purse. I bet you’re holding back thos...


July 20, 2021

"OPIA"

How to hold oneself, keeping it together, when before you they shiver? You could be the living legend who brings them excitement or you could be the nightmare their past, present, or future trial...


July 09, 2021

"ELLIPSISM"

If age is just a number, then why does time feel smaller? Space is no longer as wide as we once experienced. Before the digits, life seemed to give us so plenty, that we could spare a minute simp...


June 21, 2021

"ADRONITIS"

They say patience is a virtue and fairy tales aren’t true. There’s no such thing as ‘love at a first sight. Such a childish mentality isn’t right. I know we’ve just met but there’s this feeling t...


June 09, 2021

"LIBEROSIS"

Like going out alone at night without wearing any gloves and masks during this pandemic era when infection cases are sky high. Like feeling indifferent when the one you love chooses another man o...


May 18, 2021

"LACHESISM"

How boring is your life On a scale of one to ten, that you wish for an accident but still don’t want to die? Be very careful what you wish for. Once it’s granted, there’s no repeat. You can actua...


May 15, 2021

"KUEBIKO"

My mother couldn’t find the words for those strange feelings I had. She wondered why I’d cried as a little girl at the sight of the street beggar covered in ghastly wounds. My best friend was con...


April 22, 2021

"KENOPSIA"

I try not to experience your loss and sadness as everyone moved on, or away, not staying long. Too many statements that begin with: “Once upon a time…” “This used to be…” “Do you remember when…?”...


April 07, 2021

"CHRYSALIM"

The world outside? It can be chaotic. God Does What God Likes. What we break, God May Fix or Leave Shattered, just like that. At least I’m safe, also warm within. The giant shower is on, perfect ...


March 23, 2021

"GNOSSIENNE"

It turns out a decade and more are still not enough to know you as a whole. I can still see the beauty in your soul, hear the gentleness in your voice. Somehow, I can even imagine your warm emb...


February 13, 2021

"OLD FEELINGS"

This is why Time Machine is only fiction You can only look back to search for what you’ve lacked: Words you should’ve said… Love you should’ve shared… The lost moments… No second chances… Only me...


January 24, 2021

"LIKE I'VE LOVED YOU"

I’ve decided to keep my old vow that I shall never love anyone like I’ve loved you. No, please don’t say ‘wow’. I don’t mean it as a compliment. There’s still a lot about me, oblivious to you. F...


Once upon a time, I told someone this critical line: “If romance were a god, I’d probably be agnostic. I’d like to believe in it, ‘though it seems only happening to others, while it feels like so...


December 06, 2020

"STOCKHOLM SYNDROME"

“I love him. / I love her. / I love them.” Yet this is not the first time, you come to me with the same problem(s). The endless fighting, the infidelity, the abuse, oh-so-constantly. I’m surprise...


I had the strangest, most vivid dream. I heard your voice, faintly somewhere in the distance, yet my phone was still off and charging. Was it my imagination? Was my mind playing tricks on me agai...


November 02, 2020

"MORE POETRY FOR THE LONELY"

I think I’ve run out of sedatives just to numb the pain within. I know, they can be addictive, but I can’t deal with my feelings. These days, they can be overwhelming. So, what do I do now? My id...


October 12, 2020

"TELL YOU WHAT(?)

Tell you what? They’ll suggest that accept that this has never been a perfect world. One way or another, we’re all bound to hurt, so just deal with it. Tell you what? They’ll say it’s not alwa...


Book Description

This is where a lot of my poems get posted. :) Happy reading!

R.