Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Start Over

A man must trust God to start a new beginning.

photo by: Ting Sarmiento

When you've trusted God and
walked His way
When you've felt His hand lead you
day by day
But your steps now take you
another way ...
Start over.

When you've made your plans and
they've gone awry
When you've tried your best and
there's no more try
When you've failed yourself and
you don't know why ...
Start over.

When you've told your friends
what you plan to do
When you've trusted them and they didn't
come through
And you're all alone and its up to you ...
start over.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Aking Ligaya

photo: Joy

Habang nakahiga sa malamig kong higaan
Sa isip ko'y sumasagi... ating masayang nakaraan
Lalo na ng una kang masilayan
Nangungusap mong mga mata'y hindi ko maiwasan titigan.

Sarili ko'y nababalot sa kalungkutan... noong araw na yaon
Mundo ko'y gumuho... buhay ko'y nagugunaw
Ngunit ang iyong mga ngiti... nagdulot ng wagas na kasiyahan
Mga luha'y pinawi... ligaya'y aking nasumpungan.

Hindi maipintang saya'y aking naramdaman
Sa unang pagkakataon... ako'y iyong sulyapan
Kay sarap alalahanin ng bawat nakaraan
Ngunit kay lungkot isiping ito’y pawang mga alaala na lamang

Magbabalik pa kaya ang dati nating paglalambingan?
Pag ibig na tapat minsa'y nasumpungan
Magbabalik pa kaya ang bawat minsan?
At ika’y mananatili na sa aking mundo at hindi na lilisan.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Ikaw?!

Naranasan mo na bang mag mahal ng mali?
Nagmahal ka na ba ng may kahati?
Nang-angkin ka na ba ng pag aari ng iba?
Nagbigay ka na ba ng walang hinihinging kapalit?

photo: Joy

Bakit nga ba minsan may mga bagay na nagagawa tayo na hindi natin inaasahan magagawa pala natin?
Sino nga ba ang may gusto magmahal ng may kahati?
Sino nga ba ang may gustong maging pangalawa lang?
At sino nga ba gustong magmahal ng mali?

Bakit nga ba hindi mo maiwasan mahalin ang pag-aari ng iba?
Na kahit anong iwas mo hindi mo mapigilan?
Pikit mata mo na lang tinatanggap ang katotohanan
Makasama mo lang sya kahit sa konting sandali?

May pag-ibig na dumarating sa maling panahon at maling pagkakataon
Gustuhin mo man makasama sya hindi naman pwede
Minsan iniisip mo na sana sya ang kasama mo
Kasama mong bumuo ng mga pangarap at kasama mo hanggang sa pagtanda.

Sabi nga nila hindi lahat ng mga nagsasama ay nagmamahalan
At hindi lahat ng nagmamahalan ay magkasama
Mapaglaro ang tadhana... minsan akala mo nakita mo na ang taong gusto mong makasama sa habang buhay
Pero sa isang iglap may isang taong gugulo ng mundo mo na magpapabago ng pananaw mo.

Ano nga ba ang dapat at hindi? Ano nga ba ang tama at mali?
Kahit gaano ka katalino sa paraan at buhay, pagdating sa larangan ng pag-ibig mabobo at mabobo ka din
Dahil sa pag-ibig hindi naman utak ang ginagamit kundi PUSO
Kaya hindi mo mapipigilan o mapipili kung kanino ka magmamahal.

Mahirap itama ang mga pagkakamali lalo na kapag nagdudulot ito ng ligaya sa iyo
Subalit kung iisipin mo nga mas masarap tahakin ang tamang landas
Yung bang wala kang nasasaktan na iba
At wala kang nasisirang buhay.

Walang sinuman ang maaari mang husga sa taong nagmahal ng mali
Dahil lahat tayo ay may pagkakamaling nagawa
Ang mahalaga alam mo kung paano ka babangon
At itatama ang pagkakamaling iyong nagawa.

Minsan kailangan gawin ang tama kahit labag sya sa iyong kalooban
Ang pag-ibig naman kasi hindi yan makasarili
Hindi lang kaligayahan mo ang dapat mo sundin
Dapat isipin mo ang taong nasa paligid mo at ang tama.

Baka kailangan maging tapat ka lang sa iyong saloobin
Baka kailangan mo lang tanggapin sa sarili mo na...
"You have a right love at the wrong time"
Lahat naman pwede pero hindi lahat DAPAT.

an original piece by: Yram Yoj

Friday, October 14, 2016

To the Quitter

Truly, the world hates a quitter.

photo: My Colorless Mode by Ting Sarmiento Galvero

People care not if you stumble
Nor will they gripe if you fall
They may even ignore your calls
No matter how loudly you howl.

It is no one's concern if you
Give up the fight without consolation
Thinking it is the last thing to do
That is noble and gains their attention.

People easily forget quitters
Their names a pain to remember
Some will mock you and share a laugh,
Knowing you lack courage and will to stand up.

So quit and embrace hopelessness
Moreover, dream not of joys and successes
Just remember the world will not care
For people like you who are QUITTERS.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Friday, August 26, 2016

My Sweet White Rose

A white rose symbolizes my wife.



Each gentle word you’ve spoken
Lightens up my soul
Its echoes, my heart will forever hearken
My ROSE, you make my life whole.

Each empty space, even a dark place
Your love graciously fills
And if trials create harsh waves
Your faithfulness makes them still.

Oh! Your insights ease pain
Spoken with sincerity and truth
Your thoughtfulness keeps out the rain
Your love, the ultimate roof.

A gratitude I owe you
For always being there all my life
I’m glad to return your kindness, you know
My faithful, caring and beautiful wife.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Seeking a Real Love


photo: Lyned Kelly

It was a season of joy since I felt real love
Moments of togetherness, that means a lot
Arms locked and heartfelt kiss
That is something of a bliss.

It was an unforgettable "light touch"
that first hug which means so much
A nature's magical work of art
Which melts away a broken heart.

Its been a precious minute since I flash a smile
that made life for me worthwhile
Its been a wonderful moment since I uttered good thoughts
Which triumph over pain so as love will not go to naught.

It was a fortress of security
Being with someone's arms that were big and strong
That will forever gives my life stability
I know in your presence, that were I belong.

Its been a season of joy since love was made
Knowing I was healed from the pain and the shame
That stole my dreams as it came
Hoping all my agonies be repaid with a love that never will fade.