I begin with a small step of hope
through a vast place of uncertainties,
a blurring trail of future anticipation,
I wait in agony.
Looking down the pathway
I struggle to step precariously
studying its precedence
I envision an intimidation
the risk to linger is treacherous
a foreboding dread is eminent,
staying will be peril enough.
Endurance is an arduous desire
promenading a progressive mark,
expect heavy burden.
Desolation is as lost as a raging river,
slumping on a stream, cascading viciously,
my mortal brain communes for enlightenment,
as I drag it brutally close to sleep,
I wake up sweating profusely.
A lost dream in the midst of misty journey?
In the smog I whisper the soft words,
a faint murmur echoes back.
A sigh hurdles into my dusty lungs,
wheezing a faded graphite whiff,
euthanasia postpones its demise.
I walk lightly, gently, perspiring vehemently,
savagely stroke my angry consciousness,
nonchalant I lust for my existence,
craving for discernment,
I yearn for high mercy,
I kneel with dignity.
Darkened sky, rumbling sounds,
bursting lightning accommodates my ranting,
unable to hear the crumbling voices
of nature's wailing trouble,
I cry a piercing prayer
in the depth of momentous agony,
a layer of gasping sounds mumble,
crackling clasp of howling thunder echo,
shivering the blackness of my bones,
I lay my petition naked in milieu,
prognosticate my longing to come to fruition,
waiting to be heard emphatically,
I claim victory triumphantly.
Shall I visit the boneyard of the faithless?
I look into the misty journey like mirror,
it mimics my quest, my life and my future,
reaching beyond my curb,
I face it like my nemesis,
able to grab its end and haul deep into abyss,
with lifeless trail it will end,
ineffectual as a dead raven
lying a departed impassive creature into the abyss,
not a crackling resonance heeded,
no not a faint sound.
In-active member of Writer's Union of the Philippines(UMPIL) and Linangan Sa Imahen Retorika at Anyo (1995). He's poems are mostly written in Tagalog (his native tongue). His first poem "Sa Pagitan ng Ikatlo at Ikaanim na na Oras" (In the Midday of Three and Six) was published in 1995.