Sonnet 02 (The Morning Dew Scent)

Gloaming hast come to greet min once again
Thy scent must have faded in my mem’ry
Longin’ for the old days cloying-cold pain
A stolen gaze of serendipity
That one selcouth-soothing scent in my life
Wend extensively depth in my lone soul
Thy countenance set mine heart to ignite
This fate converged the dawn and eventide
Fugacious affection, short-lived romance
Eulogized the inscribed poems of the stars
But tree had to lose grip on foliage hand
To fall and kiss the ground and tree bear scar
The zephyr’s love turned to sourly-sweet breeze
Only thy morning dew scent sends me peace.

~Quetzal

Thoughtfulness

Your thoughtful actions give me a feeling of admiration,
Admiring thy whole being that circled by fireflies in cool eventide breeze,
You remember every single detail about me, sends my heart to heaven.
I can’t believe that this heart of yours, inside it, is me.

~Quetzal

Tonight

Tonight, I wanna take you to a place where only you and I
Hold your hand, hug you so tight under the twinkling stars.
Touch my lips, turn the fire on inside
Don’t want you to go far,
All I want now is to take forever tonight.

Lets lie on the sand, watch the stars above us.
The way the waves sing is quite romantic.
Looking in your eyes envelope me to your warm love.
This relationship may not be poetic enough,
But I am your poetess expressing every inch of love we have.

Tonight, a place where you and I as one.
You make me walk to a vast field of fairy lilies
Where this night unfolds its glam
As we hold each other, sweet hum in dulcet breeze
You and I, it’s you and I, tonight, my dear one.

~Quetzal

Glory of Love

Whenever a man is in love, he will do everything whatever it takes for the woman he loves. A man improves himself, for the woman he truly loves.

…and I met that guy…’ Thanks God.

…and I remember my favorite song that speaks…’

“Glory Of Love”

Tonight it’s very clear
‘Cause we’re both lying here
There’s so many things I wanna say
I will always love you
I would never leave you alone

Sometimes I just forget
Say things I might regret
It breaks my heart to see you crying
I don’t wanna lose you
I could never make it alone

I am a man who will fight for your honor
I’ll be the hero you’re dreaming of
We’ll live forever
Knowing together
That we did it all for the glory of love

You keep me standing tall
You help me through it all
I’m always strong when you’re beside me
I have always needed you
I could never make it alone

I am a man who will fight for your honor
I’ll be the hero
You’ve been dreaming of
We’ll live forever
Knowing together that we did it all
For the glory of love

It’s like a knight in shining armor
From a long time ago
Just in time I will save the day
Take you to my castle far away

I am a man who will fight for your honor
I’ll be the hero that you’re dreaming of
We’re gonna live forever
Knowing together
That we did it all for the glory of love

We’ll live forever
Knowing together
That we did it all for the glory of love

We did it all for love
We did it all for love
We did it all for love
We did it all for love

Heart Wounds

“Heart wounds heal over time”, that’s what they said.

My belief is different, because they don’t simply heal overtime, that’s the truth. It only heal overtime when there are people who have true compassion towards you, when you’ve received much love from those people around you to patch those wounds, or from the exact person who’d hurted you.

~13

If I came first…

One morning he cooked for their breakfast, a lil conversation began, when he suddenly asked out from the blue;

“If I came first, would you love me too?”

“What?” as she tried to confirm what she just heard…’

“If I came first, would you love me too?” there was no eye contact, but he was serious.

Her mouth dropped open for what she heard clearly, trying to scan his emotion through his face as their eyes met.

and then she replied with a smile, “Maybe”.

~Quetzal

Hurting

Sometimes we do hurt people we love,

For the beginning of their own happiness.

At first, they may not know the reason why,

But maybe eventually, they will.

Esurient to suss out the cause of our decisions,

Hurting them was never the real intention.

We’ll only be happy knowing they’re in state of contentment and happiness.

Knowing they found and have the one they truly need.

~13

Fated to Love You

Photo credit to mymileshinesmile.blogspot.com

Just this night, while watching the Korean Drama entitled Fated to Love You
my sister shared her thoughts; ‘Sometimes people are a bit awkward, they would do things because they thought it was right, only to realize that they are being hurt more and more because of their decisions.’

I immediately answered ‘yes‘ but I was quite stunned by my answer, looking blankly in space, ‘coz the fact that I was hit by her thought.

“It’s better to spend time with the one you love even for a short period of time, atleast you made some happy memories to reminisce,” she added.

And I replied, “No matter how happy those memories are, remembering them would always bring some pain in our hearts.” 😞

COVID-19 is now rampant

Nowadays it’s very hard to go outside, especially going to the market or store just to buy the family’s needs. For the last few months the city you live was covid free, and that made the citizens calm and lived a life that was somehow worry-free. Yet as days passed by, and people became more ignorant of the situation, it came to a point now, that the city that was once safe before became a place of terror.

Everyday there’s a new covid case. Everyday is a day that is hard to face, going to work, and making yourself safe from the virus. Everyday is like a battle with an invisible opponent. It’s like walking in the dark without any light to hold on. Our safety is like a guessing game, it’s unsure.

Some people seem not to care. They do what they want despite of the fact that the person who is positive from covid-19 is just a few blocks away. Whenever the medical team fetch the patient from a local area, people would go out the streets, clustered, and gossip. Do they know the risk they are taking? How sad that we became more dumb than we already are, especially these days as we face this pandemic.

So please, let us be more mindful of our actions, practice proper hygiene and be cooperative. Let us be prayerful, it is the most powerful shield we have against covid-19. Lets protect one another rather than taking advantage or discriminate one another.

~Quetzal

Heart of Mine (featured song lyrics)

One day you may find true love that will last forever and ever
‘Till then you’ll spend a lifetime wishing one together
You never thought she’d say goodbye
And you’ll never understand the reasons why
Heart of mine
How will you keep from dying
Stop reminiscing who is she kissing?
Heart of mine
Oh what’s the use in trying
No one can mend you now
Love plays cruel games
You can’t believe she’s found another lover
“Does she miss me?”
Sometimes you just can’t help but wonder
No, you can’t hold the hands of time
And you’ll always be the one she left behind
Heart of mine, how will you keep from dying stop reminiscing
Who is she kissing heart of mine,
Oh what’s the use in trying
No one can mend you now
And you’ll never understand the reasons why
Heart of mine, how will you keep from dying stop reminiscing
Who is she kissing heart of mine,
Oh, what’s the use in trying
No one can mend you now
Oh, heart of mine heart of mine
Heart of mine

Sung by: Boz Scaggs (version)

Songwriters: Bobby Caldwell / Jason Randolph Scheff / Dennis Matkosky

A lad

Eyne nictitate, found by a hunky mate
Where she, was esurient for a comely date.
Days, weeks passed, a lad stole a buss
Cheeks ripened red, blush couldn’t hid.
Hugs and kisses from this man
She was damn delighted, but sweat on her palm.
Affection turns into a lifetime love.

~Quetzal

A Gift

He taught me how to play under the rain after I hated it.
He made me believe in love again after I failed.
He held me close to his heart, after I wasted myself.
He accepted the whole me, he did fix me.
He promised to love me, even after knowing my bitter past.

He makes me laugh everytime I am mad.
He always tells me I can, when I tend to give up.
He carries me when I’m in pain.
He kisses those wounds despite the fact that they’re ugly.
Stretchmarks are ugly, and stitches too.

He continues to give and show love.
Doing his best to be a father and my man.
Each one of us has someone they can call their own.
Own love, own partner who’ll be there through better or worst.
Lucky to have such kind of person, yes it is.

When you found it,
Therefore, take good care of such gift,
Though sometimes we don’t really deserve it,
But they deserve it.

~Quetzal

We Should Open The Schools First!

Read before you conclude.

Opening the schools and colleges should be our first priority. France recorded 70 new coronavirus cases in schools, a week after it let more than 1 million kids go back to class. Now, isn’t that amazing? Someone should have warned them against opening the schools so soon. Following the same footsteps, countries like India want […]

We Should Open The Schools First!

Repost this because I agree. 💪

  • Hero
    Wanting to save them all, but you can’t be the hero of all. ~Quetzal
  • Touched
    Got a date, beauty in his arms, betrayal passed their way and touched her man. ~Quetzal
  • Sonnet 02 (The Morning Dew Scent)
    Gloaming hast come to greet min once againThy scent must have faded in my mem’ryLongin’ for the old days cloying-cold painA stolen gaze of serendipityThat one selcouth-soothing scent in my lifeWend extensively depth in my lone soulThy countenance set mine … Continue reading Sonnet 02 (The Morning Dew Scent)
  • Thoughtfulness
    Your thoughtful actions give me a feeling of admiration,Admiring thy whole being that circled by fireflies in cool eventide breeze,You remember every single detail about me, sends my heart to heaven.I can’t believe that this heart of yours, inside it, … Continue reading Thoughtfulness
  • Tonight
    Tonight, I wanna take you to a place where only you and IHold your hand, hug you so tight under the twinkling stars.Touch my lips, turn the fire on insideDon’t want you to go far,All I want now is to … Continue reading Tonight

Son

I was lying in the operating room,
Quite nervous of the operation,
Saving you was my priority,
Then your cry came out, my felicity.

Pitiful that body was quite tiny,
Fragile you were yet lovely,
You in my arms was paradise, loving you so much oh dear mine..
I was awake for a week watching you peacefully asleep.


Now day by day I watch you grow,
Everyday my life has a glow,
Sooner or later you’ll be a grown up,
Today I wish you grow fast, and tomorrow will wish you still be a child.

~Quetzal

(you decide the title)

One
greatest
love he ever
wished in life, but lost it along the way.

~Quetzal

Type of poetry: Tetractys (click it to learn more)

Inscribed feelings

Every words I inscribed, are the feelings engraved in my heart.
My beatitude, mourning,  pains, and hope when things fall apart.
Maybe a scene from today or of my past.
Sometimes, these words are the figment of my imagination,
And someone’s unseen situation.


~Quetzal

Break up

Crush all the way to the core of my heart,
You’ve been so good before, now a lot has changed,
You and I, once part of each other, now fallin’ apart,
Crumbled to eensy-weensy pieces like grain.

We are like;
rainbows fading colors in the air,
masks in a masquerade people used to wear,
ice creams that melt away,
a road that has two paths that breaks way,
white room full of shadows of strangers,
birds flyin’ across the sky with fallin’ feathers.

Painful to see that these hearts go on separate ways,
What else to hold on when night took over the days,
Is there a way we can fix things right?
Lets fight together against this destiny’s blight!

~Quetzal

A letter that became our history

Me and my love.

I appreciate you so much, yet it seems hard to tell and show, but I do.
Misunderstanding is our greatest weakness, why it has always to turn out this way?
Because of guilt, pain and distress I caused you, I wanna set you free. You’ll be fine. I think you’ll be better off without me.

As far as I remember, I wrote down these words when we had an extreme fight. After of so many fights we had, it also came to a point where we decided to go on separate ways, especially me. I would always decide to break up, though in my heart I don’t really want to. Sometimes it was just my ‘drama‘ to break up, but if he decided to make it true, then either I find a way for reconciliation and to hold on, or just let it be. It came to a point that I went back home with my son, and decided to leave him.

It was the extreme fight I was talkin’ about. I got so mad ‘coz like.. I was always the one who look after our son, and it felt like he didn’t care to be my sub. He used to go out in the morning to be in a cafe, after work, even in weekends. I wanted him to be around even just half a day to be with us, to help us with the chores. I don’t know but I feel so happy whenever he’s at home, or when he cuddles our son, seeing them together has something that fires the happiness deep in my heart. I had no complains when it comes to our son’s needs, he provides everything for him. Even when it comes to my needs, he would always prioritized mine.

Some of my former colleagues told me that, maybe I was suffering in post partum depression and we just have to talk about it. No need for me to make sudden decisions that I will surely regret at the end, yet during that time my decision was fixed, like no one can ever break it. So, I went home, I brought all my stuff and of my baby’s. After a few hours, I didn’t expect he would followed me home, and he tried to convince me to return that night. I was stoned-hearted due to my sadness and anger, I did ignore him for almost an hour, mom was there quite concerned. But, I didn’t want to, he didn’t stop, he tried hard to talk with me, ’til I poured out my sentiments, I let him know my pain, my sadness, my concerns, and my wish. Then, these words of his warmth my heart,

“I’m sorry beng, so sorry.. (cryin’) tell me what do you want me to do, I’ll do it for you. Do you want me to take care of him at night so you can rest? I’ll do that, just come back. I love my son and you, so please.”

After all those words were all I need, but I decided to stay at home for at least three days, that was a month before Covid-19 became the talk of the earth.

As usual, we let things to cool down and start again. It made me realized that fights/arguments make the relationship stronger. Fights, arguments, and problems when faced together and able to survive, relationship becomes indestructible. We’ve been together for almost eight years, and now we have a son. With those things we had, the things we faced together, those extreme fights, everything were all ingredients in this relationship to make it stronger. Everytime we able to fix things, our love for each other became much stronger too. We also understand things better, and when you truly love that person, you changed those bad habits, even the attitude/behavior, and he did. I know that everyday of our lives is a challenge that we have to face. Each person has his own flaws, some can be fixed, some are unchangeable. I accepted his, and he embraced mine.

I found this relationship real, he is real to me, he makes me feel that he loves me this much. He is also thoughtful, he used to provide my needs first before his, and I feel lucky. After all, God is truly amazing, and that he knows my heart’s desires, because despite of losing someone I want, He replaced it with someone who is a match for me and the one I could call my destiny. 😇

You

A glimpse of you, fire starts in my lonely heart,
Admiring your comeliness across the sky,
Oh! Those pretty eyes, give a skip in my heart.

Your countenance is so pleasant to the eye,
Touch on skin to skin, a sun kiss of summer,
Living with my blest heart exalt and fly high.

I want to be in your arms forever dear,
Be in love, you and I ’til eternity,
Putting God at the center, and fruit to bear.

A dream of mine, where you and I quite a match,
With you my fate and I viscidly attach.

Quetzal

Type of poetry: Terza Rima

  • Hero
    Wanting to save them all, but you can’t be the hero of all. ~Quetzal
  • Touched
    Got a date, beauty in his arms, betrayal passed their way and touched her man. ~Quetzal
  • Sonnet 02 (The Morning Dew Scent)
    Gloaming hast come to greet min once againThy scent must have faded in my mem’ryLongin’ for the old days cloying-cold painA stolen gaze of serendipityThat one selcouth-soothing scent in my lifeWend extensively depth in my lone soulThy countenance set mine heart to igniteThis fate converged the dawn and eventideFugacious affection, … Continue reading Sonnet 02 (The Morning Dew Scent)
  • Thoughtfulness
    Your thoughtful actions give me a feeling of admiration,Admiring thy whole being that circled by fireflies in cool eventide breeze,You remember every single detail about me, sends my heart to heaven.I can’t believe that this heart of yours, inside it, is me. ~Quetzal
  • Tonight
    Tonight, I wanna take you to a place where only you and IHold your hand, hug you so tight under the twinkling stars.Touch my lips, turn the fire on insideDon’t want you to go far,All I want now is to take forever tonight. Lets lie on the sand, watch the … Continue reading Tonight

Affliction

Walk the aisle of afflictive past,
You and I was once together,
Where one’s trust put… died,
Walk the aisle of afflictive past,
Deceived was I, you lied,
Finked thee, befriended with her,
Walk the aisle of afflictive past,
You and I was once together.

Quetzal

Type of poetry: Triolet

Love

I want to see you here tonight,
Take me my knight,
To Eden lay,
Coitus may.

Spoken words and cloying kisses,
Your love pleases,
This heart’s poignance,
You mend – instance.

Darling your echt love is a gift,
My heart uplift,
Grateful to you,
Forever do.

Quetzal

Type of poetry: Minute Poetry

Yester night

Gloomy Moonlight

Yester night I was quite down in sorrow,
this pandemic creeped back in my head,
broken I was, eyes on my son,
he was peacefully asleep,
I almost cried lookin’
asked God, until when?
don’t let it be,
half the world
dying
more.
Death
horror
everywhere,
shattered broken
the soul, heart, and mind
crumbled to eensy bits
a test, conundrum today
prayer is all I have, trust Him
asked him, to you God this is easy
end this pandemic, to you all I beg.

Quetzal

Type of poetry: Etheree

Reflection

Stand still
Behold beauty, see
Wonder the eyne of pretty
-reflection-
pretty of eyne the wonder
see, beauty behold
still stand.

Quetzal

Palindrome Poetry

Also known as Mirrored Poetry

A palindrome, by definition, is a word, phrase, verse, sentence, or even poem that reads the same forward or backward.

Learn more about Palindrome Poetry.

Autumn Love

Autumn-Spring Double Exposure

Spring falls in autumn’s heart

Season’s peculiar art.

Undoable lufu on titlark’s eyne,

Zeitgeist ventures on the line.

Whilst everything whithers, blossoms spud,

Season wise up of Autumn’s hankering fad.

Golden foliages trip the lights fantastic,

Blithe love of both on beck.

Feast one’s eyes – autumn on spring

Haecceity of season’s heart, extraordinary meaning.

~Quetzal

💡Zeitgeist -the spirit of the time/age/generation
💡trip the lights fantastic – dance/dancing
💡Feast one’s eyes – look with great enjoyment

Song

Sing your heart out.

Behind every song you sing,

There’s a memory worth remembering.

Lyrics of the song speak the content of the heart,

Wallows in that memory of love.

A song may bring a smile on your face

Or chafed tears on your visage.

A song may mean lots of thing,

Or it is someone you’ve been missing.

~Quetzal

Belated Happy Mother’s Day!

Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than any natural laws.

Barbara Kingsolver

To all mothers I know, HAPPY MOTHER’s DAY. May God continue to bless you & your family. Seeing and knowing your struggles, hardships, & success makes us feel proud & happy, knowing it is for your family’s betterment.
You are irreplaceable in the hearts of your children and your husband.
Watching the mothers out their taking care of their families, would make you think that how blessed is the world for having these women, for having you. 😇

A famous quote says that, “Mother knows best,” yet I beg to disagree because not all mothers know it. Some influences their children to do bad things, teaching bad manners instead of good ones, teaching their children to bully others, etc..
NOBLE are those MOTHERS who are taking the right track, giving the best for their children.
Don’t you know, aside from teachers, the number one shaper of a child’s life is his/her mother. It starts from the family and at home.
Lets not break the nation for teaching the wrong things especially on the child’s manners, that isn’t motherhood /parenting.
The quite important thing above anything else, –good manners.

Once again, HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO THE MOTHERS OUT THERE…’ take a break and spend a great bonding with your family. 😇
A blessed day ahead. 🤗

A message repost from my Facebook account.

Theater Workshop

Here’s the story behind these photos.

Just this morning, I logged in to my Facebook account and I had a notification about a memory from 2017, and it has been three (3) years since this fun happened. Time really flies so fast.

Selected students and teachers from different Diocesan Private Schools were chosen to join this workshop that was held at the Senior High School campus of Pax Catholic Academy in May 2017. This workshop was good for a week. We were not allowed to go home, so everyone stayed in school for this activity. Each one of us was so excited with this workshop, and it was quite fun.

Mr. Adonis Nobleza is on the far left, Mr. Dan S. Pahila is the 2nd male from the left and Ms. Lyrvie Shyn R. Soltones is the woman beside me, on my right with eyeglasses is my colleague Mr. Arnold P. Demapanag

Our trainer was Mr. Dan S. Pahila, he is a secondary teacher at Ilo-Ilo National High School, Ilo-Ilo City, Philippines. He is teaching MAPEH and Drama Arts. On the other hand, students’ trainer was Ms. Lyrvie Shyn R. Soltones. She is also a secondary teacher in the same school and also teaching in Drama Arts. Teachers used the vacant room on the ground floor, while students together with Ms. Soltones were on the 2nd floor in a merged room of the senior high school. Mr. Pahila made us ready for the acting workshop on the first day. We had to warm up, and it was funny memorable. We got inevitable bloopers and funny faces, since we need to exercise our face muscles as well. We had to dance and stretched every inch of our muscles before we start acting, inorder to avoid some muscle sprains. Drama/acting is not as easy as you think it is, it’s more complicated than dancing. Why? It involves not just your body movements, facial expressions but even your emotions and tone of voice to make the drama more realistic and move the audience through this. Not all dancing activities require facial expressions or overt emotions unlike acting.

To be an effective actor one must put himself on the shoes of the character. You need to own the personality, behavior, emotion and one must set aside his ownself inorder to absorb the character he needs to portray. Another important aspect to act out your character is, an innate talent in acting. Some people are having difficulties in acting, no matter how hard they try, despite the fact that they love it. The audiences/viewers will feel so awkward watching the actor who is forcing himself to play his role. One must possessed a natural talent in acting, though it can be learned, it’s quite better when it is not obtrusive.

In theater show the characters must know proper blockings and that is with the help of the director and stage manager. Blocking plays a crucial part in theater’s success. Characters must know how and where to stand on stage. They must stand facing their audience most of the time or at least in slant position. This is to let the audience see their facial expressions on the show, and it also helps the actors avoid collisions during the play. Characters must have modulated voice inorder for the audience to hear their words, except if the theater’s show is a Pantomime (a performance using gestures and body movements without words). Good lightings (stage lighting) are needed too, these light effects help arouse emotions, and also to indicate the night and day. Blue light set a sad and cold atmosphere, while bright colors for happiness, red is for war/fight and dark/dim light is to indicate death/tragedy. Spotlight is the most well-known of the theater light, its use is to focus or highlight the actor or element on stage. These are the knowledge imparted to us by Mr. Pahila.

We had a great week in this workshop. The following days were so awesome because we were learning something new, even it was exhausting and besides it was my thing. Since I was in high school I really love acting even when I got in college. The best part of my acting career (make believe) was back in high school, especially in our Filipino subject. I used to be the leader of the group, director and the protagonist (leading character) of our little role play. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to join any contest like an impersonation or declamation due to poverty back in my days. Joining such event/contest must have financial support for the costume and sometimes for trainer’s fee, and my foster parents told me that they couldn’t afford it.

During the workshop, we learned how to shift our emotions from being happy, then became suddenly sad, crazy, shifted to being angry (we were shouting) back to being happy. I thought that we were like crazy people doing that thing, we were murmuring things while going to every corner of the room. I will never forget that we had to pick a partner and confess our painful past and our regrets in this life. This activity helped us freed ourselves from misery, and also to know our fellow actors from deep inside. It is easier to work with the people you know by heart. We also learned how to put ourselves on someone elses shoe, feel their pain and offer great compassion to these people. At the end of our workshop we must exhibit the product of what we learned. We had four theater plays two of these came from the teachers entitled “Tokhang” and “Ai Ai” (Comedy Skit, the only word spoken here is just ai ai).

Here’s the Product of our Theater Workshop. The video was recorded by one of our students using my own mobile phone.

You may watch the video on YouTube by clicking the link below:

Be an Inspiration

The world I live is not good as yours, yet I have managed to go through. So don’t you dare giving up in this life. There are still many wonderful things you can do to your life and with the lives of others.

If you can’t find an inspiration, be an inspiration to others for them to go on in life.

Quetzal