Posted in Balak (Visayan Poetry), original, uncategorized

Mabugnaw Nga Buntag (Cold Morning)

Ang kabugnawon sa buntag

Maoy mi sugat kanako.

Ang kaalimuot giwagtang

Sa bugnaw nga ni gakos sa ako.

Ang habol, ang unlan, mao ang gigamit sa pagtago

Akong kalipay nga matulog ug dugay-dugay, kutob langit sangko.

The cold morning

Greeted me.

It washed away the humidity

As it embraced me.

The blankets, the pillows, I use as my shield

As I happily sleep longer under the covers that I built.

Posted in original, sleep / insomnia, uncategorized

Let Me Sleep

Oh sleep! Oh sleep! Where are you?

Although this is nothing new

It always makes me feel blue.

I close my eyes but my mind is awake

Come and visit me, for goodness sake!

Come and hum your lullaby

Don’t just pass me by.

Let me in to dream land

And experience a sleep so grand.

Hear my plea, and come to me

Let me sleep and rest, finally.

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Bookshelf on the Pillows

books lined up all ready to be read

the sensation of seeing all of them lined up

brings curiosity and a small grin curls up the mouth

which one, which one?

which one to read first?

adventure or mystery or sci-fi?

maybe non fiction? how about fairytale?

my eyes are glued to the beauty the shelf holds

my fingers anticipate, as if drooling

I pick one and curl up , snuggle in

Tonight, I’ll be sleeping with this book in hand