Miyerkules, Setyembre 4, 2013

Declaration of True Love

How we know our love is true?
no guarantee nor promise kept.
I have been hurt and so have you,
But we have chosen to accept.

Time began, our love is tested,
Just to say our love is wrong.
We never settled, nor contented,
To our dismay, our love is strong.

We tried to end it more than once,
Saying it was for the best.
Instead, we end on each others arms,
It's true enough, I can attest.

Sabado, Abril 6, 2013

Being the Youngest Brother (Temporarily)

Believe it or not, I just turned thirty. Reminiscing is all I'm about at the moment. In this edition, the perks and burdens of being the younger brother. I was not always the youngest member of the family, but for the first 8 years of my life I was the favorite among the clan. Being a favorite wasn't always a positive thing, especially when tricks played on and bullying are concerned. Being the littlest means you're gullible and a pushover to kids at least four years older.. enter the big brother.

If memory serves me right, my first action figure was GI Joe's Stormshadow that my mom bought along with Snake Eyes. I don't think my mom knows back then that they are each others'arch-nemesis. Kiddie cartoon story lines weren't really that complicated back then and Stormshadow and Snake Eyes weren't that popular yet. Anyway, I did not have anything to do with whom I chose. Being the elder, my brother naturally chose the protagonist. I didn't like having a Cobra for a toy since they are the bad guys. So when playing, I just cast Stormshadow as a good guy and fight off the other evil toys. Eventually I learned his back story and knew that even he to his enemies he is honorable and eventually became a GI Joe himself. Mom even bought a Joe version when it came out. When I think of it now, I wouldn't want to have it any other way.

Here's a list of the things I've gone through as a little brother:
-Only supporting role in games
-Didn't get to be the leader
-The less cooler sibling
-got the smaller piece
-Always lost in wrestling a-la WWF ('twas the 80's)
-Always the contestant in mock gameshows
-I was too little to play outside so I just watched
-Old hand-me-downs
-Player 2

But it wasn't always the bum-end-of-the-deal. As I said, I was the favorite.

-I got to be Daniel san from the Karate kid
-Everyone in the family was protective of me
-I was the least scolded among siblings (Even when I wasn't the youngest)
-I was always treated out
-My sister was extra nice
-What I wanted, I got
-Mom brought me surprises
-I get to run to Mom when in trouble
-Mom gives me the sweetest smile
-To sum it all, I was favored.. by Mom

Miyerkules, Pebrero 13, 2013

If Memory Serves Me Right..

The First "A Few" with You
A fateful night indeed.
Oh I remember
A few bottles are all I need.

The streets are wet.. blame the weather
The place to the brim is packed,
We're settled on the pavement
the service really sucks.

I know you from my workplace,
In three seconds you'll walk my way
I smile and wave, no words to say
My friends made you stay.

Moments go by quickly,
four bottles each at least.
We're just getting started
A few? no such things exist.

They thought we knew each other,
words are yet to be spoken 
I only watch you sharing thoughts
my friends become your friends.

An awkward bus stop walk,
The uneasy wait for the ride
A kiss lands soft and then you ran
The time where all began.

That First "A Few" with You
A fateful night indeed.
Oh I remember
Thinking bottles are what I need..

(*A few - term coined by my friends pertaining to a few bottles after class/work before heading home; It is a lie, a way to convince one to join in.. In my experience, there never was "a few bottles"  )