a sad christmas


months i waited for this all i ever wanted to be happy as i can be but i failed to become at least one. now peolple are celebrating in thier houses and i alone and lonely. since we don’t celebrate a christmas party anymore i always  look forward of going home and threir i’ll assuring myself that i cuold be happy before the year ends.

lumang parol


LUMANG PAROL

may akda: Erhu Ianyce Perez

nasubukan ko nang magningning

sa gabing madilim

kasama ng iba pang mga bituin

naging palamuti sa inyong mga dingding

at tinanggap ng pamilyang maaalalahanin

makaraan ang ilang buwan

na ako’y nakasilid sa isang sulok,

at naranasan ang mga dumating na pagsubok

ako’y muling isasabit sa paskong darating

at muli’y masisilayan ko nag mga ngiting nagniningning

pagmamahalan at pagkakaisa  muling matatanaw

sa gabi’y mapapawi ang aking nadaramang ginaw

simoy ng hanging lumalamig

sa gabi’y madidinig ang awit ng mumunting himig.

ang naging inspirasyon ko sa pagawa ng maikling tulang ito ay ang pagsasabit namin ng parol sa isang opisina sa aming campus

at napa-isip ako kung may gustong sabihin ang mga lumang parol o kaya’y nagagalak ba sila dahil sila’y muling isasabit.

muli kong naalala na kahit mumunting mga parol ay may ayong mga pakiramdam din at sa ati’y gustong iparating.

vulnerable


vulnerable
Erhu Ianyce Perez
i was never born to be strong like superman
or to become a knight like batman
instead i was born to mischievous like peter pan

I’m not intelligent like Einstein
nor a poet like Shakespeare
not even brave like David
who stand amongst the other and put the giant on the ground
in other words I’m not the greatest man ever live

i was born as a commoner
i have common features
and I’m not perfect
i always commit mistakes and learn from it
and yes i easily get wounded

i can smile like smiley
but only few can see the real me
because behind my smiles
are tears i try to hide

I’m not a prince
who can revive a princess
with just a single kiss
or a hero who saves the day