Poetry Submission: 3 Poems by Yuu Ikeda

by Yuu Ikeda Content warning: mentions and references to death and hell “Last Day” I’m reading my favorite book about my favorite moon. On my left, a cup of sugary coffee, making smokes of heaven. On my right, a wounded cat crouching happily. Mellow music floats from the night sky, kissing us warmly. I’m in peaceContinue reading “Poetry Submission: 3 Poems by Yuu Ikeda”

Poetry Submission: ‘Come Back To Me’

by Bianca Marie Nery Come back to meMy troubled love.Fill this voidInside my heart. Come back to meMy pride and joy.End this sadness,This life of woe. Come back to meMy heart and soul.Stay with meForevermore. ☁️ If you enjoyed this, we encourage you to leave a comment below. To submit your own, write to us here.

Poetry Submission: ‘The 1’

by Aidan Bernales How are you?Isn’t that so strange?After so long of not thinking about you, that’s the first thing I ask—Are you feeling better than the last time we talked?I remember how hurriedly I walked past your favorite store in the mallIn a weak attempt not to meet your eyes one more timeAfter we spokeContinue reading “Poetry Submission: ‘The 1’”

Poetry Submission: ‘Turning Tables’

by Aidan Bernales Paper-cutsWhere thin skin used to beCrossing and uncrossing my legs,Waiting for you to get used to meBecause I carved our names on every building we’ve passed throughI’ve made poetry out of every memory I’ve ever had with youBecause the heart wants what it wantsAnd it only ever moves me forward when my feetContinue reading “Poetry Submission: ‘Turning Tables’”

Poetry Submission: ‘Stranded’

Poem and art by Paul Raymond Jimenez * * * Man’s infinite imagination is as vast as the sea.  The world can go haywire And, still, if one can cope— find courage amidst a plethora of dangers, one may see: beauty, honesty, and hope. ☁️ If you enjoyed this, we encourage you to leave a commentContinue reading “Poetry Submission: ‘Stranded’”

Poetry Submission: ‘Akmang Kagitingan’

by Paul Raymond Jimenez Kung mayroon mang natatanging tatak na Pilipino,ito’y ang ating angking tapang at talino. Ngunit minsa’y dapat din nating isipinNa huwag magpadala sa udyok ng damdamin. Sa mga nabasa’t narinig kong mga kwento—sa kasaysayan at hindi sa barbero,Ang poot at galit ay walang magandang naidudulot;ang marangal na layuni’y kadalasa’y nauudlot. Malaking bagay angContinue reading “Poetry Submission: ‘Akmang Kagitingan’”

Poetry Submission: ‘Pagtanggap’

by Michelle Tatoy Sila’y mga tao din, dumarami’t kumakalat. Inaakala ng nakararami ito’y karamdaman— pinangdirian at kinamuhian, pinagkaitan ng kalayaan, pinagtulakan at tinapakan, luha’y naging basehan ng katapangan. Pinairal ng lipunan: Makikitid na pag unawa’y naging boses ng mamamayan Basehan na ba ng katapangan ang panlalamang? Sila’y bahagi rin nitong perlas ng silanganan Buksan angContinue reading “Poetry Submission: ‘Pagtanggap’”

Poetry Submission: ‘My Polaris’

by Christian Loid Valenzuela   It all happened like this: The night sky requested someone So it’ll no longer be alone.   And then there you came.   You became The Star In the darkest of days. You became Daylight Through the blackest of heavens.   It all happened like this: A “being” wished to haveContinue reading “Poetry Submission: ‘My Polaris’”

Poetry Submission: ‘Unwritten Love Letters’

by Christian Loid Valenzuela   I. It’s a cold evening. My love’s warmer than coffee— I take a pen and write.   I pour my heart into this drastic art— forming words into letters to converse with my inners, a lover; a giver; a carer— a bearer.   II. Every pierce to my heart remindsContinue reading “Poetry Submission: ‘Unwritten Love Letters’”

Poetry Submission: ‘All These To You’

by KC Bernardo In the midst of my goodbye, must I see Your face a picture of sorrow and pain, And your eyes filled with anxiety? But if you would hate me, let my heart be slain I will go, my love, and bid my last.   But before I leave, dear one, must you knowContinue reading “Poetry Submission: ‘All These To You’”