Tag Archives: hope

Beyond Sunset

Take me to yesterday
Where dreams lay
Flat on display
As if waiting
To save the day

Keep my back long upright
Holding tight
As dark winds fight
Ever piercing
Into the night

Calm this raging heartbeat
In my seat
Facing defeat
From sadness
Drenching the soul
Freezing my feet

Unveil these hooded eyes
Strip back lies
Cut rusty ties
My prison
Of doubts and fears
And slowly rise

27 January 2017

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The Cure

When light is no more to push the road wide
No happy thoughts left to dig up inside
Looking for reason where sanity died
Not enough strength to put worries aside

Pick up stones to buff rough edges shown
Spread wings and try to fly to the unknown
Reap pure joy where dried up tears have been sown
Reach for freedom and call it my own

Hope will drench this long parched soul
Your love to fill my empty bowl
Through this storm I shall take a stroll

10 October 2014

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The Purge

Catch my eye
Butterflies flapping
Fill the air with gravity
Mind slipping away
I am falling

Veins knotted
Gasping for air
This drug is poison to me
No point in trying
I am losing

Off my chest
Purge this wild thing
Let my heart be Your captive
My soul is wanting
I’m fighting on

Got to go
Out this old boat
Take a step to where You are
It’s Your voice calling
I’m moving on

Move my pen
Write them letters
Form words I dare not express
‘Cause I’m not staying
I’m pressing on

Hope reborn
Within my reach
Fix my eyes on You alone
Keep me from drowning
I’m dreaming on

18 August 2014

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Minsa’y binabalikan ang nakaraan
Di man sinasadya
Puso’y di maikubli ang ngiti
Waring naririyan lamang
Wala sa gunita
Hawak ang mga kamay kong
Naghihintay sa pagsabay sa bilang

Ngunit naisin mang tahakin pang muli
Hindi na aakma
Ika’y lumipas
Sanayin man sa nakagawian
Dalhin sa nakalipas
Hirap nang bumaluktot
O kumilos sa daloy ng musika

Hanggang pangarap na lamang kita, Mahal
Mithiing kumupas
Panaho’y di na magmumura
At doo’y lalagi ka
Sadyang mananatiling
Anino ng maaari pang bukas

16 March 2014



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Running for Real

It’s the 7th of December and it’s already past 6 in the morning.

So why am I still up? It’s because I wanna zap my energy empty so I can sleep early tomorrow – later today, that is. Tomorrow is a pretty big day.

The 8th of December 2013 marks the first-ever race I have fully committed myself to. Mind you, I’ll only be going for 10k. You see, I did not use to be into running. I’m new into this whole thing. I won’t even consider myself sporty, though some say I look like one – LOL. Well if you counted dancing as one then I would, but you can’t really.

I grew up not engaging into any kind of sport. I was scared of flying objects or falling down or getting injured. I couldn’t keep up with too many things going on knowing everything I did could affect the team. I also had poor hand-eye coordination. It was one of those things I couldn’t really excel at in school so I never really bothered getting good at it.

That gap sort of hit me right in the face when I got older and realised I couldn’t dance forever or do drills in civilian military training to keep on being physically active! I had to find me something I could love. Then, school finished and I went to the UK. The second family that hosted me there were all into some kind of sport. The head of the house is a marathoner (he ran the London and Snowdonia Marathons). He was the one who inspired me to dive into it.

When I got back I started dreaming. I wrote down ‘run a marathon’ as one of my wishes. I put my gear on soon afterwards but I immediately lost the will to carry on when my running buddy got busy. But things have a funny way of getting back, I suppose. Last year, a former professor told me about Milo R2 Apex. Sadly, the training season then was about to end. Even sadder, the next season was during summer which I knew for sure I couldn’t do. And then came the latter half of 2013 along with the bigger push to get back to it.

Now here I am – loving it. Thank God I have found something new I can be passionate about. I am grateful for the experience, the people I have met, and that place where I can be and hear His voice in the middle of all the madness around me.

Tomorrow, I am running for real.#

Running for Real

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I long to fly
Where dreams come true
Somewhere close to You
And I am weightless
Not wanting

Hopes undying
Keep me alive
Pushing to a dive
Off cliffs unknown
Just daring

Fears can cripple
Even winners
Yet clear soft whispers
Fix me wings spread wide
Wrought through fire

Piercing through clouds
Once more dauntless
Love flowing endless
Life into my veins
I am free

29 October 2013

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I’m afraid I’m slipping away
I lost my taste for pure
Chasing after food
That leaves me insatiable
Filling up but ever hungry
Collecting dew
When all I want is honey

I’ve forgotten what it is to love
This heart has stopped to care
Relying on shocks
Half-alive, only half-believing
Thinking ‘twas you
Though just a shadow fading

I lost my way under the stars
And I ask many times over
Where I have gone wrong
This I know
I replaced you with another

Relieved I did not hold the ropes
Otherwise it’d be undone
Steep hope I had climbed
Often loomed impossible
But you held my arms, said strongly
‘Yes, I got you’
Then I was on it steady

You found me, put me back on track
You wouldn’t leave me wandering

This tug-of-war’s far from over
It is always around
Spirit versus flesh –
Only the end can finish
At least I am not on my own
I know you’re here
Sharing with this scar unknown

You pierced my soul deep
I’m alive
And I long to love once again

6 June 2013
(23-24 May 2013, draft)

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Worn but not utterly spent
Scratched but not deeply wounded
Not giving in
No relenting

Struggling through yet halfway there
Plodding on yet right on track
Keeping on moving
Steadily pushing

Dreams of finishing well
Hopes of victories to share
Growing deeper
Getting bolder

Your words consume waking thoughts
Your life fuels every step
This soul impassioned
My heart abandoned

20 October 2012

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Rain beats hard on the roof
I am restless
And droplets drench this room
Where all ground is
Marked with spots where
Temporary fixes lie
As if every care
Can just ebb away and die

Courage to look for and bind
Nothing to offer
Somehow it’s hard to find
Joy in this bearer
Of soul and strength
For I am easily worn
This relentless length
Of coping with every storm

There’ll be a time – been thinking
After all this
Night’s over and dawn’s breaking
In with my wish
And with a wide smile
See Your glorious face clearly
Forever while
Safe there I will be

29 July 2012

Lord, it is good to know I will have a place there with You someday.
It makes these present troubles bearable.
I can even feel secure and happy.

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