Category: Poetry

  • Short Story: Stop! In The Name of Love and Profit

    My short story, Stop! In The Name of Love and Profit, has been published in the online version of UCL’s SAVAGE Journal. To read the story, click this link.

  • Poem: Shoes.

    This poem was published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer on the 28th of September 2019. I wrote this poem after reflecting on how I have grown as a person over the years. And the symbol of shoes just came naturally to me— the symbol perfectly encapsulates one’s identity at a certain point of time. As […]

  • Poem: Mama.

    Mama is not just about my mother. It is part-social-commentary, part-love-poem, from the perspective of a young daughter (me) on ageing. It highlights how a daughter’s love goes beyond appearances, which I hope many people can relate to. This poem was published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer on September 11, 2019. I hate the wayMy […]

  • Poem: The Battlefield.

    This poem is a bit different from what I usually talk about in my poetry, but I had a lot of fun writing it! I also like that this poem is very hopeful against its grim setting. Although I’ve never experienced war, it was very interesting to explore something foreign to me. The dawn breaks […]

  • Poem: Earth 2.

    I entitled this poem Earth 2 as a reference to a poem I wrote when I was 10 called Earth. I like to believe that this poem is a mature, sadder sequel to what I wrote before. Now more than ever, our planet, our very existence, is threatened by our inaction. At the time of […]

  • Poem: Grace.

    Hello! Poem number 1. It is interesting that the first poem I publish is one about my tiny ‘flaws’, my idiosyncrasies. I don’t hate myself— I don’t think anyone should hate themselves for their quirks. I think it is important every now and then to be aware of your own abilities: from everything you love […]