Poems and Stories · Random Thoughts

In Anger and Love


You stand there in front of me
Just within my reach,
Your hair – a mess
Your face – scarlet
Your voice – hoarse
As you tried to make me see,
Make me understand
Make me believe.

You know I am seething
You know I am trying
To control myself
From lashing out
Because I don’t want —
You to hurt
You to cry
You to —

Hate me all you want
Love me afterwards
Scream at me
Claw at me

And when all is said and done
Come to me
Let me —
Calm you down
Dry your tears
Hug you tight
Kiss you tenderly
Love you…



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I, You


I hear you, you know
As you slam the door
As you stomp your feet
As you scream at me
I hear you.

I see you, you know
As you pout your lips
As you furrow your brows
As your eyes tear up
I see you.

I feel you, you know
As you turn your back
As you sob quietly
As you shake your head
I feel you.

I love you, you know
Even when you’re seething
Even when you’re crying
Even when you’re leaving
I love you.


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When I Look At You

You came into my life unexpectedly.
I never expected love to pass by me,
I never expected to love and be loved in return,
I never expected

When I look at you, I see the stars
Shining in your eyes
As they reflect the brightness of your soul
That when you look at me
I feel complete. Content. Loved.

When I see you smile back at me,
I see endless joy and happiness.
Your smile takes out the gloominess
That used to hang around my head.
My heart, no longer filled with dread
Because you had me freed.

Your hand as they latched onto mine
The warmth it exudes,
The softness of your palms
The connection that you offer
When you squeeze and hold
Never letting go.

When I gaze at you, I see forever
I see us growing old together
I see you with white hair, walking beside me
By the sea, as the waves touch our feet
Our hands still entwined
Your smile still, always – mine.

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The Exact Day

I don’t really remember the exact day
Of when I fell for you.
But I do remember the first time
You smiled at me,
Eyes wide and shining;
That shy smile that changed
My world.

I don’t remember the exact day
When I realized I was already yours.
But I do remember that time
You first reached out to me,
And I held your hand in mine tightly,
And sparks simply flew around.
I knew then that I wouldn’t
Let you go.

I don’t remember the exact day
When you realized you were mine.
But I do remember that one time
When our lips first touched.
When you shuddered in my arms,
And I took your silent gasp,
And sealed our forever.

Now we’re both here,
Standing in front of each other
Standing in front of these people
Standing in front of a million others.
And this — This I will remember,
This exact day as we both say,
“I do… I will love you forever.”


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Coffee (A Poem)

I am sitting here
Alone with just my coffee
Sipping it slightly
Waiting for you.

I smile out of the blue
When you come rushing through the door,
In a whirlwind of robust colors.

You stand there for a moment
Looking around
Until your eyes find mine;
The world simply stops
And suddenly – it’s just you and me.

You smile and your eyes light up;
I keep on smiling
As you walk towards me.

And finally when you reach me,
You take the coffee from my hand
Sip it like it is yours
Look at me and say,
“Exactly how I want it to be,
You, me and coffee.”

@wuthie16 | 05/05/2016

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Bago (A Filipino Poem)

Ang sarap ng tamis ng bagong pagibig
Ang sarap mahulog paulit-ulit
Sa iyong mga bisig at halik
Patuloy akong nanunumbalik

Bagamat marami silang nagsasabi
Pagibig mo’y hindi puro luwalhati
Hindi ko pa rin kayang ika’y iwan
Puso ko’y sinisigaw ang iyong ngalan

Hindi ako naniniwala
Sa mga naririnig na bali-balita
Na ikaw daw ay hindi totoo
Aktingan lang daw ang ginagawa mo

Subalit ibang iba ka pagdating sa akin
Iba ang iyong mga ngiti at tingin
Patuloy mong binubuwag ang lahat ng sabi-sabi
Kaya naman sa’yo ako’y patuloy na nahuhumaling

Pinanindigan mo ang lahat
Buong pagkatao ko’y iyong binuklat
Ikaw at ako – iyon nga ang sabi mo
Tayong dalawa – hanggang dulo


Poems and Stories · Random Thoughts

Prompted Poems and Haikus

So a friend over at Twitter (Ninna at @ninnabautista if you want to check out her Twitter) prompted a lot of us with one-word prompts last night and we had to make a line, a convo or a poem or a haiku based on that one-word prompt in 140 characters or less.  That was the challenge.  Here are my takes on those prompts.



You hide behind those
Eyes closed, mouth open, body taut.
And yet through the sheerness of it –
I see you.
All of you.



I tried to get you to yield,
To melt,
To relent with me.
But it seems like
I am left in this heat alone.
Without you.



Behind this euphoria is a blur I can’t define.
Behind my smiles are tears I can’t show.
You daze me yet I’m alone.



Please. I begged.
Just stop. I said.
You still kept on.
And on.
And on.
And I was left.
On the side.
All alone.



Cold and shivering.
Wrapped in your arms.
Bodies clashing.
Heat intense.
Do I need your jacket?
You are enough.



Your feed used to be
Filled with you, me, memories
Now it’s you and her



You eat me alive.
Bite me till I’m empty and dry.
Kiss me with your sharp mouth.
Bloody but –
I plead for more.



I have been waiting.
Alone. By myself. For you.
The hour’s up. You’re gone.

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To Dance

As you pull me into your arms,
Look into my eyes –
With such adoration and love,
I melt.

Whenever I stare at you
When your arms tighten around me,
I am once again reminded…
Of how it’s always going to be
You and me.

Your gaze softens,
As they slide down –
Towards my lips…
I see your pupils widen
Your eyes suddenly darken
The sudden heat palpable
Between us.

My knees start to buckle
Your hands enticingly skim my back
You hold me closer, tighter
Until our breaths mingle;
Our hearts start to beat
A fast staccato
Whispering and clamoring,
For the need to be one.

But then the music stops.
And you have to let go.

As you gently shove me away,
With your hand still linked with mine –
We face our audience,
And with their applause
We take our bow.

I take a gander at you
Your lips quirking up,
A hint of that bedimpled smile showing
A sudden twinkle in your eye.

And then you whisper,

“We will dance again
Later – much later.
When there will be no one
To watch and stop us.
Where it will be
Just us.”

And I quiver with anticipation.