P a s s a g e

The fading light, this old day done, the endless sea swallows yet another sun. As moon rises high over waters calm – calling out stars hiding in the velvet night’s arms – morning’s close by with a brand new dawn. — 01.18.2017 F.T. Ledrew x R. C. Gonzales (Thank you for the second collab, Thomas! […]

stubborn: a senryu duet

Stubborn thoughts surface refusing to hibernate in winter’s cold breast. Mind’s cotyledons cracking the thick bed of snow ‘fore the first spring bloom. — 12.27.2017 F.T. Ledrew x R. C. Gonzales (Remember Thomas, friends and poets? 😀 Who missed him like I did?! Raise your hands! 😀 P.S. Thank you for this first collab, Thomas! […]

Dear Anger*

*Part of the  free verse “Dear Series” collaboration with my poetry Queen, my dear soul-sister, my cheerleader and encourager, my lovely friend, Nandita of Manan Unleashed. My dear Nandita has recently bid adieu to the blogging world (sadly) but we agreed to continue with our Dear Series. For readers who miss her eloquent poems (like […]

Rebirth*

*A collaboration with my Queen of Sonnets,who I consider a dear friend,  Melinda Kucsera of In Media Res. Rebirth*: A Renkay** Through bright light I rise Endless night I leave behind From a corpse set free Body lays frozen As warm soul flies, awaken Is my life’s taken? Into light divine The source of life I see Death […]

Tell Me, Again*

*An impromptu collaboration with the writer who can make paint a smile (sometimes a cringe) in my face, Jade of Jade M. Wong. Give your reading heart and mind a treat by visiting her blog. 🙂 Tell Me, Again* Can you hold my heart? Or you’ll just break it in parts? Please let me know. I […]

From Darkness*

*A collaboration with my new-found pen-partner, Josslyn Turner of A Life In Transition. From Darkness Stumbling, catching breath Through forest of black Where dreams are scarce Breakaway from the static Searching, seeking light ‘tween trees like beasts Death seething in the gloom Catching souls that wilt Struggling, fighting for purpose Escape from the lingering shadows Where regrets […]

Dear Pretence*

*Part of the  free verse “Dear Series” collaboration with my poetry Queen, my dear soul-sister, my cheerleader and encourager, my lovely friend, Nandita of Manan Unleashed. Dear Pretence*   A master in fakery I make delicious lies, with mask of bravery and grinning wide smiles. Sugar coated bitterness a good facade you make Smile laced with uneasiness What […]

Dear Judgement*

*Part of the  free verse “Dear Series” collaboration with my poetry Queen, my dear soul-sister, my cheerleader and encourager, my lovely friend, Nandita of Manan Unleashed. Dear Judgement* Once accepted, I can’t be erased. Once received, I can’t be fazed. Once you enter you are usually seen. Empathy is my mentor I will not let you in. I break […]

Mahulog Sa’yo | Fall For You*

*Very first collaboration with the writer-best-friend I never got to have, my now proud Filipina blogger-best-friend and an equally gifted poetess and storyteller, Maria of Doodles and Scribbles. She wrote the lovely Tagalog (language of the Philippines) poem and I tried translating it to English. ❤ Thank you for letting me do that, Maria. ❤ Mahulog Sa’yo […]

Dear Failure*

*Part of the  free verse “Dear Series” collaboration with my poetry Queen, my dear soul-sister, my cheerleader and encourager, my lovely friend, Nandita of Manan Unleashed. Will your failure define you? Or will you define your failure?  Dear Failure* I’m the bane of victorious soul, I’m the rain sun can’t control. Your test of rainy days are a […]