Word-High July: Makisig

22

Makisig

The crowd is filled
with dashing men,
wearing suits
and golden bands.

But no one has
your pure smile
that melts my heart
as soft as fine sand.

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In response to Word-High July: 30 Beautiful Filipino Words: Day 22 – Makisig.

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Word-High July: Amihan

21

Amihan

The whistling wind
is like a ghost
that creeps inside
my hollow holes
dug by
your sudden absence.

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In response to Word-High July: 30 Beautiful Filipino Words: Day 21 – Amihan.

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Word-High July: Kundiman

20

Kundiman

I have sing a thousand songs among millions of crying audience.
But there is nothing more special than the love-made song I have sang,
when our two hearts become one.

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In response to Word-High July: 30 Beautiful Filipino Words: Day 20 – Kundiman.

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Word-High July: Habilin

19

Habilin

I entrusted my fragile heart
into your harmless hands.
Thus, I learned the antonym
of the word harmless.

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In response to Word-High July: 30 Beautiful Filipino Words: Day 19 –Habilin.

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Word-High July: Paraluman

18

Paraluman

The cerulean skies,
and the inviting seas,
the elegant sunsets
and sunrise’s scenes,
kept my pen and paper
blank and barren.

Until I saw you.

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In response to Word-High July: 30 Beautiful Filipino Words: Day 18 –Paraluman.

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Word-High July: Kaulayaw

17

Kaulayaw

For years I’ve been
wondering,
if love for me is
coming,
until now I am still
waiting,
for someone who’ll define love’s
meaning.

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In response to Word-High July: 30 Beautiful Filipino Words: Day 17 – Kaulayaw.

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Word-High July: Marahuyo

16

Marahuyo

I am captured,
I am jailed.
My heart’s raptured,
my mind sailed.
My body quivered,
my soul slayed.
When my eyes
found yours first.

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In response to Word-High July: 30 Beautiful Filipino Words: Day 16 – Marahuyo.

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Word-High July: Siping

15

Siping

I have never been excited
to see the moon defeat the sun,
to feel the bed against my warmth,
until the day we shared my surname.

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In response to Word-High July: 30 Beautiful Filipino Words: Day 15 –Siping.

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Word-High July: Balintataw

14

Balintataw

With my clear eyes
I saw how she lit up
when you gave her the bouquet.
And how she swiftly turned white
when you said,
you got the wrong girl.

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In response to Word-High July: 30 Beautiful Filipino Words: Day 14 –Balintataw.

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Word-High July: Harana

13

Harana

In front of thousand teary eyes
with your guitar’s humming smiles,
you sing the song you wrote,
and make my wholeness float.

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In response to Word-High July: 30 Beautiful Filipino Words: Day 13 – Harana.

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