Word-High July: Takipsilim

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Takipsilim

Promising pink and purple
defeats wishful white and blue,
bright soleil darkens,
luna casts its gloomy hue.

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In response to Word-High July: 30 Beautiful Filipino Words: Day 12 – Takipsilim.

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Word-High July: Indak

10

Indak

The night is young,
the club is dark,
but my breath
and heartbeat stopped.
When my eyes saw
your body’s dancing prelude,
oh, I am captured
with no desire to elude.

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In response to Word-High July: 30 Beautiful Filipino Words: Day 10 – Indak.

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Word-High July: Pagsamo

9

Pagsamo

We have watched a lot of movies together,
but there’s more to see.
We have traversed roads less travelled,
but there’s more to discover.
We have captured a lot of treasured moments,
but we can still create new ones.
We have done a lot, love,
but there’s more that we can do.
So please, half of my heart,
don’t bid adieu.

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In response to Word-High July: 30 Beautiful Filipino Words: Day 9 – Pagsamo.

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Word-High July: Silakbo

8

Silakbo

Slamming doors, breaking plates
shouted words full of hate.
My home’s a prison full of anger,
with two loud adult boxers.
Night and day are spell in yells,
oh, it’s like earth’s version of hell.
Then one deafening night
turned so silent,
sun welcomed their bodies wrapped
in blood-made blanket.

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In response to Word-High July: 30 Beautiful Filipino Words: Day 8 – Silakbo.

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Word-High July: Muni-muni

7

Muni-muni

Before you judge,
before you label,
before you bully,
before you litter,
before you speak,
before you utter,
think first if
it’s for the better.

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In response to Word-High July: 30 Beautiful Filipino Words: Day 7 – Muni-muni.

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Word-High July: Bughaw

6

Bughaw

I’ve been eaten up
by the expansive sea
and endless sky,
since you’ve been gone.

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In response to Word-High July: 30 Beautiful Filipino Words: Day 6 – Bughaw.

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Word-High July: Kalinaw

5

Kalinaw

Wind whispers
calming chorus,
sun sets
in waiting west,
sand sinks
in feet’s foam,
as your harmless hands
take my heart home.

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In response to Word-High July: 30 Beautiful Filipino Words: Day 5 – Kalinaw.

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Word-High July: Gunita

4

Gunita

I have a truckload of our memories,
but my fingers are enough
to count the real ones.

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In response to Word-High July: 30 Beautiful Filipino Words: Day 4 – Gunita.

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Word-High July: Tinatangi

3

Tinatangi

Once I loved the sun,
and how it paints the sky
when it sets and rises.
And then you came
my only one,
and dull sun shines
with your blinding presence.

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In response to Word-High July: 30 Beautiful Filipino Words: Day 3 – Tinatangi.

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