When all else fail and hope seems no trail look upon the dark gloomy sky and you will see underneath the clouds a spark of light is desperately wanting to come out.   This poem is inspired by a recent visit to the NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SINGAPORE. There they provide a reading space for kids.Continue reading “Hope-poem”

For Once

  You are assertive and unyielded a friend who patiently listens and never walks away, not once.   You are refined and polished one, our source of encouragement, a man of honor and gratitude, all at once.   You’re always willing to say “sorry” and “forgive” me a nurturing man and a loving partner allContinue reading “For Once”

Barong Tagalog

I heard the news of you leaving as someone from the other line was sobbing, crying, weeping. “He’s gone”, was all I can hear. I wept, I cried ’till I can’t cry anymore. It was a warm summer morning. You left without saying goodbye. Without notice. It broke my heart in pieces, I could die.Continue reading “Barong Tagalog”

She is a Woman

She is a Woman In her silence there lies conviction and in her troubles there emerge a voice In her will brings forth compassion and in her indictment there lies a protest for choice And as calm as the sea on a midsummer day, know that big waves are coming in June Written for kate’sContinue reading “She is a Woman”


“Each second makes its mark on every single person’s life- comes and then goes, quietly disappearing without fanfare, evaporating into the air like steam from a piping hot Christmas pudding. Enough time leaves us warm; when our time is gone, it leaves us cold. It is time of which we do not have enough; itContinue reading “Motherhood”