“Nothing new can come into your life unless you are grateful for what you already have.” – Michael Bernhard
happy and blessed Sunday dear friends and poets.
i am truly grateful for all the love and support that you have for me and my poetry over the years.
but, nothing beats the feeling of reading another poet’s work that has me as his muse.
i am humbled and honored to share a poem written by Sergio Calayag, a Capampangan Poet Laureate.
to all my international readers, Capampangan is an Austronesian language, and one of the eight major languages of the Philippines. it is the primary and predominant language of the entire province of Pampanga and southern Tarlac.
ING POESIA PARA KANG MICH nnag: PL Sergio Gramonte Calayag
Kasampunggul a sampaga, ila reni nang inampang Kening malagung dalaga, yang kanakung apalsintan Keng timan nang misnang yumu kasing yumu ning panilan Ing pluma ku yang sinulat kabud iyang atiglapan
Bibitbitan ing sikanan, yumung lugud at pakamal Mayayakit keng sarili, pamibiebieng kipmuang banal Makasadiang mamatawad, ining pusu nang marangal At nung iya ing misakab, talakad ya ketang lugal
Ketang jardin a malualas kabuklat na niting abak Damdaman mong mariposa, ing pakpak da maglipakpak Pablasang ing sampaga ka, kekang banglung salimuyak Inia Ika ing pa’intunan, kabuklat na niting pisak
Keng leguan mung tatangalan, neng lalakad ka king dalan Balang taung asalubung ika’ng tutung pakalawan Keng karelang panlalawe, manganabu ketang kanal Ating namang mangasakab, at keng poste misasabal
Ing leguan mung bibitbitan tutung ala yang kapara Anti ka mong metung anghel a menabu ibat banua O metung ka ping diwata, king kakewan ika’ng diosa Inia bala nang manakit, ila keka na milsinta.
Keng lualas ning kekang lupa, iyang tutung makayama Kekang mata a masala, ila rening mamalita Inia alang kasangkanan, nung akalbit ining lira Anting metung a papuri, keng dalagang Pilipina
it is with grateful and humble heart that i thank Dagmara K, (editor) and the entire Spillwords Team for this award🏆🏆🏆.
“We are proud and excited to recognize The Spillwords Press Socialites of The Year 2022. They support our community, engage with other writers on spillwords.com, celebrate the achievements of others, encourage readers and writers alike to join our global movement via social media and that’s in addition to their literary contributions. You are true ambassadors and for that we are grateful.” – Spillwords Press
“i’m sorry, i couldn’t hear any heartbeat,” my doctor revealed after just a few minutes of examining my supposed baby bump. my mind went crazy, and my heart beat the fastest and loudest beat ever. i wanted to cry, but there were no tears. i wanted to shout and curse the universe. still, no sounds were coming out. my doctor knew i was on the brink of losing my composure, so she asked me to sit down and gave me a glass of water. “stay calm,” she said.
waiting for you as i held my tears was the most traumatic part of hearing the news. i could see myself heading in directions only God knows where. i wanted to run away, away from the reality that i would never get to hold in my arms the baby i so wanted to have. “you quietly came into our world, silently, and you stayed shortly. but know that you take up the most room in our hearts.” i whispered.
“i’m here for you, and i don’t care if you need to cry all day long i will stay with you,” you said while i was sobbing.
the dark underground parking area was our sole witness to how we grieve at the loss of another angel. we were both inconsolable, as God knows how much we wanted the child. but at least we have each other.
i looked at you, holding on to your composure, and you began to cry. the kind of cry i’ve never witnessed from you my whole life. the type of cry only a father could upon losing a child he never gets to hold.
The fans of Bestselling Author Michelle Ayon-Navajas will see a different kind of writer as she embarks to a new writing technique for her ninth book – flash fiction.
Flash fiction embraces the techniques of prose narratives and storytelling as opposed to having a poetic sensibility. It is solid prose, and there may be moments of metaphor, abstraction, or elevated language, but ultimately, there’s a sense of a short story.
Locker, is Ayon-Navajas’s first flash fiction book which consists of fifty (50) stories that will surely get the readers hooked until the last page. Each poetic tale is a stand-alone story but as soon as you flip to next page until the last, you will realize there is more to these poetic flash fiction stories than just a simple collection of tales.
i come in many forms i could be a he, a she, an it unexpected time when i propose of brilliant masterpiece you just go for it.
i come in many forms i could be your greatest inspiration yet a source of desperation when i decide to go off grid off the hook.
a bestfriend for some an illusion for others one important thing though your imagination would be empty without me.
🌹For David’s Weave Written Weekly
Brandon’s prompt guidelines
Riddle me this… I would like to you to compose a riddle or “puzzle” poem. J.R.R. Tolkien included several in his novels, as did Lewis Carroll. Emily Dickinson wrote several riddles in poetic form as well. Here is a link defining “riddle”: https://poets.org/glossary/riddle
There are no restrictions on length or rhyme. You can give the answer at the end of your poem, or to make it a little more fun, allow readers to try to guess the answer. You can also provide the answer within your poem. Have fun!
🌹voting for SPILLWORDS PRESS 2022 AWARDS is still open. i would be glad if you could head over the link and vote for my poem “LOVE HAPPENS” as Publication of the Year (Poetic).
hi there, let’s talk over a cup of hot salted caramel macchiato.
it has been a while since i get a little personal here with you guys. so here i am, checking in. how are you? i hope that January has been kind to all of you. i pray that February will be more forgiving. but whatever happens, life goes on. i read somewhere someone says “when life gives you a shit, cultivate it with dreams and hopes.” may we never lose track of our dreams and hopes despite life’s complexities and intricacies.
me? January is almost over, and so many things happened in just one month.
the much-awaited anthology by Gabriela Marie Milton, is now #1new release on Amazon. my poems were included as part of this anthology. “Hidden in Childhood” is a publication of Literary Revolutions. this is just wonderful. another best-seller book for me. now, i’m off to update my bio with another best-selling poetry anthology.
i’ve had two poems published on MasticadoresUsa by Barbara Harris Leonhard; “Breathe” (January 12) and “Peace” (January 27).
“My Body Aches More Than My Heart” was published by Terveen Gil on MasticadoresIndia last January 10.
my New Year poem “2023, Our Year” was published on Spillwords Press last January 3 as part of its New Year opening salvo. the poem became the #1 popular post on Spillwords for over a week.
and of course, as you all know it, “Love Happens” was Spillwords December Publication of the Month and is now up for the title “Publication of the Year (poetic). this piece is up against other stunning pieces written by brilliant poets from different parts of the world. i am truly honored and humbled to see my poem alongside these wonderful pieces; that alone feels like winning already.
i have other submissions which were already set to be published by February.
voting for SPILLWORDS PRESS 2022 AWARDS is still open. i would be glad if you could head over the link and vote for my poem “LOVE HAPPENS” as Publication of the Year (Poetic).
kindly find the link below to vote.
January has been so kind to me and my poetry. with this, i say thank you to all the editors and publishers who believe in my poetry.
thank you, too, my dearest friends, readers, followers, and fellow poets; you never failed to amaze me with your love and support.
My poem, “Peace” is up now on MasticadoresUsa. I would like to thank Barbara, the editor for publishing my poem and for believing in my works.
Please head over MasticadoresUsa to read the full poem. I would love to hear your insights about the poem so don’t forget to leave your thoughts in the comment section.
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voting for SPILLWORDS PRESS 2022 AWARDS is still open. i would be glad if you could head over the link and vote for my poem “LOVE HAPPENS” as Publication of the Year (Poetic). here is the link to vote: kindly find the link below to vote.
thank you so much to all those have voted already.
my love and gratitude to each of you always and forever.