Your Name

and in the twilight of my life
when my world will be partially illuminated
where there is neither darkness nor light
all I ever wish to have is that single speck
of light, that single spark of joy with you
for I love you from the morn’ of my soul
’till the dusk of my breath
and I will love you even more
in the midnight of my being
when the whole world is in perfect silence
my heart screams loudly
of your name like it’s the last
word I am gonna utter
your name and yours alone


what does your “how are you?” really means
I could take on the basic route and say
“I’m fine thank you, how ‘ bout you?”
or I could break it down to
how bad my day went
with work messing up
with my stress level
at the highest peak


I could maybe tell you I’m not really well
and that I probably needed some rest
oh, well I am not sure if that’s
what you want to hear
I really am not sure
but yeah, I’m fine
I always am

what does your “hey, just dropping by” means?
I could take it easy and say
“by all means come in”
or I could break it down to
details and say,
a visit with some lovely good food
would be much appreciated
or maybe you can stay a bit longer this time
watch some movies, or simply
join me as I scribble over sweet nothings


maybe I could say, nahh
I’m really not in the mood for
social interactions right now
I just needed to be alone, be alone
with my thoughts, with my heart, with my soul
oh, well I am not really sure if that’s
what you want to hear, but please
come in by all means

and hey,

have you ever wondered what my
“how are you?” means, or what
“just dropping by” for me is?

it means

a million over “I love you”
a million over “I miss you”

how long has it been? I can’t remember
I only have my memories of you,
of you and your “how are you?”
and “just dropping by”

Around The World With Cupid

 Around the World With Cupid

Valentine’s Day is so far away

happens every February or so they say

but as early as May, Cupid is on a mission

spread love, not hate, even isolation

come end of May he will travel 

to South China sea and Seatle

on with his tiny bow and arrow

off he will fly with so much sorrow

bearing the weight and pain of Asians 

insulted, humiliated among others

from being spat and verbally abused

to physical assault and harassed

one month may not be enough, Cupid says

so he’ll negotiate and let his team stays

for both countries to come in agreement

what to do and make a commitment

off by mid of June maybe, cupid goes

visits a special lady, love he bestows

to her on a special day they call a birthday

for she deserves more love on that day

July will be a busier month, as Cupid 

flies off to NorthPole, in high speed

for his annual meet up with Santa Claus

and the whole gang, preparing for Christmas

Cupid will sprinkle magical dust of love

to all deserving kids, with material gifts and love

some adults will get their heart’s desire

upon Cupid’s approval for sure

July, August, September, three months 

that’s how much time Cupid needs for once

in Northpole with Santa and the Gang

to prepare for Christmas; the world with a big bang

October, Cupid flies to ten different places

to ensure love is in the air, for their annual festivities

with an aura of magic and mystique, Massachusettes

infamous 17th-century witch hunt celebrates

off to Germany, cupid goes for the Rubber Duck Race

then Portugal celebrates Republic Day with grace

there is Nagasaki Kunchi Festival in Japan

a multicultural festival over 400 years span

from Japan, Cupid will race to the farthest Brazil

The Cirio de Nazare, 2 million participate in this festival

then, off to America for the World Series league

a fun time of the year for the baseball fan league

October for sure is a busy month, Cupid goes to Greenland

for arguably the coolest marathon ever to take inland

then off to beautiful land India for the festival of lights

where Indians place rows of clay lamps outside their homes

there is the Masskara festival, the city of smiles in the Philippines

heartwarming festival with smiley masks and colorful adornments

then there is the trick or treat Halloween happening all over 

the world, Cupid will surely be grateful for the fun in store

with his hectic trip in October, Cupid needs a break by November

and wait with deep love and gratitude for the month of December

for January will be the biggest most anticipated month for Cupid

as he prepares for the love month of February, gonna be good

to spread love wherever he goes is Cupid’s ultimate mission

especially love, love of two hearts, two souls vowed to be together

for better or worse, till death do they part

we are Cupid’s greatest accomplishment, my love, my life

Day 9 NaPoWriMo 2021

The prompt for the day is to write a poem in the form of a “to-do list.” The fun of this prompt is to make it the “to-do list” of an unusual person or character. For example, what’s on the Tooth Fairy’s to-do list? Or on the to-do list of Genghis Khan? Of a housefly? Your list can be a mix of extremely boring things and wild things. For example, maybe Santa Claus needs to order his elves to make 7 million animatronic Baby Yoda dolls, to have his hat dry-cleaned to get off all the soot it picked up last December, and to get his head electrician to change out the sparkplugs on Rudolph’s nose.