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Jazz Magday Nov 2018
sinampal ng reyalidad
'di tayo magka-edad
eh ano naman?
sambit ng rebelde
basta 'wag ka ng manangis
sayang ang agos ng ilog
may pag gagamitan ka nyan
ako'y malapit na

pagmasdan, mas lumilinaw
ang 'di sukat akalain
unti-unting niyayapos ng panalangin
na minsan magiging akin
at tatawagin, sasabihin
na itong 'di maipaliwanag
natuklasan magyabang
akin, tayo, sabay aaminin

marahil marami nga sila
makitid na lansangan
tila mga pang-unawa
nakahilera ang bawat tanong
kasabay ay pagbugso ng ninanais
huwag mag alala
dalawa ang pag-ibig
nakahain at naghihintay sa'yo

kahit anong talinghaga
sa ating paliwanag,
tayo pa rin ang sampid
gayong pahirapan
ang pinagdaraanan,
magkaiba pa rin ang batid
ganito kapayak ang pag-ibig ko
mahigpit na yapusan; araw araw
simple at dalisay
matagal namamatay

kaya kahit nakakakapos hininga
masaya na ako at naaninag ka
Jazz Magday Nov 2018
Once dreamt of a comfortable life
I would've taken the easy path
Chasing glory was paramount
Fearful-avoidant attachment
I lived on a different pocket
With a collected wisdom
Gathered from experience
I still chose to depart and not see you grow
A state i mistook for permanence

Awkward in my dependence
Lacking voice to ask direction
Or the courage to ask for help
Essential humility is ill fitting
Church ain't out till they quit singing

I stand stoic in hesitation
Feeling strange in the role of change
Time slowly turned the page
The change I fear
So hard, so cruel
Win a war yet take the blame

Changing partners, changing clothes
Too late upon closer inspection
Can't dish it but I can't take it
I just wanna be better
But I guess that's not allowed
In a world where people take hope
And turn it to doubt
Tell me I'll be the same
'Til I'm dead in the ground.

The solution to cure my greed
Illuminated exactly what I need
I'm the one with needs

Here’s to a better tomorrow,
And a mentally taxing present
If only I could afford to behave
Everyone's proud with flowers in my grave

But when I get told what I'm not supposed to say
Do you expect me to make a change?
How can I give an answer if it's something I can't explain?
When I've paid my sentence, then can I go out and play?

It seems to me
The more things change
The more they stay the same
I wonder how the rules evolve
But we keep at the same game
And though tired at competing
We're addicted to the bother
For when we lose we need to prove
And when we win we need another
And though we're all exhausted
We're spurred on by the lives
And I feel I've lived a million lies
And tried a million tries

Essential humility is ill fitting
Church ain't out till they quit singing
Yes, I'm changing
Jazz Magday May 2015

Showing up late
Was worth the wait
I just can't stand it
I was made to believe
Low battery
What can I do?
How long?

"Please be seated."
According to my legs

But then from afar
I've just seen a face
And I realize
I'm high and lucky
The good times
That night was;
We all had this ten
When I almost reached heaven
We all had this ten
Maybe we should do this more often
LUST (or maybe not..)

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