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JK Cabresos Sep 2016
Milyun-milyong mga blankong mukha,
pipintahan,  
papahiran ng pintora
ang iba’t ibang kastilyo ng pangarap.

Subalit sa paglipas ng panahon
ang mga kastilyong ito’y rurupok,
at sa isang ihip ng hangin  
ay pwede ‘tong gibain.  

Masasanay kang matalo,
para sa atin ‘tong mundo.
Para sa atin,
hindi para sa kanila,
kailanman hindi ‘to masasakop
ng mga mapapait na luha.  

Nasanay ka na sa panonood
ng mga teleserye o pelikulang
kung ano ang theme song
ay ‘yon din ang pamagat.  

Nasanay ka nang mag-abang
sa paiba-ibang kulay na buhok
ni Vice Ganda, o ni Yeng Constantino,
ang umasa rin sa paiba-ibang desisyon
ng mga tao sa paligid mo.

Nasanay ka nang magmahal ang gasolina,
at iba pang mga bilihin  
ngunit hindi ang magmahal ng totoo,  
dahil takot kang masaktan ulit,
ang iwanan, o umasa ulit,
sa isang relasyong pang-post lang
sa FB, IG o Twitter,
‘yong pang-“#relationshipgoals” lang,
nasanay ka na pero takot ka pa rin.  

Nasanay ka na sa mga surprise quiz.
Sa exams. Sa reporting. Sa thesis.
Sa Singko, INC, Withdraw o Drop.
Sa pag-jaywalking,
dahil late na naman sa 7:30 AM class.  
Sa paulit-ulit na sorry.  
Sa paulit-ulit ding pagpapatawad.
Sa paghahanap ng ka-red string.
Sa paghahanap ng ka-forever.
Sa mabagal na internet.
Sa job interview. Sa gobyerno.    

Masasanay ka ring matalo
dahil ganito ang konsepto ng mundo.
Patitikman ka muna ng pagkabigo,
bago ka ulit maging buo.      

Baka rin bukas-makalawa
maiisipan mo nang mag-aral ng mabuti  
at iwasang ang usapang mabote,
ang bumangon ng maaga
at hindi papatayin ang naka-set na alarm,
ang maging totoo
sa taong nagmamahal sa ‘yo,
o kaya subukang ipa-Photoshop
ang 2x2 picture mo sa resume
para sa paparating na job interview.  

Masasanay ka ring matalo,
masasanay ka rin sa mga peklat mo sa puso.
Dahil hindi ito matatapalan
ng pulga-pulgadang concealer ng Maybelline,
o kahit ubusin mo pa
ang stock sa AVON, sa Watson, sa HBC, o sa Lazada.  

Kaya tanggapin mo na lang  
na ang buhay ay puno ng pagkatalo,
dahil sa huli para sa atin din naman ang mundo,
kaya wala kang dahilan para sumuko,
dahil ang sumusuko lang ang natatalo,
at ang hindi takot sumubok ulit
ang tunay na panalo.
Haiden Rose Feb 2015
i hope your friend never chooses you to be the one to listen to her
while shes crying because her boyfriend ****** her just a little too hard,
just a little too much,
i hope you have at least enough humanity left inside you
to help your daughter one day when she comes home with bruises on her thighs
and insists that they dont hurt,
i hope you can identify that the reason she begged to stay with you that one night when her boyfriend called her and invited her over
isnt just because she was tired.

your best friend, the one you trusted the most,
will give you your first sip of wine and show you what *** can be like-
he'll call it true love, he'll say that this is what's normal,
you'll decide that he is right because why would they make best-selling novels and films about something that isnt common at all.
he calls bruises love marks, says pain is what makes it fun.
but you dont see it that way,
so you tell him you want a break,
that things would be better if you were apart,
and he pulls out a knife and smirks in your face and says i will hurt you if you leave me,
and you decide that hes just being loving,
because pain is what forms true love, according to the novels and the movies and the sweet voice he utters while slapping your *** and calling you a ***** ******* ****.

i wish you were using that 11 dollars and 50 cents to help other women who have seen the ugly side of what they once thought was romance,
but hopefully in the future you'll make this choice.
but please, dont call yourself a **** supporter,
dont call yourself an abuse supporter,
dont call yourself a supporter of those who have fell into the trap of supposed romance
if you pay, take time out of your day, to see all these things happening on the big screen,
if you call it true romance
if you give it a #relationshipgoals, #bae,
#bestmovieofthefuckingcentury,
because this is #love.
i hope you learn the definition of abuse
Julia  Apr 2019
hebeh
Julia Apr 2019
half of us #relationshipgoals
half of us online dating
half of us :ps and lols
half in the comments hating

the other half soul decorum
the other half sniff and listen
the other half is all forum
the other half huggin kissin
:)(:
Getting over you is my New Year’s resolution
With the tap of a finger and a flick of the wrist,
Blocked you have and always will be?

But there’s a big issue, daddy vibes
I can’t quite get over your drunken duck face
Or all the times that we hastily shared

With a heart of golden touch and instant lust,
You swiped my v-card asunder (cha-ching)
Treated me Queen on your reign of romance

All your enticing posts on social were my media
Being your bae meant being #relationshipgoals
Now, how the hell am I s’posed to unfollow you?



Melody
1/1/20
I’ve never been in a relationship. Anyways, Happy New Year! I’m counting down the days that I’ve got left until the spring semester (second half of my first year) of uni begins.

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