Photography 101 Assignment 1: Home & Getting Oriented
Poetry Writing 201 Assignment 10: Future, Sonnet, Chiasmus
What comes next?
State of perplex
Yet pre-occupied are we
Trying to bargain
For a brighter reverie
Hope for the better
Better hope for the good
And you be a dreamer
And by golly you should
Whatever will be, will be
A toast to a happy-go-lucky me
Poetry Writing 201 Assignment 8: Drawer, Ode, Apostrophe
Treasured moments, precious memories
Kept in the drawers of my mind
I always go to thee
Sometimes to feel your nostalgic breath
Begging you to stay
And remind me of the happy days
Poetry Writing 201 Assignment 7: Fingers, Prose Poetry, Assonance
The severed hand assumed a life of its own. Cleverly sliding through the floor. Using its fingers as legs. These fingers used to build, help, and serve. Now it’s on a search. For blood.
Poetry Writing 201 Assignment 6: Hero(ine), Ballad, Anaphora/Epistrophe
In a class
A class of 50
A class of potential
To contribute to nation-building
To effect change
And I break down
Angry at the realities of poverty
Angry at the hopelessness of it all
Angry at myself because I can only do so much
And in spite of myself,
Hope that it gets better
Hope for these kids
Hope that I make a difference
Poetry Writing 201 Assignment 5: Fog, Elegy, Metaphor
Baguio fog envelopes the city
A kiss and cool caress.
A blanket of mystery
Cloaking this small sleepy town.
But heat chased you away
And you dissipated and disappeared.
As trees are cut and pines replaced
By buildings and roads, and concrete.
The fog that used to embrace me
Is now long gone.
Replaced by black smoke of poison
From cars that abound.
I long to feel your kiss again
Yet just a memory you’ll be.