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Photography 101 Assignment 1: Home & Getting Oriented

Blackboard, tables, chairs
My company for two years
Now leaving you soon
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Future

Poetry Writing 201 Assignment 10: Future, Sonnet, Chiasmus

What comes next?
Next comes
State of perplex
Sometimes glum
Certainly uncertain
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

Hero

Poetry Writing 201 Assignment 6: Hero(ine), Ballad, Anaphora/Epistrophe

I teach
In a class
A class of 50
A class of potential
I teach
To contribute
To contribute to nation-building
To effect change
I teach
And I break down
Frustrated
Angry
Angry at the realities of poverty
Angry at the hopelessness of it all
Angry at myself because I can only do so much
I teach
And in spite of myself,
Hope
Hope that it gets better
Hope for these kids
Hope that I make a difference

Fog

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.