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  • betibetss 4w

    More than words

    The tongue's power is paradoxial:
    It tastes the bitter and sweet;
    it also spits & slurs both.
    So it's up to you–
    lick or savor?

    ©betibetss

  • betibetss 7w

    Poem for my idols, my #favorite #Filipino #BoyGroup #SB19, P-Pop #Kings ��
    I wrote this months ago when their comeback song WHAT? celebrated its first monthsary. That song is very revolutionary & avante garde! You should all listen to it. It has English subtitles. ��

    Here: https://youtu.be/OAww-qrSnPs

    #tula #BuwanNgWika2021 @writersnetwork @writersbay @miraquill @mirakeeworld #writersnetwork #writersbay #pod #revolutionary #fan #music

    04112021

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    Sa Ilustradong Musiko

    Tinatangi:

    Hinding hindi ko malilimutan
    ang ating pagdadaop-palad.
    Dama ko pa rin
    ang higpit ng kapit,
    nang iakay mo ako
    para umahong muli.

    Matagal-tagal na akong lugmok,
    humihingi ng saklolo;
    Humihiyaw ngunit
    hindi umaalingawngaw.

    Buti iyong tinanaw
    ang abang kinasadlakan–

    gamit ang iyong tinig,
    sapat ang himig,
    hatid ang pag-ibig!

    Ngunit,
    hindi pa tapos ang digmaan.
    Gayunpaman,
    tuloy ang ahon, tuloy ang pagbagon.

    'Wag mo akong bitawan.
    Pangako, ganoon din ako sa'yo!

    Nagmamahal,
    Pilipinas

    ©betibetss

  • betibetss 9w

    Here's a poem I wrote circa April 2020 about the power of #prayer. If we #fight by #faith, we'll never #lose ��

    @writersbay @writersnetwork @miraquill @mirakeeworld #writersnetwork #pod #Filipino #tula #Philippines #panalangin

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    Laban

    Panahon na.
    Para sumabak sa laban.
    Hindi.
    Hindi tayo gagamit ng kutsilyo.
    Hindi ng pana at palaso.
    Hindi sibat o tabak;
    Hindi baril o bomba;
    Hindi kamao
    ang tatapos ng gulo.
    Buksan mo
    ang mga kamay,
    mag-aalay;
    magsisilbing sulo:
    Dadaloy ang apoy
    sa mga palad
    —maglalayong
    maglayo, mag-aabot;
    maglalapit, mahigpit, kakapit.
    Panahon na.
    Sumabak sa laban!
    Pag-asa,
    sa mga palad na magkadaupa,
    ang iyong sandata.

    ©betibetss

  • betibetss 9w

    Yey! It's #BadPoetryDay today! Haha. We can write anything we want to! This piece is inspired from the political circus & drama here in the #Philippines regarding the poor pandemic response. Authorities are currently having a blaming party.

    @writersbay @writersnetwork @miraquill @mirakeeworld #writersnetwork #Tagalog #wasak #drama #fiasco #crazy #politics #pandemic #writersbay #pod

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    WASAK

    Wala nang hihigit pa;
    bagsik nitong palasak
    Ang pagkawasak o warak;
    pagkayurak ba? Anumang uri ng sira pa–
    Salitang binitawang gulagulanit pa.
    Aasa sa pag-asang pagkakabuo sana;
    lalo't sa paggaling ng madla.
    Kinabukasan, paano na nga ba?

    ©betibetss

  • betibetss 10w

    Here's what I wrote for Moms Day three years ago. Wanna share it here.

    @writersbay @writersnetwork @miraquill #writerswork #mothersday #mother #love #blessed #blessing #hands #care

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    The Woman with Powerful Hands

    When God vested the power of motherhood,
    He gave these chosen women a set of powerful hands:

    Hands that carefully carried our fragile bodies, which eventually became sturdy as years tested us;
    Hands that held ours as we cross streets, reminding us that she'll forever hold on to us as we cross our future endeavors;
    Hands that clapped when we did our first walk, which still clap - for our achievements are also hers;
    Hands that heal - from knee scrapes, headaches, face scratches, to heart breaks.

    Hands that struggled and worked.
    Hands that offered and served.
    Hands that she lifted for the LORD;
    thus filling them back with blessings she can't contain.

    ©betibetss

  • betibetss 11w

    Phaedo

    Losing oneself
    is the most difficult phase
    one could ever undergo to.
    You don't know when it would end;
    you don't even know when it started.

    Vividly witnessing yourself
    drifting away—
    taking backward steps,
    hands losing the grip,
    mind hallucinated, eyes shut;
    and your heart cracks
    as it gradually beats,
    gasping, battling, collapsing...

    Losing oneself
    is like falling to an endless pit.
    Nothing & no one
    to catch nor pull
    the heaviness—
    a travel with indefinite destination.

    If that's the case,
    Breathe. Escape the fate.
    Revive. Reach.
    Own the narrative.
    You have you.

    Loose yourself.

    ©betibetss

  • betibetss 11w

    I guess I'm meant to stare at you from afar. ��

    @miraquill #wod #pod #twinkle #star #wish #writersnetwork @writersnetwork @writersbay

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    Star light, star bright;
    Wish I may, wish I might
    You're the only star
    I stare at every night.
    When you twinkle,
    my heart prickles –
    in awe and oh.

    Star light, star bright;
    Wish I may, wish I might?
    You're my knight
    only at night.
    When you twinkle,
    my tears trickle –
    in awe. Oh!

    ©betibetss

  • betibetss 12w

    Not a princess

    I need a kiss
    that'd pull me from this bed of roses.
    Rescue me from this tragedy.
    You see, beauty is deceptive;
    shut eyes rolling
    on the vast of unending dreams.
    I need a kiss
    that'd part my lips,
    desperately gasp for air–
    Breathe. Breathe in me.
    End this misery,
    kiss me.

    ©betibetss

  • betibetss 12w

    POV ng isang ninang; mensahe niya sa inaanak niyang isinilang nang walang buhay isang taon nang nakakaraan.

    Para sa aming anghel, maglaro kang may galak at laya sa kalangitan; nang sa gayon ay matupad naman ang dalangin ng iyong ina.

    #tula #Filipino #angel #cherubin #heaven

    06012021

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    Cherub

    Tingin ko, panahon na.
    Gampanan mo ang iyong paglipad,
    ang iyong paglaya.
    Sa iyong pagpagaspas,
    bitbitin mo nawa
    ang payapa at ligaya.
    Hiling kong sa pag-uwi mo sa Ama,
    Ibuhos mo ang pagtangis,
    mga litanya ng hinagpis–
    minsang binulalas ng iyong ina;
    wala man lang nakakita.
    Hilingin mong ibaba Niya
    ang presensyang
    walang regalong makahihigit pa.

    Tingin ko, panahon na
    Para lumaya mula sa pait.
    Para sa susunod na pagtangis,
    masisilayan ka ng may tamis!

    Gampanan mo na ang paglipad:
    ang pagbantay at paglaban–
    sa aming lahat. Salamat.

    Hanggang sa muli nating pagkikita!

    ©betibetss

  • betibetss 12w

    Word Prompt:

    Write a 10 word micro-tale on Overcome

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    I have been longing
    to seek you;
    devour you:
    dead