Happy Birthday

Nang araw na iyon

Minulat ko ang aking mga mata

Kasabay ng pagsikat ng araw

Sinimulan ko ang labahin

Kasabay ng pagdilig sa hardin

Sinimulan ko na rin ang pagluto ng Sinigang

Kasabay ng sinaing

Sinimulan ko na rin ang paglampaso sa sahig

Kasabay ng hiling na sana’y hindi na kita isipin

Nang araw na iyon

May nakalimutan pa ba ‘ko?

WALA na.

Kasi kahit birthday mo

Hindi ko magawang kalimutan.

Super Mom

“There will be so many times you feel like you failed. But in the eyes, ears, mind and heart of your child, you will always be the SUPERMOM.”

artwork of my 7-year-old daughter
artwork of my 7-year-old daughter

I’d still

I’d still find myself reading your letters to me

I’d still find myself celebrating your birthday each year

I’d still find myself watching the moon like what we did

I’d still find myself standing where we last meet

I’d still find myself wondering…

Will I ever find you again?