The Promised Land

We tread along the borders of each other's lives,

Crossing only when we come to love, or destroy one another.


Landing on our beaches with brave ships,

Then planting a seed, birthing a new land.

Likes roots from the seed we spread and flourish,

wrapping and tangling, becoming one.

The golden wheat swaying in your hair,

The velvet petals brushing your lips,

The smooth vines trailing between our fingers,

The bright sun shining through your smile,

The misty sky cloudy as milk in your eyes

The rain foreboding a storm riding on your tears,

My arms shielding and keeping you safe,

Their branches catching the raindrops.


Let's find happiness in this world we've come to form,

It's such a small thing to look for in our promised land.

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Kill Myself


Listen to me.

Today as soon as he saw me,

He looked away quickly.


I thought to myself:

I guess this is for the best,

To stop seeing eachother,

Every day and the rest.


Avoiding eachother each day.

Why don't we say sorry to eachother?

It's the only way.


Each work days pass.

Glancing at eachother,

I hope this wont last.


"Are we sill a couple?"

I ask myself everyday.

These thoughts are killing me,

I just wanted you to stay.


It's my fault too.

600 flowers,

I should've thrown at you.


Black and white world,

Nothing isn't great.

I look up to the heavens,

And already see the gate.


Unconscious world of mine.

Watching shooting stars,

Crashing into cars.


Throw a toaster in a bathtub.

Dancing, dancing.

Everything was alright,

But now my skeleton is bright.


"Just a dream"

What do you mean?

This world isn't clean.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Just a random poem.

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Be silent... be still...

Boom! Boom! Boom!

Goes the sound of my beating heart,

Pounding in my chest like a marching drum.

Boom! Boom! Boom!

Be silent....

Be still....


Delegate! Properiate! Flume!

My mind is swirling, whirring,

rapid conudrum,

Zwoom! Zwoom! Zwoom!

Be silent...

Be still....


Tap-Tap! Tap-Tap! Tap-Tap!

The cement my feet do clap,

In their hurried pace,

Be silent...

Be still...


Nerves unended,

Heart is bounding high,

Sent my life a soaring,

Too scared to breathe,

For I may die.

Be silent...

Be still...


One longing touching,

One hopeful stare...

Be silent..

Be still...


My heart...

Oh my heart...

Be silent...

Be still..

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Dinner at 6

It was around 5:30 pm when Howard arrived from school. I was in the kitchen cooking dinner. Pasta Alfredo with chicken, Howie’s favorite. We were celebrating that night because he had gotten accepted into Stanford University with a full scholarship.

Sam got home at around 6 pm with a bottle of chardonnay. We were ready to celebrate. We all sat down at the table, I opened the wine and I poured a glass for Sam and myself. We started eating when out of nowhere, Howard said: “I’m eighteen years old now. I’m leaving to college soon and I think it is time for me to know who my father is.” I looked directly at Sam’s eyes, I was scared to speechless.


He had asked us that when he was around 6 years old. Sam and I decided to tell him that he was no longer with us, that he was dead. And he was. At least for me.

Sam said “Howie, you know that he’s dead.” She glanced at me. “We told you that a long time ago.” He replied “I know, but I still want to know who he was, what he was like, what he liked to do. I want to know everything about him.” I abruptly said “You can’t. I won’t tell you his name, I won’t tell you anything about him. Now or ever.” He looked at me with a look of discomfort on his face. “Why don’t you want to tell me? Gosh! I’m a grown up now, I deserve to know! I mean, I have the right to know!” he screamed. “Don’t yell at your mother like that!” Sam replied. “I’m sorry, but, but, I’d really like to know!” he then looked at me, “Mom?”. I was petrified, disoriented. I never thought he would ask me that, not now and not in a million years. But I knew he had the right to know, so I decided to finally speak. To finally tell him the story of my life.

“Look, Howard” I said when Sam stopped me and told me, “Honey, you don’t have to tell him if you don’t want.” “No, Sam, it’s time he knows.” She just nodded at me.

“When I was in college I was seeing this guy named Paul, but it was nothing serious. One day he invited me to a bar near his place, so I went not knowing what would happen next.” I took a small break and then continued. “So we are hanging out and he asks me to come over to his apartment. We get there and we sit down in the couch, he offers me a glass of bourbon and I accept it. We start drinking, and he drinks more than me.” I pause again, but now with teary eyes. I continued, “Then he starts touching me, caressing my head, telling me how beautiful I am. He starts kissing me, and I tell him that I’m not in the mood. After that, things just get violent. He puts his hands around my neck and I can feel the hard clamp of his hands on me. I try to stop him, but he squeezes harder. He finally lets go and tells me, “Relax, don’t be so uptight. We’re having fun! Aren’t we?” I say, “No, please let me go,” but he does it again.” I thought I’d vomit, my body was covered in cold sweat and I could not stop thinking “That bastard, that f**ing bastard.” I kept going, “I try to run away but he punches me on the head and I am left nearly unconscious, I feel that my body doesn’t belong to me anymore. He throws me on the bed and positions me underneath him. ” By then, tears rolled down my eyes. Sam held my shaking hand. “He raped me, Howard. And there was nothing I could do about it,” I cried. “I left the minute I could and it wouldn’t be until days later that I would find out that I was pregnant with you. So I decided to have you, to give you a chance in life. And that has been the most amazing decision in my life, because without that, you wouldn’t be here, making me and your mother proud.”

Howard looked at me, he stood up from his chair, he hugged me and whispered “I’m so sorry, mom. I love you so much.”

“I love you too, son” I replied.


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Math Love

When your heart is filled with happiness
When your planets all align
I put my arms around you
and half your joy...is mine.

When my heart is filled with sorrow
When dark clouds shower me with rain
You put my arms around me
and you absorb...half my pain.

How is it my arms can feel half your joy
and half my pain yours can console?
It’s simple...
When we put them around each other
Our two halves make a whole.


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No Matter Part 2

Verse 1:

They say that fate is what you make of it.

It was destiny that bought us together:

Friendship turned into a romantic relationship;

There's no turning back now.



No matter the arguments,

Let's compromise.

No matter the distance,
If it's love, let's keep it going.


Verse 2:

 'Cause I love you,

No matter the time,

Until the day I die,

You're my one and only.



When the time comes,

I'll take you away from here.

If only you could see that

We belong together.


Last Chorus:

No matter what,

I won't hurt you.

No matter what,

I won't let you go so easily.


Author's Notes/Comments: 

This is inspired by the ending scene (series finale episode) of the tv series: Everwood where Amy confesses to Ephram about her love to him. 

Link to confession: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBrkgBdxjrQ 

No Matter

Verse 1:

Though, I meet someone new

No one can compare to you.

No matter what we do or the trials and tribulations we face,

If it's you, I can overcome anything.



No matter the distance,

Timing is everything.

You belong to me

And I to you.


Verse 2:
No matter if we argue,

 We'll resolve it quickly:

Agree to disagree.

You challenge me.



No matter the love,

let's keep it going.

If it's just you and me,

We can get through anything.


No matter what,

I'll always love you.

'Cause you're my shooting star,

I won't let you go so easily.


Author's Notes/Comments: 

This song is inspired by the BoA song (feat. Beenzino): "No Matter What" and the Oceanlane song - "You Don't Belong to Me". It's dedicated to my ex (aka first love)... -_- (I don't know if I can ever get over him)

Another Night Alone

Verse 1:
I won't spend another night alone.

If it's not you no one else can do.

'Cause we belong together,

You're my shooting star.



 All this time, I spent with you:
These memories will never die out.

'Cause I know you by heart,

Wherever you will go, I'll follow you.


 Verse 2:

Now, the time has come for me

To put myself into your hands.

'Cause you gotta know: We belong to each other.

Our hearts are continuously set in the afterglow.



If you and me, if there's a possibility

Of beconing one with you,

Let loose and come unto me tonight.

Fall apart or hold on tight.



Every time the phone rings,

I expect it to be you.

I spend each daily liviing like this.

Won't you take me home tonight?


Author's Notes/Comments: 

Songs that inspired me to write this song:
1) "Stand by U" - Tohoshinki

2) "The Best Mistake I've Ever Made" - Joanna Wang

3) "Take Me Home" - Oceanlane

4) "I Won't Spend Another Night Alone" - The Ataris 

food is good, food is great

food is good.

it texts back.

i’ll always choose food.

even if it makes me fat.

food is great.

it will never leave.

food will ask you on a date.

it helps you while you grieve.

food will buy you flowers.

it is my entire life.

food will give you all its hours.

it will ask you to be its wife.

food will always be there.

it helps your tummy aches.

food will never laugh and stare.

it will never act fake.

food is good,


food is great.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

This is a funny poem, and in no way am I a poet. It was written in a class period when I had nothing else to do. Don't take it too seriously.Tongue Out