Dear Self, You’re Great!

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Dear self,
How are you? Are you well?
It’s me. I’m you,
a friend, pure and true.

It’s been a year and then some,
of four corners and no welcome.
I must be going out of my mind,
to be speaking to me, myself, and I.

Odd times, odder measures.
So, has it been an adventure?
With all that free time,
I’m sure there’s so much you would have done!

Errand Girl

I must lower my head in shame,
for there is nothing to my name,
but “order me this“, “order me that“,
find me this“, “accompany me- stat!

Ah, the concierge of sorts!
Our heart that’s made of gold,
too nice, too kind,
where are we to find?

Homeschool 2020

Well, there is homeschool, other than that.
We finally took a dip and a dap.
Sometimes a success, most times not,
Oh, what am I doing? I ask an awful lot.

You’ve got this, my dear!
Doubt’s a pal, even from seasoned ones, I hear.
The kids enjoyed , they did learn,
take the credit, it’s rightfully earned.

There was also that Covid scare,
back in Feb while I wasn’t there.
It’s fine now, they’re doing good,
but boy, was it a scare that no one should.

I remember, you kept me up,
worrying and praying till the sun was up.
It taught us a great deal about faith,
trust in Him, no matter the twist of fate.

I long to go out of doors.
The kids and I, we’d sneak, crawling on fours.
What kind of example do I set,
it’d come back to me in years, I bet.

The kind that uses the mind
and not just following blind.
Covid’s here to stay,
do what we must, lest we go cray!

Why are you so smart?
You and I, we’re both from the same part.
With this pandemic, I feel like a nothing,
And yet you claim it’s a something.

We’re swimming in strange waters,
greatness looks different – better, brighter.
Live, learn! Laugh, love! Help, pray!
It looks like those little things that we do well everyday.


This story is an entry to ComCo Southeast Asia’s “Write to Ignite Blogging Project Season 2: Dear Survivor”. The initiative continues to respond to the need of our times, as every story comes a long way during this period of crisis.  The initiative aims to pull and collate powerful stories from the Philippine blogging communities to inspire the nation to rise and move forward amidst the difficult situation. The “Write to Ignite Blogging Project” Season 2 is made possible by ComCo Southeast Asia, with Eastern Communications and Jobstreet as co-presenters, with AirAsia and Xiaomi as major sponsors, and with Teleperformance as sponsor.

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