Showing posts from January, 2015

On January 29, 2015

Last night, I have been thinking how these policemen died. News, witnesses, and our sentiments cry for justice – but no one really knew how they bled in the encounter. My words could not even sketch how in their last breath raised their guns and crawled to save each other.They were at work and willed to serve while they worked.Nothing mattered, but their service to God and men.When someone dies, in his thoughts is only God, in his thoughts is only one good act for everyone or of service for the good of the multitude.Were they abandoned by leaders? How could this be, when leaders are supposed to collaborate or help each other?Why this wrong timing, all this mess, and fucking shit?


You at the Center

You at the Center
You, at the center,  appease my fright A kid’s heart, at that Like a hand that reaches from a slope Like flesh that waits a hug Like a father eager for a kiss.
You have always loved me And my needing self My asking self My stubborn self.
My endearment of you makes you want me even more
My grit surprises you, my aches, my glory
You are my home, builder of my ruins
As I am your falling star Your rising stars, your one darling, You never doubt my love.
You, at the center, appease my heart.
Halos on your head, fill me tenacity Lights of your promises, empower me vitality
You, at the center, appease my heart One Sacred Heart, my Lord  and my God – Don’t leave me.

/rosevoc2.january 28 2015

Learning To Have Compassion

"When Cardinal Claudio Hummes reminded me about the poor, it entered my mind," said the new Pope (Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio after Pope Benedict XVI).

Literally the poor means the underprivileged, the destitute or broke. Being poor specifically associates to no assets and no money.

Have you ever been poor? Others would not be humble enough to accept such condition while others would use the condition to be lazy. Neither condition is helpful to growth.

Learning to have compassion?

It is tracing the roots. Where are you from? Who are your friends? How is your community molded?

When I was a little girl, my father always brought me with him visiting some poor relatives. I was proud because we had some money, but I felt sorry having touched the way other relatives lived. Those cans of biscuits, my father shared, were distributed to some cousins and friends faraway town, where some had married young and unable to finish school. When mother's had breasts sucked for milk, right in fron…

Me. On January 27, 2015. Thanks be to GOD!


Writing Creative Literature

Good literature stands the test of time. Writers, unaware of being called creative writers cannot just stop writing at this.

Let me share about writing, not as a creative writer, but as one writer like the rest of us and one writer who earns the right to represent her own experiences in her work (Paul Horgan). Creative writing is a gift you never have to ask for, it is something embedded in your life. As you would not like the events or that gift of grieving, it happens as you write, as you live and as you work. It is there. You share a memory of that season, of that place in your heart because it haunts your brain. And when you don't do that and write about that, you feel empty or incomplete as though, it is only writing that mattered in your life and in that vocation is a responsibility, "noblesse oblige" (to act with honor).

How could you produce creative literature? Write from the heart. Write with all your soul and with all your might! Of course, you have to find o…

A Gift Box of More Writing Tips

Before magazines called me to be a writer, I really wanted to be one. When my father died, fate gave me another turn of paths which I had to follow. Perhaps, it is etched in my fate, too, that I get to pass another bumpy road: something extraordinary, but special. As to how I turned to choose writing as my profession, comes with the beautiful gift box of life so sweet and sacred like manna from heaven.

So here are some tips:

Yellow Box:

1. Make sure the information is original and with authentic details. They must be accurate and interesting.

2. There should be something significant in the article. Like when you re-read or check your work ask yourself: Did I say/write something significant here?

3. Find a fresh angle or style to write your article. Read other writers, but develop your own.

4. Consider your readers. What is appropriate for a bunch of audience? Where's the article supposed to be classified.

5. Check your paragraph structure. Your paragraphs must be logical and cohe…

A Blessed 2015!