Monday, May 28, 2012

He Avoids The Verse

He Avoids The Verse 
by Roy dela Cruz 

He avoids the verse
It should be put to rest
His emotions all locked up
And throws away the key

He goes out and faced everybody
Wearing the smile they wanted to see
While trying to contain his silent sighs

For not a soul would understand
The pain that is eating the man
Either they were concerned for him
Or they were annoyed by him

He stopped breathing nonsensical rhetorics
Which finally puts everybody at ease
His own pain notwithstanding

But at night, when everything’s quiet
Once hidden from everybody’s view
The pain screams out through his pores
For he is himself once more

But he cannot breathe it out
He vowed to never spread the pain
Withheld… locked… it will be

Thus, he avoids the verse

May 28, 2012 
12:49 p.m. 
Angeles City Philippines 

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

They won't remember your birthday... without Facebook

Today I just turned 44.

A few days before my birthday, I deactivated my Facebook account because of a very personal reason... and also I want to find out if anybody who were my friends, will remember my birthday (I know I have some 'real' friends there). I want to prove something.

Sure, I could just hide my birthday and there's no need to deactivate my account. Again, the birthday was only secondary, there's a different reason for doing so.

Anyway, I was right. Only a few remember - one was an elder from the community I belonged to who was holding the records of the birthdays of each member, and another was a friend who will never forget my birthday because he celebrates his birthday on the same day.

Really, what a big help Facebook was... reminding friends to be... well, real friends.