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Candy Reader Poetry: Bakit Sa'yo Pa Ako Nagpakatanga?

Sa libu-libong taong nakasalamuha ko, bakit nga ikaw pa?

Ewan ko ba kung bakit,
Sa dinami-dami ng tao sa mundong
Mas hihigit pa sa'yo,
a'yo pa ako nagpaloko.

Ewan ko ba kung bakit sa dinami-rami ng bituin sa langit, 
Ngiti mo lamang ang gustong masungkit,
Mga ngiting tuwing aking nakikita,
Mga paruparo sa aking tiya'y nagliliparan.

Ewan ko rin kung bakit,
Napakarami naman sanang nakatagong makikislap na diyamante sa aming aparador,
Bakit ningning ng iyong mata ang lagi kong hinahanap at laging gustong makita?
Kung tutuusin nga ay mas madaling mag hanap ng pagkaliit-liit na perlas sa malaking aparador kesa hanapin ko ang lugar ko sa buhay mo.

Kung tutuusin nga ay mas madaling mag hanap ng pagkaliit-liit na perlas sa malaking aparador kesa hanapin ko ang lugar ko sa buhay mo.

Na kahit ang liit liit ng parteng hinihingi ko ay hindi mo maibigay—
Hindi mo maibigay dahil hindi nga naman ito nakalaan para sa akin.

Bakit sa dami ng tugtog na nauuso,
Punung-puno ng mga kakaibang tunog at madamdaming liriko,
Sa dinami-dami ng ibong humuhuni,
Ang iyong tinig lamang ang nais kong himig.


Pero bakit nga ba?
Hindi ko rin kasi alam,
Hindi ko alam kung bakit sa dami ng tao sa mundo,
Sa dami ng pwede kong ipalit sa iyo,
Ikaw at ikaw lamang ang ninananais ng puso ko.

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A Simple Learner Who's a Great Pretender

Maybe I'm just a learner, not a weirdo. A learner that knows how to listen and pretend. A simple learner who's a great pretender. Pretending to be slightly dumb enough not to be judged and criticized by those who do not appreciate my existence. We surround ourselves with people who's levels are either beyond or below our intellectual behavior, because as for reality, people may use you either for their success or your downfall. Since then, people tend to judge someone who has an intellect with things they shouldn't be. Making them a criticizer, and most of all, calling them weird.

Honestly, I'm one of this "weirdo" who actually loves to learn things, and for the record, I'm bullied and stressed out for making myself not to learn more and go with the flow to dumbness I had. Have you ever feel being assigned to some task where you know every process to make it easier and faster to finish but turns out to hesitate to voice out because some of your mates put themselves in charge. There are times where I know what to do, what to say, or how to react, but kept myself silent and pretend not to know anything that may help us. Maybe it's a good thing to just go with their ideas and learn from their perspectives, but sometimes you can't control it and says something, and once again called to be a weirdo and let you finish the work by yourself.

It's annoying that you only know one process yet they gave you the whole work and let you finish it by yourself because they insist that "MAGALING KA DIBA?". It's not your fault being an intellectual person, knowing such things that may help you to pursue your dreams, and have the basic knowledge about something. You don't need to know everything, just the basics. And as for those people who do not appreciate your existence, let them be and continue what's the best for you. In some cases, you'll be annoyed by this but most of the time you'll be thankful for it. Not for now but maybe later. Just be yourself either a weirdo, a great pretender, or a simple learner, and always remember to lower your voice and behavior because no one loves that.

Just be a great pretender not to hear any runts and be a good learner that appreciates everything. It's out of nowhere thoughts of mine, but simply I leave you this my favorite life quotation; "Don't introduce yourself, Let your success introduce you"

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