Category: Literature

21 Life Lessons from Mitch Albom’s Tuesdays with Morrie You Might Be Needing Right Now

Life is a series of pulls back and forth. You want to do one thing but you are bound to do something else. Something hurts you yet you know it shouldn’t. You take certain things for granted, even when you know you should never take anything for granted. A tension of opposites, like a pull on a rubber band. And most of us live somewhere in the middle. Which side wins? Love wins. Love always wins.


Every year, the National Book Week is being held. During my high school days, our school organized an activity where students were asked to write a poem. I was in the 3rd year when I got the first place but I wasn’t able to secure a copy of it. When we had the same activity the following year, I crafted this piece, my last. Unfortunately, it has given the chance of winning to others. Hope you like it.

The wind that blew with bliss as its sting
Is the breath of tomes seemly sing
That sage’s wisdom to me out bring
A sense to once a foolish evening

Ample trees feed a lovely enchantress
With eyes on mended words, illusion never displeases
To a pond can be heard a greeting fishes splashes
After a crunch of unwavering memories

Deprive not me from visage I see
That virgin syllables though they’re merely
But clutched a brilliance illuminating intensely
Juvenile minds led to a path progressively

Much to the gaiety they give as to heaven
gentle reasons refined as it’s spoken
How man will struggle when Armageddon coming
It’s the only sparkling that can ne’er be stolen nor forgotten.

Bobbi Petalurca | November 28, 2009

May Kadahilanan

Kung ikaw may aking nasaktan,
Patawad , O, aking kaibigan
Ako’y tao rin naman,
Mayroon ding kamalian.

Sa mga panahong kahinaa’y aking natapakan,
Mga noot-sa-butong salitang aking binitawan,
Ako’y lubos na nanggailangan,
Ng iyong tugon at lubos na kapatawaran.
Sana naman iyong pakinggan.

Ngunit iyo sanang mapansin,
Kamalian ko’y kamalian mo rin.
Ang ibig sanang aking sabihin,
Ikaw ang dahilan ng ‘yong mabigat na pasanin.

Ang hangad kong ika’y magbago,
Ang tanging nais ng idyoma ko,
Nang matugunan ng lahat ng tao,
Ang pangangailangan mo.

Bobbi Petalurca | February 14, 2009