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The Beaten Armor

A man with an armor of knight
Oh, how he’s the damsel’s delight.
His shield, unblemished in the light.
His helm has been the face of right.

Lo! In the deep, dark, wilderness
Where the dead trees and beasts oppress.
The shiny knight, faced with boldness
Craze in his face, he lay lifeless.

In his dark steed, the weathered shell.
Conquest and tales his weapons tell.
His sword and shield delivered quell.
But their eyes on him never fell.

The moon was full, the wind was cold.
Gripped his sword with relentless hold.
His strength, unleashed a hundredfold.
The menace’ tales have been untold.

The dark knight showed his great valor.
His strength proved that he is the victor.
No beast is beaten by glamour;
Only by the beaten armor.

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Monsters in Our Heads

The most terrible of beasts don’t exist
In the lore of Gaea.
The most gruesome, the most grotesque
Are not even the conjurations of the most active
Imagination.
‘Tis the amalgamation of a man
And the traits of an animal
The gradual transfiguration of a man
To a menace
Is the most frightening thing
One can see.

The beasts we see when we look at the mirror
Are the most terrible of all.

– The Channeler of Selves, “Emporium of Selves” (my not yet finished story)

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Losing oneself

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Haiyan

Super typhoon Haiyan (or as our country calls it, Yolanda) unleashed hell and took everything from Filipinos. Everything has been stripped away from them; their homes, livelihood, and most especially their love ones were washed away by a single stroke of this super typhoon. And now, the victims are in dire need of any help we can provide. Water, food, clothing, medicines, toiletries, candles, matches, even our very bodies that can provide manpower, be in relief ops or field work or whatnot that can provide help, even in small increments.

It is impossible for any of us not to be aware of the damage that has been inflicted in our land. The media has regurgitated a hefty amount of information about the situation. Philippines, specifically the central, is begging for help. As humans, we are called to provide the things I have provided earlier. But it doesn’t stop there. We can help in our very own matter. For instance, we are bloggers here in the sphere of the internet. Why not try invoke the spirit of charity by increasing the level of awareness to the followers? Or try to motivate them? Every little help counts.

Even a droplet causes a ripple.

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Haiyan

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Identity

The closer you look, the less you see. (Now You See Me)

He’s so close to us.
We try to search for him in places we’re not familiar of.
In places far away from home.
Only to realize that He should be home.

He’s so close to us.
We take a journey away from everything else.
To see the truth about this world.
Only to realize that we’re so far away, we lost grasp of this world.

He’s so close to us.
Take three steps back.
Take a better look at the truth of this world and
Let Him take three steps forward to you.

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