On what expense does a man bare his soul
to a woman he does not intend to keep?
And on what expense does a man keep
a woman he does not intend to bare his soul with?
Excerpts from On What Expense.
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I curse blindness for being the only one who saw
I curse sweetness for being bitter the most
I curse fortitude that brought me to my fall
And I curse softness that inflicted crooked stillness,
Who inflicted pestilence, fierce and massive
I curse reality for being so fake
And I curse curses for cursing back at me
To end up desolate for what I’m fed up with…
To claim victory over my own defeat…
To wake up still in perennial slumber,
Drifting off to surrealism wide awake…
To think of thinking when the mind has only emptiness
All to end up knowing that you do not know
(I omitted the last lines!)
I am the true author of this poem. Paradox was first published in Heraldo Filipino, the Official Publication of De La Salle University – Dasmarinas (DLSU-D) Palad vol.4. Credits are at the back part of the booklet where you will find my name as author to this poem and many others. To those who have plagiarized it, stop faking your poor soul or you’ll never grow!
In the link below, I have found a post titled “Paradox on a Summer” which contains half of my “Paradox” and half of another poem of mine called “Quarry” :
ONE MORE PLAGIARIZER I’VE DISCOVERED: