Wednesday, February 29, 2012


There is just so much we owe to yesterday
Because he is in charge of whatever worry that we carry today
So let us not be tight towards him and not give him what he's due
For he's supposed to take care of every worry and woe

Before our every night ends
We should not neglect our task that is to, with ourselves, make amends
To let go of grudges, exhaustion, and worry
That we can appreciate and behold tomorrow in its full glory

Tonight, that is what exactly I will do
To give thanks for the rest and repose that I am entitled to
And cast on the shoulders of what is to be yesterday
All the transpirations, and weariness of today

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Question that I want to ask the Philippine Government

Right now, I was actually reading "Harry Potter: The Goblet of Fire". But before I could go on with the rest of the chapter I was at, I suddenly had this question pop out loudly off my mind; I actually have already been thinking of it for ages, with various degrees of intensity in my head: What kind of work/job do or can High School/Non-College Graduates have (referring to either those that has started or haven't started college)?

With that question, I wonder if the Philippines can be able to house citizens who have graduated from High School, and still give them hope and assurance of work? Is a college degree really that necessary to have a future, even just decent food to the table, including some bills and monthly rents? Is it possible in the Philippine society to cater to high school Filipino graduates by allowing them to have decent jobs?

There are people who have graduated from high school and haven't started college; and most of them are losing hope in life. Various circumstances surround them, which are the reason for not being able to finish (or even start) college. And, most to their grim, that is the start of a fading hope.

I wish for the Philippine government to be able to create a kind of society that would allow a just-enough opportunity for these people, whom I believe comprise a big sum of the Philippine's population. I believe it that for them, finishing high school is already an achievement, and entering college a big hurdle. But, I also wish that we, the society, I believe a basic unit or part of the Philippine gov't, can be able to give something back to them as a reward for having achieved something, which is a high school education.

High school education is not a joke; it is not worthless. I hope we can give it its proper due, and recognize it for its true worth. I hope we can be a pool of possibilities for people who finished their high school education. And, in return, that empowerment will be their hope -- a hope that will uplift majority of the Philippine's society.

I, a Filipino citizen, highly blessed to have graduated from college just recently, dream of being one of the people who caused change, a transformation, to our society. I envision seeing our land having just enough jobs for our countrymen, even those who only had a high school education. I hope that the work of my hands, that which I will be doing in the near future, can be a brick that would build up a shelter for these people, one that will help them help themselves. Be it an educator, an entrepreneur, a business-owner, a public servant, or a mere citizen, I wish to help in any way I can.

Hoping not to end in wishful thinking,

Hew "Luke Quaint" Miggoid


Are there good benchmarks we can follow to create jobs for our countrymen? Have we really been that proactive in transforming the labor system in the Philippines?

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Your Return (The Moment Of)

It was in an unexpected situation when I saw you.
An unpleasant place where we met.

I see you're quite brand new.
With that dazzling new look, clothes, and cut.

As your appearance have changed, so has your name.
There's just so much time has done on you.

Your gaze is sharp and still and fixed.
Your face looking moist, soft, and smooth.

And I stand beholding your countenance.
I still see the innocence in your eyes.

Behind your eyes, your mind thinks there's no return.
There is no hope, only good bye to who you were.

Your dreams, your good ambitions, they have disappeared.
All you think is left are your mistakes in front of you.

You tighten your grip for fear of your past, while your future looks bleak.
The only hope left for you is a bitter end.

Oh how I wish I could tell you, "do not fear".
How I yearn to restore your faith in life, and in yourself.

These magic words are enough to bring you back your life.
Words we all long for, much particularly words of love.

I hope in the end, may love, like light, finally find us from our being lost.
At last, we'll have our lives back.


Have we ever met someone we knew before, who was really close to us? Only to know that person has changed so much? And, that "change", isn't so "good"? And have we ever wondered why they have changed "that way"? And is there any way to "get them back"? Those are the questions that filled the lines and letters of this poem. I hope you find a deep connection with it as I have.