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Dani Moreh

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Philippines
Philippines
Educator. Mental Health and Human Dignity Advocate. Amateur writer/poet. 🇵🇭 PH.
March 24, 2020
Quezon City, Philippines

I used to write about how love is connected with pain.

Years went by.

My heart kept on being stabbed with pieces of shattered glass, bleeding and waiting for the storm to pass.

I then Learned that a day will come when I will get tired of getting hurt.

Then I woke up to the truth that it is all just a storm, waiting for me to sing a Siren’s Call with my silver tongue.

I let myself shine. The truth that I have always been free is now my Sunrise.

My golden hour is the awakening to the thought that my life can always change.

If I decide to make things happen.

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SIMPLICITY DAY
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November 3, 2018
Quezon City, Philippines

Time and distance may have separated mates, but the heart carried the memories.

COZY FALL
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October 23, 2018
San Juan City, Philippines

THE AWAKENING

I woke up
To the beauty
Of my dreams

When I did
Fear felt like
Himself.

WHITE CLOCK
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October 11, 2018
San Juan City, Philippines

LINYA

Isa ba itong sulat
Na nagtatangkang
Bigkasin
Ang mga pangarap kong marinig
Mula sa iyo?

Isa ba itong tula
Na umaasang
Makita mo
Ang nadarama?

Habang hawak ko
Ang taga-dugtong
Ng aking puso
Sa aking kamay

Naiisip ko
Ang iyong larawan
Pintig ng damdamin
Ang nagsasabing
Walang salita,
Liham,
O talata

Ang makakabigkas
Ng iyong awanggan

Nagsimula akong
Gumihit
Isang linya
Balintuna

Himaton sa iyong
Misteryo
Ay ang iyong balintataw

Na aking nakamit
Gamit ng aking
Gunita.

WHITE CLOCK
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October 1, 2018
Quezon City, Philippines

DANCE OF THE BAMBOO

I taught myself
To bend with the wind
Turning each painful blow
Into a song I take rhythm to

I close my eyes
And let the eager stance
Of my being
Listen to the music
That churns into my fears

It was a stagnant melody
Lifeless
Until I find myself
Rising
Coloring the void
With my own
Masterpiece.

HELLO AUTUMN
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September 29, 2018
Quezon City, Philippines

HOUSE OF CARDS

Let me pick up the
Pieces
And build
A small house

Paperweight
Somewhat dandy
Maybe too much

A bit of Spades
Cloves
And Hearts
Topped with Diamonds
One by one

Paper thin walls
Try to cover up
Yet
It couldn’t

One whistle
Blow
Every red
Black
And a joke

Falls.

HELLO AUTUMN
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September 26, 2018
San Juan City, Philippines

              The most
         Beautiful form
             Of courage
         Is forgiveness.

HELLO AUTUMN
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September 24, 2018
San Juan City, Philippines

A LOVE’S FIRST TOUCH

May my heart
Be caressed
By a hand
Led by the
Savior

May it be
A promise
Fulfilled
Faithful
True

BE KIND
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September 23, 2018
Quezon City, Philippines

THE ROSE AND WILDFLOWER

O budding sorrow,
Will you bloom into
A wildflower?
Or and enchanted
Rose
Glistening through
The dimness of the
Sun

Should your petals
Fall
May it be a memory
Sprinkled along
The path that I
Must follow.

BE KIND
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February 13, 2018
Quezon City, Philippines

ANCESTORS

I can see the roads
Traced onto the palm of my hands
Not to depict the future
But to leave an imprint

A heritage

Lines hide invisible names
Of people
Who lived before me

Blood-colored ink
Wrote a certain poetry
About the roots
Where I belong

The lines are like
The hands
Of my ancestors

Their lives
Though unknown
They hold me tight
Leading a way before me

A map that I
Unconsciously follow

I stare at my life
My palms
With wonder

Not to read the future
But to hope
That I may find
My past

Before me.

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY
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January 26, 2018
Quezon City, Philippines

AN ODE TO THE WINNERS WHO ACTUALLY LOST THE GAME

This is for the woman who
Lost the chance to march her way to the stage
On time
Just to get a piece of paper
From the evil queen who deemed her dumb
For flunking her because
She signed a petition against her corruption

This is for that woman who got her first paycheck
The second
And the last
Because she found out that she was called
Stupid
For missing two single letters
Of a person’s name
Indicated in an Excel spreadsheet
“She’s so dumb she should be dead instead,”
They say.

This is for that woman
Who worked hard
Day and night
Fighting her internal battles
Smiling through the pain

While coughing through the weekdays
And weekends
Unpaid o...

POETRY BOOKS
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January 19, 2018
Quezon City, Philippines

THE BIGGEST PAIN IN MY LIFE

The biggest pain in my life so far was the one that happened two days ago.

I never expected that things would turn out that way. It’s just that it was time for me to get to the bottom of everything.

I admitted to a man that I cared about him, even though we are miles apart. I live here in my country and he is in the military in another country. He’s not the “catfish” type of guy though, don’t worry.

We have been talking to each other for a year now, every day for hours on end, except when he has trainings and all. He has been my encourager and he has been more of like a best friend to me, even though he doesn’t realize it.

It came to a point that I asked,...

I LOVE WRITING DAY
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January 19, 2018
Quezon City, Philippines

WISHES ON STARS

Sometimes we look down on ourselves when our dreams do not come true, when our wishes that were brought among the stars weren't brought up to the heavens. I think that if stars can speak, it would say that we should be thankful despite of the things that we lost. It would remind us that even though them as stars are mysterious and beautiful, they will always be standing in the midst of the void. Even though they would dash across the skies giving wonder to souls, it would mean that they are nearing to the end of their lonely lives, unable to experience the love, joy, hope and peace that humans can always have the chance to experience.

I think that if humans wish on stars, ...

I LOVE WRITING DAY
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January 19, 2018
Quezon City, Philippines

THE MESSAGE

Me: “I’m getting confused. What are we?”

Him: “I don’t know the answer to that one.”

Me: “So, what do you want me to be in your life? Just so you know, I’ll still be here.”

Him: “What do I want you to be? Honestly? I want you to be a message sitting in my inbox that says you’ve finally married that God-fearing, creative, attentive guy you’ve been telling me about. A message that says that you might not be able to send messages as often anymore, because you’ve got a Life to start. And that you’ll talk to me later.

And, then, you never do.

Because you’re happily involved with someone else. And you move on.”

Me: “He never messaged me. And I don’t care if he does. I won’t messa...

I LOVE WRITING DAY
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November 5, 2017
Quezon City, Philippines

THEY SAY I AM DUMB

I’ve been insulted, degraded, humiliated—well, bullied (in layman’s terms)...and...

Being called “dumb” or “stupid” or “idiot” are some of them.

I remember being shouted at with, “You’re being so dumb that’s why we’re losing this game!” while being shoved at during a volleyball tournament game in fifth grade. The whole school was watching.

I remember gestures like rolling their eyes at me or smirking silently with familiar glances towards their friends whenever I say something, or whenever I don’t say anything at all.

I remember being treated like a shadow whenever I try to “fit in” when I was younger.

I remember being glared at and laughed at by a professor in a...

STAR EXPLODING
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November 2, 2017
Quezon City, Philippines

SILENCE

I have been silent
For days
Weeks
I hope not
For another month

The silence is tough
Sad
Tragic

Without the silence that I love to spend
With you.

TIME TO RELAX
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October 8, 2017
Quezon City, Philippines

TIME

“Is there time enough to spend some of it for you tonight?”

You asked me this.

I was sitting doing my usual routine early at night, while you are away waiting for daybreak to arrive.

It. It?

What do you mean?

We have been talking for hours and hours every day, we never miss one

Distance might separate us

Time might always discourage us

But our love keeps us home.

RANDOM ACTS OF POETRY - DAY
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October 1, 2017
Quezon City, Philippines

A BIRTHDAY LETTER TO SOMEONE SPECIAL

(Dated September 21, 2017)

Dear Noodle,

I know that we were already talking awhile ago but still I wanted to send this message to you as a gift for your birthday. I wasn't able to blow candles on cake today due to work, but still I want to send out my birthday wish for you.

I wish that you have all the happiness in life, even if you would think that's impossible. I wish that you would be able to live a life of purpose and see it fulfilled before your eyes. :)

I know that we have different beliefs when it comes to faith and religion but I keep on praying to God that He would take care of you. You might think that it's weird or something but it's my w...

INTERNATIONAL COFFEE DAY
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October 1, 2017
Quezon City, Philippines

FROM ONE MOMENT TO ANOTHER

I keep on thinking how much has changed in the way I have lived these past few months. Life was certainly unpredictable. For one moment, I was dreaming to have my license as psychometrician this month, and then the next I suddenly became a corporate person.

My thoughts also changed when it comes to the matters of the heart. For one moment I wasn’t able to say exactly what I felt with the guy I loved in college, and in the next I was anticipating to value friendships with people around the world. Breaking my heart is now only another thing that passed by for me. I was more excited of new things coming my way.

The only struggle here is, when the pain of requited...

INTERNATIONAL COFFEE DAY
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January 6, 2016
Quezon City, Philippines

The Steps

It started with a laugh
Then it turned into a second of silence
Your eyes sparkled as it smiles

You decided to stand up

One step close.
I was silenced

One step closer
I felt your eyes on me
They were warm enough to set my heart pounding

You stopped
But your body stood as close as if you wanted to embrace me

I reached for a book
Your hand followed
Your smallest finger touched mine

Butterflies fluttered everywhere.
Your voice whispered as if you are my lover
I looked up at you
And your lips almost touched mine

You never looked away
I did

In those moments
I have experienced being among the stars
Understanding that time was never relevant
Limited within a rotating sphere

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BUTTERFLY
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January 6, 2017
Quezon City, Philippines

NOTHING

Nothing.
From a blank page to an inkblot.
Came words not beyond three.

Nothing.
Is somewhere we are.
A place where we can be.

JYN
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May 25, 2016
 

                             We live in a world
                        Where shallow is the thing
                         And deep is unnecessary.

                               What a tragedy.

VISIONS
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February 6, 2016
Quezon City, Philippines

LETTRS CHANGED MY LIFE

I am so grateful that I have found lettrs. Since 2014, lettrs has encouraged me to express myself and through that I have been on my way to healing.

2013 has been the roughest year for me. I dealt with a terrible heartbreak, a confusion about theology and political issues with church, and our family also underwent a challenge that almost encouraged my parents to separate. During those times, I was severely depressed. I lock myself up in my room, only coming out whenever I'm hungry or if I needed to go to the bathroom. I hated seeing my friends when they visit me, thinking they are just a waste of my time. I also quit singing that time, which is one of the things tha...

DOUBLE BUBBLE
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October 29, 2016
Quezon City, Philippines

MEMORY

A fragile
Magical
Mysterious
Object

A breaker
Of worlds

A shatterer
Of hearts

An enemy
Of time
--he cannot
outrun it

A twin
Box of
Pandora

Or another
Edge of
The rainbow

A reality
of life
Captured in
An invisible
Frame

A trickle
Or warmth
Rushing in
One's veins

A speckle
Of tear
Gliding through
One's cheeks

A smile
Enlightening
One's eyes

A love
Well spent
But didn't
Stay.

TINY QUEEN
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February 5, 2016
Quezon City, Philippines

THE WAVES OF THE SEA

You were a cruise ship
A boat so luxurious
A world different from mine

I was a passerby
Walking along the shorelines
Where foamy waves touch my toes

We are currents of the ocean apart
You being a star on top of glass
And I being shell on sand

Blended within a similar world
Never bound for each other.

AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR
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July 10, 2016
Quezon City, Philippines

THE MAGIC OF YOUR SILENCE
by Dani Moreh

I tried to keep on running towards you
But you never
Ran back to me.

Instead
You ran towards things
You wanted for yourself

You never meant to share anything
With anyone
Not even me.

Was I just a friend?
I got confused

I lost my footing
I am sorry my dear
The way you moved and smiled

Was it just all my delusions?

But the questions did not just come from me
It came from everybody else

A letter was sent
You read it
With your reply of torturing silence
Ringing in my ears

You tore my heart as if you tore
That sheet of paper
With a single flick of your fingers

You treated me like a complete stranger since then

I have never felt so pushed a...

BANKSY SWING
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January 8, 2016
Quezon City, Philippines

"The Facebook Chatbox"

You said hi but I never did
You keep on saying hi
But what I did was I always hid.

When you talk to me
It's as if it's always you that you only see

You dare to talk about things straight to my face
But little do you know that those things are such a disgrace

For a woman
What kind of a man are you?

WORK SPACE
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March 2, 2016
Quezon City, Philippines

River and Melodies

There is a river within my heart
Rushing
Flowing its way out
Into your soul

A certain song
That tells our story
But ends it altogether.

When will the melodies
of our love
turn into reality?

GEORGE MICHAEL
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April 1, 2015
Quezon City, Philippines

(Original Poem/Composition; 2011-2015)

Pangarap

Sabihin mo sa akin
Na pwede pang bumawi dahil
Di ko na maitago ang nararamdaman sa iyo

Bakit ba ganito
Lagi na lang ang puso ko'y
Nasasaktan

O kay sakit
Kay sakit makitang
Lumayo ka kasama siya

Kung maibabalik ko lang ang dati
Na ako pa ang pangarap mo
Susulitin ko ang bawat panahon
At bawat yakap
Halik at luhang
Inalay mo sa akin

Di ko inakalang
Seryoso ang nadarama
Bakit kaya ang luha ko'y hindi na umiibsan
Sa tuwing naalala ko ang nawalang pag-ibig mo
Lumilipas ang panahon
Ngunit di pa rin ang laman ng puso ko

COFFEE TREE
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December 6, 2015
 

Numinous

It is like the wind spreading beneath a new pair of wings
Or the glitter of an iridescent sunset kissing a cumulus cloud

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LETTRS LATTE
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