pasensya na…

The Writerly Life

Writing is a lot like life. That is what I’ve learned after all the years of pen and paper in hand. Probably one of the main reasons why I turned to this craft was that I wanted to get away and pour out my angst, rants and  towards Life and what it has caused me to be. I thought that I would finally be a happy man but I was wrong, as wrong as barking on the wrong tree! It was then I realized that I’ve actually found myself a match to constantly fight and wrestle with. Writing has been my inner demon since, well, if you know what I mean.

But it was through my will though, not in the genes, not a capability I was born with, that I managed to get through all those challenges alive. I really had to struggle and endure my first thousand failures. There even came a time that I almost admitted that I’m really no good at nothing at all. Scrutiny and criticisms could easily do that to me, but I knew that I must keep pressing on. And indeed it was true! For it would all pay up in the end as I learned great things, and unlearned rubbish I didn’t need.  I learned that mistakes, aside from my Mom, really are one of the greatest teachers, and that’s the only way our mistakes seem to be worthwhile.

Now I may not be perfect, I may not be the number one but that wouldn’t stop me from writing. For years I believed that it would make me a better person, only to realize that writing isn’t for me any longer but for the people like you who reads what I write. And that gives me more reason to never give up on my craft. For as long as there is life and things worthy to be shared, my pen shall keep on writing and I’ll always be as happy as a clam, because this is what I really love to do—and one of my life’s purposes, I think.

Again, writing is a lot like life, one thing I’ve learned with all the years of pen and paper in hand. Like something as simple as a pen that puts our ideas into works of art and literature, you have the power to make your dreams into reality whatever kind person you may be. It doesn’t depend on what brand of pencil you are, or from what level of society you are from. What matters most is the core, your heart and mind. Believe and work and it shall happen, otherwise, don’t fret because there will always be another chance to clean up your mess and do better.

And let me tell you something more important. A paper, like that life you are living now,  is a very fragile thing, simple yet so precious and delicate that you have to be careful with it.  Many people throw away their lives or live it for the wrong reasons and for the wrong things. Why? It’s the fad nowadays! But you shouldn’t be like them. You may be good, you may be bad, or you might  be the worst but surely you can still do much better than that. A paper is a useless thing only if you let it, and the same way goes with life. And you yourself is a writer because you write your own story, you direct your own paths, either in triumph or into failure, and whatever happens it’s only you to thank or to blame. So press on! You can still make up for the mess and screw-ups you’ve made in the past. However, keep in mind that life is short and only one thing is certain: the pen will dry up, the paper will run out of space. Before you knew it you’ve almost reached the denouement, the finale. The choice is yours. Will you end happy or not? It’s all up to you to make and the time is now.

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sinulat ko ang artikulo na ‘yan maraming buwan na ang nakakaraan at itinago lang sa Drafts dahil hindi ako nagagandahan. hindi naman kasi talaga ako magaling. mahilig lang talaga ako magsulat dahil ito lang ata ang pinakamakabuluhang bagay na magagawa ko buhay. pero masakit lang isipin na hindi ko napanindigan ang mga katagang sinulat at mga pangakong binitiwan ko sa inyo. pakiramdam ko nga hindi ako ang nagsulat niyan  dahil parang sa akin tumatama ang lahat. dahil ngayon, hindi ko rin alam kung may bukas pa akong aasahan dahil hindi na talaga ako makakapagaral ngayong taon. bigo na naman ako. at hindi ko na alam kung maniniwala pa ba ako sa sarili ko...


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11 thoughts on “pasensya na…

  1. okay naman yung article! hehe.

    ang masasabi ko lang, ang tagal ng post na’to, pero dahil nagpasensya ka naman, eh, okay lang din! hehe.

    isinulat ko yung article na yun noong minsang tanungin ako ni secondstruggle (prosetitute noon) kung bakit ba ako nagsusulat..newey, okey na ding ipinost ko at ‘di nasayang..i just hope i made sense doon sa article.. 😀

  2. tagal ko naghintay ng update, kung natuloy ba ang trabaho? kung makakapag-aral ba? anyway at least bumalik ka na.

    its not the end of the line bro. believe in your dreams bro!

    Believe in yourself
    Reach down inside (ohh-oooh)
    The love you find will set you free
    Believe in yourself (ohh-oooh)
    You will come alive
    Have faith in what you do
    You’ll make it through

    -joey mcIntyre

    kung sa bagay, mulong. at least i have something to fall back on pag may mga ganitong bagay na nangyayari sa akin, ang pagbablog..saka may mga taong katulad niyo na naniniwala na kaya ko pa..salamat sa pagdalaw..saka sa lyrics 😀

  3. hmm… sabi nga nila, habang may buhay may pag asa. kaya wag na masad…

    its not yet d end of the world. maraming mahahalaga at magagandang bagay pa ang dapat mong gawin… 😉

    siguro nga yhen, at yung mga bagay na yun siguro ang dapat ko pang hanapin..tnx sa komento 😀

  4. ang moto ko? tira lang ng tira! laban lang! pag may haharang sa daan ko? babanggain ko! basta para sa sarili at pamilya ko, naku ilalaban ko. ganun din gawin mo, ungos lang ng ungos. pag napagod ka, ok lang na magpahinga sandali pero kapag energized n ulit saka ka lumaban ulit. ok?

    saka sa mundo na blogosperyo magsulat ka lang ng magsulat ke pangit o maganda kasi ikaw yun e! at may reader ka, kame..

    oo nga dencios, saka lalong masasayang ang lahat..siguro nga kaunting pasensya lang at makakabuwelo din ako..salamat dito 😉

  5. Welcome back Jem! Isa kang tunay na manunulat! 🙂

    thanks joycee..it’s really nice to be back..namiss ko kayong lahat 😀 sana tuloy tuloy na uleht ang pagba-blog ko 😀

  6. parekoy! maganda naman ang pagkakasulat. ang importante galing sa isip at puso mo. naks! ako din naman i’m still learning. hehe apiyrr!

  7. This is a nice piece. Full of heart.
    Isa lang ang na-realize ko about writing, if it has a heart and written with sincerity its good.
    I’m looking forward sa mga susunod mong pieces.

    Keep on writing.

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