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Poetry Collection No. 2: Call Flow, After 41 Years, Promises 2, Unfair Treatment

I am lover of poetry and this is my passion. I am a librarian by profession as well.

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Why I wrote these poems?

Few months ago, I just wrote these poems during my gloomy days. Just like the first collection that I've published here. Every time, I am in my gloomy days, my poetic words came out and the rest is history. I am not sure, if I wrote some poems when I am happy. I will share it here, if I find one or two.

Hope the readers here will like it. Thanks for reading.

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The Call Flow

Who will receive the call?

A warmly welcome to hit with no fall

Surprisingly to “how may I help you?” like a pal

Then working the best ERA and not to cull.


Authenticating the call for security

Then uncover needs for the probing questions with no pity

To prompt the personalize solution with no lazy

Thoroughly educate the best you can be.


With the active listening, you can make a quick recap

To meet all the concerns with satisfaction, with no lack

Before doing the sincerely thanks for being the best part

Again, this is myself to make you happy, and this is a fact.


- Luis G. Asuncion (12August2019 = 12:17am)

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After 41 Years

Thirty six hours from now

I will be reaching 42 in a row

I am confusingly to touch the bow

If I will be lying six feet below.


No, I am keeping the flame alive

For the sake, never say die

For thy kittens, I slice the pie

Not to worry, while rolling the dice.


Here I am, scribbling the letters in the flame

For the glass with half-full water in shame

Lying in my bed waiting for the Creator and claim

He will say, “Rest with me” and no one will blame.


My mission in this world is not yet done

I will call Thy Name for the sake of undone

Looking forward to reach the handsome

Full of memories in last 41 years of lonesome.


- Luis G. Asuncion (12August2019 = 12:11pm)

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Promises 2

If I can reach the mountain high to stand

If I can write something in the sand

If I can use the lava to wash my hand

I will wave all my sins with my wand.


If I can lower than my voice to set the rules

If I can set thy rules not to make you rude

If I can use my smiles to be as your dude

I will no longer carry the missiles to prove.


If I can hold the happy pictures forever

If I can make you the smiley December

If I can create the spark to remember

I will make those memories to rollover.


If I can make my dream to be on high to stand

If I can make my promises to set the rules to demand

If I can make my smiles happier not to reprimand

I will make it sure not to commit mistakes under my command.


-Luis G. Asuncion (12August2019 = 9:27pm)

Unfair Treatment

Feeling unworthy

Feeling not important

Feeling not valuable

Well, I guess not.


As a newbie, expect that you are not good performer

I do value all the lessons to learn not to be a loser

Doing all its best to be a good listener

So that this job will last forever.


However, that team is not giving a chance

To prove your talent in a glance

Just closing its door to France

And do believe to its friends with tolerance.


Until, I was force to transfer

To another team seems to be low performer

In which we tried our best to be a top tracker

And as of now, I got another promoter.


Treated me as a loser from my former team

My current team treated me a booster beam

Do believe my capabilities to be on the stream

That continuously believing for my overflowing cream.


- Luis G. Asuncion (9September2019 = 4:22am)

About the Poet

When I was in third year college, I became a comic script writer in Atlas Publishing House, a well known illustrated magazine publishing in the Philippines during that time..

In 1997, I started also my career as a poetry reader. One of my passion to read in front of many people. I just go around the Metropolis and go to different bars who used to have poetry reading session for the sake of the bar hoppers. Believe it or not, there are bars out here who became poetry reading as their famous showcase to hear different poets to read different kinds of poems. Some poets who read wrote by themselves and some are not. That was my passion to go to those places just to read poems. I'll just go there to pay for some beer in order to read poems. Cool. We're not paid for those poetry reading talents, if you want to read poems in the stage, you have to pay Php20 that time, that's around $0.60 to $0.75 (1997-1998 currency conversion).

After my college graduation, as I became an active member of the "Association of Filipino Poets" (ASFIPO), I learned how to write poems in both English and Filipino languages. Sometimes, I used to write poems in two different languages in just one poem. We call that as mix poetry. Filipino with some English words or vice versa to make more fun.

Although, I am not an active member of the ASFIPO anymore. However, my passion of writing poetry is still continuing and I am very glad to share it here.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2019 Luis G Asuncion

Comments

Luis G Asuncion (author) from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines on December 13, 2019:

Thanks Asad for dropping by.

Asad Dillz Khan from United Kingdom on December 12, 2019:

What a beautiful and amazing collection of poems... An incredible writing! I really appreciate your efforts! Carry on! Thanks for sharing it!

Luis G Asuncion (author) from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines on December 03, 2019:

Thanks for commenting. To tell you honestly, Chitrangada, I do have pen and paper wherever I go. The reason, if there's an idea who already strike in my mind, I will write down immediately.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on December 03, 2019:

To answer your question Luis-- Yes, the emotions do influence my writing, sometimes. But, most of the times, my writing is influenced by what I see around me, the people, the Nature etc. Honestly, there is always something or the other going on in my mind. My mind is always busy and I believe,

it happens wirh most of the writers. Some of these ideas get their shape in writing, while others remain for a later day.

Thank you for the question. Have a good day.

Luis G Asuncion (author) from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines on December 03, 2019:

Thanks Chitrangada for that wonderful comment. I appreciate that much. By the way, did you try writing poems with emotion already?

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on December 03, 2019:

An impressive collection of poems.

It’s interesting to note that a writer can express according to his mood. Some of them do it, while happy, and the others do it, when sad or depressed.

I enjoyed going through your wonderful poems and your past work is equally worth, lot of praise.

Keep up the great creative work.

Thanks for sharing.

Luis G Asuncion (author) from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines on December 02, 2019:

Thanks Devika. Actually, in poetry, there is no such a perfect grammar. It is based on the time, how to express.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on December 02, 2019:

You can write about how you feel and share it to readers of interest. I am impressed with your work and wish you the best in your en-devours. Poetry is a great way to express your emotions.

Luis G Asuncion (author) from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines on December 01, 2019:

Thanks Brenda

If you read in public, the emotion is there.

Thanks for commenting.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on December 01, 2019:

Quite little collection.

I did enjoy them.

Interesting info on your past workings as a poet. I have not read my poetry in public...i don't think I would do them justice.

I write better than I read them.

Nice write.

Luis G Asuncion (author) from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines on November 30, 2019:

Thanks DreamerMeg that you like poem specifically about my birthday. Thanks for commenting.

DreamerMeg from Northern Ireland on November 30, 2019:

If it is hard to write prose in another language, it must be doubly hard to write poetry in it. I especially liked your "41 years" poem. Many people must think about the years passing by at their birthday and this one had deep thoughts. That's a great idea, a poetry karaoke bar.

Luis G Asuncion (author) from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines on November 29, 2019:

Thanks Chris. I appreciate it. Stay safe.

Chris Mills from Traverse City, MI on November 29, 2019:

Thank you for sharing your poems. Good luck in everything.

Luis G Asuncion (author) from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines on November 29, 2019:

Thanks Manatita. God bless you always.

manatita44 from london on November 29, 2019:

I hope you succeed in whatever you do

Writing is a good start if you feel the Love. Carry on!

Luis G Asuncion (author) from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines on November 29, 2019:

Thanks Ruby for the comment. I appreciate that much. I agree with you, writing poetry is a cure to our gloomy days.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on November 29, 2019:

I know what it feels like to have moody days, Writing is the best cure, so keep on doing what you love to do. Thanks for sharing.

Flou on November 29, 2019:

Hi, I love your poems. Thanks for sharing.