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Poetry: End of Enhanced Community Quarantine, Frustrations, Mother's Day, My First Amazon Ebook Sales

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

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In the event that the COVID-19 was discovered and spread from China then throughout the world and the World Health Organization (WHO) said it is already a pandemic issue.

I am frustrated for the last salary that I've received because I was tagged as "no work no pay". And because of that frustration due to that quarantine issue, I started composing free verse poems.

Today, while still adding more poems in this collection, I am still in the “no work no pay” that affects my savings, in which got a problem in feeding my family.

Throughout this poem, I am hoping that there will be some Good Samaritan to send me financial help in order to survive.

End of Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ)

I received news that starting May 16 on cue

Some of the provinces will end the ECQ

And looking forward for another Q

The government called that as GCQ.

And what is GCQ?

GCQ is General Community Quarantine

In which, some of us will be on the Palestine

Experiencing a new normal of Francine

That we will not experience the small intestine

Instead, we are looking forward in discovering the vaccine.

I am praying that on that day,

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It will not spread out the virus in a doomsday

Instead, we will love to walk in a pathway

Of safety and a passion of lovable hallway

Promising the good and never ending carried away.

Encore, COVID-19 is now easily vanishing

Encore, a new normal will be on ruling

Encore, we will take care ourselves in lightning

Encore, we will follow the rule of social distancing

Encore, this is the end of panic buying.

- Luis G. Asuncion (12May2020 = 9:15pm)

When the Extended Enhanced Community Quarantine will end?


I am a call center representative

Of a business processing outsourcing on the captive

And one of the well-balanced conducive

For every call that I am going to receive.

At the first week of the quarantine

I thought, it is okay to stay for a while in the Palestine

To make my body worthwhile in the intestine

Looking forward that I will work in the Francine.

But, as the weeks passed by

Singing in a lullaby

Waiting for the quarantine to lift by

The end of the month and to get something to buy.

Little food to eat in the plate

As the days of no work no pay in the late

Waiting for the government support in cake

Until I end up of frustrations to dictate.

I am frustrated for a long time staying at home

Of nothing to do, even answering the phone

In which, this COVID-19 pandemic in the doom

Should be end up and wind in the monsoon.

- Luis G. Asuncion (11May2020 = 10:42am)

Happy Mother's Day

Mother's Day

Second Sunday of May,

Tenth of the Month of May today

We are celebration the Mother’s Day

But, physically did not celebrate to my mother’s in a way.

Due to the Extended Enhanced Community Quarantine,

I cannot visit my mother in her Francine

She’s living in the city, while I’m in the province,

I just greeted her thru video call in the basin.

I am praying that this COVID-19 issue there will be already a vaccination

So that by the next celebrations, there will be no room for frustration

In which, I have reasons to visit to others for celebration

In the event or any way of foundation.

This Extended Enhanced Community Quarantine

Affected us that much up to the smallest intestine

From a fraction of budget and food in the canteen,

By the end of it, we will back to goal of glory to Palestine.

- Luis G. Asuncion (10May2020 = 3:31pm)

My First Amazon eBook Sales

While looking for some sponsors

With my financial problems on the cores

In which I do not know where to get all the pores

To feed my family on the floors.

Twelve hours ago, the first ebook sales

I used to know from my former student in Junior High School on scales

She’s based on the United States

Together with her family on hales.

Aside from sending me $50 and $20 thru online banking

That I am going to use to buy some foods for my family needs on akin

Although I cannot withdraw the fund yet because of bank ruling

That I have to wait for 2-5 business days on checking.

The main reason of this poem

Is her help of buying my two ebooks about quarantine poem

Together with a simple book about Librarianship on coin

In which it will give a help that Amazon will give the royalty soon on the point.

Hail for the people like Jade

Who became the student subject of this poem on spade

In which, with her few dollars and purchase in Amazon that cascade

I can survive as well as my family that is slow on fade.

- Luis G. Asuncion (22May2020 = 12:05pm)

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.

© 2020 Luis G Asuncion


Luis G Asuncion (author) from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines on May 23, 2020:

Thanks Doris. I have lots of struggle the past few months specifically with financial difficulties. To which, I do not know where to get some money. Good thing that my former student, who happens to be in Texas, bought two of my ebooks as well as sending $70. And another student which happens to be her batchmate while they're in the Philippines before sent $80. I knew for them, it is a little amount, however, for me, it is already a big amount. I know it is rude to beg for help here. However, if there are some good Samaritans to send me some help, I am very eager to accept. God bless you.

Luis G Asuncion (author) from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines on May 23, 2020:

Thanks Chitrangada for that wonderful comments. Hoping so that you or some of your friends will purchase any of my eBooks and/or paperbacks in Amazon to help my financial difficulties. Stay safe.

Doris James MizBejabbers from Beautiful South on May 23, 2020:

Luis, I'm so sorry you and your family are having a rough time during this pandemic. I hope things get better for you. I'm glad your student bought your book of poetry, and I hope it primed the pump for future sales. I'm praying for better times for you and your family.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on May 23, 2020:

Good to see you publish this collection of poems. I liked all of them.

It’s nice to see that you have published on Amazon too. Wish you all the best for this.

This pandemic has adversely affected, almost the entire humanity. I just wish that things improve soon.

Thanks for sharing.

Luis G Asuncion (author) from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines on May 23, 2020:

Thanks Pamela. And hoping so that someday, I will find good Samaritans to help me specifically with my finances.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on May 23, 2020:

I am sorry you and your family is going through such a hard time due to the pandemic. I pray things get better for you soon, I think your poetry is very good and I enjoyed your article, Luis.

Luis G Asuncion (author) from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines on May 23, 2020:

Thanks Eric. You are very good in commenting in all of my poetry. Thanks and God bless

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on May 23, 2020:

That is rough to hear about your pandemic woes. I hope things get better soon for you.

Good poetry. You have a great gift.

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