Yay! I finally found the classic editor!!! So happy! Will go back to my previous posts and edit using it. 🙂    

Anyway, we’re now on Day 4 of the #NaNoPoblano2021 challenge. Major Theme: “A Few of My Earliest Things”. Sub-theme: “10 of My Earliest Poems”.  While going through my stuff, I ran into a little problem. I realized that several of my earliest poems are in Filipino. Since I will have to provide good translations, I am not sure if I have the time to do that. I’ll try (weekend is coming, anyway). I do have other early stuff to post so no prob for NaNoPob 😉 Meanwhile, you can find more poems at the POETRY NOOK.

Today’s poem was written when I was in college. By then, I think I was already finding and getting comfortable with my style. Wrong grammar or not, I was starting to develop a deeper understanding of life. I wrote this poem primarily for our school paper’s literary portfolio. 


The Loneliness Generation

I am a homebody at heart, no matter how much I like to hang out with friends for some tete-a-tete or some serious, deep conversations, I value my alone-time a lot. But there’s a difference between being alone by choice where you can be happy accompanying yourself, and being lonely in the middle of a crowd. I have to say I have not been that immune to that kind of loneliness. Perhaps, no one is. This article shares my and most people’s sentiments…Thanks to the author, Catherine Bennett, BTW 🙂