KarloSevilla (53 Poems)

Poems published/forthcoming in Philippines Graphic, Philippines Free Press, Pacifiqa, I am not a silent poet, Eastlit, Spank the Carp, Quatrain.fish, Indiana Voice Journal, Shot Glass Journal, Radius, The Fib Review, Rat's Ass Review, Pilgrim, Rambutan, Razorhouse, Yellow Chair Review, The Five-Two, Eternal Remedy, Peacock Journal, One Sentence Poems, Sub-saharan Magazine, Awakened Voices, Peeking Cat Poetry, Haikuniverse, Riverfeet Press Anthology, and Kitaab; committed to regularly contribute to Micropoetry.com and repost poems from here to Scriggler.com. Completed the ff. online poetry courses: "How Writers Write Poetry 2015," "ARPO222X: The Art of Poetry," and "Poetry: What It Is, and How to Understand It." Editor of Youth Sports Advocacy. Formerly, sportswriter for Bleacher Report; sports columnist for the community newspaper The Quezon City Times; and portal editor of WikiPilipinas sports and leisure section. One of the contributors to the book, "Bio-Eulogy ni Tado Jimenez." Press releases published in sports pages of major Philippine news media. Most cherished compliment on my writing, from my favorite MMA sportswriter, Jeff Wagenheim of SportsIllustrated.com: "I enjoyed your writing...You have a nice writer's voice." Blue belt in Luta Livre under Mestre Afonso Cego of Academia Budokan- RJ, and in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu for Team Kamphuis-Fabricio. ("Sunken Garden at Night" photo taken by Jules Bañgate.)...And, that's his oil-on-canvas painting (1991) up there, for his profile pic. :-)

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My Faith

I still hang on to your promise.
Years have passed & died.
I know you still crawl & claw
towards its fulfillment —
& that it’s not yet broken.

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I parted the Seven Seas,
the brightest stars,
swirling galaxies…

till it’s only you
I see…

and then you cut
through me.

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The Lie

A lie that I gave up everything for you;
I’ve kept my capacity for pain…

Now I’m sure you knew about it
all along…

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Rolled All Over

Running after myself,
& jumped over you.

Guess toes r too long,
& tripped over you.

Now I’m black & blue,
after the blur
of rolling
with you
& all over

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How to raze a…

Another threatening cry,
“I’m setting myself on fire,
till unto death burn I!”

as the children shudder.

(“Fire”? Well, this “home” is constantly under…)

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Broken Vow

I promised to love you
till the stars fade away.

Last night, for the first time,
the stars abandoned the heavens.

I lied:

My heart beats for you, still…

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