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I like films, but one of my closest friends does not …

“Aoi”, the close friend in question, and I were raised, more or less, in the same community. We went to the same school and university. We had endless talks, played pranks and went on the occasional adventure or two together. But one activity that we rarely did together was to go a movie theater and watch a wide-screen flick. The reason is really quite simple – Aoi isn’t into films as much as I am. But on those once-in-a-blue-moon occasions when we did go to the cinema, there were 2 movies that we both enjoyed immensely –

“Dead Poets Society”

and

“Good Morning, Vietnam”

 

Magandang umaga po, Robin Williams – at maraming, maraming salamat po …

(Good morning, Robin Williams – and many, many thanks …)

 

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Monster

I do not say the right things,

And I have accidentally mastered

The art of awkward silences,

But I am not your monster

 

I cry, I sulk and weep, and grumble and swear,

There are even times

I could honestly say

“I hate you”

But I am not your monster

 

Do not bind me

Or burden me

With the millstones

Of my shortcomings

I am not perfect

I am not the all-knowing sage

or

The all-conquering warrior

I am scared

I am lonely

I am miserable

but

I am not your monster …

 

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Artwork by Toby Allen

 

© Text copyright by Patricia Acevedo 2013