Sunday, June 12, 2011

write me

       
They come from all directions. They whisper in my ear while I’m at work. They spark with my lighter when I smoke. They are in the exhaust while I shit. They tug at my underwear while I sleep. Each one beckons, they need something from me. I close my eyes so I can hear their voices.

Write me, one says. No! Write me first! says another. Their voices grow in volume and succession until I have to open my eyes to block the sound away.

My stories, I feel like they need me. You need us more, one snaps back. Without us, do you even know who you are?

One creeps up from under the bed. He wraps his body around me, slithering from my leg to my crotch, from my chest to my neck. Write me first, he begs.

Write me, they command. I get up from my bed, brush the dust off my laptop and clack away.

♫: Eliza Doolittle | Empty Hand (2010)

74 comments:

  1. *come out come out wherever you are and meet the young lady who fell from a star*

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  2. @LOF: Oh how I've missed this! haha

    Loving the Oz reference. I was gonna reply with something witty but I couldn't think of a good Dorothy-ish line that didn't make me sound like camp's making a comeback. haha

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  3. seen ur past works, u really need to come back and write again...

    JJRod'z

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  4. @JJRod'z: Awww... that's so sweet of you. Thanks sir! I just replied to your first comment in my previous post. That's how crazy things have been. Pero I'm learning to manage my time and stuff so hopefully, tuloy tuloy na to. hehe

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  5. This reminded me of Tori's "little girls".

    Welcome back. :)

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  6. @Manech: Wow, long time no hear ha. :)

    Ahhh... the ever reliable concept album. haha I guess I should take a hint from Ms. Amos. Those things are tricky. haha maybe I should start with a YouTube channel. ;p

    Thanks for dropping by, Manech!

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  7. Yeah, it's been a long time. :)

    BTW, I'm really pleased with your new layout. The color scheme, the banner. Everything feels simpler, minimal. :)

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  9. @Manech: Yeah, blue's really nice. My red layout's served its purpose. I think it's high time to let it go. ;p

    And I remember a certain blue header with (was it a) white chair. Haha do you know what I'm talking about?

    @LOF: *giggles*

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  10. Also, I like how the lay-out is airy and free and peaceful.

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  11. @Spiral Prince: Spiiraaaaaaaaaaalll!!! Salamat! :) ahihi

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  12. @Spiral: Salamat, sir! Naeemohan ako masyado dun sa last template ko. Nag-pagpag lang ng BV. haha

    @LOF: and faster too! :) I guess I was never built for emails. haha

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  13. welcome home. =)...

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  14. @anon: thanks sir, jeje. why do I have the feeling na kilala kita? hehe

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  15. Ey! Nice to read you again. Been waiting for the return. :)

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  16. it is good to see you, at home, again.

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  17. @pepe and geek: it's really good to be back. we bloggers know how to welcome our own kind no? :)

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  18. puki mong blue!

    that's all... lol

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  19. @YJ: pwede namang umamin na naiinggit sa bagong layout. lol

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  20. welcome back XD
    we missed you. a lot. it felt worthless blogging without someone as good as you. you're kinda inspirational to many of us. so thank you. :)

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  21. You must have been in a real hurry witing this up. Missed ya.

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  22. @rei: inspiration talaga?

    that's the sweetest thing I've heard in a while. thanks rei!! :)

    @peter: I had to. they were so persistent. lol

    seriously though, the post was written a few weeks back. it was the redesign that took time. thanks for dropping by. i missed u all too! :)

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  23. like what Robin Padilla said, IT'S NICE TO BE BAAAACK!

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  24. well, they're beginning, nay, demanding to be written.

    why don't you indulge them? ;)

    p.s. haymishu! wala ka na sa top 10 lolz

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  25. You're back, awesome! I love this post so much.

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  26. know that I'm a fan of your works. keep 'em coming ;D

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  27. nakakaloka ka citybuoy. di ako naloka sa post mong to kundi sa profile info mo sa taas. "i can be who you want me to be but do you want me?" nakakalokang bongga talaga tong linyang to. hahahahaha.

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  28. I know how that is. But sometimes all I can tell them is that I don't know how to write them. :)

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  29. Welcome back, Citybuoy. Damn its been a while! I miss being here. :)

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  30. genius. i love you na. charoz.

    I'm planning to back-read you while the classes are not yet on tight sched.

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  31. Go ahead and type all those words away.

    Welcome back!!!

    Engel

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  32. @gervin: and then namigau siya ng condoms lol

    @yohan: I know! a little over 2 months to be exact!

    @ternie: oo nga eh. kainis. it was such an honor pa naman lol

    yes I will start soon. madami dami narin akong naipon.

    @ela: aww thanks much! :)

    @db: salamat sir. the feeling's mutual naman eh. :)

    @ester: it's from a song na I super love! it's called do u want the truth or something beautiful. parang blogger ang nag sulat.

    @rz: at least not yet. we'll figure it out. sayang naman if we don't.

    @Louie: I've missed being here too! salamat!!

    @green breaker: hello po. welcome to my blog. pasensya na sa early posts ko. daming emo at teen angst dun haha

    @engel: salamat sir!! tuloy tuloy na!

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  33. welcome back, nyl. uy, bagong bihis. love the new profile pic. talagang naka-profile! :)

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  34. @Aris: It's my About The Author shot.. haha kuha ni YJ sa lighthouse sa ilocos. kebs sa ilong na walang bridge. haha

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  35. dali na, magsulat ka na uli, award-winning literary blogger! :)

    siyangapala, binalikan ko 'yung posts from 2004 at 2005. masaya! hehe. napakalalim naman na ng inilakbay mo. isa kang inspirasyon!

    :D
    gee

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  36. @RG: I miss you, kuya! We need to hang out real soon.

    Ikaw pala nagpa-spike ng hits ko. haha At sana di na binabalikan yung mga 04-05! haha mga pa-angsty posts ko haha *cringe*

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  37. Hi Nyl. Yay! You're back!

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  38. @Sean: hello sir! yez I iz back. hehe

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  39. Looking forward to reading you again!

    Rick

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  40. @Rick: Thanks sir! I'm catching up on unread blog posts too. :)

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  41. ah, finally, you are back!

    i'm gonna kiss you! [insert kiss].

    there. :)

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  42. @Alter:haha wow, ang warm naman ng welcome. May kiss pa! Salamat, sir! *beso back*

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  43. They all want to be introduced to us. Welcome back! :)

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  44. @Beliza: Thanks, ma'am! They're gonna pop out every now and then. Let's hope it was worth all the effort. haha

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  45. nyyyyyylllll!!!! more more more lol
    welcome back! :D

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  46. @Lee: Salamat, Lee! I misse all of this. nakakatuwa naman.

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  47. running for another award this year? =)

    i saw erik and lloyd last friday. kulang kayo..

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  48. @Chyng: I haven't seen either of them in a while. haha

    At award? Nakakatakot na. Baka maloka nanaman ako like early this year.

    Ikaw, you should definitely do it! With that Bali post, sure na sure na yan!

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  49. don't you hate it when you have this great idea to write pero you don't even have a piece of paper and pen or any means of writing around. after a few minutes.. poof! hehe. welcome back nyl!

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  50. @Ced: Sobra! Buti nalang may technology. Nakakainis pag nawala eh. Andami kong drafts sa phone ko. Minsan lang, they don't make sense na.

    @She Writes: They only come out when I supress them so it's really strange. haha

    It's peaceful yet disturbing(?) I can't explain it. But I'm glad to be back. ;p

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  51. Dear nyl,

    welcome back. haha. i have a reason to open my blog again. seriously, i do. haha. just so happy that you're back.


    welcome welcome. :D



    -sincerely yours,
    KEY

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  52. @key: hi there! ganun ba yun? hehe well anyway, it's always good to have an outlet so I guess alls well that ends well. :)

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  53. welcome beck belekubeck! :)fan talaga ko ng lay-out ng pics sa blog mo na may soundtrack pang kasama. hhihi

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  54. I feel you. The best ideas come during the worst moments, at least for me. :)

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  55. @Charles_Dg: Hey! (officially) welcome to my blog! Yes, I am! :))

    @Mots: Natawa ako sa belekubeck. haha Salamat, sir. Coming from you na mega artist, it's such a compliment.

    @Jmar: Welcome din to my blog, sir! Yes, I totally agree. Tere are good things that arise from the worst of situations. Parang phoenix daw? haha hangover from xmen?

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  56. i don't know if someone else has already said this (since i'm too lazy to read all the comments), but blogspot will not be the same without the citybuoy. glad to know you're back.

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  57. yey you're gonna be back!! ^_^ hehe.. ako din huminto sa pag-blog around the time na tumigil ka. i miss you! tara let's go this sunday!

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  58. Maligayang pagbabalik! Uy, new look ang blog, hehe

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  59. @badlydrownedboy: wow, that's really sweet of you. I'm sure tuloy parin ang ligaya. but it's nice to know u care. lol

    @Carlo: I missed u so much! buti naman at nagkita na tayo sa wakas!!

    @Andy: salamat sir! ang cute ni psyduck! hehe

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  60. i dunno, but this just makes me smile. :)

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  61. Jot down that thoughts right away! ;)

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  62. Welcome back to the fellowship of the pen---or keyboard, for us bloggers. :)

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  63. @That Girl: Thank you! :)

    @Prince: Welcome to my blog!

    @Ryan: Salamat din. Some comeback this is. Two weeks and I still haven't posted. haha

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  64. We need to write, as we need to breathe. :)

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  65. @Doubtful: Super agree! Welcome to my blog!

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  66. Interesting use of words get the writing bug myself in the middle of the night normally around 2am as an idea hits.

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  67. @Matt: Hello! Welcome to my blog! :) I published this post months after my last one so I was ignoring the bug for quite some time. Thanks for visiting. ;p

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