Stunned! I had this disoriented impression
I feel like I am so lost on verge of confusion
It appears that I’ve been taken over by a doppelganger
I changed a lot, the way I behave and even my manner.
I’m looking at the man standing in front of the mirror
I could hardly recognize him- felt like hollow
I know him 10 years ago
Now, he comes off so new.
Oops! I remember you now! What an abrupt change you had!
you’ve got a mustache and you’re now bald
with the mustache, you sound wiser when you speak
with the bald head, a foolish man on the way you think.
you dress up like a boss
you messed up! still, gross
a respected man inside his office
At home, a discourteous man and lawless
You look wealthy
Your pocket is full of money
Your lifestyle is unhealthy
Brandy, whiskey, and nicotine reside in your body.
Congratulations! You achieved everything you wanted
But where is the wisdom that once in your head was planted?
Where is kindness that in your heart was seeded?
If these are the fruits, These are not worthy to be harvested!
I am now staring at the man, face to face
Bit by bit he has gone too far
I can see the happiness when he smiles
But sadness is striking from his eyes
Oh please bring back your old self
Where contentment in spirit dwells
Where you still know how to give and to share
Where success is just steps and stairs
And not a place where our souls burn like hell
Now, tell me who you were ten years ago?
What transformations did you consider yourself had grown?
My doppelganger should have been a better version of me
Not the worst rendition of myself that I see.
Currently, Romeo Morales is one of FPB’s Administrators-Group Expert and Conceptors. He is best known as “Jhake” , fond of basic video editing, writing poems, short stories, flash fiction, essays and songs. His songs Entitled “SAGWAN” and “Please Leave me” and “Close the Door” were played last year in E25 records- NET25.
His most recent achievement in writing is when he bagged 3rd place in this year’s ANG SINGKAW poem writing competition( Filipino Medium). In his free time, Jhake likes to play online video games and play Volleyball with his friends.
Poet Jhake Morales is one of the Administrators of Filipino Poets in Blossoms, who is known not only from his moving poems but also from amazing videos he presented to the group. A very humble man with so many talents.
I am very glad that I have known him through FPB. I can't wait to read and see more of his awesome works.