10 Hugot-Filled Spoken Word Poetry Pieces
Do you feel bitin from the #OTWOL poetry sessions? Ready your hearts for these.
(SPOT.ph) There are people who make art or write music to express their feelings; some
"Ang Huling Tula
You may already be familiar with Rico from On the Wings of Love, but Juan Miguel Severo (his real name) of Words Anonymous has been generating buzz in the spoken word poetry scene in Manila long before that. His piece, "Ang Huling Tula
Ultimate hugot line: “Patawarin mo ako sa hindi ko pag-alis at patatawarin kita sa hindi mo pananatili.”
Spoken word poetry doesn’t always have to be heavy; many poets incorporate humor in their pieces to keep the balance. In “Masarap
Ultimate hugot line: “Sino ba naman ‘yong taong magmamahal pero naka-schedule 'yong katapusan?”
“Lungs” by Michelle Manese
Michelle Manese focuses on air, smoke, and scents in “Lungs.” She delivers this poem as someone who was left—how she finds it hard to sleep at night, and how her clothes still smell like her former lover. Haven't we all been there?
"Ako Naman" by Zuela Herrera
It's not what you're thinking. "Ako Naman" by Zuela Herrera isn't just about love. She speaks about different subjects where one must put themselves first. She calls out to those who have been cheated on, those who are stuck in
Ultimate hugot line: “Baka nga may nagawa akong mali. Pakiramdam ko kasalanan ko. Palagi ko namang kasalanan eh.”
"Isosceles" by Angel Cruz
Refresh your knowledge of geometry—isosceles is a triangle with two equal sides, like the love triangle Angel Cruz describes in "Isosceles." The deep-seated angst of the poet comes out with dismal wishes for her former love and his new “whore.”
"I Want to be Your Mistake" by Jamie Delos Reyes
This poem is for those who feel like they are in life's purgatory—for those who are still stuck somewhere, wondering where their place is in their lover's life. Jamie Delos Reyes admits in "I Want to be Your Mistake" that she can't keep her promise of staying away, and she'd rather be someone's mistake than nothing at all.
"Mahal Kita" by Zuela Herrera and Sherina Inza-Cruz
Zuela Herrera and Sherina Inza-Cruz share a conversation between two people, where one downplays her love while the other is thankful for whatever she can get. There is a painful twist in the end, though—the former finally professes her love, while the other, her love for someone else.
Ultimate hugot line: (Intro) “Ang title ng tulang ito ay Mahal Kita. Ang mga tauhan: Nagmamahal at Mas Nagmamahal.”
"Cheers to Forgetting" by Abby Orbeta
Abby Orbeta playfully enumerates the different memories she wants to forget through something we're all familiar with—taking shots (of alcohol). She put together her humor, dark fantasies, and heartaches in "Cheers to Forgetting." In the end, she denies having a drinking problem but admits to having a "forgetting problem."
"Dayuhan" by Louise Meets
Louise Meets talks about how it feels to be left while your only choice chooses another. She questions why she wasn't enough, while she was the one who was there. Dayuhan means foreigner in English, and that's what her lover has become. Can you relate?
Ultimate hugot line: “Alam ba n’ya na ‘pag kayo ang magkayakap, mundo ko ang kanyang hawak?”
"Panata ng Pusong Bagong Laya" by Mark Ghosn
Let's end this list with an encouraging piece. "Panata ng Pusong Bagong Laya" starts with a "Walang forever!"
Ultimate hugot line: "Ayun nga siguro ang silbi ng luha ano, ang linisin ang mata ko upang makita ng malinaw kung bakit hindi tayo para sa isa’t isa."