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Jillian's fusion of words for poetry evolved during her college years as a BS Biology student at the University of the Philippines Diliman.

The balanced blend

People are not divided into good and bad, hero and villain. Our world is simply a balance of different human choices and decisions. And what we must understand is that the ones we make will always affect that balance.

Black or White?

Sirius Black once said in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix:

"We've got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That's who we really are."


Theses have scope and limitations

Books have facts and notes of fiction

Caves have gems and coals

Galaxies have stars and black holes.

Flowers can be perfect or imperfect

Medicine offers cure but sometimes with side effects

The moon turns dark and bright

Colors range from black to white.

One day I care

The next moment I break

I try to share

Sometimes all I do is take.

Fear kicks in; who am I really?

Perhaps I’m like theses

Books, caves and galaxies

Flowers, moon and medicine.

Neither black nor white

But a combination of both sides.

Delve deeper. Listen.

Delve deeper. Listen.

Who are you really?

Question your goals. Never question your WORTH.

— Peng Joon

© 2018 Jillian Talavera

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