Poetry from Lilian Dipasupil Kunimasa

Light skinned Filipina woman with reddish hair, a green and yellow necklace, and a floral pink and yellow and green blouse.
Lilian Dipasupil Kunimasa

Virgin Hearts

So shall be of every virgin’s desire

To be a vessel of one that’s light of fire

The honor of a promise made long ago

For a new world, the old to go

How can one discern the lie from truth

Unless one opens eyes to the harvested fruit

So many words of love and honor

Which one brings peace which one horror

Once a Messenger came to show the Way

Yet many hearers still are led astray

Now we wait for His second coming

Our souls are we truly with Faith preparing?

Once the Messiah came as a babe in a manger

Second one as a King, should our hearts shudder

End for evil wars and inhumane anger

No more of strife, fear, death nor danger

Yet are we still of pure virgin hearts?

The Web

Caught in a silvery web

Caressing soft silky love

Gentle spider I wonder

So great and yet so alone

Caught in the sky’s dark night web

Passion felt not fear but love

Moon of the Sun do wonder

So great and yet so alone

Caught in a hurricane web

Thunders and rains that I love

A lightning’s line to wonder

So great and yet so alone

Caught in a romantic web

Deeper went the roots of love

Now all gone yet still wonder

So great and yet so alone.


Courage is to do

what others often fear

Take the first steps

on a journey not clear

Perseverance is a

huge burden one bear

Keeps walking on

failures without care

Confidence in self

believing one can do

Doubts are ignored

without further ado

What means of success

but sense of fulfillment

Gaining own self respect

beyond what they expect

strength built on Trust

friends to have a must

feet stand on with Hope

hang on at end of rope

To be a true inspiration

Set goals for motivation

Rise above expectations

Humble in all situations.

Lilian Dipasupil Kunimasa was born January 14, 1965, in Manila, Philippines. She has worked as a retired Language Instructor, interpreter, caregiver, secretary, product promotion employee, and private therapeutic masseur. Her works have been published as poems and short story anthologies in several language translations for e-magazines, monthly magazines, and books; poems for cause anthologies in a Zimbabwean newspaper; a feature article in a Philippine newspaper; and had her works posted on different poetry web and blog sites. She has been writing poems since childhood but started on Facebook only in 2014. For her, poetry is life and life is poetry.

Lilian Kunimasa considers herself a student/teacher with the duty to learn, inspire, guide, and motivate others to contribute to changing what is seen as normal into a better world than when she steps into it. She has always considered life as an endless journey, searching for new goals, and challenges and how she can in small ways make a difference in every path she takes. She sees humanity as one family where each one must support the other and considers poets as a voice for truth in pursuit of equality and proper stewardship of nature despite the hindrances of distorted information and traditions.