My Gigil


Stay away

This isn’t funny


I meant it now

You stay away


Ha, ha

Are you enjoying this

I think you


Are gigil

A Philippine lothario’s






Trickster personae


Leave off

Let go

This won’t get me


To love you


Will feel less


And once

You let go

I will hit you back

For squeezing



Tickling my sides and

Under my chin


What creature

Told you that

Was where


This was how

To goad me best


Your gigil won’t take me

In or you

Very far


So set me down


I am a scaredy

A ‘fraidy


You know



Sometimes still




Word-High July: Welcome!


Maria of Doodles and Scribbles and I [that’s Rosema at rosemawrites] are more than excited to read your takes on the 30 Beautiful Filipino Words.

  1. Write or create a post inspired or about the Filipino word prompts.
  2. A post can be anything. A poem, a fiction, a six-word tale, or even a photo. It’s all up to you.
  3. Linkback/create a pingback to this post: Word-High July 30 Beautiful Filipino Words. Here is a quick tutorial on how to do a pingback.
  4. Tag your post with WordHighJuly, so your co-bloggers will be able to read/see your take on the prompt. Here’s how you create tags.
  5. Most important of all, read and comment to your blogger friends (old and new found, we’ll never know).


HOP ON and let’s all GET WORD-HIGH this JULY!