I can admit to myself that I miss you, but why?
I can admit to myself that I still like you, but why?
I can admit to myself that if you were to start talking to me again I would give you the time of day, but why?
She’s perfect for you. She fits your life perfectly. She’s pretty. She’s smart. She has a loving family.
I know you’re happy and that should be the end of it.
Happy Earth Day 💚 Poetry by Aiko Efuru 👽
April was too lonely a month to spend alone. In April, everyone around me looked happy. People would throw their coats off and enjoy each other’s company in the sunshine—talking, playing catch, holding hands. But I was always by myself.
Meet Captain Nieves Fernandez, the only known Filipino female guerrilla leader and school teacher. When the Japanese came to take the children under her care she shot them. She didn’t hide in a closet, she didn’t put up a gun free zone sign, she shot them in the face with her latong (a home made shotgun).
She then went on to kill over 200 Japanese soldiers during the war with a group of commandos and holds the distinction as the only female commander of a resistance group in the Philippines.
In this photo she is showing U.S. Army Pvt. Andrew Lupiba how she used her bolo to silently kill Japanese sentries during the occupation of Leyte Island.