May 31, 2016 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION


Alexander Balcoba



Looking Back



You were drowned with succulent image

Your virginity shadowed your innocence

You poured rains that brought vivid smiles

Your thundering storm was bright


Every time I look back I cry

For my eyes could no longer take misery and brutality

I missed you

Please, oh please come back.








Love Can Find The Way



It was desolate

When someone left me

It was exasperating

To feel my agony


At first I deny

The feeling I try

When times go by

I feel it’s all mine


Indeed love is evanescent

Sometimes it gives us test

But whatever it is

I should stop my loneliness









Alexander Balcoba

Alexander Balcoba is a faculty member of the University of the East, Philippines from the College of Arts and Sciences, Department of English. In 2014, he started working as a Researcher-Writer under Special Non-Teaching Assignment. He obtained his Master in Language Teaching in 2006 and Doctor of Education in 2014. His interest in research inspired him to write different and collaborative researches. Some of his papers presented  internationally are: “E-learning program in English:Basis for Redesigning Instructional Material,” (presented in Singapore) “University Belt Consortium Initiatives Towards Research Sustainability,” (presented in Malaysia) and ” Higher Education Institutions (HEIs): Challenges on Research Sustainability” (presented in Cambodia) and “”Employable Skills of Information Technology Graduates in the Philippines,” (presented in Kamloops BC Canada).

Dr. Balcoba is also an associate member of the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) and a regular member of the American Studies Association of the Philippines (ASAP).


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