So, if you're still not convinced that Maris Racal is among the most talented of her peers, here's even more proof. The actress has proved her salt in being a singer-songwriter and now its time to put the spotlight on her poetry skills.
Maris has an alternative Instagram account (@fromariestellawithlove) where she shares her poems with fans, and as we wait for her latest update (she hasn't posted since July and we're still weeping about it), we've put together 5 of her best poems. Keep reading to bask in Maris' talent! <3
1. The one about rain.
Raining. It was raining.
I can see your eyes in dim light You held my hands grip tight
And suddenly I couldn't read my insight
Dreamy. It was dreamy.
2. The one about healing her scars.
I've always wondered
Why all these happened
Why happy days have ended
Why pride seem to have an interest in ruining the things I'm committed
But there you are
Genuinely healing my scars
But I only want to see you from afar
But I know what I see
And I know what I feel
It's something familiar
3. The one that's probably (allegedly, hindi natin sure talaga, but here's to hoping) about Inigo Pascual.
Masarap makahanap ng taong tatanggapin ka.
Kahit sa unang pagkikita niyo pa lang, mararamdaman mo na lahat ng saya at kaba.
Kahit gaano man kagulo ang mundo mo, isang tingin lang sa mata niya lahat ng yun, okay na.
Yung kahit saan man kayo lumabas, masaya ka.
At kapag nahanap mo na siya, wag mo nang pakakawalan.
Kasi kapag nawala yung taong yun, mahihirapan ka.
4. The one about fulfilling her dreams.
We all have to start somewhere.
I’ll fill this with happy memories.
I’ll fill this with love and warmth.
Smiles and hugs.
laughter and fun drunk stories
Fill this up with unread books and random paintings on the wall.
A piano beside the couch and a guitar on every corner.
When I was young, I never thought I could be that girl who’s living her life, making dreams come true, writing songs in her twenties.
Never thought of this.
Right now I’m just thankful. Thankful. Thankful.
5. The one about life.
Life is like writing a story and sucking at punctuation marks. You don't really know when to pause when a lot of thoughts come rushing into your mind. You don't really know how to separate them. Sometimes you use punctuation marks that come in pairs. Sometimes you write just one and unconsciously forget about other one. Sometimes everything is just great, overwhelming, and suddenly feeling happy after hurting and feeling hurt after being loved and it goes on. Everything is exclamatory. But most of the time you just keep on questioning things like, where do I begin? Is this enough for a good story? Do I keep on going? How do you end a story when it has to end?
Until you get tired and want your paragraph to end when there are still interesting plots that you’re about to write.
But you know, no matter how sh**** your story is, or how full of errors it is, continue. Use comma thoughts after thoughts even if you can actually use the semi-colon. Write everything and not care if it’s for a million readers or two.
Write until you don’t have papers left. Write until you’re out of ink. And when you’re out of thoughts, you can finally reach your full stop. Period...
Maris previously appeared in the 2016 hit "Vince and Kath and James" led by Joshua Garcia and Julia Barretto, whom she will reunite with for the upcoming Mikhail Red zombie movie "Block Z". She was also part of the 2017 horror-thriller "Bloody Crayons."
She will topbill the upcoming romantic comedy "I'm Ellenya L" which tells the story of an aspiring social media influencer, alongside her on-screen partner Inigo Pascual.
You can watch the teaser here: