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This Magic We Call Our Own

"To Build a Charm..." - Muntinlupa, 17 May 2015
“To Build a Charm…” – Muntinlupa, 17 May 2015


we do

is an

act of


waiting to


every word

we say

is an


a spell

waiting to

be cast.


for words

have power

and words

have might;

more than


more than


the words

we say

are weapons

are tools

are instruments

of purposes


drive us

shape us

change us

in millions

upon millions

of ways –

some drastic,

others discreet.


be wary

be canny

be savvy

about the


you speak

you think

you do:

nothing is


and words

are never

truly harmless

nor do

they come




Midge started her career in PR writing at seventeen when she began drafting documentaries for a government-run television station in the Philippines. Since then, she made a career in advertising and public relations which ended in June 2016 These days, she works full time at Philippine Tatler as a features writer under the nom de guerre Marga Manlapig. Aside from what she does for a living and her poetry, she has turned her home kitchen into a personal culinary lab and is currently working on another novel. Follow her on Instagram at @midgekmanlapig.

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