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Beyond Life

"Unquiet Repose" - Manila South Cemetary, 01 November 2011
“Unquiet Repose” – Manila South Cemetary, 01 November 2011


rising up

in every


of the


lofty showplaces

bragging rights

of those


for one


or another.


but see:

look below

at the


of young

of old

of rich

of poor

men and


all equal

in death.


no matter

how high

your tower,

no matter

your state

in life,


evens up

the score.


no beauty

no brain

no brawn

no coin

can sway

the specter

from his


all we

can do

in the


is go

with grace

with calm

in peace.



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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