Biography of Pacific Hernandez
I was Born in Marikina City, formerly a town of Rizal
on September 17,1937. Took primary schooling in Nangka Barrio school, (1945-1951) Secondary in Roosevelt Memorial School (now a College) , (1951-1955) secretarial course in Philippine College of Commerce (1955-1958) and accountancy in University of the East (1958-1962) .
Worked as a secretry with City Service Corportion (1963-1965) and Continental Bank (1965-1974) Became a contributor to Graphic
Arts and Services, a local komiks and magazine publication (1988-1997.
Now retired and writing poems to pass the time away.
Pacific Hernandez Poems
Ang Aming Magulang
Sa isang mag-anak ay meron pa kaya Na sa ama't ina'y higit pang dakila Na kahit sa angkang mahirap nagmula Ang para sa anak, lahat ay ginawa
Yesterday, you were only a whisper away But fearing that the meaning of love might only be lost in the air Words remained unspoken Till you became a thousand yesterdays away
When she was far away, to her I brought you near And in time of discord, for you I intervened When she's in doubt I told her how you really feel When you're at fault apologies I brought to her
Naked I Came
Into this world naked I came Because naked You sent me But temptation is everywhere Widely scattered on my way
What's In A Group Name
Why are fish uneducated When they frequently go to school If shoal we call a group of fish, Sometimes there's no fish in a shoal
And why oh why Kiwi, you a bird we must call When you don't have a wing that you can say you own There's nothing I can do but it was nature's joke
Who Invented The Wheel?
Who invented the wheel? It is an F. A. Q. That is here eversince The wheel came into view
Tinik, Sungot At Kaliskis
Sa isang tubigan, nagkatipon-tipon Magkakaibigang mula dito't doon May hugis ay haba, may hugis ay lapad May galing sa ilog, may galing sa dagat
Ang sabi mo noon, ako ang mahal mo Kahit nandadalang na itong buhok ko Nakakita ka lang ng mas pogi't guwapo Ay lumimot ka na, iniwanan ako
I Wait For You
Each time I'm on the boulevard You're there with me, walk by my side But talk to me you'd never do A thing I would expect of you
Ang Puno, Ang Baging At Ang Damo
Ang sabi ng puno sa mababang damo Hanggang diyan ka lang ba sa may paanan ko Tumulad ka sa akin, matikas ang tindig Kaya kong abutin, mataas na langit
Pagmamahal Ng Isang Ina
Sa ating buhay ay mayroon pa kaya Na sa ating ina'y higit pang dakila Ina na nagtaya ng sariling buhay Nang sa mundong ito'y tayo ay isilang
The Tree, The Vine And The Grass
The tree said to the grass, Is it your contentment To be just at my foot, remain under my shade Why don't you do as I, my aims are very high I want to reach the moon and the stars in the sky
Barbs Of Ridicule
Like a bolt of thunder, her laughter pierced my ears And in my shattered world, left shards of broken dreams Cut deep into my heart, left barbs of ridicule, mockery that her heart, cannot to me belong
When she was far away, to her I brought you near
And in time of discord, for you I intervened
When she's in doubt I told her how you really feel
When you're at fault apologies I brought to her
Loyal I was to you, servile without complaint
Then things went wrong and now far away she is gone
Your heart's burning with rage and in flame now I am
Is that how you repay... what I get in return?