When I’m alone
You come and join me
When I’m lost in the dark
You come and walk with me
You act as my light, my guide
When I said something bad
You did not argue with me
You said let us sit down and
have a talk
I wasn’t agitated, we even cracked a joke
When I noticed too many people around
You said they are my friends and families
I’m now confused, I better call my mother
I don’t know them and I can’t remember
Let alone why are you here in my room?
When I’m up and about and ready to go out
You said okay but you did already the job
I wish I could do it but I am scared
You said don’t worry you can do it better
But next time, I’ll do it my self “cheeky little bugger
You offered me cup of tea, I said “oh yes.”
I walk away to wander but you followed me
We walk and talk by then the tea is cold
You showed my room its time to be alone
I said thank you, I’m finally home
I am Celso Roger B. Baldo. A proud son of Igorot parents with a bloodline from the Ilocos region. I am blessed with two gentle sons and a loving beautiful wife.
In the Philippines, after a short stint at the DENR (Department of Environment and Natural Resources), I worked at Department of Agriculture-CECAP as a Forester in the Philippines assigned in the different hinter lands of the Cordillera Region.
I went to work in Australia as a beekeeper. I shifted to New Zealand with my family searching for a better opportunity. I then worked here as a beekeeper but now I am a full time carer working in an age care facility while looking after our own hives with my family. It is in this occasion that paved my love of writing again after ages of dormancy.
I firmly believe that life is a journey and education is continuous with technology advancement without compromising the environment. I write poems related to nature, health and well being, life experiences, short haikus and share it to support and hopefully inspire others.
I acquired my Bachelors degree in Forestry in Benguet State University in the Philippines. As my parents are poor enough to send me to college, I acquired scholarship through sports and
being a Supreme Student Council member in my higher collegiate years aside from being a sponsored child by then Word Vision/VSRDI.
I also gained qualification on Level 3, General Knowledge on Beekeeping at Telford Southern Institute of Technology, now a division of Lincoln University. I also have a Level 3 Certificate of Health and Well being by Careerforce. Both institutions are located here in New Zealand.