Monochrome image of a sad man in white mask. Image from Pixabay.

“Lockdown”

Monochrome image of a sad man in white mask. Image from Pixabay.

Idi nag lockdown adu ti naaramidan
Ti awan buya na nga aglawlaw nagbalin nga minuyongan
Ninayunan ti natnateng nga nakasagana no kasapulan
Ngem awan umasping iti oras ken suporta
ti pamilya nga isu ti kapapatgan

Sapay kuma ta saan manen nga mapasamak
Ti kabutbuteng nga nang apektar iti riknak
Kasla awan mama-ay na ti lubong kanyak
Naulimek nga aglawlaw, awan pulos tat-tao nga makitak

Unayen aya daytoy nga pandemya
Nangited iti makabaruanan nga didigra
Sapay kuma ta epektibo dagiti bakuna
Ta agsubli ti rag-o ti tattao ken ekonomiya

Uray no kasta kitan ti napintas nga aspeto
Daytoy nga mangmangyari iti lubong tayo
Saan nga iyaleng-aleng daytoy nga delobyo
Tungpalen kadi a, dagiti bilin ti eksperto

No ketdi ada kabalinan na ket tumulong tayo
Ta baka ti masalbar mo ket ti ingingungutem nga biag mo
Positibo nga panunot ken distansiya amigo
Agyaman ken Apo ta ada pay anges tayo


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.

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