Gil Lopez Gregorio is known as Geopoet and Geowebber. He’s been into poetry writing since 1983 while serving as one of the staffs of the Nueva Caceres Bulletin, the official publication of the University of Nueva Caceres. His first poetry book entitled, A View from Afar Off: A Poetic Legacy from Heaven, was published in 2006 by Andrew Byrne of Carpe Diem Publishing Company-Australia and his second book, Emblems of Light, was also published in 2010 with Dorrance Publishing Company- Pittsburgh, PA. In the same year, the company also published his two serial books, Isinadula sa Radyo na mga Kuwento ng Pag-ibig, Part 1 & 2, which were radio drama scripts when he was writing with Bombo Radyo Philippines in Naga City. Recently, his Philippines’ political commentary (2004-2009) , The Lost Filipino: The Blogbook, was also published by the same publishing company.
He is a regular contributor to the Bicol literature publication, An Tambobong nin Literaturang Bikolnon, where several of his poems in Bicol dialect were published. He is a member of the Parasurat Bikolnon, Inc., and Sumaro Bikolnon, Inc., writers organizations both in Naga City and the World Poets Society, in Greece. He is also a regular member of the Wikimedia Philippines, Inc., engaged in translating English sites to Bicol. Presently, he is a College Instructor of the Business Administration Department of WRI Colleges-Naga in Naga City and WRI Colleges-Partido in Goa, Camarines Sur.
In my childhood,
the journey was a perilous one:
full of hardships, pains and tears.
In my adulthood,
I was groping for a friend
in a net of eyes by the tube;
I was looking for a brother
in a heart of dearness as old;
At the highways of woes
a traveller viewed the wind blows,
as he climb up a fearful trail
on top of a mountain or a hill.
Bounded by the sense of disbeliefs
amid friendship or any-
the spurs of the moment queried
on the worn glittering gold ring;