“Veni, Vidi, Amavi”: A Compilation of Works | by Talented & Powerful Teenage Writers

Veni, Vidi, Amavi; We came, we saw, we loved. 

Conflict, adversity, challenges, or shortcomings of any sort have a profound effect on who we are. Whether it’s tangible or intangible, external or internal, we are in full control of how we steer and direct ourselves to the respective paths we wish to take. These works reflect what it really means to illuminate the essence of every situation, and to bring out the best in ourselves and others through sheer wit and sagacity.

Reading these works have personally struck me on a large scale and have opened up so many doors in the way I perceive and take life from a day to day basis. Words really do work wonders, and I hope it does the same for you.


Sunflowers by Vincent Van Gogh


“Random Thoughts” by Lora Sanchez 

And suddenly you’re at the top of your game. Everyone has their eyes on you, everyone is looking up to you and saying how you inspired them. Everything seems like it has reached it’s peak.

However, you’re not. Your heart continuously races and you’re constantly fidgeting. It’s difficult to breathe and you’re always trying to find a way out. You could be in a room full of hundreds of people yet you still feel alone.

People only ever see you after you’ve gone through hell and back. People don’t understand the hard work you put in to get to where you are—to get to that point in your life where you have a picture-perfect smile everywhere you go.

People don’t see how broken you become, how painful it is to continue living the life you chose. In the end, it’s either you allow the anxieties that come with being you to control your life or to get up and fight for everything you’ve worked for; after all, it’s your life and you should be the one to make your own choices.

“This is Why” by Kara Santiago



“Different” by Samantha Maceda 

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“2.537 Million Lightyears Away” by Cecilia Castro 





“Shattered but Fixed” by Beatriz Adrienda 

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“Ang Mga Anak Ni Tatay” by Yanina Tajonera

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“For Those Who Run Away From The Movement” by Crescia Lactao 

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“It’s Not The Working, It’s The Rising” by Pia Cruz

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