Poems by Hadyn Tumaob

Welcome to my personal site which I use to share my poetry. My name is Hadyn Tumaob and I’m a poet, introvert and a big old pile of complexities, contradictions, frustrations and human conditions.

I wrote my first poem when I was a confused, lost and sexually abused teenage boy. The world I lived in seemed so dark and strange; I didn’t understand any of it.

I wrote a few more but then I just stopped and never wrote a poem again. I did write songs over the years but never poems. I’m not sure why. Perhaps because I was so caught up in the drama that was my life.

Then one day, back in 2018, I sat and wrote my first poem in at least twenty years. I have no idea what inspired me to do so but I’m glad I did because I enjoyed the process. I have been writing poems regularly since, which I share with you on this website.

My poems explore love, life and culture. Many are dark, brutal, painful and even sexual because that is how it often was for me living in this world as a gay boy, teenager and man.