heart filled to bursting
of emotions, pent-up and unleashed –
tears roll down my face.
soft silhouettes dancing
twirling rhythmically into the night –
the rains came down in gratitude.
rain dripping soft and slow
into outstretched arms, upturned face –
forgetting the pain.
as the raindrops fall,
my heavy heart falters –
tears brim over, summoning sobs.
Love is being anywhere with you.
It is that moment when our eyes first met.
It is the jeepney rides we shared side by side.
It is our pinkie fingers linked together.
It is staring at the star we christened as ours.
It is walking down that stretch of road where
we used to share our hopes and dreams.
It is our fights that always give way to makeup kisses.
It is the first cry of our every child.
It is me and you sharing iced coffee,
sipping on the same straw.
It is us growing old together
under one blanket, in one bed.
It is being friends now and always
and lovers ’til our next lifetime.
Love is definitely and always will be
where you are.
will you miss me when i’m gone,
will you see my smiles in the sunshine,
will you hear my cries in the silence,
will you softly whisper to the winds
how much you crave for my touch.
will you long for my embrace
when you look at the boundless seas,
will you think of me,
will you remember me in the faces of my children.
will you miss me when i’m gone.
it feels like
you are an island
i couldn’t reach.
you are here, but
you seem very far.
your thoughts always
seem to be elsewhere.
i don’t know what
or where they are.
you are sitting
but the distance
is as palpable
as the coldness
that stirs in my soul.
the feeling that
i am losing you
is so strong,
it clutches at my heart
like a giant claw arising
from an unforgiving mire.