Almie Jane P. Catulay, Philippines
Across the vast ocean of Visayas,
There is an island called Panay,
Where this lonely poet resides,
It is where her education is located.
From the scorching heat of the sun,
To the singing breeze of wind,
She sailed across the islands of Surigao
To Cebu and To Iloilo.
Lovely view, she sees.
Hoping for hope,
A career in the future,
As lovely as a tree.
She doubts for golds and madness
Instead she aims for joy and fulfillness
The day her feet stop by in the port,
Feeling of loneliness she felt away.
Breakingaway those sorrows,
Working it out to and fro
Thoroughly embodied knowledge
And wisdom to be wise.
This lonely poet has a lover.
A lover from there province,
I say no months of tears,
Say no days of sadness.
There comes moments of despairs,
No one to hold, no one to cure.
Just a little prayer,
All she became was a healer.
Soon after the downs and failures,
Love will find her way,
All those broken promises and
Disappointments all faded away.
Strengthened her heart
Accepted the defeat,
All the love she ever receive,
She’s thankful as can be.
To be a fool is a choice,
To be a martyr twice is stupidity,
To be moron is a sin,
To be weak is illness.
The heart of the lonely poet,
All turned into pieces,
When she saw his loving lover,
Sitting down staring at another bliss.
Crying it loud last night
On the day of the hearts she lay,
One letter to God she sent,
Hoping for the recovery of her soul.
Painful as it may sound,
Hurting as it may to tell.
All the sacrificed joy all poured,
To a guy who just taken her for granted, I’m sure.
Deeper meaning of words,
The lonely poet sat down to write
A poem of feelings as it she call it,
Profound understanding is her hobby.
She tried to close her eyes,
She remembered the very detail
How he looks at her,
That stare he had given once for her.
The lonely poet tried to look back
Reminisced all the memories that they had
She asked why and where did she go wrong,
She asked what else am I less for?
Convincing oneself to love you is harsh
Pity is the source.
Like a rose, trampled on the ground,
Her feelings was dying for him.
Due to a numerous of chances,
Nothing changed just the becoming of worst,
Living through the promises of forever
Where would it take her by the lies?
Poor lonely poet,
All was left was her thoughts of feelings,
Being cheated, robbed by the man he trusts
She doesn’t know how to live by again,
New day has come,
New unfolded thoughts coming up.
It might be sounding so quick,
Atlast she comes to her senses.
To know her limits,
To know her worth,
Importance to her youth,
Significance to her existence.
Live not by giving the happiness to a person
Being careful enough to trust it all
Heart is just a fragile cause
Might be damaged and hard to heal itself.
She stand tall and let it go,
Everyday where she goes,
She will remember him,
Not just a memory but a lesson.
Wasted love she might say,
Through it all, it’s worth the try.
The trial in search for true love isn’t easy afterall.
In the long run, one will not leave you nor forsake you.
That’s Jesus Christ, she believes in Him,
The one real love of all,
Her faith on Him rising up
Like a phoenix on fire.
To love is for two,
Not just for one,
To love is to heal,
To forgive and to be humble.
To love and be loved in return,
To be happy, and to make someone happy,
To give and never expect to receive.
To create an everlasting sense of commitment.
Trust is important,
Never lose it.
Love is both a choice and a feeling.
Never take it for granted.
The lonely poet is moving on,
Leaving the past behind her.
To continue life,
And living life to the fullest.
She discovers that she has everything,
She has Christ, Family, Friends and good education.
She somehow realizes how important it is to take care of her heart.
To free herself from loss and let it not be part.
Her life is like a rolling stone,
Sometimes she’s up, sometimes she’s down.
But she never is afraid to walk thru it.
Along its final way, she knew she will survive.
The perfect time will come,
By God’s perfect plan it will be very soon.
To delight by God’s love,
Hope will never die from her heart.
The lonely poet never know where it will be going,
She will just enjoy the thrill or dismay.
But she believes in her heart,
God has prepared a man exclusively only for her.
“Come what may lonely poet, Come what may my dearest self.”