JoelJosol Posted July 4, 2016 Share Posted July 4, 2016 To love is difficult, it seems. It is like a puzzling question whose answer you do not want to chase, but it persists like a fish swimming inside your head, unable to break out, just swirling around the edges of your stubborn head. If your mind were an aquarium, you have drained its water countless times, leaking it out from eyes, red from heartache, letting it run down your cheeks. But to you, love is like your glass of ice tea. You keep on refilling it. You are hurt, because I am your lover, overbearing with a demanding voice and you are my PA, staying close beside me perhaps I needed anything, forgot something, and you will go fetch it. I am always in a race, in a hurry, to cross out a list, to get on the next line but hey whatever it may have seemed, I did check if you were close behind. There is a happiness witihn me because you are an open book, Whose pages are easy to read. You did not hide behind the words, or stored your feelings until old and rotten, to let them stink like a dead fish and then dump me in a trash bin. I thank you for staying away from that open door. I was not as quick like you with insights, the way I read a book. I was not as patient, always running to the next word. Wiser now, I wish no more to often be right. I am fine being in the wrong. I am OK with slowing down, to avoid hurting you or anyone Like a car swerving on the fast lane and no time to go either way. The car ahead did a full stop, too late for what should have been. If I still remain like a question bobbing in your head, take care of it like a small fish in the pond of your memories because even if I were a difficult lover, you know, you will love me just the same. (I wrote this to celebrate my wife and I's 30th wedding anniversary. It is addressed to her originally written in Tagalog as spoken poetry. Edited to improve the translation.) Quote "Words are not things, and yet they are not non-things either." - Ann Lauterbach Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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