When The Feeling Is Gone
Bay-bay, Roxas City, Philippines. January 30, 2008
I tried to dip my toes in the water,
To try to re-live the past;
To check if the feeling is still there,
But the magic is gone.
The things that used to remind me of you
Has become just ordinary things as they were,
For they are.
Back to the way they used to be.
I used to see your face in the flowers
Now I only see petals.
The cotton clouds in the sunny skies
Don’t form to spell your name anymore ~
Not even the stars.
The arched sky ceased to echo your memories like before,
I don’t feel your kisses in the breeze anymore.
But I think we lost the magic.
I didn’t feel the usual thrill
In my return;
I didn’t feel your presence
When the brines caressed my toes,
And stopped to yearn for your embrace.
The sands even failed to tickle the soles of my feet
Like your thoughts
Unable to summon up my fancy.
Boracay Island, Philippines. January 26, 2008
So now I gather the sweet ruins
From our past
Becoming just part
Of my valued collections.
They are safe in a folder
In my memory;
You are treasured in a vault
In my heart as ever.
Only now you belong
To the archives.