Valentines Seen In A Different Light
Dawn: The moon and the sleepless sea. Boracay Island, Philippines
I never had somebody to call mine,
Nobody ever called me their Valentine.
A Certified single since birth,
I share to no one my life’s mirths.
I understand, and have few compaints.
I remain not jaded, am free of taints.
There’s no space for bitterness in my heart,
Ardor overflows in its every part.
Midday: Taking Sails. Boracay Island, Philippines
But no matter how strong or smart I am,
There’s no guarantee that pain wouldn’t come.
I welcome pain with open mind,
I wait for love for me to find.
I loved and was hurt, too, once.
Though ’twas an unconsumated romance.
We took on sail, but not moored our feelings.
So we soared and fell like birds with broken wings.
There are no more emblems left of our love,
But the sad poems chanted by a waif dove.
Dusk: Waif dove. Boracay Island, Philippines
Pages turn yellow, and the mind forgets,
But the soul recalls the songs of our heartbeats.
And now, for a broken heart like mine,
How would I greet you, Happy Valentines?
I’ve nothing to share, I could only comment:
Anchor your love, celebrate each moment.
You’ll never know how special the love you’ve done,
Til the person you’ve shared it with is gone.