Taming This Tyke's Voice Since 2007

Valentines Seen In A Different Light

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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.

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 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.



9 responses

  1. Jeques, your words and pictures are just simply beautiful. I find myself in a very similar situation to you and I have just posted a piece very much along the same lines. I observe Valentines Day from a distance, but wish all those who enjoy it a very happy day!

    PM00000020000004129 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm02

  2. Keith,

    I thought I was alone in this thoughts, but I’m not after all. Let me check your post and see where our thoughts met.

    Thank you, I’m glad you like the pictures and the piece. These are the produce from my recent home-coming.

    I wish you well.

    ~ Jeques

    PM00000020000005529 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm02

  3. Wow, that’s lovely. And with an attitude like that, you won’t be alone forever.

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

    PM00000040000005829 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm02

  4. so beautiful and heartfelt. Thank you for sharing.

    Robin of mytwoblessings

    PM00000070000004129 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm02

  5. Hi Jeques,

    I just wanted to thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog on my changed article. I was just trying to post to your Valentine seen in another light poem.

    I wanted to say Valentine, I hope you have a very Happy Valentine’s Day. In your poem it says you have never been called Valentine now you have. I hope you have a great day and I hope you are well. Take care.

    AM00000060000003129 10, 2007 at 12:00 am02

  6. That last line really got to me! I must say the Phillipine’s is one gorgeous place! Thanks for the virtual tour!

    AM00000060000005129 10, 2007 at 12:00 am02

  7. “we took on sail and not moored our feelings..” that is such a lovely line. it’s powerful in its brevity. the whole poem was touching and heartfelt….i do not doubt that one day you will meet someone with whom you will finally moor your love.

    PM000000100000003529 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm02

  8. jeques, i never thought that you are serenading like a Romeo. but this poem is a refresher of you like a hopeless romantic. wow, you have that soft side to your masculine heart.

    i love the pictures, they are so stunning and powerful. it stings me and there is something within me lurking to give rise to another piece of prose or poetry.

    PM000000110000002830 10, 2007 at 12:00 pm09

  9. Marvin,

    I’m would always be glad to know my works stir you to write, it is my great joy that my inspirations would multiply to many folds in many artists in wahtever form. That way I would not feel alone in this love I choose.

    I wish you well and inspiration.

    ~ Jeques

    AM00000050000002830 10, 2007 at 12:00 am09

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