and if you would ask me -
"what was it like to miss him?"
no, my dear,
it wasn't some kind of ordinary longing.
it wasn't missing someone because of their absence,
but instead missing someone because they're still there,
yet, sadly, they're not yours anymore.
Six years had already passed me by
But our memories still make me cry
The moment you left was indeed sad
I thought, perhaps. I would've gone mad
The sadness may have left me slightly
Though, never completely nor entirely
The thought still makes my heart brittle
Oh, how it hurts to have you just a little
My mind sometimes wanders off to you
Are you doing okay? Are you feeling blue?
Perhaps you're very happy with your flower
Which fills my heart with sounding laughter
At times I can't help but to think negatively
Have you forgotten the glass globe mindlessly?
The bliss in my heart turned into fears
And the sounding laughter became tears
Nothing in the universe will ever be the same
Without your presence that set my heart aflame
No grown-up will ever come to fully understand
How to me, your existence was eminently grand
I was aware that people come and will eventually go
These events in my life had helped me to grow
Though deep inside my heart, I will always wait
For the instance you come back, my dear mate
this is a project for school - a poem adaptation of the novel, the little prince.
Paulit-ulit kong tinatanong ang sarili ko,
Ginusto ko naman ba 'to?
Pinakawalan nga kita,
Ngunit ako'y naging masaya ba?
Ang mga dating alaala,
Parang bula'y naglaho na
Kung maibabalik lang ang dating samahan
Gagawin ko ito ng agad-agaran
Ang pagkawala ng tulad mo'y
Sadyang ikinalulungkot ko
Ang malaking parte ng buhay ko,
Tila tuluyan ng nagbago.
Nasaan na nga ba napunta,
Ang pangakong binitawan
Nung tayo'y masaya pa,
Sabi mo'y di mo ko iiwanan.
Ngayon ay aking napagtanto,
Lahat ng tao ay nagbabago
At wala na akong magagawa pa
Kundi tanggapin nalang ito.
You were that one thing
That always kept me going
That one person
I knew I can't live without
But seeing you happy without me,
I can't do anything but set you free.
Maybe, just maybe it isn't true
That when you see your loved one happy
You'd be happy for them, too
Because every time I see you smile
In the company of someone else
A thousand times, my heart swells.
To me, you were everything
To you, I was nothing
So from a distance I watch you,
Wishing and hoping you knew,
How much I love you.
How long does it take for a heart to unbreak?
How long does it take for the pain to go away?
An hour, a day, a month - perhaps a year,
Will it ever stop hurting? That's what I fear.
A heart that's full of sorrows, full of pain
Eyes that never saw joy, always the rain
Hands longing for someone's touch,
Dear heavens, am I asking for too much?
It's amazing how one simple smile
Can manage to hide a thousand tears
If only people could see through my eyes,
They'd know that these were all lies.
— The End —