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Nakita kita noon sa sulok
Nagmumukmok, umiiyak
Dahil ang puso mo ay kanyang winasak
Kaya't ikaw ay aking tinabihan at pinatahan
At habang pinapalabas mo ang sakit ng iyong kalooban ikaw ay aking dinamayan
Kaya tinulungan kitang makalimot
Sabi ko sa'yo "Wag kang magpakabagot
Palayain mo na ang lahat ng galit at poot
Sa iyong puso"
At sabi mo naman " oo, pangako
Hindi na ako magpapaapekto
Kakalimutan ko na ang lahat ng alaala
Isasantabi ang sakit na nadarama
Basta't tulungan mo ako"
At ayun na nga
Ako ang nagsilbing panyo sa tuwing luluha ka
Ako ang naging balikat na sinandalan mo sa tuwing nabibigatan ka
Ako ang naging unan na niyayakap mo sa tuwing nalulumbay ka
At ako ang naging alarm clock mo para gisingin ka sa katotothanang wala ka na talagang pag asa sa kanya
Palagi kitang sinamahan sa lahat ng iyong trip
Sinasabay mo ako sa mga libangan mo sa tuwing ika'y naiinip
Ako ang naging partner mo sa tuwing ika'y tatagay
At kung saan saan na tayo napadpad dahil sa lakwatsang walang humpay
At Hindi ako nabigo
Dahil sa wakas, wala na siya sa bokabularyo mo
Hindi mo na siya nasambit sa mga usapan
At hindi mo na siya iniiyakan sa inuman
Unti unti tayong napalapit sa isa't isa
Higit pa sa pagkakaibigan nating dalawa
Hindi ko iyon pinansin dahil sabi ko baka ikaw ay nadala
Kaya't ang pagturing mo sakin ng espesyal hindi ko nilagyan ng malisya
Tinuloy natin ang ating dating gawi
Nagtatawagan pa rin tayo hanggang hatinggabi
Ang biglaang pagbago ng pakikitungo mo sa akin
Ay hindi ko binigyang pansin
Pero pinaparanas ko sa'yo kung paano ka dapat mahalin
Ngunit isang araw bigla akong natauhan
Nahulog na pala ako sa'yo nang hindi ko namamalayan
Alam kong hindi ito maari dahil kakagaling mo lang sa hiwalayan
At dinamayan lang kita dahil ako'y iyong kaibigan
Ang kailangan ko lang gawin ay pagtagpi-tagpiin ang puso **** nawasak
Ngunit sa tuwing tayo'y magkikita labis ang nararamdamang galak
Oo, Alam ko namang kailangan ko 'tong itigil
Ngunit itong puso ko ang hindi makapagpigil
Hindi ko alam kung pagmamahal na ba ito
O sadyang naawa lang ako sa'yo dahil sa sinapit mo
Hindi ko alam kung may patutunguhan ba ito
Natatakot kasi ako
Natatakot na mahulog sa iyo
Dahil baka hindi mo'ko masalo
Pero isa lang ang sinisigurado ko
Ako ay nahuhulog na sa iyo
Kaya't naglakas loob ako na umamin sa iyo
Dahil sabi ko "wala naman na kayo"
Pero nang sumagot ka ako ay nabulabog
Na para bang ang puso ko ay biglaang nadurog
Dahil sabi mo "hindi ko sinasadyang ikaw sa akin mahulog
Ngunit pasensya na, siya pa rin ang aking iniirog
Oo ako sayo'y nahuhulog rin naman
Pero ang puso ko siya pa rin ang laman"
Hindi ko kasi alam Kung saan ako lulugar
Kung ako na ba talaga o siya pa rin yata
Sabi mo kasi wala na
Pero sa sinabi **** iyan
Napagtanto kong siya pa rin talaga
Eh paano naman ako?
Ako na pilit binubuo ang puso **** sinira niya
Ako na naging panyo mo sa tuwing luluha ka habang siya lumiligaya na sa piling ng iba
Ako na nagsilbing balikat mo habang siya'y nakasandal na sa balikat ng iba
Ako na nagsilbing unan na palagi **** niyayakap sa tuwing malungkot ka habang siya ay nakikipagyakapan sa iba
Ako na gumigising sa'yo sa katotohanang hindi na siya babalik
Ngunit ayon ka't nananaginip, malakas pa ang hilik
At umaasa pa rin na siya ay babalik.
Ako, ako na nandito noong mga panahong wala siya
Ang tanging taong dinamayan ka nang ikaw ay mabigo
Ang taong bumuo sa'yo
Ang taong nagmahal sa'yo ng totoo.
Akala ko napasaya na kita
Akala ko sapat na ang naitulong ko para kalimutan mo siya
Hindi pa pala nabuo ang puso **** nawasak
Ngunit heto ako, ang mga bubog ay aking hawak hawak
Habang ako nasa alapaap na pagka't iniibig ka
Ikaw naman ay nasa gitna ng dagat, lunod na lunod pa sa kanya
Hinangad ko lang naman na ikaw ay pasayahin
At tulungan ka para siya ay iyong palayain
Sinugal ko ang lahat lahat
Ngunit di pa rin pala sapat
Sana iningatan ko na lang ang puso ko
Kesa sa buuin ko ang puso mo
Kung siya pa rin pala ang laman nito
At doon ko napagtanto
Ako lang yung taong paapsayahin ka sa tuwing nalulungkot ka
Ako lang yung taong sasamahan ka sa tuwing ikaw ay nag iisa
Ako lang yung magsisilbing libangan mo sa tuwing nababagot ka
Ako lang ang taong kakailanganin mo kapag ang puso mo'y wasak na
Dahil kung ako totoong minahal kita
Ako naman sa iyo'y isang panakip butas lang pala.
Ang tulang ito ay alay ko sa mga taong nagmahal ng wagas
Ngunit ginawa lang palang isang panakip butas.
these words my own
I think of as a shattering
conceit of swan-shot verse  
poured into an ancient
arquebus bore its rust-dark
barrel proof-tested once
hundreds of years ago
with a treble charge of
fine undeniable rhetoric

so unburst then
it may be trusted
to contain such
devastation as I today
may load into its menace
and waiting for the sights
to come on the subject and
the light to settle and the
wind throated hum to
fall into murmur and become still

I fire
hoping always to

rattle the parrot’s cage
jar the porcelain
cause a crack across a family photograph
unsettle a few roof shingles

and perhaps this time
its word echoes will rack
and resound
and rebound
in grumbles back

from the living and the long dead hills
Nina Jul 8
I used you as a rebound
Not to replace someone else
But a rebound for death
Amanda Jul 8
they say
if you do anything
for ten thousand hours,
you’ll master it

according to that timeline
and assuming that a heart
set in broken
stays in broken
24x7,
it should take me
about fourteen months
to master getting over you

but he seemed to get me there
in about 45 minutes
Heather May 20
When I close my eyes
It’s good, maybe healing.
The comfort of hot breath to warm my neck

But I do not belong
And so I slide from the arms of safety
Release the chain, and slip into the rainy night

Without a sound
Without a trace

And he will let me go
Because my heart is always somewhere else.
He wanted me to stay.
We both know
when the day gets darker
you wanted her body next to you
you wanted her voice to sing you lullaby

She is still the love of your life
your endless love
I bet I'm nothing compare to her
the sweet smile of hers beyond angel

Go, chase back your flower ; your rose
stop pretending,
It won't work this way
I can't love someone else's man

The days we've spent together
the breakfast, the lunch
I appreciate them all
thank you, for those smile you gave.

I'm letting you go
I'm giving you chance to heal and be happy
I'll be ok
I'll be fine.
Good Morning Abang.
Lawrence Hall Apr 17
Rebound!

I don’t understand basketball at all
Women and men run around in funny clothes
Yelling a lot while keeping a basketball
From each other in a shoe-slapping gym

Rebound!

And they yell “REBOUND!” more than anything else
And I hear each “REBOUND!” echoing about
And shoes slide-squeaking on the wooden floor
And I have no idea what any of it means

Rebound!

I only know that roundballers are tall

Beyond that

I don’t understand basketball at all

Rebound!
Your ‘umble scrivener’s site is:
Reactionarydrivel.blogspot.com.
It’s not at all reactionary, tho’ it might be drivel.

Lawrence Hall’s vanity publications are available on amazon.com as Kindle and on bits of dead tree:  The Road to Magdalena, Paleo-Hippies at Work and Play, Lady with a Dead Turtle, Don’t Forget Your Shoes and Grapes, Coffee and a Dead Alligator to Go, and Dispatches from the Colonial Office.
empty seas Mar 28
a ghost on the water
can you see her?
the pasts of people thrown overboard
cast aside
she is waste
second place
proxy for someone better

and she knows
there’s always someone other
than her

i’ve always tried so hard but i’ll always be a replacement or a rebound
i know in some cases that’s not true but i can’t convince myself otherwise
i don’t even know why i try with my friendships when it’s so obvious i’m annoying
i just wanna cry and give up
Brad post Mar 14
Wish I could get a little undrunk
So I could uncall you
At 5 in the morning, I would unfuck you

Honestly, this party's over
Everyone here should've gone home
But I'm afraid of being sober
'Cause the first thing I do when I'm alone
I start touching myself to the photos
That you used to send me
I should've deleted, but kept it a secret
Is that crazy to do?

So I squeeze out the lime on the ice of My drink
And the juice hits the cuts on my fingers
It still doesn't burn as much as the thought of you

Wish I could get a little undrunk so I could uncall you
At 5 in the morning, I would unfuck you
But some things you can't undo
I wish I could unkiss the room full of strangers
So I could unspite you, unlose my temper
But somethings you can't undo
And one of them's you

I'm afraid to turn the lights on
I don't want to face this rebound
Is it weird if I come over?
I want to, but I know that she's around

So I'm touching myself to the photos
That you used to send me
I should have deleted, but kept it a secret
Is that crazy to do?

Oh, I'm hungry and wasted and my hands are shaking
I shouldn't be cooking but spilling hot water
It still doesn't burn as much as the thought of you

Wish I could get a little undrunk so I could uncall you
At 5 in the morning, I would unfuck you
But some things you can't undo
I wish I could unkiss the room full of strangers
So I could unspite you, unlose my temper
But somethings you can't undo
And one of them's you

Got through every emotion
Right now I'm sad, I'm broken
But the bottles in the floor
I'm to buzzed to clean them up
Wish I could get a little undrunk
So I could, I could unlove you

Wish I could get a little undrunk so I could uncall you
At 5 in the morning, I would unfuck you
But some things you can't undo
I wish I could unkiss the room full of strangers
So I could unspite you, unlose my temper
But somethings you can't undo
And one of them's

You
You, you
Wish I could unlove you
You, you, you
Wish I could uncall you
You, you, you
Wish I could unfuck you
You
Wish I could unlove you
A song by Fletcher
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