Dream (Cold Dark Night)

photo obtained from: https://www.flickr.com/photos/107745485@N05/10814232105 (posted by userid nicole6hall in flickr.com

photo obtained from: https://www.flickr.com/photos/107745485@N05/10814232105 (posted by userid nicole6hall in flickr.com

Authors’ Notes:
1. I originally wrote this ages ago – during my teen years – for my crush. 😉 Teenage crush, what a nostalgic feeling!
2. I’ve been wanting to rewrite/edit my past writings so here’s what I’ve (re)written on my way to work this morning. The original is also posted here. I still want to keep the original words/phrases as much as possible to stay true to my emotions and state at the time of writing. I also want to change the title to “Cold Dark Night”, so I just put it in ().

Every time I pause and close my eyes
It’s you I see even in the dark
You’re standing there, beneath the moonlight
You’re waiting for something, may be someone
I could almost feel your heart’s beating fast
Oh, did you just feel that cool breeze blow by?
For at last I see you smiling tonight

Even if this night is cold and dark
You bring warmth and light to the spot
Then, I hear your voice, soft gentle whispers –
Whispers that are loud and clear to my heart
And now we’re getting closer and closer
I could almost touch you but suddenly you’re gone
Then it just hit me! These are not real
All these are only in my sleep…

Original:

Every time I pause and close my eyes
I always see you even in the dark
You’re standing there, waiting for someone to come
I see you underneath the moonlight,
I could almost feel your heart’s beating so fast
You could almost feel the cool breeze blowing by
At last, I see you smiling in the dark

Even if it is cold and dark,
You still brighten up the spot.
There, I hear your whispers,
Loud and clear to my heart
It seems like we are getting even closer,
But you go away and leave me behind
Cause I know, these things aren’t real,
These things are only in my sleep…

– originally written on September 21, 1998

Writing Struggle

a combination of two photos obtained from: glogster.com and fountainpennetwork.com

a combination of two photos obtained from: glogster.com and fountainpennetwork.com

Author’s Note: I started writing it in my native tongue, Filipino. Since I’m struggling and still unsure how to finish it, I shifted gears and started writing the English version.

Filipino Version:

Walang lumalabas kahit anong piga
Minsan parang wala ng maibubuga
Kahit ano pang isip, walang mapala
Pagod lang ba o sadyang walang adhika

Pinunit ang papel; inubos ang tinta
Paikut-ikot lang ang mga ideya
Sa kompyuter napatitig; tumunganga
Isipa’y paunti-unting nagsasara

Uminom ng kape, akalang heto na
Kumunot ang noo, tuloy sa pagkapa
Kinamot ang ulo, pupuntaha’y wala
Tama na nga, itutulog ko na muna!

English Version:

Despite how much I squeeze
I can’t come up of anything
My brain has no more juice
Am I tired or just uninspired?

Crumbled papers, pen without ink
Ideas are running in loops
Staring game with my PC
And sadly I am winning this

Sipped my coffee, this is it?
Crossed my eyebrows, still nothing
Scratched my head, also nothing
Enough! Perhaps I should just sleep!

p.s.: when I said that “perhaps I should just sleep” – what i really meant is this – “i should starting working (my regular job) already!”

– written this morning, July 17, 2015

One Day At A Time

this is a comic strip from Peanuts but I obtained this from whatnext.com

this is a comic strip from Peanuts but I obtained this cartoon pic from whatnext.com

Author’s Note: I wrote this in October; I thought I posted it here but I didn’t so I’m posting it today. It started like a cheer in my head and then I sat down and finally wrote it. Well, even up to now, it still sounds like a cheer. This may seem like a cliché but somehow it helped me unload work-related stress and enjoy life one day at a time. Chill and relax 🙂

One day at a time, one day at a time
Taking it slow is not a crime
Let’s go out and enjoy the sun
Not worrying is so much fun

One day at a time, one day at a time
Show that smile to make it sublime
There’s no need to hide and run
Enjoy each day and despair will be gone

One day at a time, one day at a time
Life is brilliant and it is prime
Stop fretting and don’t be stunned
Be positive and battle will be won

One day at a time, one day at a time
Taking it easy is not a crime
Let’s relax and enjoy the sun
Isn’t this great? This is so much fun

– written on October 20, 2014