Answer The Call

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I can feel I. It’s calling my name
It’s whispering gently and softly
I can hear its voice, loud and clear –
“Come, take the plunge.
This is what you need.”

It’s tempting me but I am so lame
Its only desire is to see me free
But here I am, overwhelmed with fear –
So I won’t budge.
I won’t pursue the lead.

– April 10, 2017

Hey There

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Hey there,
Yeah you, I meant you,
The one behind the tree trunk
Shying yourself to the world
Why are you hiding?
To whom are you hiding?
Can you come around?
Can you talk to me, please?

Hey there,
Did you know
That I’ve been looking for you?
Been searching everywhere?
So imagine my surprise
When I found you there
Just within my territory
And not feeling your presence

Did you also know
You’re a key piece to my life
You give me direction
An inspiration to my bleak days
I know what happened
I understand why you turned away
I only want us to be whole again
Can you at least face me, please?

Hey there,
Still scared to show yourself?
You know, I will never get tired
Of telling you how much you mean
Of proving you my sincerity
I will just stay here, waiting
Until you’re ready, have courage
I’m only afraid time will soon run out…

Hey there,
Yeah you, the one in the mirror
I just hope you’re listening…

– May 10, 2017

Fly High / Swim Hard

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When all is lost and there’s nothing to gain
Look for a rainbow hiding behind the clouds
Then open your wings, take a leap and be free
Then fly… fly high to be closer to the dream

It is about choice though it’s not as plain
But remove all doubts, be brave and be proud
Then open your eyes to finally see
Then fly… fly high until you reach the dream

When it’s not what you planned and life’s a pain
Find the shore where there’s a welcoming crowd
Then take a deep breath, dive into the sea
Then swim… swim hard towards the flow of stream

Sometimes it’s fine to deviate from the train
Listen to your heart that’s screaming so loud
Then follow the lead, it’s not the time to flee
Then swim… swim hard until you reach the dream

– February 1, 2017

The Only One

I see the vulnerability in your eyes
Your guard is down and you’re no longer in disguise
But he is the only one who can protect you
The only one who can wipe away your blues

I sense the love coming from your very soul
It’s penetrating my core making me whole
But he is the only one who can see through you
The only one who can compliment a love that’s true

I feel passion emanating from your being
A light of zeal and sensuality you are bringing
But he is the only one destined to touch you
The only one who can be in paradise with you

With just a kiss from him and all your fears are gone
You start to assume that he is the only one
But here I am, you know I could be the one
Let me in and I’ll prove to you that I am THE one

– April 20, 2017

Something

There is something in you that makes my heart skip a beat
Something exciting that my mind can never process
Is it passion? Is it true love? Oh! I cannot tell
All I know it’s what I’ve been looking for all these years

There is something in you that lets me see who I am
I can’t imagine I’m liking this other side of me
Is it my purpose? The definition of my life?
All I know it’s what I want and where I want to be

There is something in you that pushes me to believe
Something different yet it is the only real thing
Perhaps it’s telling me to take a leap of faith?
A chance I’m considering but not willing to take

So YOU are something that I can never comprehend
You give me wings so I could fly and reach for my dream
I wonder what potion or magic do you possess
Maybe I should stop analyzing – just let it be

– January 27, 2017

Chance

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Is this the last, my only chance?
Or I will go straight in a trance?
Following norm, I don’t understand
This is totally not what I planned

Refrain 1:
So this is it, a leap of faith
Hoping it will lead me to fate

Chorus 1:
An opportunity awaits
Opening doors, no time to waste
Come on! There’s no need to conform
Bend some rules, let life take its form

Is this the answer to my prayer?
Or just lies that are uncovered?
But this is not what I have asked
Yet I am embracing this task

Repeat Refrain 1 and Chorus 1

So this is where I am headed?
Or is this what I have dreaded?
But whatever, I’ll just proceed
Taking chances – this is my creed

Refrain 2:
So I’m taking a leap of faith
I know this will lead me to fate

Chorus 2:
An opportunity awaits
Embrace it, opening my gates
Let’s take this one and only chance
Let’s fall in love, let’s take a glance

Come on, baby! Let’s take a glance
Yeah, honey! I’m taking my chance
(to fade…)

– February 8, 2017

If I May / Kung Pwede Lang

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Author’s Note: The English poem is a translation of the poem I wrote in my native tongue, Filipino.

If I may, if only I can…
I will put an end to this chapter
Let my spirit and mind wander
To a place where there’s serenity

I dream to no longer be lame
So I could write with liberty
Then create stories and poetry
That would bring inspiration and glee

I want to have a new beginning
And leave behind all my worries
But I know it’s not yet meant to be
If I may, if only I can…

Kung pwede lang, kung kaya ko lang sana…
Tutuldukan ko na itong kabanata
Nang makapaglakbay ang utak at diwa
Patungo kung saan ay mapayapa

Pangarap kong hindi na maging lampa
Nang makapagsulat na ko ng malaya
At bumuo ng mga kwento at mga tula
Na magbibigay inspirasyon at saya

Nais ko na ng panibagong simula
Iwanan na itong mga pangamba
Ngunit alam kong hindi pa nakatakda
Kung pwede lang, kung kaya ko lang sana…

– January 21, 2017