It’s been a year and a half
Of a topsy turvy life.
Wishing for a miracle
And blessings that others would sprinkle
Some take it as a gamble
Praying that they would not stumble
Hoping for a smooth journey
To provide well for their family
Some gained weight and others lose
Some are in misery while others rejoice
A few wonder about what life really is
Children are clueless about the world that they miss
Most of us dream of an end to all of these
And return to the days of fun and bliss
While we are not there yet
Let’s hold on to our faith
Be good to everyone
Play fair in the best way you can
Life is uncertain
No one knows our final curtain
Always be a good person
With love and smile memories to leave on
Isa’t kalahating taon
Umaasa sa himala
Ang iba’y sa pagpapala
May mga sumusugal
Tanging baon ay dasal
Upang pamilya’y matustusan
May nanaba, may namayat
May namighati, may nagalak
May nagkabati, may naghiwalay
May napapaisip sa buhay kung ano ang saysay
Mga sanggol kailan lang
Natigil ang mundo sa tahanan
Kinalakhan ang bagong normal
May nangangarap ng katapusan
Ng pandemya’t karamdaman
Sa mga panahong sa pasyal ay hitik
Habang tayo’y wala pa doon
Kumapit lang sa Panginoon
Maging mabuti sa kapwa
Wag magsamantala’t mangawawa
Dahil buhay nati’y walang katiyakan
Sabi nga’y una-una lang
Maging mabuting tao lagi
Mag-iwan ng pagmamahal at ngiti
If I would live my life over again, I would still choose to be the same me, a better me.
I would still walk the same pathway but with confidence and caution.
I would still meet the same friends; good friends or bad friends.
I would spend more time with my good friends to create more memories.
And would be understanding to those friends who turned their back on me.
If I would live my life over again, I would still choose my imperfect life.
I would still love the same people but I would have reserved more love for myself.
I would still choose the same parents, siblings, grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles.
But I would be a better daughter, sister, granddaughter, cousin, niece.
If I would live my life again, my first, second and third love would be the same.
I would never change the circumstances of each affair because if I would live my life
again, I want to have my present kids as my kids for my second life.
A giver takes delight in giving
Because giving is like her second life
A giver will give her all even when left with nothing
Because giving is her mission
A giver not only gives but also listens
Because listening is giving
A giver is prone to depression
When she hits the rock bottom
A giver needs a floater to survive
Because we are human, too
We want to be given affection
When nothing is left of what we gave away
A giver’s case is misleading
Because people are used to receiving
A giver needs assurance, too
When there are tough times to conquer
Written for a fictional character in June 6, 1996.
I used to play the game of friendship I don’t want commitment and relationship I considered love as something wicked For the many hearts it deceived
Years have passed so easy
I became the source of pain for somebody
I did not consider his wounded heart
He who was true from the start
About last year, another player came
And so I thought, he could be another game
But he was quite different from the rest
His unique qualities made him the best
I pined and dreamed for his company
A no-strings attached relationship, actually
I can’t afford to lose this game
But I had no idea he was thinking of the same
Everything went on smoothly
Except that I’m falling in love with him terribly
Oh, why can’t I live without him now?
I can’t tell myself why or how
So I decided to call it quits
I don’t see myself as somebody sweet
He is melting my whole self bit by bit
It’s time for love to take a back seat
Before I could speak anything
He kissed my lips in total passion
Perhaps he sensed what I was thinking
My heart-of-stone is melting in this romantic union
Yes, I used to play the game of friendship
But ours is now an everlasting relationship
His love made my heart open and tame
We are now on the same level of playing the love game