It was the end of the week
It was the end of the work month
My spirit was high but I didn’t feel like working.
I was in a good mood
Listened to some good tunes
I wasn’t feeling down but I didn’t feel like working.
I hummed along to a good beat
Last song syndrome on my mind and on repeat
My menstruation was done but I just didn’t feel like working.
The hours crept by and then the end of the day
My heart sang with glee as I hopped my way out of the office
Been a while since I’ve written Visayan poetry or Balak. Here’s something I came up with.
Kasing-kasing ko nag pitik
Pitik, pitik, pitik
Unsa jud ning gipamati?
Ulo ko nag labad
Sakit, sakit, sakit
Wala kasabot sa gibati.
Kasing-kasing nag pitik
Ulo nag sakit
Mata ko gisuwawan
Gihayagan ug taman
Sa kaanyag mo.
My heart is beating fast
Thump, thump, thump
What is this feeling?
My head, aches
Aching, aching, aching
Loss of appetite
Not wanting to eat
I don’t understand what I’m feeling.
My heart is fastly beating
My head is aching
My eyes can hardly see
Because your beauty shines brightly.
And when I saw you
You left me in awe
My heart ran off
They tried to resuscitate me
But I have flatlined just from the sight of you
Some hearts are full
Some have lost almost all
Some hearts ache
Some hearts break
Some hearts want to no longer feel
Other hearts hurt but then learn to heal
Hearts can bend, break and fall
But hearts can also forgive and under the sun, stand tall
Do you hear that?
That’s my heart beating for you
Tap, tap, tap
Tap to the beat
Nod your head and hum like no one is around
Sing your heart out
Just let it go!
I caught my breath before it could escape me
Held it tight before it could betray me
I kept my heart from skipping away
Beating it’s way back to the depths below
It beats fast, it beats slow
When it sees you it glows
You roll your eyes so naturally
And I stumble and fall dangerously
It dribbles and it dangles
It clicks and it jangles
It speaks of you and the thought of you
It feels more, yes! More than you ever knew
To lift the spirit and start the day right
I turn on the music then I feel alright.
Music gives meaning, gives life
Melts all the struggles and the strife.
And so I let the music engulf me
Body is aching
I’ve been vomiting
Not feeling so well
It’s as if from a tall building I fell
Every inch hurts
I just want to curl
Today I am beaten
Tomorrow I hope to be better