Sometimes I write about sadness
Though it doesn’t mean I’m sad
At times I write about happiness
But it doesn’t necessarily mean I’m glad.
And then I write about heart aches
Of how the heart can bleed
It’s not entirely my own
I just let my pen lead.
And so the emotions pour
While I continue to write along.
Luscious vile a maiden bore,
A downright curse within the core.
Yet chance to change that stray the path
Love shall triumph that singe such wrath.
For that of dreams does not come true,
She knows the pain that must endure.
All that left remain from start,
Of a vile and twisted, wicked heart.
The poem is not my own writing. I came by chance of it from reading one of the comments of this YouTube video titled “Cursed – 2D Animated Short”. I am not sure of the title of the poem but since it was on that video, I figured to just have that as the title.
The video was enjoyable. As I often do, I scroll down the comments section. That’s when I found this poem posted by username Cedric Scorch. Link below for the YouTube video.
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.
Walking down the street on a cold night with you
My hands were cold and I thought yours must be too.
So I took your hand and held it tightly
But I realised almost immediately.
It was not your hands that were cold
It was your heart that was like ice, which I knew I could never hold.
Heart once was full, now there is none.
Heart once was gold, now it’s all gone.
Heart that was neat, now all a giant mess.
Heart that had more, now is feeling less and less
That still and keeps on loving
That keeps on hoping
Whose love was denied.
Cheers to the hearts that keep on mending
That continues to give joy that’s never ending.
Ang kabugnaw sa hangin
Nga mi dampi sa akong aping,
Walay sama sa kabugnaw
Sa imong kasing-kasing.
The cold wind
That brushes upon my face
Is nothing compared
To the coldness of your heart.
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
They say I’m lonely because I am alone
They say I haven’t tried falling in love just because I have no significant other
They say I haven’t truly had my heart broken because I’m single.
But don’t they know I’m at my happiest when I am alone?
Don’t they know that I’ve fallen one too many times for the wrong person?
And don’t they know that single people has had their hearts broken more often?