I don’t miss waking up early to get to work
But I miss going to work and seeing workmates who are now like family.
I don’t miss the traffic and the time spent confined in a jeepney for many hours just to get home
But I miss being able to go out anywhere at almost any time.
I don’t miss the over crowded places
But I miss the crowd of friends and families getting together.
I definitely don’t miss the pollution and would prefer going out to inhale a fresher air.
That was the old world,
Just some months ago.
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Sitting on the side of the boat
The sun, hot and cruel
I dip my feet on the water
Where it feels cool
My sunglasses on,
I looked up at the sky
Not a cloud in sight
I let out a little sigh
Not because I don’t like the view
But because none of it is true
I wish I was out there enjoying the sea
Swimming or floating along
But right now it’s important to stay at home
This is where I currently belong
Summer is here, yet inside I stay
Dreaming of the waves, the sand, and the salty air
Looking forward to the day when this is all over
Oh yes! To dream, I dare.
I sat at the dining room, working on overtime
I typed away to get the work done.
Then, a light came through from the outside
Illuminating the darkened space.
The sunlight coming through the window
And I thought, how beautiful it was.
Let’s get stuck together from afar
Let’s do our morning routine a bit differently
Let’s stay indoors and enjoy the moment
Let’s do our part to keep each other safe
On the inside looking out. Loving their freedom and energy. Sometimes I crave it. But also fear it.
“Put yourself out there”, they would say. I automatically think of being put on display for everyone to scrutinize, to look at. But I don’t want attention. I just want to be seen, heard. There’s a difference.
So, despite the fear I took the step and opened the door. Doing my best to be ready to take on the unknown.
I sing the blues
I drink til two
I laugh out loud
To cover the sadness with a fluffy cloud
I smile to cover the tears I cry
Because they don’t know, slowly inside I die
You see me flawless, not a scratch
Not a mark
But deep inside is no match
As the color can sometimes be too dark
Kept within, no one will see
Screaming in silence
No one knows but me
Living day by day with resilience
You see me go on, live on
As if nothing and no sadness can touch me
But like you I have my battles
And these scars are proof you too can make it
It shines bright
It’s brighter than ever
But I’m stuck inside looking out
I can only wish that the sun keeps its brightness
Until I am able to play under it once more
Did I write a poem for you?
Does that mean that I miss you?
I don’t know how I’ll feel seeing you, if we ever get the chance to
Will I be overwhelmed?
Or will it be just that?
One thing’s for sure
Some thing inside is haunting me still
She needed to change
She could feel it
It was a necessity
So she let it
Her brown hair, was slowly becoming black
Her eyes, more brown than anyone could ever dream of
Deep inside she’s the same
And so her chestnut is no more
Her transformation, complete
She is now known as the girl with jet black hair