Barong Tagalog

I heard the news of you leaving as someone from the other line was sobbing, crying, weeping. “He’s gone”, was all i can hear. I wept, i cried ’till i can’t cry anymore.

It was a warm summer morning.

You left without saying goodbye. Without notice. It broke my heart in pieces, i could die.

I told myself i’ll never go far away from you again, but what’s the point anyway?

I was wounded, helpless, and even when far away an interrupted cry could be heard as i lament in desperation.

Distance is killing me.

The sun was shining but the rain came pouring when i flew back home to bid my goodbye.

You were smiling. You felt rested. And you look handsome as ever. I smiled back looking at you as i said “your barong tagalog looks perfect on you”. I blew you a kiss like i used to.

I was ushered away, away from your side.

 

 

Note:  The Barong Tagalog, more commonly known as simply barong (and occasionally called baro), is an embroidered formal shirt and considered the national dress of the Philippines.
In Filipino culture it is a common formal attire,
Written for dVerse, https://dversepoets.com/2019/06/10/prosery-1/, Write a story using maximum 144 words that has to include the following line: “When far away an interrupted cry” taken from the poem acquainted with the night by Robert Frost.

 

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In Between

In Between

I am million miles away from home. The home where i grew up with. The distance is suffocating…deafening…exhilarating; but this is nothing compared to the distance we’ve created even if we’re not million miles apart; the distance between our families…our friends…our siblings…our in laws..our neighbors…and often times the distance between the very person we claimed we love the most. Yes! This is the distance that we cannot measure..we cannot touch…we cannot see…BUT we can always bridge the gap…find a way..open an avenue…and maybe, yes, just maybe see a clearer view…

 

Between heaven and earth;
a story is unearth.
Between past and present;
a sailing is sent.
Between here and there;
a distance is clear.
Between a moment and forever;
a struggle so clear.

Sometimes heaven and earth met;
when a story is broken and lit.
Sometimes past and present collide;
when the sailing subside.
Sometimes here and there is near;
when the view is clearer.
Sometimes a moment and forever is eternity;
when the struggles become infinity.

So move heaven and earth boldly;
for your story to be told oddly.
So hold the past and present sincerely;
for your sailing to be done completely.
So break the here and there completely;
for your distance to be moved effortlessly.
So create a moment and forever lovingly;
for your struggles to be over definitely.

In Response to Monday Morning Melts #5

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Rosema: Most of the time, love is expressed and felt through physical intimacy. Touch. Kisses. Hugs. But how about loving someone from afar? How about loving someone you haven’t seen yet? How about falling for someone’s soul residing in a body thousand miles away from you? Will it be a gamble worth committing? Will it feel like a heart’s solitary suicide?

This week, let’s delve the idea of long distance love. (Which is now for me, the purest love of all).❤

“One Sweet Love” – Sara Bareilles

The earth that is the space between,
I’d banish it from under me to get to you.
Your unexpected love provides my solitary suicide
oh I wish I knew

Your Turn:

  1. Share a poem, story, or photo inspired by this week’s song-lyrics-prompt. You can share something you created that was inspired directly by the lyrics or you can share other pieces that coincidentally fit the prompt (for ex: an old piece of yours, or one of a beloved blogger – with permission).
  2. Linkback/create a pingback to this post. Here is a quick tutorial on how to do it.
  3. Tag your post with MondayMorningMelts, so we and  your co-bloggers will be able to read/see your take on the prompt. Here’s how you create tags.
  4. Most important of all, read and comment to your blogger friends (old and new found, we’ll never know).😉

There are no word limits and no restrictions except to stay true to the theme. Creating a brand new post in response to the prompt is also optional.

The goal isn’t to create new content, but rather to share pieces that melt the heart, tickle the soul, and brighten up a typically gloomy Monday. That’s why if you already have a piece that fits this week’s lyrics, or if you have a fellow blogger whose piece you want to share (with their permission), you are more than welcome to do so!

 

P.S. Jade and Rose

I know this is too late… I am posting it anyway…

 

Where Are You?

Where are you?

The girl i used to be

The effervescent me?

Did he take you away?

Along with all my better days?

I wished would stay…

How are you?

The girl I used to be

The effervescent me?

Will you ever be back?

Your death was like a heart attack

Now life i lack…

The music makes me numb

Makes me wanna succumb

To loneliness, for the rest of my life.

There’s a pain in my chest

That i cannot resist…

P.S

Every teen age girl’s anxiety…

MY CAPPUCCINO

MY CAPPUCCINO

Secrets of silver swirly dreams
moments of silence, frosty screams
stronger visions of soft, sweet, irreplaceable joys.

Remain pure, light, alluring;
beautifully crafted in a whipped snow – white
heavenly cream.

Choco – colored clear reflections
warm, unstirred, floating hopes
sweet, hot bits of serenity
delicious criss – cross fantasies.

lovingly blended by delicate
stored in a cup, freshly designed,
classically adorned.

window panes, soaking with rain
against the ivory painted walls
rhythm blues played again
around cozy, midnight blue couches.

millions of thoughts wondering about
soothing, empowering, mirror ball of the soul.

ahhh! how i longed for my savoury cappuccino..

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Monday Nov. 28: As Long As You Love Me – Backstreet Boys

Although loneliness has always been a friend of mine
I’m leavin’ my life in your hands
People say I’m crazy and that I am blind
Risking it all in a glance

Your Turn:

  1. Share a poem, story, or photo inspired by this week’s song-lyrics-prompt. You can share something you created that was inspired directly by the lyrics or you can share other pieces that coincidentally fit the prompt (for ex: an old piece of yours, or one of a beloved blogger – with permission).
  2. Linkback/create a pingback to this post. Here is a quick tutorial on how to do it.
  3. Tag your post with MondayMorningMelts, so we and  your co-bloggers will be able to read/see your take on the prompt. Here’s how you create tags.
  4. Most important of all, read and comment to your blogger friends (old and new found, we’ll never know).😉

There are no word limits and no restrictions except to stay true to the theme. Creating a brand new post in response to the prompt is also optional.

The goal isn’t to create new content, but rather to share pieces that melt the heart, tickle the soul, and brighten up a typically gloomy Monday. That’s why if you already have a piece that fits this week’s lyrics, or if you have a fellow blogger whose piece you want to share (with their permission), you are more than welcome to do so!

Memories

Memories makes us human

But love makes being human bearable

There are always two sides to a nickel

There are typically six sides to a die

Life and love are always fickle

Has anyone ever wondered why?

Why we laugh so hard one minute

And then sob our souls dry right after

Why we brighten the sky like comets

Only to burn ourselves out then crumble to powder

Can God be so cruel to treat us

Like dolls in a playhouse and toys

Disposable things, mere surplus

Ignoring our pitifully imploring voice

I don’t think so, I refuse 

To believe in things I’d long accepted

That the nature of man is always to lose

The few that they love then sorely regret it.

Because there are two sides to a nickel

And each one’s role is badly needed

Joy and sorrow each has their own schedule

Sorrow makes us miss joy so 

We won’t take it for granted

And like dice you’ll never guess

What you’ll get, the possibilities 

The Lord’s design do will impress

You’ll even marvel trivialities.

Music prompt: Sweet Serendipity by Lee DeWyze

In response to NovemberNotes challenge by Sarah of Hearstring Eulogies and Rosema of A Reading Writer

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Confusion

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A hundred folded colors
Rocking around in chorus
A thousand milestones
Swarming around in tones

Mine, yours, ours
Never theirs

But you leave it hanging there..

Till Then

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Parting is such a sweet sorrow
So do now i know.

Adieu, goodbye
Now i can’t stay.

Gone, mislaid
Till then i said.

Affectionate, adoring
Forever falling.

Remember me with a smile
So you be glad for a while.

Parting is such a sweet sorrow
Surely now i know.

P.S

This one is for Robin a wonderful follower who requested a poem. For you Robin, may love be with you..forever