Afterglow

Afterglow

Let’s hold on tight as we watch with delight
The sun’s blinding light dancing against the skyline
Let’s kiss our sweetest kiss, feel the warmth of the sun
Passing through every edge, every corner of the window

Let’s write the sweetest, most passionate lyrical verse
In multiple metaphors and crazy hyperbole
As the sun’s colors dance elegantly upon the
Reflection of your endearing and charming eyes

Let’s sing an enchanting and magical melody of love
On top of our lungs, like the world is yours and mine
Enjoying every beat, every chorus, every chant
As we keep an eye on the sun’s vibrant glow

Baby, let’s stop the clock hold on tight watch with delight
The sun’s blinding light dancing against the skyline
Reminding us that without each other, life would be like
A world without sunshine, without poetry, without melody

And when the sun is out, let’s enjoy basking together
In the afterglow of our love

Manila Skyline

Manila Skyline ⭐💛

the Manila skyline is covered with a blazing orange sunset, they say it’s pink, does it really matter?
not for me whose only memory of the sunset is you, you on that fateful afternoon
baby, the sunset is all that i ever had of you
it is what reminds me of you, of your eyes burning with love, burning with passion,
burning with desire
and as the sunset slowly emerged with the night sky
baby we knew, we fell hardly, hardly in love
and along the busy street of Recto
across the Mendiola intersection
where humans were worst traffic than the moving vehicles
we navigated our way in silence, in deep harrowing silence

the sun went down, the traffic was cleared
and so was our chance, our only chance at love
and like that fateful afternoon,
everytime we say adieu
baby i am broken in pieces,
in a million pieces and a million more
the kind of brokenness that is inexplicable
my mind is completely blank
my heart is totally shattered
my soul is absolutely beaten

one fateful afternoon, one sunset
(doesn’t matter whether orange or pink)
one lost love, two broken hearts
two lost souls forever
and here i am trying to make sense of everything
through rhythm and rhyme
through words and syllables
through lines and verses

and, as my words don’t even make sense
or my syllables can’t find their rhythm
nor my verses barely create a thought
i think of you, of you and of our love
on that fateful afternoon, as the sun set,
that afternoon, the Manila skyline turned into
a raging orange sky, there was me
there was you, there was love

Manila skyline, in perfect orange hue
that’s how i loved you.

  • Poetry by Mich

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I Look For You

I Look For You

in a land where magic happens
where supernatural forces 
make impossible things possible,
such as making people disappear
or controlling events in nature
i look for you…

in a land where fairy tales are true
where “once upon a time” is now
where princesses, talking animals,
evil queens, witches, and goblins
live in perfect harmony
i look for you

in a land where the past and future collide
where technology meets nature at its finest
where humans and androids are buddies
where homes are flying up in the sky
and the land below is nothing but
a reflection of a blissful life
i look for you

i look for you anywhere everywhere all the time

For Sadje’s WDYS https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2021/10/04/what-do-you-see-102-october-4-2021/

Love

Happy and blessed Sunday dear friends and poets.
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Sending y’all love on a Sunday morning (or afternoon, or evening)
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Love

i didn’t know i could wear this
as my best, most fashionable accessory
that i’d be stylishly elegant on this

i didn’t know i could carry it
with delightful grace and composure
that i’d look sophisticated on this

i didn’t know i could move perfectly flawless, impeccable, and unblemished with it
that i’d be lovelier on this

i didn’t know love indeed
could look pretty on me
until i had you 

Whisper

Whisper

you whisper “i love you baby” in my ear

“your voice is warm and tender” and

“when you put your arms around me, 

you let me know there’s nothing in this world i can’t do.”

‘cos “i’ve known it from the moment that we met

no doubt in my mind where you belong”

yes you belong only to me “and i want to spend my life with you”

baby, “i never loved someone the way that i love you”

you whisper “i will be loving you ’til we’re 70”

my heart skips a beat, my heart flutters

my mind screams of forever, a forever in time

“so it goes some things are meant to be”

baby, “this is our fate, i’m yours” 

“you’re my end and my beginning”

“you’ll always be a part of me i’m part of you indefinitely”

you whisper “marry me”, the sweetest most endearing

thing i ever heard my whole life had, and so i said yes, for 

“in your heart, i see the start of every night and every day”

so, baby stay with me, live with me,

i really would love to hear you whisper in my ear

how much you love me, always and forever

This is a Cento, I saw this form in kate’s blog, and I thought its a fun form. (https://aroused.blog/2021/09/30/love-story/) Also, Punam’s take on this is brilliant (https://paeansunpluggedblog.wordpress.com/2021/09/29/a-lyrical-love-story/) so I gave it a try.

cento is a poetical work wholly composed of verses or passages taken from other authors. I chose to take verses from different songs as indicated below:

”I love you, baby” Frank Sinatra

“Power of Love” Celine Dion

”Somebody Like You” Keith Urban,

“Make You Feel My Love” by Adele

“Let’s Stay Together” by Al Green

“Fallin'” by Alicia Keys

“Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran

“Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis Presley

“I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz

“All of Me” by John Legend

“Always Be My Baby” by Mariah Carey

“Marry Me” Bruno Mars

“The Best” by Tina Turner

Thank You

i don’t know how
i don’t why
we bonded over words
over rhythms and rhymes
over lines and verses
across the seas
beyond the borders

i send my love
my admiration
my appreciation
for all that you are
and all that we share
across the seas
beyond the borders

i thank you all
for all the love
for all the support
for all the gentle nudge
the push, the encouragement
across the seas
beyond the borders

and with a heart full of gratitude
i thank you all, over and over
over a million times, over a million
rhythms and rhymes, over lines and verses
across the seas beyond the borders

“We learned about gratitude and humility – that so many people had a hand in our success” – Michelle Obama

WordPress has been and will forever be my “Poetry Home”. I started blogging here in 2013 with just basically a handful of followers and likers. Blogging for me then was simply my outlet for my creative mind. My blog was my virtual self.

I learned over time that when you are true to yourself and when you encourage love and positivity your “circle”, your “community” will grow. And I did grow. I learned from the best WP poets and writers and bloggers.

And it was my WP friends who encouraged me to write and publish my first book. Now, with five poetry books published and 2 Amazon bestsellers, I am and forever grateful to my WP family.

Kate asked us to write a Paean (a song of praise or triumph) https://aroused.blog/2021/09/22/paean/

This Paean is dedicated to my WP family.

Loneliness Too

With almost 8 billion people in the world, how could anyone be lonely, and yet any of us may feel “transient” loneliness though and that’s undeniable.
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Loneliness Too

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can we measure love by numbers?
can we tell when it’s less or more than enough?
can we scream in great despair when hurt?
can we wallow in deep agony when in pain?

can we measure loneliness by numbers?
can we cry in volume when it’s too much?
can we silence our hearts when we could bear no more?
can we tamper our soul when it’s too heavy?

maybe “yes”
maybe “no”
i really don’t know
but
my dear know that my love for you is immeasurable, not by numbers,
not even by deeds,
nor by an act of kindness

i love you with the kind of love i know
i love you with the amount of love my heart could carry, and that’s why my love
my heart screams loneliness when i am not with you, the kind of loneliness that can never be calculated

by numbers or by volume
my loneliness is mine, and mine alone to feel
my loneliness is present, evident even in
the most endearing, the most passionate,
the most romantic love poem i write
because my pen is bleeding in pain
because my muse is crying in vain,
because my mind is spinning,
and my heart stops beating love 

Blue

Blue

blue is the sunshine since you’ve been gone
and it sure feels cold even with the hot blazing sun
i keep second guessing, how long ’till my body temperature drops
and my heart stops working normally
for baby, without you is colder than the coldest cold
and missing you is bluer than the bluest blue

blue is the horizon since i saw you last
and it sure feels lonely and alone for even the birds begun to sing in a melancholic chorus tone
i keep thinking, how long ’till sorrow takes over
and misery slowly, quietly move closer to me
for baby, without you is colder than the coldest cold
and missing you is bluer than the bluest blue

blue is the moon since we kissed goodbye
and it sure feels like oblivion even with night’s
starry sky
i keep anticipating, how long ’till my mind lost control
of my sanity, my balance, my prudence
for baby, without you is colder than than coldest cold
and missing you is bluer than the bluest blue

blue is my life without your kiss
blue is my feeling without your touch
blue, is all that i am without you by my side

For Sadje’s WDYS https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2021/09/27/what-do-you-see-101-september-27-2021/

Baby, I Need You

I have been MIA for a little while, I miss y’all.. and so today’s poem is in honor and in celebration of “everything” and “everyone” we’ve all missed so badlly.
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Baby, I Need You
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baby i need you like the rhythm needs a rhyme
together, they make the perfect partners in melody crime
baby i need you as the singer needs a song together, they make the absolute musical deal
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baby i need you like the pen needs the paper together, they make the flawless keeper of secrets
baby i need you as the line needs a word or two together, they make a faultless verse
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baby i need you like the plot needs a twist together, they make an ideal denouement
baby i need you as the writer needs inspiration, together, they make an excellent
storyteller
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baby i need you in many ways you may not even be aware of, but most of all
baby i, need you as the poet needs a muse
together, we make the quintessential epic poetry duo, an absolute literary genius
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“everybody needs someone, and i need you” 
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