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Just when I thought that I’d never fall inlove again and solitude is what’s meant for me, someone like you came along. Someone who made me believe in love again. It’s been almost two months now, if it were another guy I would’ve been already anticipating the so called expiration since no one ever lasts more than three months with me but with you it’s different. I am inlove with you, someone who turned out to be a friend, a lover and my happy pill. You make me want to look forward to many more tomorrow’s with you. I’m more than happy that I met you. Forever may not exist, but what we have hopefully lasts a lifetime.

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To the guy who loved me for me,

I love you. I have fallen inlove with you over a short matter of time. I don’t know how but I just did. It’s weird because you came into my life when I least expected it and when I have actually convinced myself that maybe solitude is meant for me. You see, I almost gave up on the idea that maybe one day, at the right time, I will fall inlove again and this time it will work out. That’s what I thought but when you came into the picture, things changed – ALOT. It has not been quite long since we met each other but it feels like I’ve known you for a very long time. You make me feel okay with being me, being my entire identity without feeling anxious over you liking me or not. You seemed like the type of person who’ll love me for me and as it turns out, you are. No one has ever made me feel this way. Nobody else has ever made me feel the way I feel whenever I am with you. I feel safe and secured whenever you hold me into your loving arms. I love it when you kiss and hold my hand when you’re driving. I am thrilled with every single conversation that we have because it is with you to whom I can talk about anything and anytime and would still patiently listen to me and my endless rants. You have given me the world, you treated me like a queen and understood me more than I thought any guy ever could. This doesn’t stop me though from overthinking things, you know how I am. It’s not your fault though because you have been the best I’ve ever had so far. I’m sorry for doubting and overthinking alot, the ones before you must’ve left scars that might have healed for a long time but are still there to serve as a reminder that I had my heart broken too many times and the thought of another heartbreak scares me but loving you is worth it. Loving you is worth taking the risk. I hope things workout between the two of us, you might not have been my first but I want and hope you’ll be the last man I’ll ever love.

Sincerely,

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Nights like this remind me of why I’m pushing through limits and how I’ve sacrificed so much for my dreams. I’ll never give up on my dreams, not now – not when I’m already this close from turning it into a reality.

Manika

Lahat siguro ng batang babae ay minsa’y naging paboritong laruan ang manika. Ang mala porselana nitong balat, mapupulang labi at magandang mga mata. Sino nga ba ang di mabibihag sa taglay nitong kagandahan na kulang nalang ay parang diyosa na sa kagandahan.

Minsan napaisip ako, isa nga ba akong manika? Manika na sa sobrang ganda ay ayaw mong ipahawak sa mga kalaro dahil sa takot na baka masira ito ng iba kaya’t kadalasan ay nasa loob lamang ako ng kahon para di magasgasan at maingatan ng husto.

Sa bawat araw na nilalabas mo ako sa kahon, lubos na ligaya ang nadarama ko. Isang araw na naman ito para makasama ka, para mapaligaya ang taong mahal ko kahit na ang ibig sabihin nito ay paglaruan mo ako. Ganun naman talaga siguro ang saysay ko, ang magsilbing dekorasyon sa iyong magarang kwarto o laruan para sa ikasasaya ng iyong puso. Minsan nga ay napaisip ako, pano kaya kung isang araw eh maging masaya ka kahit di mo ako paglaruan o ipang dekorasyon lamang, sa simpleng pag titig lamang sa aking mukha. Siguro nga pwede pero alam kong ayaw mo naman nito. Kahit na minsan ay nasasaktan na ako sa paraan ng iyong paglalaro ay hinahayaan ko na lamang, ito naman ang ikasasaya ko ang makita kang maligaya kahit alam kong masakit na. Ayos lang basta alam ko sa sarili ko na ako parin ang rason sa bawat ngiti at tawa mo pero isang araw nagbago ang lahat. Nakahanap ka ng bagong manika, mas maganda at mas magara kesa sakin, na luma na at pinaglipasan na ng panahon. Ang sakit palang isipin na nagbago na ang lahat, di na ako ang iyong hanap hanap sa bawat paguwi mo sa bahay at ang iyong mga ngiti ay di na para sakin. Nakahanap ka na ng iba at sa iyong puso’y wala na akong puwang. Kung dati rati’y ang pagkalagot ng aking hininga ay dahil sa iyong sobrang pagmamahal na nakakasakal sa tuwing nilalagay mo ako sa kahon, ngayon ay iba na ang rason ng aking bawat hinagpis. Iba pala ang sakit na ito, kasi ngayon ako’y binalewala mo na.

Habang tuwang tuwa ka sa paglaro sa bago mong manika ay nandito ako sa isang sulok ng iyong kwarto na unti unting namamatay sa hinagpis at lungkot. Tanga man kung sabihin ng iba pero balewala lahat ng sakit dahil ang ako’y masaya parin dahil maligaya ka na kahit sa piling pa ito ng iba. Manika nga pala talaga ako, manika na minsa’y nagpasaya sayo, minahal, pinaglaruan at ngayo’y pinagsawaan mo.

“love is not blind, it sees but it does not mind…”

(quote not mine)

 love doesn’t lessen our capacity to see and know things, it just makes us set aside the flaws and imperfections…

The Lieutenant

by: Princess Ann Dominique T. Salcedo

 

The lieutenant was young he was just twenty four,

When his wife carried a child, it was a daughter she bore.

His career was at its peak but he thought about his child,

The dreams that were once brave and bold became sweet and mild.

 

He left the military service to be with his daughter and wife,

Everything was never the same when he chose the civilian life.

While his fellow soldiers were away on violent and rough encounters,

There he was, back at home looking at his child full of laughter.

 

He wasn’t just a good provider but also a good father,

Every single day was a conquest for him to work even harder.

The world was a battlefield and he fought like there was a war,

It was to protect his child whom he treated like the brightest star.

 

Many years has passed and a lieutenant he is no more,

He now works with the government as an arson investigator.

There are things from the past that are still the same as before,

It is that he will do everything he can for the people he adores.

 

He may have not become the great soldier he wanted to be,

But in the eyes of his daughter, he is someone who truly depicts chivalry.

He was the one she looked up to as she grew up in a home full of happiness and laughter,

The lieutenant might have been a good soldier but he was a better husband and father.