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Tu-Em

While he was away, I found some words within me to kill the loneliness. First English-Tagalog poem I wrote. It’s actually hard to translate it directly and still make it rhyme!

Hindi ako sanay
Na hindi ka kasama
Hindi kumpleto ang araw ko
‘Pag hindi ka nakita

Sayong pag-alis ng ilang araw
Ako’y matiyagang maghihintay
Sa ngiti mong walang katulad
Sa mga titig mong nakakatunaw

Ako’y hindi malulungkot
Sa mga araw na wala ka
Alam kong sa akin ay babalik ka
At tayo muli ay magkikita

Ngunit habang ika’y malayo
Hayaan mong sa tula ibuhos
Ang pangungulila ko sa iyo
Idadaan na lang sa mga tugmang ito

Sana sa iyong paglalakbay
Ako’y sumasagi sa iyong isipan
Dahil dito sa aking puso
Ikaw lamang ang laman

Tayo man ay hindi magkita
Ng apat na araw o higit pa
Ako’y sayo at sayo lamang
Walang magbabago, pangako ‘yan

Tignan mo nga naman
Unang araw pa lang na wala ka
Ako’y bigla ng napatula
Mga salita’y biglang nagtutugma

Andito lang ako
Hanggang sa iyong pagbabalik
Buong puso’t kaluluwang nasasabik
Sa iyong matatamis na halik

At huwag mo sanang kalimutan
Na kahit nasaan ka man
Mahal kita at ikaw lamang
Ngayon, bukas, at magpakailanman


I’m not used to
Not being with you
My day is not the same
If I don’t get to see you

Now that you’re away
I will be patiently waiting
To see your one-of-a-kind smile
And your eyes that’s so charming

I will not be sad
In the days that you’re not here
I know that to me you’ll come back
It will once again, be you and me

But while you’re away now
Let me just write a poem
The loneliness I feel
In these rhymes, I will pour

I hope that in your journey
I come across your mind
Because right here in my heart
You’re the only one

We may not see each other
For four days or more
But know that I am yours, and yours only
I promise nothing will change, for sure

Will you look at that
It’s only been a day
Yet I start being poetic
I rhyme in every word I say

I am just here
Until the time that you return
Yearning with all my heart and soul
To feel your sweet kisses on my skin

And don’t you ever forget
That wherever you may be
I love you and you only
Today, tomorrow, and for all eternity

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