Long Distance

Long Distance
by Louie John M Salda

We find each other at our most unexpected time,
I never dreamed that you will be mine.
Your eyes shine and smile like diamonds in the sky,
That gives me joy that it so hard to find.

In this weeping sky I feel your warmest embrace
The stars glitz and we were at peace.
The cold breeze and the moonlight shades the night with meaning,
And the sweet sounds of the air made me feel that someone is missing.

All the memories of yesterday frolicked and flashbacked,
The times that we hold each other’s hand.
Im wishing and staring in the stars that you will soon come back,
for I miss you so bad and I want to hug you so tight.

In this very night you take your first flight,
To the destination you’ve chosen right.
I know that you decided with a good reason,
And I’m willing to wait for you even if it will take that long.

For as long as we keep each other’s faith,
Our love for each other will truly be blessed.
Our hearts that beats as one,
Surely you will always be the one.

I will surely miss you,
And I know that you feel the same way too.
And in my heart I will always keep you.
For sooner or later I will be with you.

This long distance relationship would really challenge us,
In a way that we will realize that we need each other’s hand.
Time will come I will ask for your hand,
And God’s mantle will clothe as one.

Tsaa

Tsaa

Ni: LOUIE JOHN M. SALDA

Habang akoy umiinon ng mainit na tsaa,
Akoy napaupo sa aming bakanteng sala.
Halimuyak ng mga magagandang bulaklak sa labas,
Dalay kasiyahang walang katumbas.

Sa aking pag-inom,
Ako’y may kakaibang napansin.
Ako’y may hinahanap na panlasang kaibig-ibig,
Sa kakaisip ko ay aking napagtanto,
Kulang ito sa kalamansing nasa harap ko.

Ang bawat patak ng kalamansi dala ay ligaya,
Sa bawat higop dala ay habag.
Oh anong tuwa ko habang ikay iniinom,
Dahil napawi ang pighati ng damdaming sawi.

Ako ang tsaa at ikaw ang kalamansi,
Kung ika’y wala ay walang kasing-pait.
Buhay ko’y sadyang nagpupumilit,
Na ikaw ang hanap kahit gaano kasakit.

Bakit ngaba ika’y inibig,
Na ako lamang ang may alam sa aking pag-ibig.
Tila sadyang mapagbiro itong si tadhana,
Dahil puso’t isip ikaw ay laging hanap hanap.

Alam kong ikaw ay may mahal at ibang gusto,
Bakit di mo na lng ako prangkahin ng diretso.
Wag ka ng mag-aksaya ng paanhon na hanapin ako,
Dahil alam kong di ako ang tasa ng tsaa mo.

Tanggap ko na siya ang iibigin mo,
Sana siya ay mamahalin at iingatan mo.
Di bale na lng akoy paiyakin mo,
Huwag lang tumulo ang luha nya ng dahil sayo.

Dito ko na lang idadaan sa aking tula,
Mga salitang di ko maibigkas.
Tawagin mang akong BITTER ng iba,
Ako ay di na aasa para huwag matawag na HOPIA.