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I Love You But…

I love you but…

how can I tell these words to you,

when it’s not proper for me to do so

and I am just nothing for you.

 

I love you but…

you don’t even look at me,

for you I’m just a tiny flea,

and you don’t even care for me.

 

I love you but…

your heart is not for me,

it belongs to somebody,

that you love really.

 

I love you but…

we are not meant to be.

Unlike a flower and a  bee,

they have compatibilities.

 

I love you but…

you don’t even love me.

and really cannot be,

for you are just a fantasy.

 

Poem#11:  December 3, 1989.  A poem I wrote while a senior High School student.

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Barkada

Manibat anyang miyabe-yabe tamu,

Ing anggang kabolangan depat tana ngan.

Madalas mangaga reng aliwa keka tamu,

Uling alang-ala, pagaga tamu ngan.

 

Neng minsan sosobra, neng minsan kukulang,

Obat makanyan malilitu kung lubusan.

Agyang makanyan man, masaya ku naman,

Uling ing lugud tamu alang kaplastikan.

 

Ing turingan tamu emu mikakaluguran,

Mikakapatad pang ating masabal.

Malugud tang tutu, manyampukaki ya pa,

Anya neng minsan anaka tamung kadrama.

 

Dakal sasabi korni ta kanu,

O ngening korni tamu, ‘yan na ping sasabian ko.

Paburen ta nala mu reng taung makanyan,

Lalu na reng balu ku marilya la kanyan.

 

Ing sasabian ku tune ya’t tutu pa

Eda ko pipilitang kaku manwala.

Nung menwala kayu, lakung okey kaku,

Nung ali naman, metung yang asabi ku,

“Seselan na ko mu!”

 

Poem#1:  September 12, 1989/ Language: Kapampangan (Philippines).  Original title was JG-ZARN Alang-Ala.  Dedicated to my High School friends at Holy Angel University, Angeles City, Philippines.