Hindi ko alam kung ito ba’y katapusan
Hindi ko rin masabi kong ito ba’y pahinga lang
Ngunit ano man sa dalawa iyan,
Pahinga man o katapusan
Babasahin ko pa rin ang liham
Ang liham na pangalan mo ang laman.
I was once afraid of falling in love,
You said I should be brave,
I spoke what’s on my mind,
It kept repeating your name.
I saw all that I had to see,
But thy heart only seeks the picture of you and me,
I heard how vexed the sound of pain was,
But I endured it, despite all the past.
I smelled the grief within my soul,
It’s you who completes my whole,
I tasted this bitter sweet complexion of life,
For you and I to stay ignite.
it clings onto my mind
with whispers that speak
You started to speak with a simple “Hello!”
While I was crying on the other side
You asked me what was wrong
You told me to be strong
My heart could not beat
My mind could not think
I look upon your eyes
You uttered, “He’s not worth a cry”
You hand me a piece of cloth
To wipe my tears, to share my thought
“Who are you?” I quickly asked
“The man that will never hurt you,” you gasp.
I was shocked, I walked away
Then astonished when I saw you on another day
You yelled, “You’re always here”
Here we go again, that’s the one thing I fear.
There’s this girl I know
Whose heart is all I have now
And mine is hers, too.
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Dati, ako ‘yung taong gustong uminom ng kape,
Kaso bawal dahil bata pa ako noon.
Iniisip ko, ano nga ba ang lasa ng kape?
Bakit maraming gustong uminom ng kape?
Sabi nila, masarap.
Basta subukan ko na lang daw.
Kaya sinubukan ko.
Nagsimula sa isang tasa at nagustuhan ko.
At tama nga sila; masarap ang kape.
Lalo na kapag first time mo.
Ramdam mo ang hagod na bumabalot pababa sa iyong leeg
Habang niyayakap ka ng init na dulot ng paghigop mo sa tasa
At simula noon, palagi ko na itong hinahanap hanap.
Mas masarap daw ang kape na gawa sa coffee shop kaysa sa 3-in-1 na nabibili sa tindahan.
Sus, pare-pareho lang naman iyan eh.
Kaya kang painitin.
Kaya kang pakabahin.
Kaya kang gisingin nang ilang oras, buong gabi.
Pero bakit ka pa ba nagpapakahirap sa kapeng sobrang mahal kung meron namang mas malasa na mura pa?
Sa kabila ng pagkakapantay-pantay ng epekto ng kape sa katawan ko,
Mayroong nag-iisang nangingibabaw sa panlasa ko.
At doon nabago ang tingin ko sa kape.
The sun has risen in pale blue sky,
I see the world out there, I see this guy,
I heard a melody, I heard it breathing,
I know it’s from my body, it kept repeating;
From the corner, I stood,
From afar I looked,
I saw him glance, I saw him smile,
It made me contented for a while
His humble voice,
His eyes undying,
His heart speaks,
His faith that is growing.
From that moment, I became a fan,
Awakened by the sweet voice of this man,
Talking to him will complete the missing,
But thy mind says “no”, my heart continuously kicking.