I could look at you for hours and not get bored.
I could hold you in my arms with no intention of letting go.
You make me fall in love with your words.
You make my heart flutter with your every thought.
I could get my eyes glued on you for forever.
I could stay with you with no intention of leaving…ever.
Oh dear book. ♥
You’re my favorite go-to nook.
It isn’t a life of perfection,
But one that’s strengthened by life’s storms.
It isn’t a life full of smiles,
But one that’s sanctified by cries.
It doesn’t mean having many friends,
But having enough who’ll stick ‘til the end.
It isn’t having everything in the world,
But having a relationship with the God who owns the world.
A life worth living isn’t struggle-free,
But with purpose and meaning because of the Lord that sets us free.
Oh! Hi there guitar boy!
Tonight I am writing you a poem.
What should I say? I don’t know.
But maybe I’ll just let the words flow.
Less than two years ago I knew you existed,
And from then on you’ve been a mainstay in my head.
It all started when I listened to your song,
And ever since, I kept singing along.
Your words, your thoughts,
My mind and my heart they’ve caught.
Your voice, your guitar skills,
Oh they give me a diff kind of feels.
The way you sing is unlike the rest,
It’s so sincere from the heart I guess.
The way you strum your guitar’s so dreamy,
No wonder how many are caught in your beautiful melody.
For over a year you’re just a distant star,
And I’m one who just watches from afar.
Then one day something odd happened in the universe,
I met you face to face as I ran out of words.
You were more than what I saw in a dream,
With my very eyes I saw you gleam.
You were real…someone my hand could reach,
Like the shore and the ocean meeting at the beach.
And for a time I felt like I was your friend,
We had a few conversations I didn’t want to end.
'Til one day everything went on with the universe,
You went back to the sky as I join them stargazers.
The night was busy like the streets of Chinatown,
But, there I was walking in the crowd alone,
Enjoying solitude in the sea of people,
Until I saw a man who stood out from all.
He stood there like a streetlamp,
Shining so brightly shooing all the world’s dump.
He’s dressed so manly like a knight,
Maybe waiting for a princess to save that night.
His hands were open like the gates of heaven,
Welcoming to the old and the children.
His smile was like that of the moon,
That could brighten even the darkest cocoons.
There’s more to this guy I thought,
Like that of a pearl inside a clam waiting to be sought.
Then in the middle of the busy streets,
Everyone heard an alarming sound, a loud screech.
In the sea of people, my eyes searched for him,
And my ears started hearing loud screams.
Then my heart thumped like a wild horse,
And my sight was shut like doors being closed.
I felt someone rushed to me like Flash the superhero,
Knocked down, I opened my eyes totally surprised on what I saw.
I am caged like a bird in his arms,
In front of us was a mad truck driven by a drunk man.
If not for him I don’t know what could have happened,
I found a knight even if I’m no princess.
And there I was in awe like a child,
Not imagining to discover someone who’s a rare find.
He was like a gold mine waiting to be discovered,
Precious, but ignored and disregarded.
From that night on, to my eyes he was different.
He was a rare piece of mine with a priceless value of no equivalent.
On my way home, I found myself looking back at how my life had been. Throwback Thursday kasi siguro. Hehe, kidding aside, I can smile through every memory whether or not it’s good or bad. And that I could only do because of the love that changed me, the love that continues to change me.
Let’s take a ride down memory lane. I grew up to be a happy kid for the first five years of my life. I enjoyed school, weekend family trips, and daily play time with other kids. Then at 6, we moved to Bulacan for good. The life I had turned upside down. At a young age, I had a fair share of heartbreaks, insecurities, low self-esteem, etc. I looked for love from people. I failed. Even the people I loved failed me. I tried to prove my worth. Looked for my value on the wrong things. Underneath the little girl was a broken spirit. Underneath all the facade was a girl who had been through a lot. I even fell to an embarassing sin, embarassing habits. My life looked ok to people who doesn’t know what we’ve been through. But, deep inside there was a missing piece in my heart. There was a void that needs to be filled.
And then I was introduced to this man by my cousin during highschool days. But I wasn’t that serious with my relationship with him. I had a wrong response to his love for me. The change I had wasn’t firm. My relationship towards him wavered. The problem was me. But, he never stopped pursuing me. He never gave up on me.
Fast forward. Before saying bye to teenage years, I finally fully surrendered my life and my heart to his love. My life and everything in it slowly fell to its place. The void wanting to be filled was completely filled up. I received love, peace, security, and hope. More than those, I have received life and forgiveness. Despite all my pasts, flaws, and weaknesses, he still welcomed me and forgiven me. Actually, he never really left. It was I who distanced myself from him eversince. He never gave up on me. His love met me at my lowest point.
But, I am very willing to share this man to you. What?! Share?! Yes. I want every girl to find the “true love” they had long been searching for.
The man who showed me what “true love” was was Jesus. :)
Now, I have a future to look forward to despite daily ups and downs of life. I have someone who would always listen. I have someone who will never break promises. I have someone who’ll never leave me. I can live life without fear. I still fail. I still make mistakes. But, little by little I am changed by the love He showed me on the cross when He saved me and you.
Now, I can wait for the “Mr. God’s best”, because I have known and experienced what true love was.
It is only by His grace that I experience this love. And it is also by grace that I could stay in this relationship with Him.
All credit goes to Him alone. ♥
We were close yet so far,
Sharing the same sky.
I smile when you twinkle,
Even if the reason was another.
When you stop shining,
My heart starts tearing.
I was your moon then,
And you were my distant star,
Content with watching from a far.
But now’s the time to say bye,
Cause there are more stars in the open sky.