You have not known what you are.
You have slumbered upon yourself all your life.
Your eyes have been as much as closed most of the time.
What you have done is already in mockeries.

The mockeries are not you.
Underneath them
And within them,
I see you lurk...


-Walt Whitman


14.11.08

superman


I
AM THE AIR

that hugs you tight so you can breathe;

the hand the holds yours and yet can let go.

i am the heart of the rose that you love so much;

the sun that casts away the rain of your gray skies.


i am the smile when tears wash away your face;

the citadel that keeps you safe from savages of this rotten world.


i am the ground beneath your cold feet

the home that kindles your weary soul


i am the candlelight of your darkest night

the song that wakes you when the dawn calls


i am the water that bathes you with love

the meaning of the lyrics of your song.


i am the existence that you have forged

the color of your art that lasts forevermore


i am the cigarette smoke that you breathe

the same smoke you spit out that cools your spirit.


i am the story that you make

the notebook of your memories forever kept


i am the soul, which from you, will not part

but just not the one who holds your heart.


. . .

what if one day, i’ll wake up and realize that my heart is no longer mine but yours?
should i wear my red cape, fly and chase your comet? or

i’ll just bury myself fifty feet under the ground beneath you,
drink the kryptonite you brewed,
and stay?

What will that make me?



46 comments:

madjik said...

aba inspired si ron..

keep the love alive! :p

RJ said...

Why bury yourself 'beneath' her?!

Huhmn, with your words - these beautiful and lovely words for her, I don't think she'll remain unreachable up there!

You don't need to put on your red cloak and fly to chase after her, i reckon; because your 'mighty quill' could surely do it for you! [a QUILL is a WiNG feather, right?]

If she'd brewed that kryptonite, poison her heart and veins with your 'powerful ink,' as well!

You don't need to become Superman, because your 'quill and ink' is enough to make you a super man!

RONeiluke, RN said...

madjik: hehe! ganado lang magdrama..hehe!

RJ:woah! thanks for the boost mate :) hehe! i just wish this post is really for someone that exists...hehe! thanks alot!

ka bute said...

huwaw naman... asteeeggg. inspired ka nga 'tol. hehehe. teka, papabasa ko sa officemate ko. sandali lang. matula din un eh. ;)

RONeiluke, RN said...

kabute: ahehe! sinong officemate? yung kausap mo tungkol sa BJ? ahaha! :P salamat!

gravity said...

aaaww. i love this post. bittersweet ang dating sa akin, but i like it. =)

RONeiluke, RN said...

gravity: hehe! bittersweet nga..hehe! thanks! :P

gravity said...

go ahead and profess your love with this beautifully written poem, her heart will surely melt away =)

Dylan Dimaubusan said...

(speechless)..
hmm, how i wish...

btw, why 50feet that's too much ah. 6 feet below the ground lang tayo eh. ehehe, peace.

nice ron, yeh, that girl exists, she is..
kaka-inlab ka naman, este, ito palang post mo.. hehe.

cheers! Ron.

Chyng said...

ay, defensive! hehe

Grabe, what more pa kaya kung may GF ka right now no?

REDLAN said...

i am the existence that you have forged
the color of your art that lasts forevermore- syempre ito ang pinakapaborito kong linya.

kaw ng bago mong header?

Bryan Anthony the First said...

sige nga ron, pa hug nga

woof!

Lance said...

the graphic tree is very haunting.. very well done..

Abou said...

and i am the reader that is awed by the words of this red caped hero.

jamadi9 said...

grabe, ron! join the Palanca Awards, will ya?! ;)

i guess you're in love...with life and all its mysteries! hehehe! ayan ha, i didnt mention anyone in particular! :P

and nope, you dont have to be superman. you are YOU and that's more than OK, dude. ;)

GodBlessYaMuch! :)

RONeiluke, RN said...

gravity: i'm meltinggggg! hehe!

dylan: hehe! mas malalim mas maganda...hehe! cheers!

chyng: defensive ba? hahaha! oo nga noh? hahaha! saka na natin problemahin kapag meron na..hehehe. peace out!

red: ui, xenxa na ang lousy kong ka-chat! hahaha! nkalimutan mo pa kung sino ako! haha! thanks alot :)

bry: hahaha!

lance: astig noh? nakita ko to habang ngbabrowse and i downloaded it immediately..hehe! very haunting indeed...

abou: i am no hero...it's just me... :) thanks!

jamadi9: waa! maam nagcomment ka ulit! hehehe!

nako nman alam natin dalaw kung sino yung gusto niyong i-mention...haha! hindi ako inlove..hopeless romantic lang..hahaha!

thanks so much :)

have a great day :)

Jandale said...

whew! another masterpiece from you! i can relate with the things you write, man! i'm not a guitar god. lolz. i just love playing my old rusty guitar. it's almost like a girlfriend to me. lolz.

RONeiluke, RN said...

jandale: wow...so your guitar's your girl! hehe! i suggest you give it name. that'd be cool :)

thanks! :)

istepf said...

i so love it,, grabe nald, habang bnbasa ko kinikilabutan kya ako! haha.. with the background music and all, feel n feel ko.. hehe..=)

got me wondering though,, kelan kya ko mkkhanap ng katulad mo, este nya, ni superman?.. ;)

(hehehe.. emo..♥)

RONeiluke, RN said...

steph: nako maghintay-hintay ka lang at sa tulong ng mahiwagang veet makikita mo tin ang superman ngbuhay mo..hehe!

someone greater than pepper! ahahaha!

peace out!

miss na rin kita sobra! :)

FerBert said...

parang gusto kong kumanta ng kanta ng the verve.. yung bittersweet symphony..

maswerte yung babaeng pag aalayan mo nito.. :D

RONeiluke, RN said...

i love that song..hehe! from cruel intentions! hehe!

nako maswerte talaga...sana lang dito xa sa planet earth nakatira..hahaha!

mukhang emo yung post mo ngayon ah... but i love it :)

tinay patadyong said...

oh which reminds me i miss writing romantic poems :)

i am a sucker of guys' way of freeing their hearts out with wings, words and wounds.

a poem that i best read by a woman in her bare toes and the rain.

Dylan Dimaubusan said...

wahaha, pareho pala tayong nag-iisip kung dito nga ba sa planetang to nakatira yung hinahanap natin eh.. sana nga matagpuan natin..

kung minsan gusto kong lumipad sa ibang planeta para hanapin sya eh..
can i borrow that cape???

nyaha!

bulitas said...

i felt the pain.
i admire your writing from the heart.
unrequited love much?
take it easy buddy.
=)
you'll find the right person for you someday who will get a tight hold on you despite being the air that can only hug her. =) chillax.

the spool artist said...

love the superhero context of the poem... but teka lang, kaninong version to... christopher reeve or brandon routh? hehehe

you are super ron!

kalansaycollector said...

aw. sarap mabasahan ng ganiyang tula. hehe.

kung sino man iyon masuwerte siya. ;)

KRIS JASPER said...

You are the sunshine of our life?

You are so beautiful to me? Cant you see (ee-ee-e)?


______________________

Hmmm... this is interesting.

ruff nurse-du-jour said...

pa-decode naman please. :-) just kidding.

thanks for dropping by.

RONeiluke, RN said...

tinay: then why don't write romantic poems? hehe! i'm not in love at the moment btw...hahaha... thanks :)

dylan: hehe! hindi pwedeng hiram...rentahan no.ahehe!

bulitas: thanks a lot...no it has nothing to do with me...i was trying to speak in behalf of someone else...hehe!

spoolartist: hahaha! actually yung dean cain version. hahaha!

kalansay kolektor: lung sino man siya, magpakita xa sakin! hahaha!

KJ: ui, nabuhay ka! hahha!

ruff: ahehe..non-decodable nga eh..hehe!

JoShMaRie said...

nakita ko sa comment mo ke kris na tinatamad ka na magsulat. di ko alam kung tama o bangag lang ako. haha. huwga kang tamarin lucas! ang galeng-galeng mo kaya.

-me brewed kryptonite pala? penge naman. hehe. ;)

PROSETITUTE said...

im never good at poem interpretations. but i adore poets :P

those literary allusions, metaphors..
rhythms and rhymes.. astig .:P

istepf said...

someone greater than pepper -- haha,, ryt!=)
(speaking, ngtxt kuya jem one tym, sbi nya mlpit n dw tlga nya mconfirm n my relasyon ung 2, hehe.. wapakels n ang drama ko no..Ü)

ung veet, for special ocasion lng un no! haha, gaya ng mga binyag, kasal, and the likes.. hahahaha..=)

RONeiluke, RN said...

josh marie: uhmm..medyo..i was thinking of a blog break nga eh...basa basa muna.

sige bigyan kita kapag nakuha ko na yung rasyon ko. hahaha!

prosretitute: hehe! hosnestly most of the time hindi ko rin maintindihan mga sinusulat ko...hehe! parang word vomit? haha! i adore poets too :)

steph: ows? pano naman nasabi ni jem yun? hahaha! sabi sayo dapat nagpakalalaki ka na lang. haha! hombre pala habol nun eh..hehehe!

magveet ka lagi, malay mo baka biglang may magyaya sayo ng date :) hahaha!

peace out!

Bry said...

this is how love make us intellectual but can't deny na bopologs talaga pag-desisyon na! hehehe...

very strong words. diko alam kung may nag-eexist pa ba na ganitong klaseng love. kaya siguro we're so into intense love stories, poems, songs or kahit ano pa kasi its almost a fantasy na lang :)

hehehe

RONeiluke, RN said...

bry: i totally agree...people are fascinated with things that aren't real and yet hope for... haha! do i sound bitter? hahaha! nah!

Toni said...

another heartwarming post.:)
I sooo love superman...

reyn said...

This is awesome.


I just wish I could write a poem as good as this.



-Tonton is daydreaming-

salingPUSA said...

love, love , love----like life, it's full of contradictions. And it is if I may say a very difficult act to balance. And if you fail, sometimes, it's your life which will be at stake......

salingPUSA said...

cool banner RON---parang sex feet under, este. six feet pala. keke. getting better through time. lavit

alex said...

hey super blogger!!!!

very nice post!

this one reminds me of gary granada song?? ugh! i forgot the title..

but of course yours is super! okay that sounds wrong... i mean your poem hehe

Denis said...

hala, if you're the one defined in this post, then with no arguments and with no eyebrows raised, SUPERMAN ka nga brother!

apir!

RONeiluke, RN said...

toni: thanks :) hindi ako maxadong fan ni superman. i just love the metaphor :) mas fan ako ni lana lang! hahaha!

reyn: oh...ano na naman ang pinapapantasyahan mo? haha! thanks! :)

saling pusa: i totally agree :) hehehe! it's ironic how an amazing thing like love could virtuality ruin a life...or is it just not love? hmmm...

actually, i was inspired by the series 6feet under! haha! nakalagay kaya sa sidebar? hehe! thanks! :)

alex: talaga? anong kanya naman kaya yun? hehehe! thanks alot alex :) does this mean you're back? :)

denis: ahehehe! sorry hindi eh...i'm no superman :)

istepf said...

hehe.. ewan ko din eh, d ko n kc nreply nun.. haha.. malay ko bang girlaloo din pla sya, d kya halata db?.. hehe.. anyway, naenjoy ko nman ung feeling eh.. todo kilig p kya ko s knya,, hehe.. un ang mhlaga.. ;)

hahaha.. cge issma ko n ang "date" s aking list of special ocasions.. hehe..=)

crushed said...

waaaahhhh..i feel so sad.. :(

eli said...

nag-reincarnate naba si balagtas? hehe..galeng ng words.