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


15.3.10

dark blue

















Break the goodbye,


Strip the lie

That satisfies the doubts

Pulsating on my hands,

In my heart,

Drumming for truths it lacked;

Contracts for facts

It will seek but will not find—

A bent fate, curled unkind.



Time swings back

And forth then back to you;

Wielding light, breathing fire

In a world dark blue of memoirs

That you slice;

A piece spliced with yours

Then flies out the window,

To where I’ll never know.



Will you follow?

Leave the shallows of the heart?

Say yes.

For I am drawn, drowned

Down to the bottom;

Dry mouth slacked for rain

From the clouds you bring;

Casting shadows,

Silver lining into my soul,

Fire ablaze in a heart,

Digging roots burning deep

Down to the bones

So long alone.



Fracture the lies

And goodbyes then fly

To graze the sky—

Borderless and infinite.

When I knock on your door

Drop the weeds on the floor,

Open up and take flight

With me into the night

As twined hands fight the unknown,

And brave closed doors for love—

A truth that sets us free

Blinding all reason, our eyes

And in the end, to see.







7 comments:

Chyng said...

bakit ang galing mo magsulat? di nga? pero nurse ka right? no offense ka pero di ba journalism dapat kinuha mong course?

Manech said...

Oh this can very well be a song. I'd be interesting to put some melody into this. :)

jei said...

Uhmmm...ano daw? 'Kaw naman Ron, minsan masyadong nosebleed ang pinagsusulat mo. Kailangan ko pang ulitin eh. Uulitin ko ha. Comment ako again, hehehehe.

Oo, tama si Chyng. Dapat nag AB English ka o di kaya nag MassComm o nag Journalism. Pero ba't ba ako nakikialam? Eh sa gusto mong mag nurse eh!

WINDOWLAD said...

Very interesting poem... a pleasure to read!!!:)

Mangyan Adventurer said...

so sad naman... I don't like BLUE...


GREEN ako.. Go for Gibo! Haha!


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havenlei said...

I felt the touch.. *huuug* hush now..hush.

jonathan said...

I can feel the longing though just written words for it is in your power to write that makes it alive. Great job!