Love, Lies and Loneliness

Written by Tristan Jett Ong

I once had a dog I called Loneliness
I shared him with everyone but they all got depressed
No matter how his hair is styled and how he’s dressed
The people around us all just got stressed

So I got a new dog and I named her Lies
With both of them there no one got teary eyed
I let Lies take the spotlight while Loneliness stayed at the back
There was nothing but cheerful and positive feedback

But Loneliness grew weaker a bit day by day
No longer can he come with us just to play
One day i came home to see that Loneliness had died
The best friend I had for years who was always by my side

But before Loneliness died the two had conceived
Lies was pregnant and I couldn’t believe
I may have lost Loneliness but my heart swelled with joy
What name better than Love would I call this sweet boy

Love was a happy-go-lucky little pup
And Lies was a mother people could only dream of
But it didn’t take long before Lies left the earth
And again my poor heart grieved with sadness and hurt

But then I remembered that Love was still there
I cared for him deeply, took him everywhere
Though it was’t true love but was just a disguise
A love fathered by loneliness and nurtured by lies

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Your touch brings me ripples of excitement

Your voice makes me forget my sleepiness

I crave your hug the way I crave coffee in the morning

I long for your kiss, every minute I utter your name

 
It’s a strange thing, these feelings you bring

I forget what I went through whenever I hear you say “I love you”

In times of discomfort, your hug I’m sure would be my only cure

And hell I know I wouldn’t sleep properly at night without hearing you say good night

 
Things have changed ever since you came back

I started to forget every bitterness I said about falling in love

You see, the things I do for you, it’s a new version of me

A version which I think is better than what I used to be

 
I love you, I’m quite sure of it love

Don’t ask me why, for a day of explaining might not be enough

I love you, can’t you just accept it for now?

Then let’s spend every day showing how we adore each other so much

Iyong mga Mata

Kay sarap titigan

Nakakabighaning pakinggan

Ang mga mensaheng nilalaman

Ng iyong mga matang madalas mong ipikit sa katotohanan

Pigilan mo mang pilit

Itago mo man lahat ng sakit

Sa puso’t isipan ko’y di mawawaglit

Ang mga nakasalaming tuwa, hiya, lungkot at galit

Sa kanila, mukha mo ay kay saya

Binubulag at binibingi mo sila sa iyong mga tawa

Nilulunod mo sila, pati na iyong sarili sa mga kwentong masaya

At sa sobrang galing mong magtago, lahat sila iyong napaniwala

Lahat sila, pero hindi ako

Na sa gitna ng iyong pagtawa, mga mata mo’y lalabo

Sa pagpigil sa mga luha mong pagod na rin sa pagtulo

Na ang bawat biro ay senyales na madalas ay gusto mo na ring sumuko

Ang halakhak, pati palakpak, sumisimbolo ng bawat mong pagkakabigo

At habang lahat sila magiliw na nakikisayaw sa iyong tawa

Naroon ako sa sulok, nagmamasid, at aking nakikita

Na ang iyong mga mata

Isinisigaw nito ang mga salitang pagod ka nang bigkasin pa

Tama na, ayoko na

Tama na, ayoko na

Tama na, ayoko na.

Pangalan Mo

Isinulat ni Kezia Jiao

 

Pangalan mo, kasing banayag ng relihiyon ko

May kislap sa mga mata ko tuwing nakikita ko ang pangalan mo

pero katulad ng pangalan mo may nagmamay-ari nito

 

 

hindi sa akin kundi sa kanya

wala naman akong paki-alam kung sa kanya ka

pero sa tuwing nakikita ko ang pangalan mo

tila parang litratong nagbibigay alaala sa mga sandaling magkasama tayo

 

 

Alam ko sa bawat mensaheng natatanggap ko galing sa’yo

walang kislap walang kinang ang mga sagot mo

hindi katulad ng pagtingin ko sa bawat letra ng pangalan mo

 

 

Sa tuwing nakikita ko ang pangalan mo lumilitaw sa listahan ng mga mensahe ko

may pintig, may bilis sa tibok ng puso ko hindi mawari hindi maintindihan

pero alam ko sa sarili ko na hangang pangalan lang ako

 

 

pangalan mo hangang dun na lang talaga siguro

ayokong umasa dahil alam ko masasaktan lang ako

dito na lang ako sa reyalidad na kung saan ang pangalan mo

ay parang anino ng aking kahapon.