Ang Ampalaya at Pagibig

 
Love is compared indirectly to ampalaya. Lovers are caught in situations like quarrels, misunderstandings and arguments that sometimes lead to break ups and heartaches. One of the lovers or maybe both may feel BITTER about the situation. 

Kawawang gulay. Walang kamalay-malay na gulay. Masustansyang gulay. Bakit? Everytime na may nakikita ako sa mga posts sa social media sites hindi ko maiwasang mapansin ang #ampalaya, lalo na sa mga nakaexperience ng hiwalayan. ‘Yung nang-iwan may nahanap agad kapalit kaya yung iniwan sobrang bitter sa situation. Pwede din namang naudlot na pag-ibig. Yung nanligaw pinaasa si nililigawan na gustong gusto siya. Then all of a sudden, mawawala ng parang bula, hindi na magpaparamdam. After a few days, makikita ni nililigawan si manliligaw na may pinopormahan ng iba. Actually, napakarami pang iba’t ibang situation ang nakakaranas ng bitterness. Pero kawawang gulay, damay.

Come to think of it, love, by default, is bitter. Parang ampalaya. Kung baguhan pa lang sa kusina, hindi pa talaga alam kung paano ang proseso ng tamang pagluluto ng ampalaya. Trial and error. Experiment. Through time and experience, mahahanap na ang tamang technique sa pagluluto. Balang araw, hindi na mapait ang resulta. May sarili at kakaibang sarap na hatid.

From the Bottom of my Hypothalamus

FALL FOR ME AGAIN

It’s been a long time since we’re together
Same old feelings
Same old emotions
Same old reactions
Feels like a routine to me now
It’s not that I’m getting tired
It’s not that I’m complaining
It’s not that I want to snicker around
It shouldn’t be your concern
Because I know that you know
The loyalty and fidelity that I’ve invested
All I want us to do is to rekindle the fire
Like a burning desire
Let’s continue
Let’s fall in love again
Fall in love all over again
Whatever it takes
It should only be US.

From the Bottom of my Hypothalamus

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Hope for Love

I always dream
Of having the best things in life
But life has taught me
That not everything
Not all person
Live like in the fairytales.
I have learned to accept
That not everyone will treat you right
That not everyone can reciprocate
That not everyone can respect.
Despite of this imperfections
I have learned to love
To love my mother
To love my husband
To love my kids
To love my friends
To love everyone
And
To love myself.

Photo Source: Erwin Maique

From the Bottom of my Hypothalamus

JUST ONE

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There can only be one
My one and only
Just stay
Let’s pray
Be loyal
Laugh
Cry
Everything
Anything
Let’s keep it this way
Quiet and serene
Though the rain is pouring
Warmth is felt from within
Let’s wait until morning
Til the dawn is breaking
No promises
Just listen
Feel my heart pounding
Let me also feel yours
Same rhythm and harmony
Beating as one
In Love
Forever