Should I say goodbye?
Yet for a short time,
You have been there
Serving as my inspiration
To write such,
To discover a new person within me,
To stand up steadily once more.
Should I let go
Of the jewel that had showed me
What life should have been?
Being with you
Would have reversed falling tears
And formed a new warmth of light and love
That I will never let go.
From the start,
Dreams of us did not occur.
And suddenly, as I looked around—
A realization that I should stop.
Your eyes get me lost in the trail
Leading top doubts, confusion, and silliness
That I want to get over with.
The past months were just imagination,
And it seems that I can’t live a day
Without seeing your innocence
Yet they say you are selfish.
As I close my eyes to forget,
You are everywhere
Chasing my thoughts away
Until the dawn of the sun
The songs of farewell touch my heart.
And it hurts that everything is completely unfair—
As I sit and think about you…
Acknowledgment is due to Charcoals (SY 2002-2003), the English literary folio of Benguet State University-Secondary Laboratory School, where the poem was first published.