Paalam Lola

Hey, guys! Wanna apologize for not being active lately. I’ve been away from the world of WordPress for a long time because me and my family faced the biggest challenge of our lives. I haven’t shared it here yet, but yeah, My grandma, (father side) fought a hard battle after being stroked and just this month of August, she passed away after having a cardiac arrest. I really don’t know what to feel. It felt so unreal. I can’t bring myself to write something about anything. So I figured, I will just share to you guys the poem that I made for my grandmother. And also as a tribute for her. It was purely made from the bottom of my heart and I hope, you’ll appreciate it. Love lots! – A

Basahin mo muna, hindi tungkol sa akin ito;

Naalala ko, noong ika-labing walong kaarawan ko, kumpleto.

May mga pagkain, kantahan, halakhakan, at kwento.

Kuntento, oo.

Pero noong pumasok ka sa durungawan ng pinto; mas dumoble ang tuwang naramdaman ko.

Hindi ko akalaing maaalala mo ang isa sa pinaka-importanteng araw gaya nito.

Hindi kasi ganito,

Hindi kasi tayo malapit katulad nito.

Ngunit nakangiti ka, kitang kita ko ang kulubot sa gilid ng mga mata mo,

Habang sinasabi ang mga katagang ito,

 “Happy Birthday, Apo.”

Naalala mo.

Sa higpit ng yakap mo, alam kong naalala mo.

Alam ko noong mga sandaling yon, mahal mo ako.

Salamat sa pag-ibig, lola.

Salamat sa buhay.

Salamat sa lahat ng bagay na nagmula sa iyong mga kamay.

Mananatili kang buhay sa puso at isipan.

Hanggang sa muli, lola.

Mamimiss kitang tunay.

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