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05 July 2015

Poetry: Three Poems by Gabriela Alexandra C. Tayag

Here Lie the Words

Tonight, I weep for the words that died
In silence.
Small utterances I muttered
In obsolescence.

I weep for the little laughs that I suppressed
That turned to shivers when you glanced;
            When my reflection in your eyes
            Has borne intrepid alluring lies.

I weep for the tiny tears that trickled down
That glazed my body as we danced
            To the melody that only I could hear,
            To the beat that pierced my veins with fear.

I weep for the whispers that my lips have sealed
While in your voice I was entranced,
            As you unleashed your soul into my universe
            I helplessly succumbed to this amorous curse.

I weep for the truth between the lines I spoke
That froze and passed upon a chance;
            For as of old, some stories would be left untold
            In your eyes, my love, my story never will unfold.

For I have crushed the words tonight,
In silence,
And the echoes drowned
In obsolescence.

From Nowhere

And then there it was
From Nowhere it appeared
Where Nowhere is a place
Inside my heart

An abrupt aching
Stubbornly dissipating
All my sanity

And then there it was
From terse and subtle ways
Where terse and subtle ways
Speak endearment

A sweet yet bitter yearning
For felicity

How gaudy it was
The curve upon your lips
As you mockingly spilled
Sheer affection

Stepping on the brakes
When my eyes began to roll
Onto your lips

How taunting it was
You, deploring my touch
While touching me deeply
Enslaving me

Sensitizing me
Through a penumbra of sorts
Emotions in the mist

But then when I looked
Into your eyes, I saw
No trace of yester mist
But a tear drop

Like you loved me so
And you wished for me to know
But you let go

And then there it was
Your love that sneaked a throb,
Sneaked out and left me robbed,

Like you needed me
And then you just said hello
And then you let go

And so here is love
In Nowhere it exists
And Nowhere is a place
Inside my heart

Constantly longing
To profess itself to you
From Nowhere.

The Ceiling

I saw a light on the ceiling
And tried to touch it with my hand
Only to find out it’s not there
And that it’s only in my mind

I leaped for it so freely
Only to find out how I’m bound
I marveled at its beauty
Only to find out I am blind

And so I closed my weary eyes
And tried to open them again
And this time I saw nothing
But felt from deep within

There is no ceiling;
There is no light,
No illusions that mask the sky.
Now I can leap and run about,
And I can even fly… 

Gabriela Alexandra C. Tayag, known to her friends as Gabo, is an avid Pablo Neruda fan. Even though a newbie and still in search for her own style, she confesses her love for the avant-garde. Gabo is a simple government employee now, who, every now and then, turns to her paper and pen to escape to her world of emotions.

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