Posted in Shutterbug Blues, Verses

Love in the Good Old-Fashioned Way

"The Romualdez House" - Pandacan, Manila, 2012 (Edited with Snapseed)
“The Romualdez House” – Pandacan, Manila, 2012 (Edited with Snapseed)

once

there was

romance:

doe-eyed

maidens

peering through

windows;

enamored swains

singing

heartfelt tunes

as if

their very

souls

melded with

melody,

merged with

lyrics

honeyed

beseeching

yearning

for a

glimpse

of a

hand

waving shyly,

a bit / of lace

fluttering

in greeting,

perhaps a

face

downcast eyes

lips twitching

at the

corners:

flattered

appreciative

appreciated.

 

once

there was

romance:

lovers waiting

patiently –

no rush,

no fuss,

none of

the brashness

the abruptness

of this

jaded

of this

impetuous

day and age;

when kisses

were worth

waiting for,

when an

embrace

meant everything,

when love

meant forever.

 

where

have those

days gone?

will they

ever return?

does love

still mean

anything

in this

maddened

impatient

impersonal

world?

 

i still

hope

i still

pray

it does.

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Author:

Midge started her career in PR writing at seventeen when she began drafting documentaries for a government-run television station in the Philippines. Since then, she made a career in advertising and public relations which ended earlier this year. These days, she works for a corporate governance advocacy in Makati. Aside from what she does for a living and her poetry, she has turned her home kitchen into a personal culinary lab and is currently working on another novel.

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