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I tried to regain whatever
it is that remained from
the shattered glasses
that broke the stillness
of that night.

I tried to smile again
and forget about everything
that makes this heart go into a 
where butterflies flutter in the 

I tried to forget about
that day when the rain didn't 
stop falling
just when you decided not to 

Time will pass.
The white statues by the park
will crumble but not
the memories of the walks we 
have spent there.

Time will pass.
I wish our memories would too.

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  1. Date: 2/8/2011 5:40:00 PM
    sad so sad BIG hugs! Light & Love

  1. Date: 2/4/2011 4:48:00 PM
    nice poem.. happy to read a kababayan's poem here!. looking forward to your poems.;)

  1. Date: 2/4/2011 1:42:00 PM
    Welcome to this site. I know you will like it here. This is a fine writing you have displayed for us to see. I hope there's much more coming in the near future.