I am always fascinated on the power of lyricism and poetry. This poem is inspired by stories about experiences at Silliman Bea
Songs that meant something to me have become irrelevant
And, I only have few good friends left to sing with
Life is lonely when your older
I once thought this was not true
But sadly, it is, and it’s colder
And now, when all is too late
I wish I’ve done something to escape
Presently, I feel like I’m trapped inside a void
Where I’m powerless
I can’t even hear my own voice
Time, I had it
Freedom, I’ve lived it
But what I failed to do
Is to spend time and freedom
In something that can make me alive and happy
Now that I only have few choices left during day dream
I value more on my blessings
But at the same time feeling the drag of regrets
Thus, to anyone who needs to read and hear this
Live your life with Happiness and Purpose
It’s the only way to avoid being me
Wanting to turn back the hands of time
When slowly, it’s becoming more and more difficult to breathe
© 2021 Erl Sua
Erl Sua (author) from Philippines on July 20, 2021:
Hello @Chitrangada, I'm happy that you like my work.
When I wrote this, I was listening to early 2000 punk rock. And it made me reminisce moments which I could no longer bring back.
And from that emotion, I pieced words together. . .then "pooof" out goes the poem.
And again, thank you for the comment.
Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on July 20, 2021:
Nicely expressed poem, with some wise words. An important reminder, that if we have to do something worthwhile, the time is now. So that, there are no regrets in the later phases of life.
Thank you for sharing this valuable message, through your well composed poem.