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A Time for Us

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Denise is a communication student, a poet and a book lover. She enjoys watching documentaries and film.

There are certain moments in our life that we get separated from the people we love even if we don't want to. These, for me, is something that fate is working on. I don't know if the separation's reason is for us to see that the one we are meant to be with is not that person and or by that parting, our love will grow stronger.

Partings are never easy, especially when that person we have parted ways means so much to us. When we are alone, far from that person, we get so much doubt. We ask ourselves if it's worth the time and pain. We often assess everything. It's not something bad actually, because it is redirecting or directing us to the paths we are meant to take. Oftentimes, we are faced with the same situation over and over again until we reach the right route. That's just how life and our search for true love works.


Six years ago, we have avowed our fondness for each other

And sung songs of love that our hearts speak about,

Danced with the rhythm that its beat makes

We've shared peals of laughter and cried a thousand tears

We witnessed each other grow and bloom

Like the sunflowers, we used to admire together

But now separately cruising the boundless blue ocean,

that we desire to stay at when we are sad

It's quite a long time but our paths had never crossed again

I wonder when will we ever see each other again

Even if I can wait for you forever,

The times that we should be together are wasted

We could've traveled the world while in each other's arms

We could have been laughing around at some comical movies we may love to watch

We could've bathe the same beach like we've used to do

We could've been beside one another when we are sad

We could've been so happy while staring back at each others eyes as the spark of love glows inside its mirror

We could have been all that, if there's a time for us

Who's the inspiration?

The person who I've parted ways now is the inspiration of this work. He has greatly influenced me and most of the poems I've written so far. He's someone I am no longer with, but still has a place in my heart and because of him, I've known what it means to love someone unconditionally. When I was with him, I felt like I was the best version of myself.

What made me think of that person?

While I was writing this poem, I was listening to my favorite songs from Westlife, an Irish pop vocal band who debuted on 1998. The song that possessed my emotions while I was writing this work is the song, "I wanna grow old with you." I used to sing this song to that person over the phone.

This is an excerpt from that song;

The time we spent apart will make our love grow stronger
But it hurts so bad i can't take it any longer

I Wanna Grow Old With You by Westlife

How did I organize my ideas while writing this poem?

When I was writing this poem, I was thinking of the old days as if it was a movie I am trying to remember. I organized the things I wanted to write and include in this poem through looking back the first encounter I've had with the person, the times we've spent for each other, the times when we get to know our likes and dislikes to the things that we used to do. It was pretty easy for me to recall those things because the memory is still vivid as if it was a video file I've stored in a computer and that I can replay it whenever I wanted to.

Like most of the aspiring poets here, I got to write my pieces because of my experiences in love and life, my endeavors, hardships and my beliefs. As someone as sentimental as I am, poetry is one of the ways I am able to express my thoughts and feelings. It is with words and poetry that I get to create a world of my own, a world full of fantasies and romance, a world some of you may get to relate.

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