we had found each other
We built a world where our friendship thrives
Blessed to withstand the test of time
Beads of rosary bound as one.
you taught me to trust man again
You opened my heart to world of love—
the world I had long forgotten
Only to feel the pain once again.
You made me experience the deafening outcry
Sleepless nights and nightmares in tears
Never ending heartbeats of pain
Yes, an inescapable misery I wanted to subdue.
we parted ways without formal goodbyes,
Leaving me back to the world where you had found me
You had taught me two beautiful worlds
Only to be left shattered, suffering, and lost
~ Dr. Luzviminda Rivera
Tarlac Province, Philippines