Of Lost Love and Poetry

heartaches + words

Archive for the month “February, 2013”

I Fell For You

i took a bite out of the love you’ve offered me,
for you’ve coated it with honey kisses and passionate pleas.
i fell for you and the sweet promises you’ve given,
i could not help but feel like a fool for listening.
i am trapped in the snare you’ve laid out for me,
stupid child, so blindly trusting.
i thought i’ve learned my lesson long ago,
to never wear your heart on your sleeves.
although i do long for kisses sweet and deep,
and soft caresses against my skin,
never again will i be tempted,
by empty words and broken promises.

-Little Ink Elf 020813-



fading memory, fading light,
a shadow of threat and dread collide.
fanning the embers of worry and doubt,
until they blossom into a fiery blaze.
an inferno that dances in her already frayed mind,
burning her every waking thought.
her perfect beginnings melting away,
until fragments of thoughts are all that’s left behind,
doubt filled sentient mind,
colors pale against the fires of trepidation.
feeling lost and alone in her own little world,
waiting for a cup of water to extinguish the flames
of doubt that consumes her,
and waiting still.

-Little Ink Elf 020713-


Someone told me to write a poem in my native tongue which is Tagalog. This is something that I’ve never done for a very long time. However, it was a challenge that I accepted.

Here’s a poem in Tagalog by me. 🙂


umiiyak na naman ang kalangitan.
ang mga hikbi nya’y gumuguhit sa kalawakan.
ang kanyang mga hinanakit kasabay ng mga

dumadagundong na mga kulog,
nakakabingi, nakakapanindak.
umiiyak sya,
pero bakit sila patuloy na nagsasayawan
sa ilalim ng kanyang mga luha?
hindi ba nila alam na kayang lamunin ng agos ng kanyang
damdamin ang kanilang pagkatao?
na kayang buwagin ang mga matitibay na pader kapag
tuluyang pinakawalan ang tinitimping sakit?
di nila dama ang panganib na dala ng nagsusumamong

sa halip sila’y nagtatawanan, nagbabasaan, lumalangoy
sa kanyang pighati.

-Little Ink Elf 020613-

Empty Cup

here sits a cup empty of feelings,
its dust-filled bottom looking forlorn,
its rim crusted with old kisses,
its body masking scars made by trembling hands.

here sits an empty cup forgotten,
outlived its purpose, no longer needed,
others have been battered or shattered,
thrown into the garbage, thrown onto the ground.

this empty, forgotten cup
like love forsaken for another,
its kisses no longer matter,
its body no longer worthy,
used, abused then forgotten.


Will You?

Will you find a place for me in thine arms, my sweet?
This turbulent soul untethered
floating on gossamer wings
fleeing from pain.

Will you hold my weakened body close, my dear?
Scars crisscrossing my mortal self
Blood dripping slowly draining
life from this empty shell.

Will you cry for me when my soul drifts away, my love?
Leaving you with nothing but a wrecked body?
Will you put me aground and weep?
Whisper a token prayer as I rest in peace?

-Little Ink Elf 13013-


Here’s something that I wrote a few days ago that I can’t seem to put a title to it. Maybe you can help me out? 🙂 Comment away and I’ll seriously consider suggestions.


Wrecked from a past that cannot be defined,
curled up on an empty bed, her body lies.
Shivering from the cold yet no one to comfort her
Wishing her tears won’t fall against the satin sheet
whiteness of her new found loneliness.

Battered and broken, trying to put back the pieces
of her life, her love and her dreams.
Her soul weeps a thousandfold.
Where did they all go, her friends, her muse?

Alone in her mind decaying with sadness
gone is the vibrant woman with a tinkling laugh.
Her cracked lips no longer breaks into a beautiful smile,
her gaze reaching inwards to deeper isolation.

Who can reach her thoughts to save her?
Who can wake her up from the darkness within?
Her soul laid bare, her thoughts all a jumble.
Will she perish in the dark, alone and broken?

-Little Ink Elf 012813-


It was a thought that grew in my mind
a thought of you and me together as one.
But this thought bubble of mine you pricked
with your callous ways and your cold treatment.

I am hurt but it’s best to keep it this way
another lesson learned to add to my misery.
Never again will I fall so easily
my heart needs love but you dismissed it so quickly.

If you can’t keep your word don’t say anything
it’s better to act instead of uttering words without meaning
I’ve waited and watched and counted the days
yet your presence I did not feel not in so many ways.

I thank you dear passerby for bringing a memory
of what I thought was love along with its illusions.
Now it’s my turn to break the hold you have on me
my heart needs release but you don’t have the key.

-Little Ink Elf 011713-

Hurt Never More

Tired of all this bullshit
this feeling of being torn apart.
my insides are twisted into a knot
wondering why you haven’t come back.

This tale of ours has only begun
but it seems the attraction is already spent.
I wonder what made you turn the cold shoulder
was it something i said or something i didn’t say last?

My heart you wrenched from me
now you’re gone and never coming back.
What’s left of me I need to pick up from the ground.
Rebuilding these walls I’ve put up
to be hurt never more.

-Little Ink Elf 011713 –

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