The Day We First Met

When I first met you,

It wasn’t the way,

You looked in my eyes,

With true sincerity of heart,

It wasn’t your charming smile,

Nor your chivalry…

The way you treated me,

Like a lady,

It wasn’t your generous spirit,

Or your down to earth, 

And humble demeanor…

That drew me in.

Truly the one thing,

That got me, “hook line and sinker,”

Was the way, 

You could make me laugh,

 Till my eyes peed!

And here we are now,

20 years later, still together.


-Gilda Patricia


Day 28-Word of the day-halakhak (n.) A loud, uninhibited laughter

Word High July-30 Beautiful Filipino Words

challenge set by, A Reading Writer’s blog and Doodles and Scribbles




Clearing “Love’s Double Vision”


Connecting one’s missing pieces to a lover,

is a mystery of epic sorts;

an elegant dance for two,

matchless and true.


Believe me,

I’m the first to lose my foothold,

to fall.


What a dream to say,

“You complete me.”

I am you , you are me,

 now this beautiful We.


But what happens when that dance ends,

and I get back me; 

claiming all these broken pieces, for my own?


With karma complete,

is it time to retreat?


 If romance has flown, 

do I simply follow her sweet breath,

 out the door?


Or does mature love offer the promise,

of something more?


Selfless, rugged and raw,

this chance so seldom chosen,

to stay and continue to love another.


Christopher Columbus set sail for virgin terrain.

Perchance, I as well,

will discover a truer version of you, 

making our love strangely pure and new.


At least 10 thousand times,

 I’ve looked in your deep brown eyes.

Yet now, for the first time,

I’m seeing you.

-Gilda Patricia