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Just for Today (Song of the Heart)

Updated on January 12, 2012
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Heart's Song

Just for Today

(Song of the Heart)

Let me sing a melody

Even if my voice has left me

Its strike is as intense as a tremor

Still, it still needs to waver


Let the record sound

For sure you will be astound

It is scratched in giving melody

It is even out of its own sanity


Just let the sonata fill the air

In the flow of life that’s full of quiver

Moreover the body is tired

Still the feelings surged


Let me play my guitar

And it surely gives you pleasure

The chords are strewn to pieces

The heart has been thrown to nothingness


Just be enthralled by the piano

And dance to the tune it gives you

Even if the arpeggio is way out of note

The identity is smirched, moreover smote


Just let the orchestra wail,

To entertain the imbecile

Even if the voice is burned out

Because of the blasted shout


Just allow me, and take heed

My heart’s song has to be ended

To sever this madness

That seems to be endless


Just let me have my interlude

And let the tempo fade slowly

Let all things be all but a memory

So I can regain myself and be in solitude …


Ngayon Lang

(Awit ng Puso)


Hayaan mo muna akong umawit

Kahit boses ko ay parang naipit

Singlakas ng lindol ang hagupit

Pero pilit pa ring kumakapit


Hayaan mo munang tumunog ang plaka

Kahit ito ay sintunado na

Nagasgas sa kabibigay ng musika

Ito ay wala na nga sa tamang timpla


Hayaan mo munang sumaliw ang sonata

Sa agos na buhay nakikibaka

Kahit katawan ay pagal na

Damdamin nag – uumapaw pa


Hayaan mo munang tumugtog ang gitara

Pansamantalang magbibigay ng saya

Kahit ang kuwerdas gula – gulanit na

Ang puso paos na sa kakangawa


Hayaan mo munang pumainlang ang piyano

Umindayog sa saliw na pinaabot nito

Kahit ang kuwerdo ay wala sa tono

Niyuyurakan, nilapastangan ang pagkatao


Hayaan mo munang pumalahaw ang orchestra

Magbigay aliw sa mga bisita

Kahit boses ay paos

Sa kasisigaw, tainga ay nalapnos


Hayaan mo muna, at ako’y pakinggan

Awitin ng puso sadyang may hangganan

At ng maputol yaring kahibangan

Pagsusumamo ko ngayon lang naman


Hayaan mo muna ako, ito’y tuldukan

Ang tempo ko’y pahinaan

Magpahinga na ang aking isipan

Nang matikman ang kaginhawaan...


This poem is dedicated to my student Jomalyn who asked and suggested to give justice to my poem "My Sweet Refrain (Aking Liyag)" by citing onomatopoeia in it...Thank you for the reminder...

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      rlaha 5 years ago from Spartanburg, SC

      Beautiful!! I am glad you explained the poem first in English :).

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Lovely my poet friend...

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      thank you rlaha for admiring the poem...

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      always exploring...thank you as always...

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      It is interesting to see that your original poem rhymed and also contained the word 'Sonata' (a piece played) I feel quite clever understanding one word in your poem. Lol

      You did a great job of translating this, it is so easy to lose the meaning in translation but you did it well

      Bravo

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      oh, yeah Rosemay...because some of our words are borrowed from Spanish language for we were once a colony of Spain...and thank you for gracing my hub and for the wonderful comments...

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      Ailendec Ferrer 5 years ago

      Ma'am it's so nice it feel that the person whom dedicated this poem I think she or he is so in love with each other......

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      sort of dai...but it's gone now...thank you for visiting...

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      nenytridiana 5 years ago from Probolinggo - Jawa Timur - Indonesia

      Is it tagalog? A beautiful poem! I like it. Thank you for sharing raciniwa?

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      ah, yes...it's written in Tagalog actually and i translated it in English...thank you for taking the time to read...

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      This is indeed so beautiful raciniwa and with the music playing so very touching.

      I vote a tender up up and away here my friend.

      Take care and I wish you a wonderful day.

      Eddy.

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      thank you Eddy...yes, i give my all in writing this poem...expressing my heartaches of a love that's lost...and said to myself this would be the day to end this misery...

      thank you for the vote of confidence as always...

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      You are so very welcome and I hope you carry on writing

      forevermore.

      A gift like yours should never be allowed to fade away.

      Eddy.

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      Lovely poem here I will be back to read more, and tnks for checking out mine as well, your so kind.

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      oh, thank you Eddy for the kind words...the encouraging words and for being a big sister for me...

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      thank you Cloud Explorer for the uplifting words...i am inspired to write for more because of great supporters like you...

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      wonderfully written but just read the English version..:)

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      thank you Frank, you don't need to read the Filipino version, they just mean the same...it's my developed hobby to write one in our language then translate later in English...

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      rOBERT hEWETT SR. 5 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      So beautiful Raciniwa, melodic, haunting, passionate. You are a gifted writer. Do you like humor? Read my hub on "Miz Joree First Day In Classroom". Depending upon what grades you teach you might identify with Miz Joree, a real person by the way. Thanks for reading and liking my poem Dance With Me Darling. I am sure you would be a great dance partner. Robert

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      chanroth 5 years ago from California, USA

      Lovely!!

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      thank you Robert...i'll try to see it sometime and see if i can relate to that character...this is a heartfelt poem for it comes from the heart...a personal experience i daresay...

      thank you chanroth for the appreciation...

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      Dan S 5 years ago

      Lovely poem and lovely lady.

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      thank you Dan for visiting and for the wonderful comment...

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Just let me have my interlude

      And let the tempo fade slowly

      Let all things be all but a memory

      So I can regain myself and be in solitude …

      There is so much power and I sense, truth, for you in these words--a subtle and powerful piece of work!

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      Vincent Moore 5 years ago

      Wow I am so impressed with your choice of words in these magnificent verses from your heart. Lovely work from a beautiful soul. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent.

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      Sunnie Day 5 years ago

      Hello and good morning gifted writer that you are! :) Beautiful in every way!

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      Yes Audrey, for me that was one of my powerful poems, i always listen to the sentiments of my soul, thus the forceful outpouring of words...thank you for the visit...have a wonderful day!!!

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      thank you Vincent for admiring this work...and yes, those words really come from my heart and being transferred to verses that formed this poem...have a lovely day!!!

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      Hello Sunnie Day!!!a million thanks to you!!!have a beautiful day too!!!

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