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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Long Distance Affair

I never really cared about the glances that you threw my way once in a while.
I was keen on the others that paid me no mind.

Until one day curiosity hinted me of you.

More than surprised, I was intrigued.
Confused even.
You don't seem to belong.
Then why the attempted connection?

I played along and returned the favor.
We both played around with our eyes.
Until you became a habit of mine.
Too easily acquired yet difficult to break.

Eventually you stepped it up with a half-smile.

I just couldn't ask for anything more.

I will not ask for anything more.

Detached and guarded, that's what you are.
While careful and coward I settle.
We both understood that was the farthest we could go.

You showed your effort and so did I.
Yet they were all weak and undependable.

For you stayed there as I waited for you here.

Better this way, I thought

Stepping it up will make
your presecence common,
your glances normal,
yoru half-smiles annoying.

Better this way, I know

when your prescence is appreaciated,
your glances exciting
and your half-smiles satisfying.

You remain,

my lover from afar.


RONeiluke, RN said...

it takes a giant leap of faith to go through a long distance relationship. it takes a love so strong to pull this feat off...

very well written.

but sometimes we tend to ask for more right?

Mugen said...

Is your secret admirer from the same floor or an acquaintance in the pantry?

joaqui_miguel said...

@roneiluke,rn: Thanks. :)

@mugen: We were both from the same floor until we moved to another building. Now I share the floor with his girlfriend and he moved up. hehehe I still think that she is just his beard. I might write more about our "dates" from afar. lol

Keitaro Hanazawa said...

Uy, lover from afar. Interesting yan ha! At least hindi stalker di ba?

Chyng said...

in this case, never assume anything ah. just enjoy the kilig moment! ;)

Tristan Tan said...

hmmm.. lover from afar huh? *kilig* ;)

Aris said...

"sana kahit sa hangin
maidampi ko ang aking halik;
sana kahit sa panaginip
madama mo ang aking pag-ibig."

your post inspired me to write this for someone na minamahal ko rin from a distance. senti haha!

nice one, joaqui! :)

joaqui_miguel said...

@keitaro hanzawa: hehehe Right. Interesting indeed. It lasted quite for some time. Pathetic, i know, but it was fun. lol

@chyng: I did, every single moment while it lasted. :)

@tristan tan: :) hehehe Indeed!

@aris: Thank you. :) Can't wait to read that entry of yours. Heads up please, ayt? Thanks! :)

dazedblu* said...

I've been thru tht exp.. and like they is really diff to maintain the casualty of having trust and the thinking tht you own him(her) for part reasons.

Hay... XD

Anonymous said...


It's good to be back. hehe

Is this the same person as before?

Goodluck Dude!

joaqui_miguel said...

@dazedblu*: True, difficult but it was kinda fun. hehehe Thanks for dropping by. :)

@carlo: Hey, man! Welcome back! I missed your entries and comments as well. lol Where have you been? :)

Nope, this is a different guy. This one is my officemate. I was into him for months last year. The guy that you prolly referring to is so last month. lol I am so over him even before the month of September. Told you, I will be. Looking at him now, we are so not compatible physically. He is so small. And when I see him with my friend, I can't help but laugh.(no bitterness just plain ridicule) lol I might write about this instance which I thought was the time I really moved on. :) Thanks for dropping by. :)

Mr. Scheez said...

Been there. Done that. Hahaha =)

Mahirap ito :(

joaqui_miguel said...

mr. scheez: I know. lol :)