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A Way

I am simply lost

 

I admit this and

defiantly do not care enough

to defend it

in any

way

 

I know there is a way to be found

(although knowing is not the same as believing)

 

And I do not seem to be trying to get there

 

For once

I am lost and not searching

for a way

to get further from

right here

 

I will stay in this spot

while my mind goes running ahead

filled with the thoughts and

expectations of what will be

realized when

I am found

 

But the way it will come across

and itself find

 

those places that I wish myself to become a part of

experiences I want to one day own

the person I believe I will become

 

Will ensure its return to me

in a way suddenly

not so defiant

and not so lost

 

 

Inspired by “Shake It Out” by Florence + the Machine

-Diana Tan Domantay 02/29/2012

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Gardens

I think about you

at times

when I am walking along

new paths

 

It is sometimes that

these paths

wind to nowhere

 

And sometimes

I am lucky

to follow one

that leads me to a garden

 

Where the smell of flowers is real

 

And where

the world is vastly green and blue

 

Planted in a welcoming quietness

 

And in the yellow daisies

are the whispers of nearby trees

whom may soon bear fruit

 

Though it is impossible for one

to wait

for their readiness

to leave their branches

 

I understand

 

That I must have compassion in my

admittance that

 

It is difficult to wait for something

so sweet

 

And it is then

I cannot help but be reminded

of the countless hours you would spend

in gardens

that look exactly like this one

 

I smile and turn

As if you were there to speak to

 

I forget that you are not here

 

But it is now

I know

if you were

 

You would be waiting

(perhaps more patiently)

 

somewhere just like this

 

 

In memory of my mother who loved gardens

Concepcion Tan Domantay March 4, 1942-July 25, 2001

-Diana Tan Domantay 03/04/2012

 

Presumed

Now we are adults

staring out into the lives we live

as the ones

who are supposed to know

 

To some extent

it is presumed

that each direction is determined by

a choice we make

 

As we take on

identities

that suddenly feel strange

to be us

 

-Diana Tan Domantay 02/26/2012