It was a portal, clearly as I remember,
It was strange, completely strange,
I saw a fruit, wrapped up by its vines,
I ripped it off out of wonder,
It excited me,
I tasted it, I devoured it,
I felt it slowly drifting through my blood,
I felt it turning from vein to vein,
I felt it conquering my body,
I became numb,
I became weary,
I was asleep the next thing I knew.
A glitch was in my eyes,
I woke up, and saw everything,
I saw it changing.
Every fantasy I once knew has withered,
Every happy ending has taken out of the story,
Every color has shifted from one to the other,
And every little thing has shivered into pieces.
Everything was not the way I saw it through my own lenses before,
I don’t know how it happened, nor where it’s bound to go,
All I know is that it’s just the beginning.
There’s a song that reminds me each second of where I belong.
A wonderful melody that brings back vibrant memories shared all along.
A rhythm that pictures those places, those wondrous places.
A beat that reminisces those smiles and those laughs.
A song that puts me at the verge of shedding tears,
Because I remember everything, I remember everyone,
And I know it’s not going to be the same,
I could barely produce the words to put here, because no amount of it will express how my life have been filled with the colors of joy by the people I never expected to meet and become truly clung to.
I could not imagine how my life might have gone the past couple of weeks were it not for the comfort of the company they’ve given me.
Even if it was just in a short span of time, it didn’t feel like it was. It was like I’ve already known them since time immemorial.
I’m more than thankful to have been blessed with this company. I’m more than glad for another friendship built. I’m more than happy to create those blissful memories.
[Photos are not mine, all credits to Sofia Ramirez.]
It was hard to bid farewell because I knew it was going to be the saddest. It was a pinch in the heart to go my own way, because I knew I was about to have such wondrous memories left. I was filled with sentiment finding my way home, because everything was of nostalgia. Emotions were flooding beneath me, almost bringing me to tears. It has always been the thing I hated the most my entire life, goodbyes.
But then I began to realize it wasn’t something I should cry a river for, it was something I should have my lips stretched for a smile, that I should be glad I’ve become a part of a rare experience.
And though it only lasted for a while, it wasn’t just all that it’s worth because it turned out to be something I’ll never forget for the rest of my life. It was worth the while.
I was bringing with me the smile I’ve withdrawn from the whole journey, depicting the happiness it has gotten me.