Maliit Paruparo

July 27, 2015
By EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
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To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.


Unnoticed,
unseen,
unheard.

 

Yet I noticed you.

 

I know how you feel,
little butterfly
flying on the shores

 

of the beach,
of the lake
that I'm facing;

 

I know how you feel.

 

To be seemingly stuck
in the middle
of feet walking on sands;

 

Silver in the gold light,
and small
as you fly under feet.

 

It's what I've felt as a child.

 

You seem to be stuck
in the middle;
I know that familiar feeling.

 

Yet you fly,
despite people
walking on top of you.

 

I need to fly,
fly even when
people walk on top of me.

 

I need to be like you.

 

Tall,
seen,
and heard;
flying
and not stuck.


The author's comments:

{Written on July 27, 2015}


"I see souls, so many souls at so many times. What I don't know is if someone sees my soul. Sometimes I feel as if my soul is unnoticed, unseen and unheard, when I notice and see and hear others' souls.
I'm frightened that no-one will see notice, see, hear my soul. All in all, I'm a little frightened that no-one will see and hear my soul.
But I shouldn't be frightened of that. Such a silly fear that is. Fear is silly, haha; but not true fear.
Not true fear."


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on Aug. 3 2015 at 4:28 pm
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
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To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

Thank you so much, @Guise. I have only started writing a little bit in Tagalog, so you telling me this helps me very much. I will remember what you said. Thank you for helping me, and thank you for reading my poem and commenting. :)

on Aug. 3 2015 at 4:25 pm
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1492 comments

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To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

Thank you, @Nightingale74. Thank you so much for it means a lot. :)

on Aug. 3 2015 at 11:08 am
Nightingale74 PLATINUM, Beavercreek, Ohio
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"When you need something to believe in, believe in yourself."
"A poem unwritten is only a thought; unshared, unsaid..."

Beautiful poem Emily! I loved reading it, and I felt that I could relate quite a bit. I always love seeing your work up on Teen Ink! :)

Lunch SILVER said...
on Jul. 29 2015 at 11:04 pm
Lunch SILVER, Manila, Other
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"There is always something left to love." – Gabo Marquez

Just a friendly note on the title: In Tagalog, depending on the last letter of the modifier, you ought to attach either a "-ng" or insert a "na" between the modifier and the element it modifies. In this case, a "na" between "maliit" and "paru-paro" is required, thus making it "Maliit na paru-paro". If the modifier ended in a vowel, then we would add a -ng, e.g. "Griyego(ng) manunulat" (Greek writer) A pleasant read nonetheless! :)




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