Once in a summer, it was my first time to engage in a work inside the walls of a government institution, namely, Department of Agriculture, for 45 days. I met this lady on her desk, she was so lovely though and smelling at me first. Deep in side, I felt so welcome to the compound.
In the second time around, I was called and employed for their summer job program last April 2010, though the period of days have been shorten, I found it bliss. Again I met her for the second time around. And as the simmer program of Department of Agriculture ended I gave this poem to her as a present…
I still remember when my first visit,
Her warm smile I surely noticed it.
With the atmospheric friendly beat,
In the midst in the summer of 2008.
Since then I wondered why,
In her late 20’s still a maiden lies.
So I’m curious if she want it ever,
For I believed in love she is a giver.
When the summer ended,
And bidding goodbye has been started.
Even though she was silent,
In her heart farewell did lament.
Once again in 2010,
I was given a chance to meet her again.
Now I’m glad and surprised in my heart did linger,
After seeing her wedding ring in her finger.
Now I see in my lost friend,
The joy in finding someone to love it’ll never end.
I was to called her “Manang” because of her tune,
But now hailed as the approachable mama Yvonne.