i want to be the man

August 4, 2011 at 1:00 am 17 comments

Walking Couple

Every poem has a story and it doesn’t always have a happy ending. This poem was inspired by someone who went away. I wasn’t hip, daring, and open enough for her to stay. then I was, then I’m still is. 😦

i want to be the man
i don’t want to be just friends
i want to be one with you
as the sky melts into the ocean
but if i tell you
you’d think i’m such a clown
and dismiss it with a frown

i want to be the lover
i don’t want things stay as they are
i want to bond with you
as the ink in your tattoo
but if i tell you
i’d see the knitted brow
i’d see magpies stealing the show

would it help if i beg the wind
to whisper softly in your ear
that like waves heading to shore
love can’t wait any longer
but oh, you don’t seem to care
you remain deaf to my pleadings
you cause my heart to despair

i want to be the real deal
i don’t want to just fade away
i want to be always close to you
as i am to you now
but if i tell you
you’d say i’m funny even when i’m broke
then squeeze my hand gently as we end our walk


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Heads Up Most of Our Worries Never Happen

17 Comments Add your own

  • 1. sub  |  August 5, 2011 at 9:17 pm


    • 2. plaridel  |  August 8, 2011 at 10:22 pm


      thanks… pain can be a great motivator.

  • 3. Judy Marie Santiago  |  August 8, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    This is sweet. How I would want to be the girl that this man’s talkin about. πŸ˜› How’s everything? Me I’m trying to put up a novel by posting per chapter of it (in installment) in my blog. I hope you have read the first two that I have written. πŸ˜€ Let me know what ya think! πŸ™‚ Thanks, plaridel. πŸ˜€

    • 4. plaridel  |  August 8, 2011 at 10:23 pm


      unfortunately, not everybody thinks like you. anyway, just got back from a trip. sure, i’ll take a look at your obra maestra once things get back to normal at my end.

  • 5. AC  |  August 9, 2011 at 12:46 am


    parang sinasaksak ang puso ko pagbasa dito ah. haha. πŸ˜€

    haven’t met a man as profound as you.

    • 6. plaridel  |  August 9, 2011 at 8:45 pm


      “haven’t met a man as profound as you.”

      in reality, it maybe the other way around. 😦

      • 7. AC  |  August 10, 2011 at 2:19 am

        awwww. *hugs*

  • 8. SkippyHeart  |  August 11, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    oh wow, if it’s meant to be maybe you’d see her again someday, somewhere, somehow…there goes the hopeless romantic in me hehe! πŸ™‚

    Great poem btw!

    • 9. plaridel  |  August 11, 2011 at 8:58 pm


      maybe, maybe not. but i don’t keep my hopes high. 😦

  • 10. Wendy  |  August 18, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    sad but really sweet!! nice poem!

    • 11. plaridel  |  August 18, 2011 at 8:23 pm


      glad you like it. as the saying goes, better to love and lost than not to love at all. </3. anyway, just tinkered with the wordings a little bit to make the poem suits my inner ear better.

  • 12. fradgeebots  |  August 22, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    There something in me that wants to say; “I feel you.” Hm. Anyway, it’s a great poem! πŸ™‚

    • 13. plaridel  |  August 23, 2011 at 9:33 am


      that’s encouraging! maybe i should write more poems. πŸ™‚

      • 14. fradgeebots  |  August 24, 2011 at 8:56 pm

        :)) I’m looking forward to that! πŸ˜€

        • 15. plaridel  |  August 25, 2011 at 8:24 am


          i’ve already posted a few in this blog. check my read my poems page.

  • 16. ladynimue  |  August 26, 2011 at 6:43 am

    I so liked this one ..
    I generally like reading your blog even when most time i do not comment ..
    Its so honest and simple πŸ™‚
    Keep penning …

    • 17. plaridel  |  August 26, 2011 at 2:55 pm


      coming from a true poet like you, i feel honored. i’ll continue to write as i see fit.

      by the way, remember the picture of a woman by the lake holding balloons? i’ll be using it in a poem. i’ll post it as soon as the wording feels right. πŸ™‚


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