S: Beyond Forgetting
FC: Beyond Forgetting
1: Beyond Forgetting is a moving poem written by a famous Filipino poet named Rolando Carbonell and has become an inspiration for many aspiring poets as well as romance writers.
2: Beyond Forgetting
3: For a moment I thought I could forget you.
4: For a moment I thought I could still the restlessness in my heart.
5: I thought the past could no longer haunt me. Nor hurt me. How wrong I was!
6: For the past, no matter how distant, is as much a part of me as life itself.
7: And you are part of that life.
8: You are so much a part of me.
9: Of my dreams, my early hopes, my youth and my ambitions...
10: That in all my tasks I can't help remembering you.
11: Many little delights and things remind me of you.
12: Yes, I came. And would my pride mock my real feelings?
13: Would the love song, the sweet and lovely smile on your face, be lost among the deepening shadows?
14: I have wanted to be alone.
15: I thought I could make myself forget you in silence and in song...
16: And yet I remembered. For who could forget the memory of the once lovely, the once happy world such as ours?
17: I came because the song that I kept through the years is waiting to be sung.
18: I cannot sing it without you.
19: The song when sung alone will lose the essence of its tune, because you and I had been one.
20: I have wanted this misery to end, because it is part of my restlessness.
21: Can't you understand? Can't you divine the depth and the tenderness of my feelings towards you?
22: Yes, can't you see how I suffer in this even darkness without you?
23: You went away because you mistook my silence for indifference.
24: But silence, my dear, is the language of my heart.
25: How could I essay the intensity of my love when silence speaks a more eloquent tone?
26: But, perhaps, you didn't understand...
27: Remember, I came because the gnawing loneliness is there and will not be lost ......
28: until the music is sung, until the poem is heard, until the silence is understood....
29: until you come to me again.
30: For you alone can blend the music and memory into one consuming ecstasy.
31: You alone...
32: Thanks for browsing my flipbook and hoping that it touched your heart. With much love, Soc