Be Careful

16 Apr

When neon lights meet the waking sky
And the birds won’t stop winging
When the stereo of the first jeepney you ride in is playing your song
You will remember him

You will remember the smell of his deoderant mixed with sweat
Which knuckles he torn before he laid down next to you

His peculiar snore and inability to understand sarcasm will escape you
You won’t remember his inferiority complex
How he beat your understanding nature into you
You will focus only on the taste of his skin
The way he fingered the hair out of your eyes
How he left you for Someone Else

Someone Else with more money and lower expectations
Someone Else with newer and more interesting insecurities
Someone Else with a penchant for tolerance and a younger body

Someone Else

Someone Else has a lazy eye and a recurring case of crabs
Someone Else enjoys disco music at some psychedelic club
And the company of old men with shrivelled dicks and fat wallets
Someone Else is a sea sponge who mistakes patience for understanding

Fuck Someone Else
Fucking Someone Else is never advisable
Not because you don’t know where they’ve been
But because you have a pretty good idea
And one of those places is a cheap frequented motel

Forget about Someone Else
Find Another Person willing to take your shit and turn it into fertilizer
Use that fertilizer to grow a garden
Cultivate that garden and cook you a nice vegan meal
Thereby making you eat your own shit
But not in that “eat shit and die” sort of way
Another Person would make you eat shit and live healthier

Another Person would be willing to put up with your nervous breakdowns and tears
Take those tears and bottle them
Wait for them to ferment into dreams that they would then drink with you

Actually that sounds kind of over the top for Another Person
Let’s pretend Someone Else said that

Another Person would hide behind doorways and attack you with kisses
Hold you like a grudge

Someone Else will tell you
that if you keep your chin up your eyes forward your head held high
Another Person will find you
Someone Else will tell you to smile
That if you keep pointing that best face forward it will stick
But an eternal optimist is cursed forever to see the bright side of things
And despite what Someone Else will tell you
Seeing too much brightness will make you go blind
You’ll be stumbling around The Wrong Paradise
Another Person’s image burned into your retinas

Another Person is never under the appropriate sofa cushion
Doesn’t join Planetromeo or other pro-cyberhustling sites
If you keep checking the refrigerator when the light goes out
Another Person won’t be there
Another Person is hiding under a pile of your missing socks
Behind you when you look both ways while crossing the street
Another Person is in your front pocket next to your keys
Waiting for you in the last place you’d think to look
Because if you keep looking for Another Person
after you’ve actually found them
You’ll end up with Someone Else


18 Responses to “Be Careful”

  1. ??? April 17, 2010 at 2:48 am #

    hmmn.. ang ganda..

    hahahaha!!! i always grasp my breath every time i read your posts… hahaha!! english kase eh..

    nahihirapan ako.. alam mo bang best in english ako nung grade one?..

    hindi na ako grade one. 😦

    • Sak April 19, 2010 at 1:32 pm #

      grade two na? hihi. palabiro ka tlga ????

      di ko magets ung username mo..

    • ??? April 19, 2010 at 1:41 pm #

      ayan nah..:-D lumanas na ang katotohanang ako talaga ang base at hindi kung sino sino dyan!! muwahahaha!!! hahaha! Sak.. daan ka sa Bhay ko ah?… Pakisama mo na si Esmina.. miss ko na siya..:-D

  2. machongbutiki April 17, 2010 at 5:26 am #

    gusto ko si adelle.. lalo na ang kanyang chasing pavements. panalo!!!

  3. machongbutiki April 17, 2010 at 5:27 am #

    poem mo ba to? hehehe. o ano. kmusta na ops? anong balita?

    • Sak April 19, 2010 at 1:32 pm #

      wla maxadong bago sa life ko. etoh emote parin ng emote..

      – damsel in distress –

      • jason April 20, 2010 at 1:41 am #

        -damsel in distress-

        yan ba yung kanta sa today was a fairy tale ng gelpren kong si taylor swift? Lol

  4. jason April 18, 2010 at 2:26 am #

    Sak…kmusta na!! dalaw ka naman sa site ko hah nagbalik na ko eh! 😀

    teka play ko muna youtube.. hindi ba lyrics ang mahabang talata sa ibaba?


    tungkol sa someone else…

    are you expecting someone?

    na duamting sa buhay mo… ngayon na?

  5. jason April 18, 2010 at 2:28 am #

    2nd base ako! SECOND base!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    • ??? April 20, 2010 at 12:15 pm #

      koreksiyon: third base ka na…

  6. maccallister April 19, 2010 at 12:55 am #

    di ko nakilala si adelle jan!buti nalang familiar ako sa voice niya dahil sa chasing pavements!

  7. jason April 19, 2010 at 1:26 pm #

    o nasan si sak.. where you!

    • Sak April 19, 2010 at 1:30 pm #

      here without you…


  8. slaveboi April 20, 2010 at 3:05 am #


    Did you make this? 🙂

    • Sak April 20, 2010 at 12:11 pm #

      yeah. nkarelate kaba?

  9. kaye April 21, 2010 at 8:48 am #

    nice one! napaisip ako…ang bitch ni someone else… hehehe…with recurring case of crabs, and enjoys the company of old men with fat wallets and shrivelled d*cks. Even I don’t want to end up with someone else…but another person…the type who becomes the wind beneath your wings…yun ang maganda.

    emote pa rin as usual…for whom did you write this, anyway?

  10. Mr. Nonsense April 26, 2010 at 4:40 pm #

    parang barry manilow…

  11. maelfatalis is in the sky with diamonds April 27, 2010 at 12:26 am #

    I love adele too!

    And oh, your post made me feel bitter. LOL.

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