But how can I not smile,
when every time I look at you,
I see you fathering our children.
A quarter century passed in a blink of an eye.
Laughter, sweat, and tears became impossible to count.
But even with the uncountable arguments, heartbreaks, and tearful nights,
I have received even more blessings, joy, and love.
Because from birth, the greatest gift I have ever received is love.
“What would you like to get as your birthday gift?”
The thing is I never prepared an answer for this.
A gift is a sincere thought.
That the gifter sees this item and thought,
“she will love this” or “this is just the thing for her”
The best part of receiving a gift is the suspense as you open the wrapping,
wondering what this person decided to give.
It could range from anything cheap and useful, to something branded and expensive.
But you would never know unless you decide to open the wrapping.
I have asked God for many gifts,
many gifts that He decided not to give.
Not because He did not want to give,
but because He has a better gift.
A gift that He knew would be just the best for me.
A gift that was unexpected when I unwrapped it, but God knew that I will love.
A gift that God knew that I will take care of.
A gift that will last a lifetime.
An early birthday gift for me,
is the day you were born.
Past, present, future.
No matter what stupid mistake I did,
or what stupid decision I took,
here we are, again.
The past year has been a joyous wonder.
The present is just filled with eager.
For the future I don’t need to ponder.
I have loved and learned,
and so I will continue to love and to learn.
The past is unchanged,
the present will pass,
but tomorrow is going to be okay.
For my love that stays, thank you.
For my love that stays, see you.
For my love that stays, I love you.
And I hope to stay with you for all tomorrows.
In this crowded place,
I see so many faces.
I went looking in different places,
but really all I wanted to see is your face.
In this beautiful city,
the wind runs cold and dry.
Neglecting the summer sun,
all I wanted is to have some fun.
Streets and alleys inspired me,
so did Victorian buildings and vintage things.
I was lost in this Paris-like city,
but you were my home, this my heart feels.
A touch of hand saved me from loneliness,
even if I don’t wake up next to you, it is okay.
If there was one thing missing, it was your smile.
But it’s okay, maybe I’ll see you next time.
When did it start I never truly realised,
but I know I have decided,
that amongst everything else in this world,
all I want to see is your smile.
Only your smile gives me strength,
only your smile makes me understand,
how loving someone truly feels.
Justice is not about truth,
it’s about getting the most convincing story up front.
But what is the truth?
When what we feel is different from our front.
And the truth does not even matter anymore.
Believe what you have to believe to make you happy,
even if it’s not the truth.
Because we all want to be happy,
and sometimes we don’t need the truth.
So the truth does not even matter anymore.
I know you know it’s not true,
but really what can I do?
If I can’t bring happiness to you,
then let me remove myself quietly from you.
So please, go after the happiness you deserve.