| As I lay in bed tonight
I shall think of happy thoughts of you and me.
The times when we walked hand in hand,
On the road we wished wouldn’t come to an end.
When we leafed through the pages of our favorite book,
When we gazed at the streams of faces that come and go our way,
When we shared beautiful stories over a cup of coffee,
When we simply smiled radiant smiles.
As I lay in bed tonight
I shall recollect the times when we hurt each other,
Times that were calloused by our pride and indifference,
When we let go proud words that bruised us,
When we caused more pain than we can take,
And tears were welling in our eyes,
When we chose to be silent,
While waiting for the other to say “Sorry”,
And the quiet sound of hurt was left unspoken.
As I lay in bed tonight,
I shall pray to God for good things to come . . .
That He may give us,
STRENGTH to combat our doubts and fears,
OPTIMISM to see the bright side of life,
COURAGE to rise above our quandary,
HOPE that we could find our rainbow’s end,
and LOVE to last our lifetime through.
And as I lay in bed tonight,
I shall think of you . . .
And wish that you were thinking of me too.
– Irish Gonzales
Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines.