This #POPCreators entry was submitted by Atty. Ella Balatbat, who identifies herself as “a lawyer by day and a frustrated writer by night.”
She tells POP! that these two poems were created as a way to express her sentiments and frustrations about love and relationships.
“I am single and like many women who have been [a] victim of men and love, in general, have written poems to help release my frustrations.”
Here are two of her poems entitled “Waiting In Vain” and “Our Hearts”
Waiting In Vain
It took me a long time to realize
That you were never going to decide
Either because you loved us both
Or because you were just too selfish
And wanted the best of both worlds
You didn’t want to lose either of us
So you kept us both waiting
Not knowing it was in vain
It wasn’t that I didn’t love you anymore
It just finally dawned on me
That you are taking forever to decide
Not because you cannot choose
But because you just didn’t want to
And I couldn’t be part of that anymore
So I left and gave you an easier way out.
Was there ever a moment that
You thought, hey she could
Be the one
Or she should have been the one
Why didn’t I think of that?
Or why did I not see that?
Or why did I let her go?
When my heart clearly yearns for her
When her heart speaks my name
I know you did
But you will never admit that
Our hearts may
But always apart.
POP! Creator/ Ella Balatbat
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