Just Say ‘I Love You” Before It’s Too Late

When you were still young and innocent,

still uncertain of the world’s impediment.

You look up to them with great endearment.

As if without them, life will be full of torment.


Do you remember your first bike ride?

It was your Dad who taught you how to stride.

He guided you all the way, he didn’t leave your side.

Until he heard, “I can bike without being terrified!”


How about your first day of school?

When you thought all teachers are cruel.

You asked your mom just to sit beside your stool

Until finally you can follow the classroom rule!


Now that you are already old enough,

You prefer to be with your friends with a lot of “stuff”.

You think that with your parent’s, you are handcuffed,

Then you tried to enjoy life until it finally gets rough.


You left home and literally live on your own.

Enjoyed life; and their counsel, you condoned.

Until you reached life’s professional milestone,

But emptiness in your heart you have sown.


You thought that money could solve that emptiness.

Worldly friends, vices, and a lot of madness;

Then you realized, you’re alone in great distress;

Without your friends, and your life’s a real mess!


It has been years since you left their side,

You remembered your parents’ love alongside,

Until finally, you come home as you decide

To finally be at your dear parents’ side.


As you walk down the porch of your parents’ gate,

You reminisce memories of your childhood’s state,

Then you saw your parents, with their smile so appropriate

You ran towards them! Hug them, with a hug so intimate!


Their tears fell as they utter, “Child, you are not that late,

now that you’re home,  let’s start with a clean slate.”

My tears also fell, as I say, “Sorry if I procrastinate,

But first I want to say I love you before it’s too late.”

5 Comments on Just Say ‘I Love You” Before It’s Too Late

  1. Ainee
    July 13, 2011 at 11:07 am (10 years ago)

    Nice poem ate Audrey! I was planning to write an article about saying ‘I love you’ before it’s too late but I think you wrote ahead na…hehehe. I like your poem more. It’s so nice!!! 😀

    • Audrey
      July 13, 2011 at 12:14 pm (10 years ago)

      Thank you Ainee! You may still write that article 🙂 mine is a poem naman… 🙂

  2. littlegumiho10
    July 17, 2011 at 10:29 am (10 years ago)

    It is so awesome!!!

    By the way this is cian ma’am……

    • Audrey
      July 17, 2011 at 1:23 pm (10 years ago)

      Thanks Cian! 🙂

  3. prakash
    June 28, 2012 at 12:01 pm (9 years ago)

    You need to get a “Share” button here. This is worth sharing a thousand times..


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