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Live with Enthusiasm
Youth is not a time of life;
it's a state of mind.
It's temper of vigor of a will,
a quality of the imagination, vigor of emotions,
a predominance of courage over timidity,
of the appetite for adventure
over the of ease.
Nobody grows old by merely living
a number of years.
People grow only by deserting their ideals.
Years wrinkle the skins, but to give up enthusiasm
wrinkles the soul.
Worry, doubt, self-distrust, fear and despair,
these bow the head and
turn the growing spirit back to dust.
Whether 60 or 16, there is in every being's heart
the love of wonder, the sweet amazement
at the stars and
the star like things and thought,
the undaunted challenge of events,
the unfailing childlike appetite for what next,
and the joy of the game of living.
You are as young as your faith,
as old as your doubt;
as young as your self-confidence,
as old as your fear,
as young as your hope,
as old as your despair.
So long as young heart receives
messages of beauty, cheer, courage,
grandeur, and power from the earth,
from man and from infinite,
so long are you young.
When the wires are all down,
and all the central places of your heart
are covered with the snows of
pessimism and the ice of cynicism,
then, and only then, are you grown
old indeed, and God have mercy on
"Live everyday of your life as though you expect to live forever."
In Your Eyes
There's a mystery in your eyes
that you cannot hide,
this feeling inside is making you
The eyes are the window of our soul, open it
up and let me in, to know what's within.
When you look into my eyes I can see
a person in disguise that you cannot deny,
here I am awaiting for you to say
I'm in love with you.
Lihim na Pagtingin
Iyong napapansin ako ay lumalayo at
hindi kumikibo sapagkat ako'y may itinatago
Bakit ako nagkakaganito, ang isip ko'y gulong-gulo
Mahal kita, pero ako'y naiirita
Pero mahirap tanggapin at aminin,
na tayo'y magkaibigan pa rin
na ako'\y umiibig sa'yo ng tapat
Maaaring ako'y natatakot
na mabigo at marinig
"kaibigan lang ang turing ko sa'yo"
Sa pagbigkas mo nito baka ako'y manlumo
Aking nakikita ang sarili'y kaawa-awa
na dapat hindi na sinabi pa ang mga katagang
Sa bumabasa ng tula ko, ako'y bigyan ng payo
kung dapat bang ilihim ang aking pagtingin.
I feel so empty inside, do you know what's in my mind
I think now is the time to feel so cold
No one will know, death will blow
closing my eyes will you ever know
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