Techivita's Note: This poem I wrote for an English class' publication. Inspired by and dedicated to a certain person who shall remain anonymous on this website.
愛の進化 (Ai no Shinka) [Evolution of Love]
Written by Techivita on 5/19/15
The random stranger that walks past
Who you would never noticed
Had you not accidentally bumped into them
And dropped your belongings on the ground
Like a cliche scene in an anime.
That friend that your friends ship you with,
But you never knew the person they talked about.
Until one day your friends introduce you to them
Hoping that somehow the two of you would get together
And form a ship that could outship all the ships.
That one shy kid that never spoke
Until you were placed in a group project with them.
And you start to realize that
They’re actually quite nice to talk to
So you keep talking after the project is over.
That person you talked to
Randomly on an online forum
That happened to like the same fandom as you,
And is going to a convention you are going to
So you decide to meet up.
There were chances that these events wouldn’t happen,
Thus leaving the pair to be strangers forevermore.
Yet, in ever grueling wheel of destiny
Chance happened to be on your side.
And thus a new chapter of your life has begun.
You start to feel different
As if there is something missing.
Like there was a hole in your heart
You hadn’t known until now.
You start to hear differently
As if a certain voice was the purest sound in the universe
And the closest possible thing to mortal heaven,
Yet they’re only talking to you about homework.
You start to see differently
As if there seemed to be a spotlight on them at all times
Illuminating their features to indescribable beauty
As if they were a god or goddess.
You start to think differently
As if every move you take could suddenly scare them away
Or remembering them when scouring funny photos
During the late hours of the night.
Your senses are compromised
All thanks to hormones
And the little fact that you’re
Falling in love.
I love you in more ways
Than characters can be arranged on a page.
I would write thousands of songs for you
If I could somehow form my words
Into cohesive lyrics,
Instead of my ramblings
In which I call poems:
I love your cute smile and laugh
Your shining hazel brown eyes
That gleam brighter than any sun.
Your soft and lavander scented hair
That changes more colors than those of a chameleon.
And your bass voice that sounds
More soothing than Tom Hiddleston’s.
Your magical ability to always make me smile
No matter how somber or stressed out I am.
I love your obsession with cookie dough
And Homestuck and Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Your love for musicals and barbershop quartets
Your eagerness to go out into the world
And try something you haven’t done before.
Your bravery to endure countless hours of classical music
Just to watch me perform.
Your endless knowlege of math and science
And the fact that you enjoy them all.
However, I hate
Those bitter-sweet goodbyes.
But I know I’ll see you again tomorrow.
And I will wait till then
But for now, goodbye.
I can’t look at you without feeling the pang in my heart
Crying out to hold you in my arms once more.
Memories of the past surface
From the dark reaches of my mind.
I know how it feels to soar so high,
But to realize that your forgot your parachute.
Falling so far and so fast
So that everything around you is a blur.
Your name is engraved on my heart
And bleeds ruby drops of blood and remembrance.
And pours out of me in streams
Of lost memories and tears.
I know you so well,
Yet I must treat you as though
We’re strangers again.
I know your secrets,
Your hopes and all of your dreams
Locked inside of me.
You know my secrets
My darkest fears and nightmares
At your disposal.
So ends the cycle
That brought so much joy and pain
The cycle of love.