Paper Love

Paper Love by John Phrey Claro

Midnight Anthem

The hymn of the wind and the song of the rain

The sound of the thunder and my heartbeat playing a melancholic music while tears cascading

Cracked ceiling and a container accumulating raindrops

The nature is an orchestra during rainy days

Playing my midnight anthem

Waiting for the rain to stop to smell your scent

The aroma of cinnamon on your shirt

Longing for your love and it hurts

Puddle

When the lightning flashes

I can see a glimpse of the memories we made

Looking into your eyes is like laying on the meadow

I let the rain fall on my face so you won’t see a single trace of tears

I sat on the ground and buried my face on my knees

Our picture sank in the puddle as if the memories drifted away

Paper Love

Carved names into the trees

The autumn leaves fell like April rain

Lost like unused words petals of weeping myrtle

Your love is evergreen but you gave me paper love

You left me and now I am the only character in the sequel

This is a never ending quell

The euphoria when we kissed

Your lips tasted like cinnamon

I wished on dandelions a million times

Hoping that the seeds would find you along the way

But they traveled astray

I wish you had stayed

<strong>John Phrey Claro</strong>
John Phrey Claro

I’m John Phrey Claro, 18 years old, born on April 26, 2001. I am a first-year student taking up a bachelor’s degree in Financial Management.

My home country is the Philippines. I am obsessed with novels and poetry. I began penning my own Filipino fiction and poetry at the age of seventeen.

I am a well-rounded individual who lives with passion, dedication, and grace. 

Instagram: @phreyjohn

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