Sheldon Allen Saluta

Rookie (December 26,1991 / Davao City)

Yesterday And Today - Poem by Sheldon Allen Saluta

I once been fragile and dull
Everytime you walk away, I became like futile doll
You didn’t even look at me and say “hi”
Ignoring my presence, I’m feeling like high

I can’t imagine myself
Hypnotized by your vindictive spell, forgetting myself
And thought you could bring light to my life but no
‘stead you darkened my world, I became emo

Wait! But that was just before
I’ve been gotten myself awakened, bringing my right lore
No more tears on my face, covered me from shame
No more pains in my heart, blathered me from blame

I am free from misery
Free from your direct rejection, no more melancholy
Astonishingly, I can start a new life
Life without hates and life with goals, not for strife

Dare me! I can face you now
Can stand with a great proud, condemning myself from a vow
Vow that you will not affect me from your stares
Vow that you will not weaken me from your blares

If we ever meet again
I am a new ME and not like before – sitting with pain
Definitely, I will never be the same
Not probably, I will never be the same


Comments about Yesterday And Today by Sheldon Allen Saluta

  • Gold Star - 5,655 Points Tiku . (8/22/2015 10:10:00 AM)

    Her presence makes all the difference between yesterday and today. Liked it. (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Silver Star - 3,516 Points Jaishree Nair (8/22/2015 5:47:00 AM)

    Brushing aside darkness and moving towards light. Everyone has a right to live their own life rather than be submissive and be spurned like a cur.To break out from such a relationship requires courage. Well penned Thanks (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 8,854 Points Ramesh T A (8/22/2015 12:40:00 AM)

    The difference between yesterday and today the poets well about his lady in this poem. He was miserable before, but after seeing her he has gained confidence he says he is sure! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kim Davies (3/10/2010 11:03:00 AM)

    I love how you progressively become stronger with the develpment of this poem Sheldon, taking back your power until finally - you are in charge. This is the kind of poem that can give hope to everyone feeling weak and destroyed. Time is a great healer, there is always light at the end of the tunnel and you express it so honestly and positively here. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 116 Points Prince Obed de la Cruz (3/6/2010 1:39:00 AM)

    nice style of rhyme and meter you have here.... i think it's kinda unique (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Emerald Eyes (3/4/2010 4:44:00 PM)

    C'etait SUPER! ! .> It was super :) :)

    You amaze me everytime you write..
    Love it...10.. + + hehe :)
    'Yesterday and Today' - AWESOME READ..

    p.s Im emo gone Bright lol.. Nice positivity: L: P: D (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 542 Points Almedia Knight-Oliver (3/4/2010 11:22:00 AM)

    I like your poem 'Yesterday and Today' used as a metaphor for personal change...a 10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 51 Points Naseer Ahmed Nasir (3/4/2010 9:50:00 AM)

    Keep up the good spirit, Sheldon. Best Wishes. (Report) Reply

Read all 8 comments »



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?



Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 4, 2010



[Hata Bildir]