Monday, October 15, 2012

Familiar Face


The club was brimming with patrons. It was a surprising turnout for technically a Monday morning. There were groups of friends drinking and dancing. Couples enjoying their time together.

And a lot of single men.

As the night was early, some were still busy preening themselves. A number craned their necks and surveyed the crowd expectantly. And a few cruised the dance floor, already on the prowl.

A man with a bottle of beer sat in front of the crowded bar. He stared sadly at his reflection behind the bartender before shaking his head and breaking into a bitter smile.

There were so many lonely souls seeking attention, but he just sat there, deep in thought, at times cupping his face with his hands. He left after a while, unmindful of the smiles and eager stares as he passed by.

I silently wished the guy well from afar. I didn't know him from Adam, but I had worn that familiar face of sadness and regret myself, a few times too many.

10 comments:

Shenanigans said...

ang drama nito ah..

Mac Callister said...

sana kinausap mo siya maybe he needs a company...

~Carrie~ said...

awwww...

Tim Smithson said...

That guy might be ME. Capping my hand, figuratively explained.

I could sense his agony and pain. I know what he's going through,

nyabach0i said...

awww. shet sana hinug mo siya. hehe.

virkky mums said...

aww. that's really something, right? feeling a particular someone's sadness/pain.. even if that someone o=is a total stranger..

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Mugen said...

It could have been me.

Nah, I'm good at hiding what's beneath. You will most likely find me - literally - wasted at the heart of the dance floor. Lol.

Lately, I move to places without announcing my arrival. Just like my detour at BED. Maybe next time, when you return here in Manila.

Cheers. :)

Kane said...

Did you dance?:) and hold hands and kiss like you were 17 again?

I hope you guys had fun in Manila. :)

K

Yas Jayson said...

This just broke my heart.

Sean said...

@shenanigans: haha oo nga...

@mac callister: naku shy ako eh. kasama ko asawa ko tapos baka akalain ni lonely boy na nagka-come on ako sa kaniya

@carrie: :)

@tim smithson: aww. i hope you're doing ok now.

@nyabach0i: tulungan mo ako, sabay tayo. ang laki niya kaya di kaya ng isang tao lang :)

@virkky mums: hey thanks for dropping by. yeah, i was able to relate to his pain. been there before.

@mugen: na-tempt nga akong tanungin kung blogger siya kaso shy ako :) dapat pala sa ledge ka namin hanapin next time! :) we went to bed, obar and chelu 3 straight days kasi sobra nag-enjoy asawa ko. pagoda cold wave lotion.

@kane: hi kane! yes we did, and i was trying to check if you were in the crowd haha! you're the only blogger i'd be able to recognize from your pics. too bad i missed seeing you.

@yas jayson: awww...

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