Sunday, August 2, 2009

I Have Fallen In Love (With the Same Woman Three Times) - A Poem Written By Ninoy For Wife Cory

"I Have Fallen In Love (With The Same Woman Three Times)", was a poem written by Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Jr. for his wife Corazon "Cory" Aquino at Fort Bonifacio on October 11, 1973 for their 19th wedding anniversary when the former was a political detainee.

It speaks of Ninoy's love and admiration for his wife and how he has continually fallen in love with her through their nineteen years (at the time) of marriage.

The same poem was set to music by Jose Mari Chan and recorded it in 1989. According to Mr. Chan, he was approached by a good friend Cecille Guidote Alvarez sometime in 1987 to put music to the poem. What he read was a beautiful and heartfelt tribute from a man to his wife that inspired him to compose its melody in a very short span of time.

I Have Fallen in Love with the Same Woman Three Times was included in Jose Mari Chan's diamond record awardee album "Constant Change" and has recently been recorded by Christian Bautista to be included in a tribute album currently being compiled by Kris Aquino for her mother.

Posted below are the lyrics and video to the song:

I have fallen in love
with the same woman three times;
In a day spanning 19 years
of tearful joys and joyful tears.

I loved her first when she was young,
enchanting and vibrant, eternally new.
She was brilliant, fragrant,
and cool as the morning dew.

I fell in love with her the second time;
when first she bore her child and mine
always by my side, the source of my strength,
helping to turn the tide.

But there were candles to burn
the world was my concern;
while our home was her domain.
and the people were mine
while the children were hers to maintain;

So it was in those 18 years and a day.
'till I was detained; forced in prison to stay.

Suddenly she's our sole support;
source of comfort,
our wellspring of Hope.
On her shoulders felt the burden of Life.

I fell in love again,
with the same woman the third time.
Looming from the battle,
her courage will never fade

Amidst the hardships she has remained,
undaunted and unafraid.
she is calm and composed,
she is God's lovely maid.

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