I Have Fallen In Love (With The Same Woman Three Times)

This poem was written by Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino for the late former President Corazon "Cory" Aquino for their 19th anniversary. He was in Fort Bonifacio then, and in his prison cell, he wrote this loving tribute for his wife, Cory. The poem was titled I Have Fallen In Love (With The Same Woman Three Times).

In 1987, Ninoy Aquino Movement head commissioned Jose Mari Chan to set notes on the poem. I Have Fallen In Love (With The Same Woman Three Times)-- the song, was born.

On this day, on Kris Aquino's tribute album for her mom, Cory, she had included the song I Have Fallen In Love (With The Same Woman Three Times) but this time it's sung by Christian Bautista.

This is a very romantic song/poem. Even if you just read it, without melody, you will feel deep, great love of a husband to his wife: The woman that he had fallen in love three times.

Here is Ninoy's "song" for the late Former President Cory Aquino:

I Have Fallen In Love (With The Same Woman Three Times) Lyrics
Written by: Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino
Music by: Jose Mari Chan
Interpreted by Jose Mari Chan and/or Christian Bautista

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 eighteen 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.

Lovely, eh?


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