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Morning Poem No. 10

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Standing here, by the lavenders’ nest
Breathing in beauty, sighing admiration
Seeing the sun cresting in the fresh,
Bluish sky — Ah, Inspiration! Inspiration,
You fail never to enfold me every morn!

El Sol y La Luna

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He was the East she has longed to hold
She was the West he has never known
The tik’s and tok’s the clock has cried
It was Time who made their tearful divide!

His Awaited Trip

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His eyes, bleary and tired
He closed them once to find
For a while some peace
Away from hustles and hurries
He opened them, only to see,
“Oh, I have missed
My most awaited trip!”
He cried, and did he mourn hard!
But the city wind whispered,
“Boy, wait you must,
And worry you must not.
It may be a trip not meant
For you to grasp and take.”
His eyes, once bleary and tried
He kept them open, he realized
“I have learned, faith we must;
Things happen accordingly
To those who believe and trust.”

The Wait

She waits
She looks down
Oh, it sure is lovely,
The scene!
The brightness of beauty,
The yellow and green!

She waits
And at times,
The cold wind visits
And at times, hunts.

It sure is arduous
To fight the cold!
It sure is arduous
To fight the beauty
Of temporal bliss!

But while she is here
She will keep her faith:
The glory of things
Yet to be seen
Is beyond the sufferings
Of the battle she is in.

She knows
She learned
That glory is
Worth the wait.

Ode to The Mountain of Arayat

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Mt. Arayat, you have slumbered
Your days from Holocene, numbered
But your Grandeur,
Oh that God-given majestic stance
Your Grandeur,
In its own, majestic way
Makes the weary unencumbered!

Morning Poem No. 7

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Sweet sunrise
Morning breeze
The rays that hug
The winds that kiss
Kvell!
‘Tis sheer bliss
Be thankful!
‘Tis an added day
Of quietude
Of peace

Keep the faith amid the rain

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For the past few days, rain has been the constant company of us, Filipinos. Cups of coffee and greetings of concern give warm to our households.

Little as this may be, here’s a gentle reminder of how we should not lose our faith to the One who can soothe this stormy kind of weather.

May He keep us all safe!

Sanctuary

Under Thy grace
Under Thy care
Thy humble servants
Found safe haven
Stronghold, refuge
Placid place

In Thy sanctuary
Living serenely
Thy humble servants
Praying fervently

‘May we never be
apart from Thee!’

The Great Helper

Faces–
Sober and staid
Traces
Of fear, pain
Remain
Steadfast in faith
Somebody–
A Great Somebody–
Is there
To always
Help and aid.

A Man I’ve Once Met

Once I met a man
Whose house was filled with gold
And decorated with his brilliant works of old
Clocks ticked, I saw him once again
He firmly held on a cane of sorrow
Then looked at my eyes and cried,

“I missed the chance to share what I own!”