Tag: Poem

R.I.P. DILG Sec Jesse Manalastas Robredo

You will always be remembered for your country’s service

No longer in our life to share

but you will always be present in our hearts

You are a great politician

You speak of the people

Your legacy must be followed

For the betterment of the country

Good-bye DILG Sec Jesse Robredo

Source Photo: Jim Paredes          

Sunset and You

Sunsets and You

Sunsets are not a rare commodity

they come and go every night
so i compare you not to a sunset
for you come once in a life
your beauty surpases the colors of the sky
painted anew each night by angels on high
for god himself has sculpted you
he made it so your only seen by few
and you do not hide from the moon
as all the sunsets do
rather you shine bright under its silver light
and you dance all night
you do far more than any sunset would
more breathtaking than any sunset could
sunsets have moved and inspired all man kind since forever
but you move me each moment, to a love that sunsets could never

Location: Pasacao Beach, Camarines Sur Philippines



It’s like being a kid again

In my friends garden

A little oasis

Is it heaven

Or just a peaceful place

To ponder about life

And its simple pleasures

A divine bliss indeed

Love Is Like A Flower

Love Is Like A Flower

Love is like a flower, beautiful and bold,
If this love is not nourished, it can be hard to hold.
Love like a flower, grows in the same way,
It blossoms and changes with each passing day.
Love is the tiny seeds that grows in our heart,
Hoping this love is a brand new start.
And when this flower shrivels and goes away,
If it is cared for it will bloom again someday.
If the love we felt seems to die,
With patience and hope we will find it again
In another`s eye.
So when love seems hopeless and you are afraid to try
Think about the beautiful flower under a blue sky
Love is like a flower, and it will grow to be,
A beautiful bouquet of love that will last all eternity. 

Source Poem: 2000 LLLee 

Source Photos: My uncle’s garden






It’s Cinco de Mayo,

a Mexican celebration

and commemoration

of pushing Napoleon out of Mexico.

A slight breeze

tickles the green, orange and white fringe

strung over the plaza.

Vendors are setting up their booths:

BBQ brisket burritos,

smoked turkey legs,


pork rinds”¦.

No vegans are in sight

and no French is heard.


Source Poem: Comingholidays.com

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Orchids of Mayon Volcano

A Wild Orchid 

We are all flowers in the garden of the world.
Some of us are daisys dainty and bright.
Some of us are poppys,with sweet contagious laughter.
If there was a flower for you,
Youd be a wild orchid,
So full of life,colors alive,
Sprinkled with scarlett and purple,
Explosions of colors racing through your petals.
I was walking in a garden,
Looking for a flower with a soul like yours,
A free spirit,so intense and vivid.
There were many flowers,
The tulips were always telling me to stand up straight
and not open up too much.
The violets were deep but when watered with love closed up.
The rose was too perfect in every aspect.
Then there was you so unique and wild.
A orchid with a soul different from them all
different to touch,to hold,to look at.
You took my wild colorful side,and let it live.
Set me free with your fire
I dream of finding you again,
discovering you again,
Theres far to many daisys in life.

Source Poem: Lanie Alexandria Costeas 3-18-92

Me and my niece ventured out in Cagsawa Ruins earlier today.  The last time I was there was 20 years ago..Back then, it was just Cagsawa Ruins and a guard house.  Now, all I saw was shops selling native abaca products and orchids along the backdrop of Cagsawa Ruins and Mayon Volcano.

The Cagsawa Ruins (also spelled as Kagsawa or Cagsaua) are the remnants of an 18th century Fransican Church, the Cagsawa church, built in 1724 and destroyed by the 1814 eruption of the Mayon Volcano.

Serenity Poem


“The woods are lovely, dark and deep
But I have promises to keep
And miles to go before I sleep
And miles to go before I sleep.”

– Robert Frost (1874 – 1963), U.S. poet

(Mt. Apo*, Davao, Philippines, 1979)

entranced by solace of the mountain,
lulled by verdant trees of tranquil twigs,
i sense cool mist embrace me
in the stillness of the leaves.

early birds sing morning anthem
as tapestry of sunrays in shifting shades
garnish the foliage…

enthralled, my woes flee as the fading fog –
respite from dullness of mundane routine.

amidst the suffocating serenity

i rest!

– between
recreation and occupation
is decision.

– between
vacation and vocation
is option.

(c) 1979 Chito L. Aguilar

* Mt. Apo, the “Grandfather” of Philippine peaks, is the highest mountain 
in the country.  Rising 2,954 meters, it straddles Davao del Sur and North Cotabato 
in Mindanao.  Mt. Apo is home to the endangered Philippine monkey-eating eagle.


1st blogger and follower I met in person. Serendipitous indeed. He is a published poet and the Director of DTI Trading of Legaspi. His book of poems is called Shifting Shades and in-betweens “Reflections@50”…All his poems can be found on his blog Shifting Shades.

I did not post a picture of Mt Apo but instead post a picture of Mt Mayon since we met in Legaspi trading office..The picture of Mt Mayon was taken earlier today in Embarcadero Harbor in Legaspi Albay and the picture of us was taken yesterday while checking the Magayon Festival.

You are special Poem [Guest Post fr 4valentines4words4poetryforyou.com]

never give up dont worry each day
we all get tested in life each day

keep smiling and stand tall
life is worth living even if you find it a bore

we all have something to offer the human race
we all have part to play in this amazing play

smile in the morning smile at night
the warmth will glow with heavenly light

and life will be better and life will be bright
as the lord made us all special

and gave us all a guiding light

By: Kevin Newman

Source Photo: Elena Kalis

I would like to say thank you Kevin of 4valentines4words4poetryforyou.com for the wonderful poem he wrote to me about my mother on my missing you post. Will never forget this from the bottom of my heart. These are his words:

1st Poem:

A beautiful tribute
to your mum who loved you
your kind words like a beautiful sweet tune
a mothers love will never die
she has only moved over
to the otherside
she will always be there with you
smiling down and caring too
you may not see her
but she can see you
her warmth is there
and her memory too
as these dark clouds
will soon pass and sun will shine again
your smile will return and happiness
once again untill it does
remember those days
of smiles and laughter
and happy birthdays
these are what will help you through
as your morn your wonderful
mother and her beautiful memorys too

2nd Poem:

And there she would be waiting for you
her beauiful smile lighting up her face
her warmth and beauty in all its grace
awaiting you at the top of the stair case
to give you a warm hug
with lots of her love
the angels would dance and sing again
and bring you togther
once again
the heavens would light up
with a beautifull glow
as you and your mothers
love would show

      “No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.”