A BEST FRIEND by Cezz

A best friend is always there for you,
Like a shadow will always within you.
Whether you are for an advice or need a pep talk,
Or even a shoulder to cry on.

A best friend is keen and always listens with her heart
A best friend always honest with you and speaks truth.
Even though the truth may not be what you want to hear.

A best friend knows all your secrets and will detailed about you.
Understands your fears and have shares your dreams.
A best friend never stops believing in you
Even you already give up on yourself.

You are my living mirror.
You my shadow that even in darkness never left me.
You are that kind of friend to me.
And no matter what happens, you always will be.

You are my best friend….my forever friend.

The Great Healer

Withered roses can be fool

Withered paradise of promises and chaos can go nowhere in pool

The claps of crowd proclaiming in Sunday’s Best

In His gentle and greatness with complete unconditional love

 

Maybe He is just listening of your wishful thinking thoughts

How critical you are

How crucial you are?

How faith isn’t it?

The line and it’s rope that full of hope and holiness is coming near.

We are savoring the celebration but all of sudden the empire of darkness always ruining our mind.

 

How bad isn’t it?

But the light of glorious surroundings will bind us to lead in Him

 

We can say…we want to…We want to fed up!

I took all the chances you provided but I am not satisfied, indeed!

 

“Son! I have better plan than yours!”

 

Those words…those voices from enlighten ones we heard.

 

We can take lots of medicine to cure our external wound but our mind and soul how?

 

Think but thank You!

Gave up but He Blessed us!

Mistakes but He taught us to do the righteous deeds!

 

He cured us! Not humankind but the Greatest Healer of our all wounds.

 

 

Life

 

Life is an adventure

Whatever its course,

At each bend, at every turn,

There’s a hurdle to leap

Sometimes life may be too

Strange for us to behold

Too complex for our naiveté

To comprehend

Times when the things we want

For ourselves

Belong to another time and space

And we try to capture

Just a semblance of those things

In the time we hold now

It isn’t always easy to answer

The hows and whys we encounter

Why we do things the way we do

Stranger still are

Some of the people we meet…

Just like you and I

There’s more to us than meets the eye

There’s always something deeper

No one could just fathom

Not even ourselves at times

Life indeed can be puzzling,

Mysterious and full of rarity…

Like you were my least expectation,

Now you’re a big difference

It isn’t easy to answer the questions

But sometimes all we need to do

Is just to understand

By: Marichu Fajota Jose

* I wrote this poem about 18 years ago; I also presented this in a Speech-craft session of the Toastmasters Club, Casino de Espanol Chapter, Manila, in 1999. I shared this too on Writing.com, where I go by my username Summerblossom.

A Message for the Youth

 

Youth, you still have a long way ahead
Take your time but use your head
Life is easy if you work hard
Enjoy each day as it passes
Just be sure to leave your mark…

Never take anything, anyone for granted
Youth is not a licence to do as you please
Be daring and adventurous —
That’s your privilege
You’ll learn a lot if you don’t
scoop yourself in
Just remember not to go overboard…

Be gentle and firm with yourself
And with others, too
Remain friendly, but be a friend loyal and true…

Look up, aim high
Discover yourself truly and honestly
It’s in accepting yourself as you are
That you’ll be able to see others
as they are…

Do not try to search for everything
For what is truly yours will surely
come your way;
As you go on with your life
Once in a while try to look back
at where you’ve been
Remembering the lessons you’ve learned…

Remember, too, to bring along some memories
Look at the past and remember
That once you’ve passed this way

Lastly, no matter what Life has to offer you
Give thanks and be humble
Know that if you walk with God
You will never be lost.



Message For The Youth is my reflective sharing of wisdom to all young people whoever they may be…— Marichu – I shared this poem on Writing.com

 

 

 

Poignant Angst

 

One voice failed to catch the wind —

Its words laid out like carpet…

Yet, the waters of the stream might have washed them away

Beneath stones upon stones…

Hence no ripples could they make

To let the mighty wind stop by its side

If only for awhile;

Oh how that soul lies in anguished wait —

As it bleeds beneath the trampling hoofs of its scorn!

                                                                                    — Marichu

Shanghai By The Moonlight

 

 

This is a poem I wrote in 2000, inspired by both Enya and a postcard of a Shanghai Buddhist Temple. Though it is in poetry form, it is also a good example of how to write vividly by using descriptive details that are concrete and specific. Doing so can help our readers use their imagination to see, or hear, or feel what we as writers present in our composition. (my note to students)


Like folded hands steepled in prayer

The Longhua Pagoda solemnly beckons –

Where are the stars that paint the sky;

Only the gentle moon silently casts its light

On the mysterious city of Shanghai…

What a cold, lonely night

As I walk through its snow-laden grounds

And I behold the haunting sight

Of winter trees and stones;

And hues of blue and gray and white

Dance to the eerie sounds of silence…

Upon its lace-mantled bosom

A golden light glows

A solitary glimpse of warmth

For a distant soul in hope

Of Memories and a China Rose…


Poetry Prompt #17 – Dreamflights