DECEMBER FLOWERS

Wintry winds may blow and heavily the snow showers in threadbare petals stand tall these December flowers. Like ancient calligraphy, stripped limbs rise to the skies painting prayers; below, the earth shows December flowers. How bleak the landscape, the cold is heavy in the heart Contemplative eyes focus on December flowers. When time has strippedContinue reading “DECEMBER FLOWERS”

RESURRECTION

The fairest flow’r of spring has sprung from the earth, where once it was entombed but by miracle had become that fallen seed’s nurturing womb. In the calm of a breaking dawn, the fairest flow’r of spring has sprung to break the curse winter had wrought on the once desolate wasteland. And all the earthContinue reading “RESURRECTION”

REFUGE

  Let the moon hide day in its light and keep at bay the dark of night to her bosom my wings take flight Weighed by my plight. Weighed by my plight. My old wounds bleed, please stem the tide of bitterness welling inside. The maw of darkness opens wide In you I hide. InContinue reading “REFUGE”

ADAM AND EVE

  Surrounded by beauty, their eyes craved what they thought they were denied. Human hearts are ne’er satisfied. For them, God cried. For them, God cried. From Eden, they were cast away. What lot for hearts that went astray – to bear sorrow in all their days. For hope, they pray. For hope, they pray.Continue reading “ADAM AND EVE”

TEMPTATION

Temptation is an onyx raven plaguing the defenses of my soul pecking, clawing, it circles around me as if it smells carrion within this forest of innocence my refuge and protection It cracks my shield and darkness filters through My bones are bruised My soul is limp but I have not sinned while I resist.Continue reading “TEMPTATION”

WHEN LOVE FINDS YOU

A Lesson from St. Mary Magdalene¬† When Love finds you grab His hands and do not let go When Love finds you empty yourself, love will renew your soul, shining with heaven’s glow, Into Calvary will follow When Love finds you. ~~~ A poem written to remember my patron saint on her feast day, JulyContinue reading “WHEN LOVE FINDS YOU”

A ROSE BY THE LIVING WATERS

“By a voice he saith: Hear me, ye divine offspring, and bud forth as the rose planted by the brooks of waters. [18] Give ye a sweet odour as frankincense. [19] Send forth flowers, as the lily, and yield a smell, and bring forth leaves in grace, and praise with canticles, and bless the LordContinue reading “A ROSE BY THE LIVING WATERS”

EERIE CEMETERY

I used to be very scared of cemeteries. When I was much younger, I would shut my eyes tight whenever I passed by the cemetery in our village. Unlike American cemeteries where coffins are lowered about 6 feet under the ground, in traditional Philippine cemeteries like the one we had in our barrio, coffins areContinue reading “EERIE CEMETERY”