And passing through eternity
That’s how he went one quiet afternoon.
Hardly a sound, so smooth and calm, the way he always was
A maverick until the very end.
But nothing ends,
I know nothing ends,
For him whose spirit is free,
For him who has unquenchable desire to live a life so full with adventures both real and imaginary, almost like a child,
Whose dreams were lived in the lives of those he raised, both daughters and roosters alike,
Whose one goal is not to hurt anyone but help others in his little way.
In riches, he did not have much,
But in stories lived, in battles won, in soaring intelligence, fun, laughter, wit and love,
he had a lot to share.
I see him smiling with his handsome rooster, up there somewhere, contented with the life he’s lived and the memories he’s made.
Tonight, I miss you ever so fondly, my Tata (Father).🌹
~30 Apr 2016, Rowena Isidro, pic by Daniel
I thought about doing something ‘light’ for a change. A lot of girlfriends have said most of my poems make them cry and so, here goes….hope it puts a little smile on your lips.
Poetry featured in the book of poetry called ‘The Forsaken Muse, A Woman’s Journey from Sorrow to Hope’ ~ *
You know I am no pin-up girl, vital stats quite ordinary
I fumble and am clumsy
Not the best cook in the kitchen either;
Driving is not my cup of tea ,
and street direction am hopeless in.
I laugh and smile too much
Cry at the silliest things..
Always teary-eyed, mushy, a softie
Known to dance non-stop crazy.
I wear quirky clothes that seldom match
Throw me a ball, I may not catch.
I don’t pretend am a vamp in bikini…
And oh dear, sexy high-heels are not for me.
So why me, my sweetheart?
I guess I don’t seem like the best girl around.
But I have love though,
Lots and lots of it,
and smiles that never run out for you.
I love people, love life,
I don’t pretend,
I am real, unsophisticated in fact,
But more than anything, I believe in you.
I’m your number one cheerleader, you might say,
But sweetheart, I guess you knew that anyway.
* you can order in Australia thru FB website ‘The Forsaken Muse & other writing’
or through amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Authorhouse.com worldwide.