Free to enjoy the simple pleasures of life,
Free to find beauty in a forgotten field,
Free to make friends with frogs, butterflies and trees,
Free to fall in love with the breeze,
Free to frolic in the glistening blue sea,
Free to send a pray up to the heavens,
Through cloud filled skies,
Trusting stars wink back and the sun smiles.
God’s universe is His children’s playground,
This is the freedom of faith.
by gilda patricia
Happy 4th of July America! May you enjoy!!
(LETTER TO MY YOUNGER SELF):
Had I known
That only by tomorrow
You’d be grown…
I would have went with
My first urge and instinct
To squeeze all the juice and gusto
Out of life
Before am gone.
Had I known,
I would have played
The part of bystander less
Instead diving more
Into the deep end
Of the ocean
With reckless abandon…
Not even stopping to
Worry if my hair got wet.
Had I known,
I would have ignored
My second more acceptable
To pay close and careful attention
To what other people think.
Thankfully, I’m not
10 feet under yet!
Day 29- Word of the day-gigil (n.) Uncontrollable urge to pinch or squeeze someone
Word High July-30 Beautiful Filipino Words
challenge set by A Reading Writer’s blog, and Doodles and Scribbles
Day 16 word-marahuyo (adj.) To be enchanted
Word High July- 30 Beautiful Filipino Words
Challenge set by, A Reading Writer blog, and Doodles and Scribbles
(This is an expanded version of the poem “Conscious Gratitude” posted June 13 2016)
One day I looked out over the majestic body of water named, The Atlantic Ocean. Feeling very small, in comparison and lost in my own inadequate reverie, I asked myself and the sea, “What’s so special about this body called me?”
And the sea responding rightly, through the channel of my heart said, “Ahhh, you see me! Conscious awareness is your priceless human ability, though seeing past pain, a challenge, and finding gratitude, a choice. Stop now and readjust your vision.”
Continue reading “Me and The Greater Sea”