It

It was smaller than a dot
So small that you couldn’t even see it
It was ignored
It was neglected
It was full of wrath
It wanted revenge
For reason unknown to humans
But first, it needed a host
To take control
To execute its plan
But until then…

Then the one showed up
It was so excited
It hurried up and took command
It spread faster than a wild fire
It conquered the world
With such an overwhelming power
Hating everyone it encountered
Leaving sorrow and misery
Telling everyone “LOOK! THIS IS ME”
All peoples were stunned
But there was still hope…

A hope for salvation
A greater might will surely intercede
It will be overthrown
By unity, by love
By trust and by faith
Soon, it will be buried and forgotten
The divine power will succeed
Leaving a reminder to everyone
“So do not fear for I am with you
Do not be dismayed for I am your God…” (Isaiah 41:10)
His power is beyond measure

– March 30, 2020

One With God

When the blue sky is turning into gray
I get lost, always searching for answers
When things get tough and not going my way
It’s the time to pause and say my prayers

When I lose grip on things I can’t control
I question how and why it’s so unjust
I feel I’m farther away from my goal
But I try to let go and put my trust

I rely on the miracle from above
Where I can’t be ignored, I am not odd
And it is all about faith, hope, and love
Then I try, I aim to be one with God

– May 19, 2019

Letter To A Love That’s Pure And True

dear god

photo credit to artistichandsoffaith.com

You’re the source of my strength, You’re the light of my way
You never abandon me even in my darker days
You carry me, You lift me up everytime I fall
This is for the one greatest love that can conquer all

I take You for granted, I sometimes doubt Your answers
I tend to forget Your teachings. I am a sinner
But You are forgiving, always patiently waiting
This is for the faithful love that is overwhelming

So thank You, Lord, for Your love, comfort, and kindness
Help me to know You more to find eternal gladness
Please lead me to follow You, to put my trust in You
This is for the love, the only love that’s holy and true

– August 22, 2017

For Your First Christmas

It’s your first Christmas and I want you to see
Not just the carols you hear and gifts you receive
But the meaning of Jesus’s birth and its beauty
Then share the love and joy to the world we live

It’s your first Christmas and I want you to enjoy
Not just the food and all the festivities
But also the words from God ‎and shout them with joy
‎Then learn the real reasons for these activities

It’s your first Christmas though you won’t remember
I’ll remind you it’s beyond the party and play
Let love live with you not just now but forever
May you experience Jesus in your everyday

– December 17, 2018

The Devil’s Voice

devil's mirror

photo credit to youtube.com (this is probably a screenshot of a demo song)

I hear the devil’s voice
Whispering closely to my ear
Telling me things
That something bad will happen
I’m hopeless, helpless
And all I can do is cry

I hear the devil’s voice
Telling me truths about life
Uncovering all secrets
Showing me the path, the way
I’m amused, amazed
And all I can do is to listen

I hear the devil’s voice
Calling my name
Commanding me to end it all
“It will set you free, find peace,”‎
I struggle, it’s hard to resist
‎Oh God, freedom is so tempting!

I hear the devil’s voice
It’s screaming, shouting at me
Then a light so bright appears
Shattering everything – all is lie
But I can hardly see, it’s a blur
As I break down, I’m on my knees

Oh God, help me please…

– February 27, 2018

Traveling To A Blurred Destiny

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photo credit to pixabay.com

A crossroad? No! I can’t even see a road
It is being in the woods with a blind fold
I’m totally lost, wandering the unknown
Just trusting my senses to lead me to you

And I keep stumbling, falling into the pit
Picking myself up gets harder and harder
But I try to follow the sound of your voice
‎It’s my only guide in this bleak surrounding

As I open my eyes with hope to see clearly
There’s a fog, it’s enveloping the horizon
And all I can do is to pray, to listen
Then continue this journey with only faith…

I’m still stuck somewhere in the woods, in the pit
It’s unlikely I’ll figure my way out soon
But as long as I hear your voice, calling me
I know I’m in the path towards my destiny

– October 2, 2017

Drift Away

let me fly

photo credit to princess-airis.blogspot.com

I am swept… being blown away
In life that I’m living each day
Carry me or give me some wings
Let me fly and see what it brings

But I’m falling… falling into deep
I thought I was ready for the leap
So rescue me, now; save me please
Wrap me with Your warmth; feel Your breeze

Then I’m drifting… drifting in space
Yet this is… it’s my happy place
So let me… let me be with wind
Set me free, let me be careened

– August 14, 2017

Darkness And Light

It is getting darker and darker
Soon, I’ll be blinded by the night
How will I look and see beyond
When the sun is disappearing?
My other senses are alerted
But they have no awareness

It’s pitch black now and I’m scared
Where am I? Why am I left here?
I grab onto something – it’s cold
A metal hand rail for support
I wonder if it’s strong enough
To carry my weight, my cross

The hand rail is leading me
Going nowhere, descending
My world suddenly crumbles
A blurred vision is then shown
My past, my life up to now
Playing in an infinite loop

It’s never ending, I want out
The rail will also soon collapse
I start to sink, struggling in vain
Something below is tugging me
I’m helpless, ready to give in
Then a strong hand reaches to me

It lifts me up, it rescues me
A ray of light is now at sight
Then a face is slowly forming
Now, it’s the only thing I see
It glows, His smile is glowing
It shines, He’s shining upon me

– June 8, 2017

Pag-asa / Hope

Author’s Note: About the pic – sunrise signifies hope, hence, the picture. This is to someone who’s going through so much pain and losing faith. This is originally written in my native tongue, Filipino/Tagalog. Luckily, I had the time this morning and afternoon (at work) so I was able to write the English version. Although, I must say, I have to change some of the words (i.e. not a literal Filipino-English translation) so that it would still sound like a poem.

Filipino and Original Version:

Mundo ay biglang tumigil sa pag-ikot
Gisingin mo ako sa aking bangungot
Paano mapapawi ang aking lungkot?
Maging matatag ngunit saan huhugot?

Hindi ko maintindihan ang pakay Nya
Nagtatanong, nagtataka, sa’n pupunta?
Paano ako muling magtitiwala?
Saan aasa? Wala namang himala

Paano papawiin ang pagdurusa?
Paano haharapin ang umaga?
Muli Mo akong bigyan ng pag-asa
Tulungan Mo akong muling magtiwala

English Version:

The world suddenly stopped from turning
It’s a nightmare, am I just dreaming?
How do I erase all my sadness?
Be strong, but all I have is weakness

I will not understand Your reasons
Where to go? All I have are questions
How will I learn to trust You again?
How to hope when there’s no miracle?

How to take away the sufferings?
How do I smile and face each morning?
Lord, please give me another hope
Lord, please teach me to trust You to cope

– written on May 22, 2015

A Prayer

Lord, thank You for all the blessings –
I treasure every victory, every challenge, struggle, and hardship
Because of these, You paved the way for my true passion
Thank You for the talent and wisdom
Thank You for my loving and supportive family, relatives, and friends
Thank You for the gift of life and death

Now, I face uncertainties at work
I’m aware that life is beyond my daily job
That there are more important things in life than work
But I want to be free from my misery and bitterness
I want my optimism and cheerfulness to resurface
And all the negativity and frustrations be erased

There are things that I can no longer control
And I’m humbly asking for Your guidance
Let Your divine intervention happen, let Your will be done
Please help me accept the things that will materialize
Please help me to trust in your ways
Please help me not to worry about the future and just concentrate on today

Lord, I pray for a new beginning
I pray for patience, courage, and strength
I thank You for this unsureness
As this helps me grow and improve myself
Lord, thank You again for all the blessings
Lord, thank You for everything that goes in my way

Amen.

– written on November 3, 2014