Happy New Year

Photo by Marites Avisado-Responte

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “New.”

by Marites Avisado-Responte

I made an effort to let go and keep things in 2014.
Did I fail or succeed?
Who could tell?
Did I fall short on anyone’s expectations?
I’m sorry.
Who’s to blame?
No one.
Either the circumstances or the people
were intentionally involved .
They come for a reason. To prune and let me grow.
I looked back how did 2014 shape me.
I traced back how did I gather forces to keep myself going.
I realize my weakness teaches me to choose better decisions.
My strength gives me courage to crop out grainy backgrounds.
The hurts and happiness are probably painted differently.
But they are just adjacent rooms.
I may sit or lie down there for a while in varied reactions.
But no regrets at all.
Anyway, the blue and red always blend in harmony.
The 2015 is here to come.
Few minutes left to say goodbye to 2014.
The pages of days and months unfold endlessly.
So goes my way to lead a life continuously.

10452362_10203859382100554_5781705630971545966_nMarites Avisado-Responte, fondly called Ites, is a dear friend who loves to write poems. She will be a regular contributor to the Poetry section of The Inflection Point.

New Year’s Eve

Photo: "In Bloom" by Dupz Escatron Ravelo

For the heart roars with poetry when it hits a turning point…~mtg

by Marietta Geraldino

For you, I bravely waited when dusk seemed winning

At nights you invade my thoughts, memories were taunting

But as sure as the sun that greets me each morning

I know that you would come, so I kept on waiting.

Reset, I believe, is a gift you always bring

Wounds of broken dreams await you for healing

A chance to let go, an opportunity for forgiving

And so patiently I waited, as the hour clock is ticking.

While voices and laughter of merriment are mingling

Silence from a longing heart, deep inside is deafening

And so as the gentle call of the church bell is ringing

For you, I calmly whispered a prayer of thanksgiving.

Hope, shared by humanity, is a present you’re ushering

A new leaf for self-renewal, for new dreams I am re-starting

For peace and prosperity, a whole new future you’re offering

New Year – you’re just a moment, but from the Almighty a blessing.


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “A Brand New You, Effective Tomorrow.”