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?
Who’s to blame?
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.
Marites 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.
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.”