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Jesus James Llorico


A Desert Life


As I watched the sunset in this land
And fading lights dims the desert sand
A time my memory seems so right
To think of my love one's out of sight

In the vastness of this ancient land
Like flaming dots of red in the sand
I miss the busy streets, city lights
The traffic jams and those hurried life

I recall the years when I was young
The party and the songs that were sung
All the 'happenings'and so much fun
Now a memory and fore'er gone

I think of my family and friends
A longing inside me that ne'er ends
Only in my mind that I'm with them
A sad, empty feeling like a dream

The only thing that keeps me going
For my kids to finish their 'schooling'
Another ten years in the offing
To end my work, and what I'm doing

What I missed was my dad and mom
I always need their comforting warm
For even when they've gone long ago
Still, I'm not ready to let them go

And sometimes when I cry at night
I just wished that they hold me tight
Their faces, constantly in my brain
And I just wept with so much pain

I say now, if e'er my time will come
For twice, I'm near the end of my line
I left a will to my dearest ones
I'll be laid beside my dad and mom.

Submitted: Friday, February 22, 2013
Edited: Sunday, September 29, 2013

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  • Silver Star - 7,849 Points Roseann Shawiak (10/27/2014 10:22:00 PM)

    This is such a poignant poem Jesus, touched my heart significantly. Yes, I too have lost my parents, and many other relatives whom I was close to. It is difficult to go on when they are a memory of yesterday, that you want to relive right now, again. Memories are always bittersweet when we no longer have the ones we love here on earth. Their images in our minds of good and happier times fill our hearts with joy, as tears spill from our eyes, because we can no longer live them on earth. Sorrow filling our hearts and minds with every moment we have lost in time. So touchingly sad, Jesus, yet a beautiful poem at the same time. Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

    Freshman - 1,217 Points Jesus James Llorico (10/28/2014 9:44:00 PM)

    I am very glad to know that someone feels the same way that I do and appreciates the emotions that drove me to write that poem.. Thank you very much for your comment Ma'm Roseann

  • Rookie - 96 Points Maria C. Costa (3/6/2013 7:40:00 PM)

    Lovely and melodious, your poem fondly speaks of a glorious time of youth, the warmth and longing of family. One always cherishes those times and our memory keeps them safe.
    Keep up sharing your poems. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,217 Points Jesus James Llorico (2/23/2013 7:45:00 PM)

    thank you Mr. Mishra, this is the first poem I submitted and I want to do more, your comment is really appreciated. yes, I will read your poems and comments. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 16,061 Points Gajanan Mishra (2/22/2013 8:38:00 AM)

    We should remember the sun is not setting it is our earth that is moving.. As such we are not dying our body is decaying. thanks.
    I invite you to read my poems and comment. (Report) Reply

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