Jordan Legaspi

Rookie (24 July 1978 / Davao City, Philippines)

@ Behind that door (/)

Behind that door

Few hours have left my dear old friend
Before you will say your final goodbye
After all, our experience were beautifully penned
The memories of many faces -the smile and sigh;

Counting the minutes alone let them sink
To my thoughts, though at times tears, but thank you
I cannot but to look at them as a stroke of ink
With different colors -the portrait of a real show;

Yes there were days of anguish and resentment
Over those unpleasant events that cannot be amended
However, hope still a virtue moment after moment
To change me not, but, to mature and develop;

It was funny, everything seems just yesterday:
The confrontation between heart and head,
The argument between faith and fate -which way,
And the confusion between now and later -what to bid;

But what else can I do, I cannot undone what is done
So I took my shoes and I walked, but I left my foot
The chaise over years; the cycle it seems, oh man
Hurting them so much; killing my self night after night;

Alas! Not to shame my face, I wore the coated mask
Of a happy clown, a prolific poet, but, broken inside
That any time will burst into pieces -the man's fatal freak
Cannot be still, and you know it my dear old friend;

Bah! What is this? Left alone? Or, I made it my own
The game that made me busy -to put together my shoe
Rearranging life's portrait, against the frame shaped like a den
And the deadly cold of night after this remaining hour;

I guess, dear old friend, I cannot hold you not to welcome him
I know there were unfinished business and things to happen
And the things left unsaid, my dear old friend I have to trust him
It is our fate, to separate, to find our own ways, and it always has been;

Goodbye now my dear old friend and I will see you no more
But my deep gratitude for the last year's companionship
And the legacy of wisdom -the fruit of my labor
Another year had passed, another year to start.

Davao City, Philippines
The poem was composed between
10: 15 PM,31 December 2009 AD to 12: 45AM, 01 January 2010 AD.

Submitted: Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Edited: Thursday, January 02, 2014

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (@ Behind that door (/) by Jordan Legaspi )

Read all 1 comments »

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  4. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  5. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  6. If, Rudyard Kipling
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  8. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  9. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  10. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
[Hata Bildir]