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.


Note:
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

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