Jordan Legaspi

Rookie (24 July 1978 / Davao City, Philippines)

+ Light in the Darkness Poem by Jordan Legaspi

Loving my self- a wellspring of peace
Accepting my weakness - a model of strength
Controlling my aggressiveness- a model of gentleness
Forgiving my self- a model of trust
Naming my fear- a model of courage
Confronting my weariness- a model of patience
Relating to my neighbor(s) - a model of risk
Freeing from my self-centeredness- a model of openness

Experiencing unbelief- a gift of liberation
Having more than enough- a gift of letting go
Vocal and anger- a gift of nonviolence
Name and fame- a gift of suffering
Status and influence- a gift of contradiction
Ill-fate and death- a gift of resurrection

No hope- from my silence
No neighbor and no friends- from my exclusion
Low self esteem- from my exploitation
No peace within- from my terrible guilt
No healthy and lasting relationship- from affliction
No prosperity and abundance- from my addiction
No maturity and growth- from the entire obstacle I made

Prayer- into new life
Honesty- into freedom
Acceptance and respect- into partnership
Giving and sharing- into significance
Living my life in the full- into a bright future
Being me and nothing else but me- into joy and happiness

(Capper Belt, Zambia,2007)

Dedicated to the victims of child abuse
(physical, emotional, and sexual) .

Submitted: Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Edited: Wednesday, July 21, 2010

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