bonifacio alba

Rookie - 13 Points (February 18,1952 / Baybay, Leyte)

Why Should I Dream?

Why do I strive so hard...
When the road ahead
Is so rough and bumpy?

I should have stayed
And relax at my twilight
Rather than chasing time
Of no definite outcome?

Faith, vision... What else...
Are they just fragments
Of my wild imagination
To realize those dreams?

Not all answers are given
A must to face soon...
The unexpected realities
That can never be imagined.

The realities not a part
Of the dreams molded,
It is a fog that restricts
The vision to pursue...

Perseverance may shield
Never to quit at the height
Of all the test of endurance
Before the light is seen...

Uncertainties is a call...
To fallback the quest for life.
But since then we know not
What the future will lead us.

Maybe just spend the time,
With a definite purpose
To serve and share the gifts
Of blessings and God's calling.

Submitted: Friday, May 17, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, September 11, 2013

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 (Why Should I Dream? by bonifacio alba )

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. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  5. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  6. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  7. If, Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  9. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
[Hata Bildir]