Jordan Legaspi

Rookie (24 July 1978 / Davao City, Philippines)

@ Behind That Door (/) - Poem by Jordan Legaspi

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.

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  • Prince Obed de la Cruz (1/27/2010 8:27:00 PM)

    words well expressed.... poem is so good....10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Poem Edited: Thursday, January 2, 2014

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