Obed dela Cruz

Rookie - 339 Points (October 18,1995 / Marikina City)

Daystar's Home - Poem by Obed dela Cruz

Is there a spot where the sun lays to rest
When brightness escapes into the night sky?
Is there a cradle the stars call their nest
Where they can leave the sadness that passed by?

Is there a world where my heart can find peace
Because light appears in every corner?
Where is this cosmos the day does not cease
Nor hide even once, nor set to slumber?

I know it is somewhere in time and space,
Perhaps still keeping itself from our view
Until it finally unfolds in place
To be specially seen by me and you.

Because I believe there is more to learn
Of this residence, this sanctuary.
It is a temple where I always yearn
To walk on and find out its mystery.

For I heard that dawn is ever waking
There in its horizon, its glorious spheres
And the morning dew is always taking
Away the memories causing our fears.

Go, my spirit, and take wing to this land
It is not as far as you imagine.
Fly until on its very courts you stand
And utter the cry that was kept within.

Because this is your home; here, you can be
The soul can always have inspiration.
Beyond the edges, today you are free
It goes more than just seeing a vision.

But take account of the things you perceive
Lest this might be a stardust of the past.
And in remembrance, you know you believe
Never let go and make this journey last.


Comments about Daystar's Home by Obed dela Cruz

  • Ratnakar Mandlik (8/11/2019 11:11:00 PM)

    " Where is the Cosmos where the day does'nt cease"
    Great conceptualization. Well deserved poem of the day. Congrats.
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  • Bulent KaraaliogluBulent Karaalioglu (8/11/2019 12:24:00 PM)

    Poetry of the day gives us universal hope (Report)Reply

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  • Luis Estable (8/11/2019 12:16:00 PM)

    There are three parts to this good poem. The questioning, the answers to it, and the affirmation. I like much the rhyme-scheme. I think it is good and well-made. (Report)Reply

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  • Julia Luber (8/11/2019 3:27:00 AM)

    Exhortative poem about an engagement with life! Powerful sense that light is ceaseless and the poet needs to find a shady dreamy place to rest and feel calm. (Report)Reply

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  • Aniruddha PathakAniruddha Pathak (8/11/2019 2:13:00 AM)

    Ah after a long time I have seen a Poem Of the Day that is a poem per se.
    And lovely to add. Congratulations dear poet
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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (8/11/2019 12:53:00 AM)

    More to learn! ! !

    Living and Learning always.


    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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  • Belle WassermeisterBelle Wassermeister (8/11/2019 12:15:00 AM)

    Very nice, Obed.
    Congratulations on member poem of the day!
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  • Subhas Chandra ChakraSubhas Chandra Chakra (8/11/2018 10:42:00 PM)

    Wow Obed, felt like going through the great psychiatrist Fr Brian Weiss' books..you have got a depth of metaphysical knowledge.
    Beautiful poem. Congratulations for being picked as the member poem of the day.
    10+++±
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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (8/11/2018 10:40:00 PM)

    keen observer and brilliantly penned (Report)Reply

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  • Sylvia Frances ChanSylvia Frances Chan (8/11/2018 4:45:00 PM)

    Eight quatrains and all with end rhymes and that for such a young poet. Daystar´s Home is captivating and an impressing read. Brilliantly created, Obed. How can it be, last year (as I have noticed that) this poem was chosen too as Member Poem Of The Day, exactly on the same date? This is true wonderful. Congratulations! A 10 plus plus (Report)Reply

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  • Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black (8/11/2018 9:36:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem! Absolutely inspiring... (Report)Reply

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  • Harley White (8/11/2018 8:09:00 AM)

    Lovely to read a positive poem in a classic form with theme that expands into the cosmos... (Report)Reply

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  • Adrian FlettAdrian Flett (8/11/2018 6:20:00 AM)

    I like the poem very much and think it would benefit from dropping the last stanza (Report)Reply

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  • Drtony BrahminDrtony Brahmin (8/11/2018 2:16:00 AM)

    Because I believe there is more to learn
    Of this residence, this sanctuary.
    It is a temple where I always yearn
    To walk on and find out its mystery. sanctuary and mystery........ you have special power of observation...... very nice poem..tony
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    Observant Observer(8/11/2018 3:03:00 AM)

    Quoting poetry back is so amateurish!

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  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (8/11/2017 8:14:00 PM)

    Heartwarming poem...... Congrats for being picked twice.... A perfect vote++++++++++++++++++++ (Report)Reply

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  • Rini ShibuRini Shibu (8/11/2017 4:28:00 PM)

    Perfect poem for been chosen as poem of day.. I enjoyed reading it
    Congratulations
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  • Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black (8/11/2017 4:17:00 PM)

    I wish i could send you an infinity of stars to show my appreciation for your beautiful poem..a ten.. (Report)Reply

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  • Glen KappyGlen Kappy (8/11/2017 7:42:00 AM)

    obed, i find much here i relate to and am interested to check out more of your poems. -glen kappy (Report)Reply

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  • Kuda Bondamakara (8/11/2017 5:10:00 AM)

    great poem. congrats on being the port for the day. (Report)Reply

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  • Ramesh T ARamesh T A (8/11/2017 3:52:00 AM)

    Congratulations, my friend! Wonderful poem to read! All the best in all your ventures! (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Poem Edited: Thursday, November 24, 2011


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