Obed dela Cruz

Rookie - 326 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

  • Subhas 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 Bangalee (8/11/2018 10:40:00 PM)


    keen observer and brilliantly penned (Report) Reply

  • Sylvia 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

  • (8/11/2018 9:36:00 AM)


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

  • (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

  • Adrian 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

  • Autumn Rain (8/11/2018 3:10:00 AM)


    This poem ranges widely in perfect formation. (Report) Reply

  • Dr.tony 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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    (8/11/2018 3:03:00 AM)

    Quoting poetry back is so amateurish!

  • Petals Azureblue (8/11/2018 1:32:00 AM)


    Obed, this poem of yours is a storm...nay a gentle breeze but with such power. Your construction and diction both are just amazing. Congratulations for POD. selection.. very worthy.👌👌👌10+++ (Report) Reply

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


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

  • Rini 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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  • (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

  • Glen 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

  • (8/11/2017 5:10:00 AM)


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

  • Ramesh 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

  • Tom Allport (8/11/2017 3:31:00 AM)


    a wonderful inventive poem of a place that would hopefully please all? ....................well written. (Report) Reply

  • Bharati Nayak (8/11/2017 3:04:00 AM)


    Congratulations Obed Dela Cruz for this marvelous write. (Report) Reply

  • Bharati Nayak (8/11/2017 3:03:00 AM)


    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?
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    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.- - - - - -It is not only about the mystery of day and night, but about the place where is always light.The poetic spirit searches for this place, believes with conviction that there is surely one and yet to be discovered.
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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (8/11/2017 12:37:00 AM)


    A beutiful poem on spirit having free and stunning expression.Congratulation for being selected as the poem of the day. (Report) Reply

  • Kim Barney (8/11/2016 2:33:00 PM)


    A fascinating poem. Congrats on having it chosen as member poem of the day!
    Well done.
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Poem Edited: Thursday, November 24, 2011


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