Elmer Romulo Valdez

Rookie (Luna, La Union, Philippines)

Viewpoints On Reaching The 41st Moon - Poem by Elmer Romulo Valdez

Today there are negative values, such as disrespect,
unconcern, uncaring, indifference, and impatience,
that fastly erode the foundation of human relationships.

One must come into terms with the reality of events
and circumstances and take them with a grain of salt
and without any recurring bitterness or anger.

To live with hypocrites and self-righteous people
is truly hard to do, yet it is not impossible.

No matter how hard a person tries, some good things that
he does seem not to last at all and remain unappreciated.

There is truth in the wallside adage, 'When I do right no
one remembers; When I commit wrong, no one forgets.'

Not all those who shit on someone are his enemies. On
the other hand, not all those who help someone out of
his predicament are his friends.

At the passing of years, one becomes more considerate
(or more callous?) and does not get upset when ignored
or when he recieves letters without the closing remarks.

Dreaming is like chasing the tail of the rainbow. There
is a promise but no reality. It's fragile, like sand-castles
which easily crumble on the onslaught of wind.

Giving something and not expecting anything in return
is still a cherished goal to be attained by someone, to
be able to fully outgrow the child in him.

One has to be more assertive to claim his space under
the sun and to live life on his own terms. And there is
wisdom in accepting things as they are, as there is joy
of changing events if one has full control of them.

Above all, life is a very short rendezvous on this planet,
hence, it should be lived in total harmony, not only with
the laws of nature and of man, but most importantly, with
the grace and blessings of one's own true God!

Comments about Viewpoints On Reaching The 41st Moon by Elmer Romulo Valdez

  • (9/29/2007 5:00:00 AM)

    Very true words, Elmer. I like the line 'life is a very short rendezvous on this planet, hence, it should be lived in total harmony.'
    I have just posted three poems about people who have found what contentment and harmony mean.

    Love, Fran xx

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 29, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, April 12, 2011

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