The Things We Brave


Wait! The list of things, in life do we brave

The hours – long, odd and surely, grave

The palpitations, for the appointments made

One’s indecisions – while by the acacia’s shade. 


Image of a young woman saddled with worries

Dare your heart to forgive and live worries one day at a time/










The worries of yesteryears, looming so big

A cup of forgetfulness – deign give us a swig

The heels of our shoes, dig the soil quite deep

Begging time, daring one’s heart – oh, to forgive.


The future that asks us – plan, before falling to sleep

The sorrows buried and today’s demands, exigent

The rivers and open seas tell us – to swim and to wade

The question of triumph and yes, the part of self to keep.


Image of a sea and a hill

The sea asks us to wade in/









Oh, come now – admit here, for a moment

At times we stopped, by the forlorn bend…

To see the mountain grass below – to ponder on and gaze

To inhale the sweet scent of air, the misty morning breeze. 😉


Image of a slope fille dwith green grass and shrubs

The verdant field has a way of soothing the spirit/











11 comments on “The Things We Brave

  1. renxkyoko says:

    You’re such a talent, Ate.

    • ahaha, salamat, Ren… hey, holy week dito… paalis kami, kapatid. naalala ko si Christ nyong nakasabit sa driver’s mirror- hanging for his dear life, hihi. 😉 thanks, cheers! 🙂

  2. munchow says:

    Another excellent poem. We do have to brave a lot in life, but that’s what makes us strong isn’t it? And then there is all the fun in life too. But that’s a different story…

  3. ceriserose says:

    So true… and so beautiful !

    You always have some beautiful pictures in your text. These ones are really beautiful and fit very well with what you’re saying…

    • hello, Cherry… thanks, many thanks, dear… 🙂

      oh, really. i usually spend more time looking for pics, than writing the composition, hahaha. 🙂 thanks for the wonderful compliment, warm regards. 🙂

  4. Abby Rae says:

    LOVEY this! 🙂

  5. nadia says:

    I second ceriserose’s comment. Not just with writing, but you also have the talent to pick the most suitable and beautiful pictures for each post 🙂

    Love the poem!

    • hello, Nadia… missed your presence, dear. you’ve been going around India, trekking on hills, rivers and forgotten footpaths. and dining, dining… isama mo ako. 🙂

      hey, i spent 8 times more, looking for the pics, hahaha. it’s a challenge 😉

      thanks for appreciating the poem. love your compliment. 🙂

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