(Thanks to a fallen friend)
By Apolinario B. Villalobos
You told me once between rounds of rum
That life is short but could be meaningful
If lived according to the Book of Man.
It seems you said it right.
As I see your lips parted by a contented smile
While you lie inside that dreadful box
As if telling me that everything’s alright.
You opened my eyes to see reality
And made me feel life as it should be felt –
With sincerity: to appreciate what God has given me
Those which only He has all the right to take.
So now, for me to change, I think is not yet late.
Thank you my friend for letting me
See the truth and accept reality.