Seeing Truth and Reality
…thanks to a fallen friend
(for Ted Lapuz)
By Apolinario 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, now, you said it right
As I imagine your lips with a contented smile
As if telling me, that everything’s alright.
You opened my eyes to see reality
And made me live life
The way it should be lived- with sincerity
You told me, too,
To appreciate what God has given me –
Those which only He
Has all the right to take…
Thank you my friend
For letting me see –
Truth and reality.
(1992…during my birthday at their home.)