Seeing Truth and Reality…thanks to a fallen friend

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.)

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