by Apolinario Villalobos
As I thought that I have nothing else to do
but enjoy what remains of my life,
I can’t help but explore my mind
for precious memories of my youth
and days of endeavor filled with strife
as I make strides towards my destiny
that, I am just about to see.
The laughter they bring bolsters my verve,
the seriousness of near-death incidents
making me wiser though late in coming –
lessons from the past that I truly deserve.
Unpolluted wind buoyed flapping wings
and wafted leaves that fall from twigs
blades of grass sway to its gentle blow –
are to me now… once a delightful show.
Rivers and streams that I swam with fishes,
trees that I climbed with audacity
and forested hills I explored with friends –
all gone now…as I move on towards eternity.