The Mysteries of Life
By Apolinario Villalobos
Waking up to the promise of another day
That for me is a great life’s mystery…
Another day… another life
Never mind if it’s filled with strife.
The caress of the wind
The city’s din and hassles
The undulating grass in the meadow
The warm sands of the beach
On a calm day under a coco’s shadow
Mysteries all –
That only life can give to me…
A humble and grateful soul.
A newborn baby’s cry tearing silence apart
And curl its mother’s lips for a smile
Is a mystery fathomed only by the heart;
The rain that patters on the ground
The glare and scorching heat of the sun
The drifting clouds in the blue skies –
Are just some of mysteries in the life of man
Stuck since birth till the day he dies.