When I was born I thought I was different,
After a few years I found out everyone is different.
When I started playing with others I thought I should always win because I’m the best,
But after some games I realized that winning doesn’t matter as long as you enjoyed the game.
When I first went to church I thought I should go because my family does so,
But after some time I realized that even if I don’t attend, those who love God will still attend
After graduating from the elementary I thought studying was just part of life,
But after graduating from College, I found out that learning is part of life’s necessities.
When I started working I thought that it is a must because I need to earn for a living,
After a few years, I realized that working means helping others achieve their goals.
Recently I thought that talking to people – especially co-workers – is just part of life,
Lately I realized it is part of our journey towards deciphering what life really is.
When I had a girlfriend I thought that it was just for company,
But after a few years I recognized that is just the beginning of a lifelong friendship.
When I married I thought I found a wife,
But as years passed I realized that I took in someone to serve.
After years passed I thought I’m starting to lose my identity as a husband,
But instead became a father to whom my children and wife rely on.
More than ten years has passed and at one time I felt that I have lost my wife,
But upon examination, found out that she became a mother not only to my kids but to me as well.
Hope that as time passes by, God would continue to reveal more about life to me,
As I struggle to retain my identity, dignity and honor.
Now I know that time is indeed short and limited,
But hope that each moment spent would matter not only to me, but also to my family and friends…
But most of all to the Lord God Almighty, my creator, redeemer and friend.
August 15, 2009, 8:36 pm
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
RRchard is young man of 35 occupying one of the junior positions in the academe. He’s witty, fun to be with and one of the most intelligent persons I have ever met. He may dazzle you with his cognitive ability but he could also whip a joke or two in a jiffy.
He has only composed three poems in his lifetime, (for whom? – I could not reveal). This is the third one, so you must realize by now that his poems are like translucent shooting stars in the starless night; you’ll never know, when you’ll be able to witness their splendor again.
Read this soulful poem and bask in its meaning … another poet is unveiled!
Let’s all welcome RRchard to the blogosphere!
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