Monday, October 25, 2010

What is left

For those of you who are not in Facebook, I am uploading the following poem here to share with you. I wrote it last Saturday for Susan Rogers on the news of her father's accident and the uncertainty and sad plight of our mutual twin friends. I wrote this on the spur of the moment right after reading Susan's poem, What Returns, in Facebook. I think the poem just wrote itself and I am not revising it.


(To Susan)

after the gale
and onslaught
of the fury of
the wild wind
everything in its path

there is always something
left behind in its
path of destruction

a young sapling
bowed but not broken
buried but live seedling
awaiting the warmth
of a sunny day

for there is always
tomorrow even after
darkness of dying day

for so long
as man is man
with indomitable
spirit and faith in God
and friends lofting
their collective prayers
he will prevail


susan rogers said...

I absolutely love your poem VIctor! Thank you so much for writing it and for your love and support for me and my family and for the twins. You are a true gift. A friend and talented poet both.

Vic Gendrano said...

As I said, it was a spur of the moment thing that I wrote right after I read yours, but it turned out okay. I decided to upload it in my blog for my readers here. I only hope I can do more to your family and the twins, but I do include all of you in my daily prayers. Btw are you going to Pasadena this Sunday. I'm not sure if I can.