The Shade and other poems by Jienric I. Cajocon

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‘The Shade’

The long journey has ended my love

I’m here again coming back

With tired body and excited soul.

 

I’m tired and thirsty from that long walk

 

Yes, I know I am defeated

 

I failed my beloved

I failed to conquer the world alone.

 

My hopes and visions gone

Only my love remains

 

I fall and faint so many times

But your love keeps me alive.

 

I am here alone my love

Under the shade of our memories

 

I’m here singing our songs and melodies

 

Alone I sang to you

I sang to you goodbye

 

For now, I’ll leave

And join you in the afterlife.

 

 

 

‘To dearest Celso’

Days of youth are gone

Your talents fading my love

Your strength

Your skills became stagnant

 

I know you’re tired beloved

Your sweat is blood of Time.

 

Back sore, body pain it’s your prize

 

That has come with your growing age

 

To dearest Celso, I am your son of pen

I bless my love in the coming of old age

Today you work but tomorrow you’ll rest.

 

You and Letecia had taken enough

My turn to give back and care your resting days

 

I am the son of ink and this I testify

“I vowed my soul in you my great divine”

 

‘til the day you say goodbye.

 

 

‘Among the white sheep’

Among the white sheep I lurk amidst the herd

I jump with them and gaze the grass at plain.

 

Among the white sheep I walk like sheep too.

 

I played like them and live the life they led

Among the white sheep I am the lonely wolf

 

I wore myself with sheep’s skin and live like them

I wore the skin to feel myself I’m in.

 

About the Author:

These poems are originally written by Jienric I. Cajocon who lives in Purok Sampaguita West, Pian, Polanco Zamboamga del Norte, Philippines.

 

Disclaimer: This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, business, events and incidents are the products of the author’s imagination. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental. The opinions expressed are those of the characters and should not be confused with the writer’s.


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