Uninvited guest

Update:

Edwin Alvarez was the kid I wrote about in my poem below today.  Please read the request below from his friends trying to arrange for his funeral.

“Hey guys. I believe everyone is aware already that on Friday night there was a boating accident after which our friend Edwin unfortunately passed away. I don’t know however, if everyone is aware that he comes from a very humble family and I don’t know up to what point they relied on Edwin’s income. As far as I know, he was paying for his brother’s education, bootstrapping a business with his dad who works in construction and looking for ways to also help his mother, who is a maid, to find an alternate source of income.
Needless to say this is a life-altering situation that is going to be incredibly difficult for his family to overcome. Eduardo (one of Edwin’s friends who helped us contact his family), started a GoFundMe to help them out with the funeral expenses. Any help will surely be greatly appreciated. Here’s the link https://gf.me/u/ykvm62 . He also mentioned that Oscar (Edwin’s brother) is already aware of this effort.”

I write about current events, my poems are fiction, penned during my flights of imagination. The poem below is based on a tragedy that happened two nights ago.  A young soul was called back too soon by the Lord.  He was my son’s friend.  I never met him but heard about him from my son. A hard working, honest, fun loving friendly guy.  These are the times one questions, why? Why?  I guess there is no answer.

a day in a life of hope

started with fun and frolic,

a boat ride down the river,

azure summer sky pierced

with laughter and singing.

sun moved slowly

to the western sky, Continue reading “Uninvited guest”

Leave no baggage behind

For everyone the bell will toll

And we will close the book

And shut our eyes one last time

The time to disembark

Has finally come

Fortunate ones may have time

To say final goodbye

For others

Start of a lonely journey

To a place unknown

No baggage to carry, none

Hopefully none left behind

For those to follow

On the same lonely path

When the bell tolls for them

River of Life

This river of life
From the very start
Keeps flowing. flowing
As time flies

Be a skipper of the boat
Or a passenger
As the river flows
No time to stop

Can’t be a spectator
River of life won’t stop
Will detour, take passengers
And drop them off

This river of life
Mad dash to confluences
Unseen and lost forever
As new dawn greets

Snow or rain
Flood or drought
This river of life runs
Full and sometimes dry

Every turn unknown
Every bend new
What a story to tell
Till someone rings your bell

So jump on,have no choice
Enjoy the ride while you can
River of life will keep flowing
Won’t stop for any man

Infidelity: Limerick Challenge Week 17 – Farewell

There was this beautiful couple in New York
Having a quiet dinner of roasted pork
Somebody loudly rang the bell
Man ran out without a farewell
Husband ran behind him with a pitchfork


This post is in response to Limerick Challenge Week 17 by MindandLifeMatters