Uninvited guest


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”

Journey of Life

seek and ye shall find

I seek no more
Nor do I need
Answers to all
Questions left
Truth is same
For one and all
When the ultimate
Destination is known
Does it matter
The path one takes
Embrace the unknown
Take what comes
In its stride
There lies the pleasure
The thrill, the adventure
Of the journey of life

Title 25

Chasing darkness, mind’s darkest post infected
Day and night, the rolling caravan empty
Dark clouds shrouding the vast aquatic blue
Of a high July sky, pyrotechnique lightning
Piercing a look at life itself,
Necrotic memories recalled in droves, of
Family, friends and strangers, what’s the difference
Words tumble and fall, presto! ideas rain,
Melting thoughts in a crescendo
Deserted words rushing and prompting me
To say something, eyes shut, questions unanswered
Time will teach to unfurl the umbrella
Taking shelter from the scorching sun of July’s high noon
From the depth of darkness’ choreography
Ever resilient mind shouts “don’t cry”,
In the darkness, you be the light.

I do not claim any creative integrity for the words of this poem. I decided to take the titles of first twenty five posts in my reader today morning without reading the posts first, so that I am not influenced by the thought process of the posts, and string those titles into a poem. The result is Title 25.  I am going to add those twenty five titles in tags. If any of the original bloggers are offended, please let me know and I will take the post dow. Now it’s time to go and read those twenty five blog posts.