The Flower


Meeting Life and Mother Nature

You beckoned my soul to a place unknown to me,

Led me on a road so rugged, narrow, and windy.

To the left and to the right I go,

I followed the directions that you show.

Endless road it seems to me,

Turning back is more than dreary.

I must go forward to find my destiny,

So I prayed to God to guide and lead me.

You hearkened to my soul and you read my mind.

You were always beside me and never left me behind.


I came upon a vast and spacious plain,

Decorated by nature with plants in brilliant verdure.

Sheltered me with lofty skies, gentle breezes, and fine weather.

My heart swelled with happiness, full of joy and laughter.

I thank the Lord our God, and our creator!


You commanded my spirit to soar higher to the mountain,

So I trudged up with courage, patience, and determination.

My heart was racing and the body in pain,

Tired and weary, as I set foot on top of the mountain.

Night fell, my eyes surrendered to slumber.

I slept through the night, under the skies of summer.


As I woke up on a new day,

You allured my eyes with nature’s beauty.

You directed my steps to the wilderness,

I continued to walk amidst the trees.

You called my name and I listened carefully,

I followed that gentle voice, that was not a folly!

I was not crazy, it was not a fantasy,

I faced Mother nature, with her stunningly perpetual beauty.

I sat beside her and immersed my whole being in her.

Never did I hear a word from her, but only silence enchanting as ever,

So eloquent,  that virtually no lips of humans could utter.












IMG_20170319_145327_849She walks gracefully

Through the path to serenity,

She gently steps on the ground,

Careful not to trample

On the beautiful flowers around.

Amused with the resplendent flowers

Growing throughout the meadow,

She smiled sweetly with her eyes aglow.

Deeply engrossed in imperturbable calmness under the sky so blue,

She fancied to live with serenity,

From here to eternity!

Trek to Mount Pulag

One of the places I’ve wanted to see since my youth is Mount Pulag, the second highest mountain in the Philippines. This is the highest mountain peak in Luzon, with an elevation of 2,922 meters above sea level. Mount Pulag is located in the municipality of Kabayan, Benguet, Philippines. The quest to climb Mount Pulag would have […]

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Thoughts of the Recluse

Living a reclusive life is sometimes beneficial, I believe. It is one way of shutting off the social noise that is deafening and disturbing. This concept may not ring true to everybody, but it does for me, at least. In my case, when I choose to be in reclusive state, I find peace and tranquility. The mind travels free outside the confined body. It delves into the very depth of the vast oceans, and travels in every space of the universe.

Food for thought caught by the recluse’s mind in flight:

On Anger: It is better to express an outright rage rather than being sick of pretending that you are not. Keep respect of each other, though. Remember that inarticulate fury or anger gets painted in one’s face in many ways. It strikes in countless ways, too!

On Social media: It may not be always true that people connect through social media, be it Facebook, Twitter and all. At times, these cause disconnection due to misconception of thoughts posted.

Life is our greatest gift from God. Let us be grateful for it, and glorify His name with sincere and clean hearts. ( Let us remind ourselves that He listens to what the heart speaks and not what the mouth says.) Let us also thank those who have crossed our lives, let us continue to learn more of what life is, strive to be a better person, serve the humankind better so that in return, those you serve will better serve the human race.