A Poet To His Father
I tried so hard to understand
Why did it have to be us?
Your gift that year was a broken home
Gone in our lives then you were suddenly
I remember the tales you used to tell
There in my crib I would listen so well
An ode of forgiveness now gently plays
From me and them and her to you
Out of sadness and gloom into brightness and heaven
For so many years, for your return I'd yearned
Wounds, healed; scars, gone; a fresh new start
An unbroken chord on the guitar is set to be strummed
A brighter chapter in our lives has long begun
Pains and tears are now once upon...
? Written sometime in 1988
Rehashed on Thursday, January 20, 2005
While listening to "Evade the Pain" by Budapest
('Too Blind to Hear'; 2002, Easy Street)
©2005 eLf ideas
About the Author: aLfie ?eLf? vera mella was born in 1971 in Metro Manila, Philippines. He was a very inquisitive child who had shown fondness for reading and writing at an early age. He graduated in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, but the literatus in him never left his heart.
A true artist, eLf was the vocalist of a New Wave band, named Half Life Half Death, which served as the musical vehicle for his poetry. Before he left his beloved country in 2003, he was working as an editor of and writer for scholastic books and magazines.
eLf is currently living in British Columbia, Canada, serving as a caregiver for his maternal grandfather. He may have left a well-loved work but for a noble reason, and he never ceased from doing what he loves most since childhood?writing. Virtually always home, he usually spends his solitary nights reading, researching, and writing about various subjects of his interest?chiefly, Culture, History, Literature, Mythology, Music, and Science?with New Wave music always lingering in the background like a gentle breeze on a quiet sea.
A writer at heart, eLf started inditing his thoughts around the age of six; and he intends to continue documenting his feelings and ideas until his twilight./http://www.elf-ideas.blogspot.com