Treasure Island

Obed dela Cruz

(October 18,1995 / Marikina City)

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After The Storm Was Gone I Now Write This


Such loud thunders of a storm have now passed
But all of these things we've surely surpassed;
No storm or typhoon can break our strong bones,
No wind or force can destroy our firm homes.
We face each day with unity and smiles,
With our clean shoes and sandals, we've walked miles.
True, many have died but many have lived.
See truth's hope and don't be by lies deceived.
From the mud we rose and touch happiness.
Consider this as a way to greatness,
For we learned more to care for each other
And cherish this reunion forever.
Be on guard, don't let fear overtake you.
Keep in mind that our days are always new.
Nothing can ever take away our strength,
Our days are always good and long in length.
Let's embrace this day and embrace the new sun
Always remember that battles are won!
After the storm was gone I now write this,
I'm your friend mostly in times like this!

Submitted: Friday, October 30, 2009
Edited: Saturday, July 09, 2011

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  • Ramesh T A (10/11/2013 1:56:00 PM)

    Most optimistic note of the poem simply captures hearts of readers, my friend! Keep on going so you will win all battles in life! (Report) Reply

  • Anita Sehgal (10/11/2012 10:25:00 AM)

    Let's embrace this day and embrace the new sun
    Always remember that battles are won!
    After the storm was gone I now write this,
    I'm your friend mostly in times like this! - inspirational lines...! (Report) Reply

  • Nurain Ali-balogun (10/11/2012 1:23:00 AM)

    Wonderful verses, a kind of poem that lifts one's weakened spirit on his feet, and ending it with that note of support as a friend is just thoughtful. Well done. (Report) Reply

  • Philosophy of a DewyFlower (11/25/2009 9:01:00 AM)

    what wonderful verses! great thoughts
    Hope is the shine when the sky is full of clouds...
    keep it up! ! ! well penned poem, nice rhyme...
    10+++ (Report) Reply

  • Antonio Liao (11/10/2009 6:39:00 PM)

    the wonder of life...set to follow the beginning of the day.....every dew
    invites the wonderful and beautiful world to a pleasing moment with
    God.....the Lord speaks in many events....feeling and undertaking.....

    a perfect reflection shows us to learn from that turmoil.....that suffering
    seen....from nothing to nothing, where the creation is truly made for us....
    just always thanks the Lord thy God my friend....a star and a salute in
    your memorable poem of this century....thanks you and God bless....
    a 10 +++++ (Report) Reply

  • Jester's P (11/9/2009 12:53:00 AM)

    very strong message of hope...
    positive in life's problems and troubles is a gift from God...indeed its true that many have died but still more will live because it is the human destiny to surpass the nature's fury with Gods love and grace.

    all the best... (Report) Reply

  • Krishnarasa Seshadri (11/5/2009 4:59:00 AM)

    To quote my Shelley, you have suffered 'woes that Hope thinks infinite! ' and yet your 'Hope creates from its own wreck the thing it comtemplates! '....shows the strong person that you are, Obed! (Report) Reply

  • Queeny Gona (11/4/2009 10:37:00 AM)

    The certainity in your thought that typhoon couldnt break your heart is great! The courage you took up after the storm is praise worthy my friend.


    may god bless you (Report) Reply

  • Philip Winchester (11/3/2009 7:59:00 PM)

    Glad to see the words that spell out the Hope that you Inspire.
    You should be very Proud of yourself.
    Kind Regards God will I hope Provide. (Report) Reply

  • Matt Mooney (11/3/2009 11:41:00 AM)

    A poem as personal as a whisper. What courage it takes to be true poet who has lived through the storm and floods and is now happy to celebrate life with us all again.10. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (11/2/2009 2:41:00 AM)

    Great work! I am very glad to hear from you after the storm.

    Thank you for sharing it with us.

    Edward Kofi Louis. (Report) Reply

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