Treasure Island

Ferdinand L Quintos

(October 18,1942 / Bayambang, Pangasinan, Philippines)

To A Respected Poet


When you, much-loved poet, shall die,
sure as sunrise, I will come by,

to share with you some solitude,
to express deep gratitude,

you inspired me much to go on
with more poetical creation,

I will come, too, with confession
I gave you no competition,

to assure you in me there was
no aim that you I will surpass,

in poetry's world you stand tall,
loom to be in Parnassus' hall,

happy I will be in the plains
writing of life's glory and pains.

© FLQ March 14,2014

Submitted: Saturday, April 19, 2014
Edited: Saturday, April 19, 2014

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