All the Way - A Poem that Answered the Prayer of a 90-year old

Once again, I depart from my usual hubs to give space to the second poem/prayer of my mother. She said that came to her as an "answer" to her first poem/prayer.

According to her, the words came to her several days after she finished her poem/prayer that I shared last time. Trusting-A-Prayer-at-Ninety-Years-Old

It does look and sound like an answer. Maybe when you are 90 years old, God speaks to you in a special way. You God's love through flowers and tears and every other creature on earth.


"As the night turns to day".
"As the night turns to day".
"Here are the flowers"
"Here are the flowers"
"Be guided by the light from above Which shines for those who love".
"Be guided by the light from above Which shines for those who love".
"All roses have thorns Destroy their pricks as you sojourn"
"All roses have thorns Destroy their pricks as you sojourn"
"Do not think of tomorrow"
"Do not think of tomorrow"
My mom during her 90th birthday. We call her "nanay". I used a Photoshop filter to create this "painting-like" effect
My mom during her 90th birthday. We call her "nanay". I used a Photoshop filter to create this "painting-like" effect

All the Way

Come, child, come

Come to Me all the way

Let's sing together

As the night turns to day.


Here are the flowers

Yonder are the tears

Be guided by the light from above

Which shines for those who love.


Hold tight My hand

It will make firm your stand

Keep us close and warm

And forever out of harm.


All roses have thorns

Destroy their pricks as you sojourn

You'll be thanked heartily

For the safety of the way.


Do not think of tomorrow

Today has sufficient sorrow

Srengthen your faith anew

I will always be with you.


Come, child, come

Together we will reach the Father

Alleluia! Alleluia!

Come, with Me, Resurrection is forever!

- Maria S. Placer

My mom is always very spiritual. She has a strong faith in the Lord and prayer to her is as natural is breathing.

I hope you also enjoy this second contribution from her.


My Mom Joined our Creator Last Year

My Mom joined our Creator last year, just one month short of her 95th birthday.

I miss putting up her poems as part of my hubs. But I did manage to put all her poems together in a small book which she had a chance to enjoy before she passed away.

Oh, I miss her so.

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anglnwu 6 years ago

Again, poignantly beautiful. Nanay (we use that term too, a specific Chinese dialect) is a gifted poet. Her spiritual walk with God is evident. Love your pictures as usual.


Phebe 6 years ago

Love your nanay poems! And, love the pictures too!

Take care, my friend.

(She has the same age as my uncle, living in Ohio, USA; maybe some months older - born on the 11. of April!)


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poetvix 6 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

This has not only beauty but also wisdom. What a blessing to have such a mother in your life.


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi anglnwu,

Thanks for being the first here! I'm sure Nanay (mother) will be so happy with your comment.

As usual (too), I really appreciate your heartwarming presence and words! Many thanks!

God bless you my friend!


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Phebe,

It's great to see you again! Thank you for taking time to read and leave a wonderful message. Nanay will surely love what you said.

Oh, belated happy birthday to your uncle!

Thanks again my friend!

God bless!


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello poetvix,

What a beautiful thing to say! Thank you very much!

Yes, I'm really thankful to have a mother like her.

Thank you very much for dropping by and leaving a wonderful comment.

God bless!


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Putz Ballard 6 years ago

Beautiful! Yesterday afternoon we celebrated the 98th birthday of a precious lady in our community. She has cancer and may not see her 99th. She still has a spark and the twinkle in her eyes that have kept her young. Great hub and tribute.


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Putz,

Nice to see you!

Thank you very much for visiting and adding your story. Wow, 98th birthday?! That is indeed worth celebrating! Please give my birthday greetings to your friend.

Thanks again!

God bless!


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Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

That was a beautiful poem jill of alltrades. I have only just found you in here and i can't wait to read more of your work.


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A.Villarasa 6 years ago from Palm Springs

A gentle poem by a gentle soul about the gentlest of human emotions...loving, caring, trusting.


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Sally's Trove 6 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

I am so glad that you share this second prayer.

Your mother's voice is strength and comfort to children. I think it is a voice that can only be spoken from the experience of age with the belief and wisdom only age can bring.

"Yonder are the tears..." But here are the flowers. Just the right message for a child who will learn the strength to survive the tears one day, but only by first understanding and delighting in the beauty of the flowers.

Your mother's voice is eternal.


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello Eiddwen,

Thank you very much for your kind words. I'm sure my mom will surely treasure those.

Check out my other hubs. I have a little over 40 now. Maybe you will find another one you will like.

See you around. I'll go check your hubs too after I post this.

God bless!


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello Kababayan,

Thanks very much for your wonderful comment. I'm sure Nanay will be so happy once she reads it. I will once again ask my sister to read to her the comments.

God bless you friend!


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Sally,

It's nice to see you again!

Thank you very much for your inspiring comment. My mom will be so happy when she reads that. She has an aversion to techo things but I will ask my sister or nephew to read to her when he goes home with his laptop this weekend.

Thanks again and see you around!

God bless!


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

Not only does your mother's grace and wisdom shine through in her words, her talent does, as well. She is a gifted woman with great insight. Thanks for sharing her work, it is outstanding.

Mike


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Loves To Read 6 years ago

This is a very beautiful poem written with the help of Divine intervention. Jill your mother is a beautiful lady and i would like to thank you both for sharing this work. Your pictures are amazing and fit perfectly with the words to complete this inspiring hub.

God Bless you both.


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Judicastro 6 years ago from birmingham, Alabama

Jill, once again thanks for sharing Nanay's gift. Blesses all of us. I'm sure she will live to see 100. Bless you and your family.


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello Mike,

It's great to see you again!

Wow, what a nice thing to say! My mom would probably blush when she reads your comment. I am thanking you in her behalf.

All the best!

God bless you Mike!


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello Loves to Read,

Thank you very much for your inspiring and heartwarming comment. I am both humbled and elated. I am thanking you also in behalf of my mother.

See you around!

God bless!


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Judi,

I'm the one who should thank you for your visit and lovely comment! You are very inspiring!

It's nice of you to drop by again!

God bless!


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saddlerider1 6 years ago

Simply the sweetest, kindest and loving poem to share with us all. It was very uplifting and refreshing, thank you for this brilliant share, much appreciated. peace


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello saddlerider,

Thank you very much for your lovely comment! I am really happy for my mom and I thank you in her behalf.

You are most welcome! It's my pleasure really to share my mom's work.

God bless you!


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Shalini Kagal 6 years ago from India

So beautiful, Jill - made even more beautiful with your pictures. Thank you for sharing this special prayer with us!


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello Shalini,

Thank you very much! Your heartwarming comment is music to my ears. I will tell my mom what you said.

Your are most welcome! The pleasure is mine really!


Abigail G. Salazar 6 years ago

Beautiful poem.Lola Nene, your poems are an inspiration to everybody.thank you auntie Baby for sharing this with us. love your photos as well..God bless always.


masmasika 6 years ago

Hello Jill, I actually admire your skill in creating lovely poems. thanks for sharing.


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samuel hodges 6 years ago from Winston-Salem NC

That is a nice poem/prayer. It is uplifting.

Thanks for sharing.


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Abigail,

It's nice of you to visit and leave a comment. I'm sure your Lola Nene will appreciate your comment. I'll tell your auntie Steph to read it to her.

God bless!


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello Masmasika,

The poem is really that of my mother. I just published it for her as she has an aversion for anything that involves high tech gadgets.

Thanks very much for your visit and lovely comment. I will tell my mom about it.

God bless!


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello Samuel,

Thank you very much for the visit and wonderful comment. I will tell my mom about it.

See you around!

God bless!


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Whidbeywriter 6 years ago from Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, Washington

So very beautiful - what an honor to your mom. God Bless you and her.


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wavegirl22 6 years ago from New York, NY

Your mom is absoltely breathtaking, it is no wonder she had such an extraordinary child. Just beautiful Jill :)


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello Whidbeywriter,

Thank you very much for your inspiring words. I will tell my mom about what you said.

God bless!


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Wavegirl,

It's nice to see you here!

Wow, you just made me blush with your kind words! Thank you very much!

I will tell my mom about what you said. She will be tickled pink I'm sure!

God bless!


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sligobay 6 years ago from east of the equator

Thank you Maria and Jill- I visited the grave of my father's Aunt Belinda last week. She was born in 1885 and passed twenty years ago at the age of 95. She continues to send me spiritual strength from the place she has found respite from the storm. Your words are a blessing shared. Cheers.


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Green Lotus 6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

A warm happy birthday to your mom! She's lucky to have you as a caring, talented daughter, but I'm sure she already knows that. Namaste to you both.


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello sligobay,

Thank you very much for sharing your beautiful relationship with your great Aunt Belinda. Wow she died at 95! That is truly a blessing!

Thank you too for your heartwarming comment. I'm sure my mom will love this when I tell her about it.

God bless!


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello Green Lotus,

Thank you very much in behalf of my mom!

Wow, you are making me blush with your nice words my friend! Thank you very much!

Namaste to you too!

God bless!


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

A truly lovely poem. Thank you for sharing it with us. I enjoyed reading it very much.


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi James,

Nice to see you here!

I'll tell my mom about your comment. I'm sure it will make her happy!

Thank you very much!


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Dolores Monet 6 years ago from East Coast, United States

How beautiful. The lines 'do not think of tomorrow; today has sufficient sorrow,' remind me of what St. Matthew said. Good lessons in this. Your mother is lovely. You are lucky to have your mother around for so long!


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello Dolores,

Great to see you!

My mom will surely love what you said. Thank you very much in her behalf.

Yes, I am lucky and thankful that my mom is still around and can still write poems.

God bless!


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Petra Vlah 5 years ago from Los Angeles

Beauty at its best (starting with your wonderful mother) and going down to your poetry and exquisite photography. What a pleasure, thank you for this superb hub


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jill of alltrades 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello Petra,

What a pleasant surprise to see you here!

My mom wrote the poetry, I just added the photos. I will tell her about your beautiful words.

Thank you very much for dropping by and leaving a wonderful comment!

God bless!


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Becky Puetz 5 years ago from Oklahoma

Beautiful poetry. Great pictures. Thanks for sharing.


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jill of alltrades 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello Becky,

Thanks very much for the visit and lovely comment!

God bless!


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

Two pages and my fingers want to dance on your buttons! Thank you! I love your pictures and the care you take with your beautiful hubs!


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jill of alltrades 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Micky,

Thanks very much for your lovely comment! You make my heart sing!

God bless!


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Peggy W 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

Your mother has great wisdom and you have combined her wonderful words with your great photography. Beautiful! Amazing! I am so happy that you have shared this with us. Love her, hug her, enjoy each and every day with her while she is still with you in this life. I wish that I could still hug my mother.


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jill of alltrades 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Hi Peggy,

It's nice to see you again!

Yes, I'm lucky to still have a mother to hold and hug. Thank you very much! I will ask my sister to read to her your comment. I now live far from her and see her only once or twice a year.

Thanks for your beautiful comment!

God bless!


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blondey 5 years ago

I love your mom's poems! She has a beautiful soul.


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jill of alltrades 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello Blondey,

Thank you very much in behalf of my mom.

Sorry for the late reply. I've been away from the computer for the past few days.

God bless!

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