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A Sketch of Her Life

Updated on July 17, 2015
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CrisSp is your Emergency Specialist at 37 Thousand feet. Sky explorer. Surely, wonderwoman consumed by wonderlust!

Babies are adorable but this isn't me! :)
Babies are adorable but this isn't me! :) | Source
I was once an angel...this is non-fiction. :)
I was once an angel...this is non-fiction. :) | Source

A fruit of young love

From the East she was born

On a pleasant January eve.

Her mom was nineteen

and was learning to sing

A lullaby or two to comfort her.

Pop named her Maria Cristina

Inspired by the majestic falls

With exactly the same name.

Pampered and spoiled as a little girl

By grannies, uncles and aunts

Who’d come and play with her.

The name struck as she grew up

It depicts beauty and power too

That upon descent sparks allure.

Maria Cristina Falls, Agus River, Mindanao Island, Philippines
Maria Cristina Falls, Agus River, Mindanao Island, Philippines | Source
Love and Twinkle from the sky~
Love and Twinkle from the sky~ | Source

To Granny’s eyes she’s chubby cute

And that she can’t resist

When she stretched and yawned.

She dispersed sweet enchantment

So she was told and wins the hearts of all

Right from the day she was born.

Once tiny speck brightly bloomed

Through prisms of light and love

Her loyalist clan surrounded her.

Love indeed filled their home

With smiles and laughters combined

And no harm could come about.

It was a pleasure in its fullest measure

Until she left that childhood scene

Leaving family and friends behind.

Now miles away from home

On a journey to see the world

Beneath the blue magical sky.

The memories of the past

Tattooed in her heart

Cemented in her head.

The shadows of yesterday

Are like transparent waterfalls

Lighter and brighter on the other side.

She believed she could

So, she risked and leaped with grace

She traveled the world.

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Oh, someday we'll find it,

The rainbow connection

The lovers, the dreamers, and me. ~

Kermit the Frog (Jim Henson), The Muppet Movie (1979)

"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go".~T. S. Eliot

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Today is a gift...find a way to love yourself. ~ CrisSp

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Copyright@CrisSp~TM/02-2015. Read Me: "The heart of my soul speaks to the soul of my heart by writing." ~

Someday we'll find it...the rainbow connection :)

© 2015 CrisSp

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      deergha 2 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      hello CrisSp....

      Very beautiful poem about your journey in life. Hope you enjoy your every step ahead in life with so much warm and loving memories of yesteryear. Love the pictures you have put here mainly your childhood pic and the pic of the baby above.

      Take care and stay blessed always

      Votes up and shared

      Deergha

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Great autobiographical poem Cris. Loved it.

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      Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

      You are still an angel girl. One that makes us smile each time we read you! Up and sharing.

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      Carolina 2 years ago from New Jersey

      Superbbbbb

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I enjoyed reading this beautiful poem.

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      a wonderful poem.. goodness I loved it...:)

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Beautiful poem, the baby photo is priceless, totally irresistible.

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      SAQIB 2 years ago from HYDERABAD PAKISTAN

      Nice poem. Enjoyed reading !

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      Shauna L Bowling 2 years ago from Central Florida

      Just beautiful, Cris! Do you have your pilot's license? I love to fly....

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      Eric Dierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      A very delightful poem indeed. You really brought out the blessings of life.

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      Kiss andTales 2 years ago

      I so enjoyed the poem, but it goes beautiful with the cutest picture of all,

      Wonderful, brings a smile to your heart! Thank you for sharing.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 2 years ago from Reno NV

      Very enjoyable and so inspiring! Good Job! Jamie

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      That was lovely, Cris. Your reflections are universal and yet so very personal. Thank you for sharing a glimpse into your heart and soul.

      hugs from Oly

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Beautiful poem about your personal memories, and I loved the photos too, nell

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Such a lovely glimpse you have given us in your wonderful poem here of your life. Sounds like you had the perfect childhood and now are searching out there beyond your comfort zone of family ... the world is there for you, embrace it. You add sparkle to the skies and to the lives of all with whom you come into contact no doubt.

      Up ++++ tweeting, pinning, G+ and sharing

      Hugs and love

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      stella vadakin 2 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

      This was a wonderful poem of your life. I love the picture of the baby.

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      ocfireflies 2 years ago from North Carolina

      Beautiful pics. Beautiful Song. Beautiful poem about a woman so strong.

      Love this hub and voted accordingly.

      Blessings,

      Kim

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      This was beautiful. Embrace all that you are so you can become everything you were meant to be.

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      Martie Coetser 2 years ago from South Africa

      Wonderful to have good memories of one's childhood. Beautiful poem and pictures, thank you ChrisSp :)

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      Ausseye 2 years ago

      Hi Crissp,

      A gift of light you shine upon this world of page

      Dazzelled by the rainbow

      Colour

      Phase of life

      So beautiful

      So bright

      So worldly

      So earthy

      A universal soul

      A gift from earth to sky

      Plain human kindness on show

      Loved the poem

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      Smilealot 2 years ago

      A wonderful tribute to those that care about you and moulded you into who you are today:-))

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Hello Deergha!

      Thank you for gracing this page. I very much appreciate your kind comments and compliments and glad that you enjoyed it.

      Love from the sky. ~

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Jodah: Thank you.

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Aww...Thank you Jackie...only I can't feel my halo anymore. :)

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Carolina Manroe: Thank you.

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      DDE: I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for stopping by.

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Frank Atanacio: Thank you.

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      tobusiness: Indeed, I love the baby photo too...so adorable, eh? Thanks for coming by.

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      SAQIB6608: Thank you.

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      bravewarrior: Thank you Sha. Nope, I don't but how I wish! We were on 2 hour break down the Caribbean when that photo was taken. The rest of my crew went for a smoke and since I don't smoke, I was left behind to man the aircraft. Thus, some photo shoots happened. Lol!

      Thanks again for coming by....

      Love from the sky~

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Eric dear: Thank you.

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Kiss and Tales: Glad you enjoyed it. My pleasure to share and thank you for reading and commenting.

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      jhamann: Thank you Jamie.

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      billybuc: Thank you Bill.

      Love from the sky~

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Nell Rose: Thank you. Happy to see you here.

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Faith Reaper: Thank you so much Faith for that lovely comment of yours and most specially for your votes and share. It means a lot.

      Love from the sky~

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      ladyguitarpicker: Thank you.

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      ocfireflies: Beautiful comment from a beautiful person. Thank you Kim.

      Love from the sky~

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      FlourishAnyway: I am very much embracing and enjoying it. Thank you.

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      MartieCoetser : No, thank you Martie. Glad to see you here.

      Love from the sky~

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Ausseye: Now, that indeed is very lovely! Thank you.

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Smilealot: Thank you.

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      Joy56 2 years ago

      Lovely..... You fortunate to have a good start in life.... Being loved. It helps all the way through life. Enjoyed this

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      Victor W. Kwok 2 years ago from Hawaii

      I agree with Joy56. Amazing poetry CrisSp.

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      vkwok: Thank you.

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      Anna Haven 2 years ago from Scotland

      Beautifully written and it sounds like you have had and are still having an exciting journey.

      Your family and upbringing sound great. Skillful poetry and you are very photogenic as well. :)

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thank you for allowing a bit of insight into the mystery of Cris.

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Anna: Thank you. I'm blushing from your comments. *photogenic* :)

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      aviannovice: Smiling at your comments...thanks.

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      Rayne123 2 years ago

      Beautiful, we take the journey with you.

      Great work. What beautiful pictures.

      The baby is to cute.

      Laurie

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      Nithya Venkat 2 years ago from Dubai

      Beautiful poem about your onward journey in life. Great to have so many people doting on you.

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Rayne123: Thank you Laurie. Appreciate your visit here.

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Vellur: Thank you.

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      Ruchira 2 years ago from United States

      Loved your priceless captures, and the poetry went so well with it :)

      xoxo

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Ruchira: Thank you. Glad you like this.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Beautiful poetry. Cute stories and nice tracing you to the Philippines. Those falls are amazing! I have been to Boracay and Cebu. Astounding at that time. Sweet little girl. Much love.

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      manatita44: Thank you for your visit. You're luckier than me for actually experiencing Boracay and Cebu. I've never been (only in Manila and Davao plus other neighbouring places) but it's on the bucket list. Soon...soon! :)

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Take me with you, I'll come...

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      Linda Rogers 22 months ago from Minnesota

      Beautiful poem and photo's Cris. Voted up and hit many buttons.

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      CrisSp 22 months ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Minnetonka: Thank you.

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      ahorseback 21 months ago

      OMG , she's even beautiful as a child , growing into the princess of the airlines too !..........Awesome thank you !.....Ed

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      CrisSp 21 months ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      ahorseback: Thank you.

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