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Oblivion: Existence into Nothingness

Updated on September 3, 2011

The Journey of the Dust

I'm just a dust trying to pierce your eyes'
occasionally hurting the innocent ones
I tried stopping you from looking back
with just a gust of air, you suddenly reacted.

Penetrating your eyelids that abruptly closed
I was inadvertently stashed out among the bees in two
Humming, sipping the nectar of roses in bloom
Help! I got stuck on one of its hind legs in tow!

Off we go to the beehive at the mango tree nearby,
To escape the sticky leg is so hard to try
I don't have the strength to get away right now
All I need is help to get out of this mess.

Something snatched me from the bee's plight
A brush of mango leaves put me to the tree's bark
Then a weaver ant passes by dragging me along
I never know what awaits me from ant's journey alone.

The worker ant joined his group tagging me along
Boasting to the others what a 'sweet' find he brought, 
Only to realize that I was hard as a rock
Only smaller but just coated by the nectar's sweetness

With disgust he threw me that far, 
Thud! I was swept by the blue kingfisher!
What a way to fly, my feeling's so high
Away we go arching its wings to the sky.

All of a sudden he dove down and down
Near the brooks with its clear water gurgling
He swiftly caught a small fish and up he went
Gulping it in the air while leaving me in the water

The cacophony of sound awakened me suddenly
The familiar feeling started haunting me
Greetings of peace and a welcome song
Were offered by my family of sand along the shore.

A man sleeping at his boat on the river (Photo by Travel Man, Sept. 2010)
A man sleeping at his boat on the river (Photo by Travel Man, Sept. 2010)


Just trying to pass the time

as my mind floats in the sky

Imaginary wings on a stand by

to carry me up, so high.

I got lost in a while

I don't know I did nap

then I caught you

at the corner of my eyes.

You're in your own world, too

eyes closed as if in a trance

In a lotus-style, you sit

as if floating in the sky.

Up and up we went

eyes closed, breathing controlled

you're so near

and yet seemed so far.

Suddenly, we're entwined

I'm surprised and you, too.

We simply merged

into ONE..............


Pinch me, pinch me hard!

if only to believe that I'm alive.

Kick me quick, a kick that hurts.

If only to relieve the pain inside.

Cut me, cut me into half

If only to show that I'm alive.

Burn me, burn me with your love.

To justify what I'm feeling inside.

Don't hide in the shadow

Bare yourself in me.

Let me know your innermost thoughts

Your longings and intimacy.


Darkness is...

when the light can't penetrate your vision,


when your ears shut off all the noises of this world.


when your heart feels nothing but an iron-clad vagueness


when your loved ones depart and bade goodbye.


when happiness flew out the window as you went away.

All I do is gaze at the setting of the sun...

Feeling numb as my life nears the end of my journey.

The night, the darkness, the dreams, sleepless nights...

I want nothing but's still far

Calmness is still out of my reach.

Will I still be alive if it came too late?


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    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @earthbound1974:Thanks for the appreciation. It's been awhile since I've written poems. Although, my thoughts are bilingual (Filipino & English), I always try hard to convey it in English correctly.

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      7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      Loved you collection of poems here. You have an inclination for details with simple words that can penetrate our innermost thoughts.

      Thanks, travel man!

    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @Woody Marx; It's a phantasm being dug out from the chambers of my inner thoughts; simplified to mean anything for the readers. Thanks for the appreciation. :D

    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @prasetio30: Thanks, Pras. It's just fragments of my thoughts. Just sharpening my mind in poetry. I hope I pass.:D

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      Woody Marx 

      7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      an interesting foray into the spaces that exist in our minds like caverns unexplored and depths unplumbed...

    • prasetio30 profile image


      7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Beautiful.....I love this one. Thanks for share with us. Cheers...


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