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Ode to Talisay

Updated on May 19, 2015
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Talisay City


Ode to Talisay



You’re like a grandfather to me

Teaching things I won’t rather see

Your persistence has finally seep through

Still I walked like blind though

Through the abyss of life

I tread on, hearing nothing despite the strife


One day a clamor has been heard

Like a real grandfather with a long beard

In a dismal state I have been awaken

From a deep slumber I have arisen

That not all things I perceive

This heart would not gladly receive


For beyond these eyes could glimpse

A horizon outside are living imps

Not to be deceived by witty smiles

Could see beyond those guiles

What a beautiful paradox has been unfolded

From those wizen wisdom you have founded


Have they taken heed?

They wouldn’t have gotten misdeed

Yet warnings are often forgotten

Especially in times of contentment

When all hell broke lose

Only then they’ll listen to old grand goose…

Are you willing to take a second opinion before you decide?

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      thank you Audrey for your presence and inspiring comment...

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Beautiful and tender write!

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      Hello Sir! no, this place is in Cebu...thank you for the vote of confidence...

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      This isn't Talisay in Bacolod, is it? Because I've been there. Voting this Up and Beautiful.

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      thank you...

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      u too, Racini

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      you got it well Justin...it's great having you here...

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      yes. i have as well :-)

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      thanks Justin...and i've read in the proverbs that it's wise to listen to the wisdom of the people who are wiser than us...

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      good work, Racin. You speak the truth!

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      thanks Minnetonka...yes, someday we'll look back and realize they're right after all...

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      Linda Rogers 5 years ago from Minnesota

      You don't want to see it when your young but our elders are our best teachers. Great poem.

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      thank you vinner...yeah, this may be a poem but it's happening in our society...thank you for your vote of confidence...

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      vinner 5 years ago from India

      You are coming up with nice articles. voting up, and following now.

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      thank you Rosemay...yeah, when we're young we thought we own the world...and thought all the things we did were correct...i always appreciate your wisdom Rosemay...

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      Greetings Manoj, your visit is always anticipated...and i'm glad that you have come...have a Prosperous New Year ahead...

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      This is beautiful Raci. I have all too often in my younger days not heeded advice and later regretted not listening and taking that advice.

      You have said it all perfectly in your poem.

      Happy New Year for 2012

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      Manoj Kumar Srivastava 5 years ago from India

      Raci It's been so long since I visited you. I am glad I came to read this piece of expression. I like it, Raci. Love,

      Manoj

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      always exploring...thank you very much...yes, Talisay is a city where i'm currently working...it's an old place actually but progress is slow...the name was actually taken from a tree which grows so huge yet bears a very small fruit which is edible...

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      thank you homestead bound for perking me up...your comments are gratefully welcome...

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Beautiful..Is Talisay a city? I love the Grandfather connection...

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      A very profound piece of artfully written poetry.

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      thank you Cyndi for reading beyond...yes, it's quite a dismay if we don't listen to the Guidance we've received yet refused to heed...

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      Cynthia B Turner 5 years ago from Georgia

      Disturbing to read because of the truths there. We wast so much time not listening to the wisdom around us. I especially like the last two lines "when all hell broke lose only then they listen..."

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      thank you Vinaya...you're so quick...Have a Fruitful New Year ahead...

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      Beautiful piece of art