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Tranquility Is What I Need, A Poem

Updated on October 3, 2017
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Thelma is a Filipina Expat who is living in Germany. She is not only passionate about traveling and baking but also an emotional poet.

Sunset in my hometown Buenavista, Philippines
Sunset in my hometown Buenavista, Philippines | Source


Waking at the early morning sun

I can hear the sounds

Of the cock fighters greeting the day

With annoying kikiriki.



A loud music played at the right

Loud firecrackers at the left

What should I say

That's how our neighbors greet the day.



Hearing the blast sound of the firecrackers

Angus running around

Into our bed he jumped

Seeking asylum with a scared big eyes.



O My, O My!

Poor little Angus

How will it be when Christmas day comes?

With those firecrackers

Flying here and everywhere.



What shall I do?

Shall I put ear plugs on his ears?

Just the way I do for myself

Or play Ramstein music in the stereo

Just like my hubby does?




Sitting on the porch at night

With a moonlight at the sky

Closing my eyes

Dreaming of a place

Thousands miles away.



Tranquility, tranquility

Peace, Quiet, Serenity

Where are you?

Tranquility I need you

Serenity, I need a holiday.


Note: Christmas starts in the Philippines on September and so are the noise of the firecrackers.



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Angus, waiting for the sounds, lol. Don´t worry, there´s no music played on this.Atlantic Drive, Achill Island, a tranquil place to relax in Ireland.
Angus, waiting for the sounds, lol. Don´t worry, there´s no music played on this.
Angus, waiting for the sounds, lol. Don´t worry, there´s no music played on this. | Source
Atlantic Drive, Achill Island, a tranquil place to relax in Ireland.
Atlantic Drive, Achill Island, a tranquil place to relax in Ireland. | Source

5 Years in the Philippines

It has been 5 years since I have written this poem about Angus experiencing the loudness of the neighborhood in the Philippines. As of now (Aug. 10, 2016), Angus has acclimatized being here in his adopted country. He has not return to Germany again in fear that we would lose him in between our flights. Angus knows how to bark now, thinking that this is the way his dog friends could show their present to the other dogs. Being our lovely dog, he is treated like a prince who is allowed to stay inside our house and is allowed to jump on our laps. Angus is still our beloved pet. Thanks God he is feeling well in this warm country Philippines.

Angus relaxing

Angus watching the view of my garden in the Philippines.
Angus watching the view of my garden in the Philippines. | Source

Angus in a tricycle

Angus in the Philippines.
Angus in the Philippines. | Source

Relaxing Video

© 2011 Thelma Alberts

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