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Watching the Sunset

Updated on November 15, 2011

Up in the sky...

I gaze at the masses of clouds,

reflecting the prism of colors

emanating from the setting sun.


My mind travels back home

recounting what happened before

the sad, bittersweet goodbyes.


As the plane travels placidly

I looked at the window then sighed;

What I've been doing is for my family,

being away will give them security.


With the sparkle of the setting sun,

I was inspired to do good at my job.

The changing colors, from amber red to orange

carried my eyes to drift slowly into sleep.

Gazing at the setting sun's rays up in the sky (Photo by Travel Man)
Gazing at the setting sun's rays up in the sky (Photo by Travel Man)

Beyond the sea...

I was enthralled by the hues of colors

that clouded over me as dusk

enveloped the environs.


My eyes got fixated at the most beautiful colors

I have ever witnessed and lingered for awhile.

Marveling at the beauty in front of me.


The roaring of ship's engine

brought me back to reality

but the view left me praising God.


He's truly guiding me and the rest

of the vanguards of the sea,

stewards of nature preserving its beauty.


Ah, beautiful sunset that changes everyday

It's silent message assured me that you're okay

No need for worried mind to be restless at night.

The setting sun beyond the sea (Photo by Travel Man)
The setting sun beyond the sea (Photo by Travel Man)

Back home...

With my family in secured hands...

I still can't get over with your colors

Oh, my setting sun.


You are the bridge that wiped

my loneliness when I was away

from home.


Trailing the path going to shore...

I've seen again the splendor of

our Creator.


Through you, through His sunset

we are always reminded that

tomorrow is but another day.


Thanking Him for a good day,

as the sun sets ready to cool my world

and erases my problems momentarily.


Facing another day is a blessing,

appreciating what's in store ahead

and reflecting what we've done

under the setting sun.

The Sunset (Photo by Travel Man)
The Sunset (Photo by Travel Man)

The Man and the Sunset

I've done two hubs in a row regarding this subject: SUNSET. Maybe, other hubbers will think otherwise about me but I really do appreciate the setting sun.

Well, I also appreciate sunrise because the rays are good source of vitamin D in order to activate other nutrients in our body.

But with the setting sun, unmarred by the pollution in the city, or it may also add color variations to it, I am always enamored by its colors.

I can also gaze at the sun without being blinded by its light as its colors soften the environment as it literally sinks at the horizon.

Vivid memories of the past, those good, old memories of yesteryear will surface in my mind. It also inspires me to make a song or a poem regarding the subject.


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    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @Denise Handlon: Thanks for the appreciation Ms. D. My poem is quite simple, direct and through. I don't have to use high-sounding words just to express my thoughts.

      I'm glad you liked it.

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      Denise Handlon 

      6 years ago from North Carolina

      Travel_man-these are absolutely awesome photos of the sunsets. I love gorgeous sunrises and sunsets. Your poetry exquisitely describes the sense of gratitude...loneliness...beauty and appreciation. Thank you for sharing these! Voted up/awesome/beautiful

    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @marellen: Thanks, Ma'am. I just trying to dabbleon poetry just of late. If only I can write it in Filipino, then it's gonna be more romantic for the Filipino readers, too. But it's still a no-no here at HP.

      Anyways, please expect more of my finds in poetry.

    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @mahua sengupta: Thanks for appreciating this beauty of nature.

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      marellen 

      6 years ago

      Very nicely written. Isn't it amazing how nature can become so expressive in our life and bring very emotion into being. Nice job...

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