abel d. soto
TATLONG POEMS
ANG PAGSUSULAT AY PANALANGIN
Ang pagsusulat
ay isang
panalangin
na may sariling
wikang hindi
taglay ng ibang
mga dasal,
sapagkat ang
dalangin nito
ay kung ano ang
dala nitong diwa,
at ang dasal nito
ay kung ano ang
asal nito sa salita...
bago't pagkatapos
ng isip at damdamin,
nang sa gano'n ay
"Siya nawa!"...
ang mangyari't
maging ganap
pagkatapos ng lahat
ng mga salita...
...ng tunay na may-akda.
WHAT COUNTS
People count.
People always count.
A lot of things, they count.
Yes, both the small
And the big things,
People count all these,
thinking everything counts...
That counting counts.
Indeed, it does, except
For the fact that not all
That is counted counts,
And not all that counts
Is counted. For it is not
Always the counting
That really counts, but
What is counted...that is
The point in the counting
And why people count...
More than anything else...

That counts.
GRACE
05052015/Taguig City
1.

Grace does
not run in
a race,
but simply
waits for the
tireless runners
to embrace her
like a long
lost friend
who waits
until the end.

2.

Grace happens
to those who do
not only wait,
but who are
alive enough
to seize each day
that is lived and
shaped by faith,
until dreams
are dreams no more,
but are real enough
for grace to happen...
again.

3.

Grace knows
not how to
do math,
but gives
solace after
the aftermath
of a storm,
and starts
roaring like thunder
until it awakens
hearts in slumber
lulled by dreams
waiting to be
made real
in a moment
that is NOW-
HERE and never
NOWHERE.

(Note: These three poems on "grace" were inspired by the works of two brilliant poets I admire so much: Sir Albert B. Casuga and Dr. Gemino H Abad.)


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About the author. Abel D. Soto took up his certificatory double major course in Creative Writing and Performing Arts at Centre for Arts Foundation, Inc. in Quezon City. He also finished the Managing the Arts Program at the Asian Institute of Management in Makati City. He is a resident of Bacolor, Pampanga.
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