R.S. Mallari

Just an Old Friend

Wherever you are, I will be standing
Even when everybody is laughing
Your greatness is all I wanted to see
Upon the heavens and the lonely sea
When you breathe failure, I will eat despair
If sadness is suffocating, I'll give air
I will clear paths, move mountains for your sake
Burden I will carry, years it may take
But yesterday that was, now I am weak
An old man, Too wise with an aching back
Wanderer you, now a successful man
With golden hat, treasures and so much land
Fog and mist of triumphs made your eyes blind
You no longer see, a friend you left behind

R.S. Mallari

About R.S. Mallari

Through poetry I am trying to break the barriers of ethnicity, cultures and even beliefs for we humans have the same emotions, the same desires and aspirations. We may differ in colors, in language, and food that we eat yet we are still living under the same sun, swimming and sailing on the same seas and sleeping under the same stars.

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Jessie Carty
21:36 delete

"A sonnet: first attempt
Leniency I seek." I think i should start putting disclaimers after my own poems :)

10:13 delete

Thanks Jessie, that's the nastiest yet the nicest comment so far about my works.

George Dance
22:13 delete

I posted some detailed comments today about your sonnet's meter onto the Poets group, where you posted a copy. I'm leaving this message so you won't miss them.

09:22 delete

Thanks Sir George. I really appreciate it and by the way I like the "dwarf under the bed."


Through poetry we can inspire others, we can make someone smile and words can make others cry be it of joy or sadness.