R.S. Mallari

Springs of Hope

For the victims of typhoon Haiyan In the Philippines.

US marines Typhoon Haiyan relief


Amidst the chaos,
Bond of brotherhood
Seeds of compassion

Smell of deaths,
Prayers of resurrection
Springs of hope

Agony of loss,
Warriors stand tall
Hardships bear resiliency

Suffocating darkness-
Hearts light the way
Towards a renewed
Spirit…


Typhoon Haiyan is by far the strongest and deadliest that hit the Philippines in recorded history. Thousands died and hundreds of thousands left homeless but the resiliency of the Filipino People and the aid coming from different nations has been key factors towards recovery. This simple verse is dedicated to all the victims and those selfless heroes who came to helped in times of catastrophe.

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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22:23 delete

This is a beautiful verse of hope and inspiration. Very well styled.

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08:15 delete

Thanks Joanne, I hope my country men will soon rise from despair like a phoenix rising from its own ashes.

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07:03 delete

I harped on these in Threadless Faith, but the two gerunds in this piece could be easily fixed by changing "Agony of losing" to "Agony of loss" and "Suffocating darkness" to "Darkness suffocates." Otherwise, this is a really good piece. I'd kill the ellipses at the end, though.

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