R.S. Mallari

Death of the Pillar


Desolation upon me, pain I couldn’t explain
Confused and lost, drench in suffocating mist
Cold breeze envelopes, a lacerated heart

Dawn never came; dark of night wraps my being
Shed tears dried up, still wound within me stings
Rock that used to be, buried beneath the ground

He, the pillar has gone, shall never return
Rock that he is, soon dust he will become
But his wisdom forever be embedded in my mind

Father let me mourn, but not with disdain
I am your son; will carry your legacy, your name

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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13:47 delete

Ronald,

This seems to be of a great personal nature.
Very deep and meaningful words.
I do hope alll is well with you.

Eileen

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Anonymous
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06:26 delete

A very touching poem to memorize a father who has passed away.

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Lily Ma
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23:54 delete

I really enjoy reading this poem. Could you please let me know the author's name and a short biosketch? I'd like to translate some of poems into Chinese in my blog.

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15:47 delete

Lily check the above menu bar, you can click the "Author". Thanks by the way.

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Lily Ma
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Thank you very much. I find all the info. Have a great day.

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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.