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Sunday, February 17, 2013

G A B R I E L

take 1:

i have been through 
the worst kind of weather.

i have been through
a lot of crossroads.

i am half across the earth 
where i am originally from.

i have survived
all the challenges of life.

and now that i am once again
in another crossroad.

but i know 
i will surpass this all again.
because i know
you are there
watching, guiding
and protecting me
in every step of the way.

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Wind of History by Jacek Yerka
photo courtesy of Tess Kincaid
posted for Magpie Tales

take 2...

i will never ever be afraid
of taking the next step.
i will never ever be afraid
of crossing the desert
or the sea.
i will never ever
hesitate to go for my dreams.
just because
i know i have two personal
angels guiding me through.

(gabriel sr. and jr., my father who died aug 1980, age 44;
and my brother who died dec 2004 age 40) 

19 comments:

  1. i know they were!
    ambabata ata nila parekoy?

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    1. sobra. both died of heart failure. kaya mantakin mo na lang tumatakbo sa isip ko when i am turning 40... but hope for the best. kaya i tried to be healthy most of the times. and regularly visit my doctor. just to make sure.

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  2. i like your attitude in facing those crossroads...we can not stand at them and hope but have to make a decision and move...i am glad you have those angels as well...

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    1. i always to take the step forward sir Brian. a little fear, a little hesitant but forward is what i always want to do... thank you Sir. Now, i am facing another change in life. i will take the risk. always and always be, my family will be my inspiration and courage... thank you Sir Brian...

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  3. What I loved....
    I am half across the earth
    where I am originally from"

    Lots of folks will relate to that, a theme that fits the image very nicely.

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  4. Coming to the realization that we are never alone is such a wonderful feeling... and so true.

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  5. what would life be without the crossroads? xx

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  6. SUch wonderful words Jj
    and such sweet sorrow and love for your two angels
    and yes, they are with you
    and you have done them both proud
    I am glad you take care of your health
    I wonder what crossraid you are at now...hmmm...my thoughts go with you
    ...and I have no hesitation saying ..I know you will make the right choice of path...

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  7. I like both of these- very thoughtful and inspiring.

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  8. It's wonderful to have two personal angels guiding you through. How can you ever be alone that way, eh? Cheers

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  9. ParengJJ
    Yes, everyone are blessed but only a handful really cared to thank the Almighty. Those who do smoothen their paths in life! Nicely Pare!

    Hank

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  10. Well done. I liked them both.

    =)

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  11. Great job...Thank goodness for your angels!!

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  12. It's not so much about being afraid of the next step, but having faith you will meet head-on the challenges to the best of your ability. That is what this poem says to me :)

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  13. Like the "take 1" "take 2" set-up. Fine post.

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  14. Dear Jj: Lovely~ your two angels would be Gabriel and Michael~? Very touching and I love your sweet honesty~ love joy bliss blessings always~

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