My Favorite 'M' Words
Manners, moral, magic, maverick,
music, melody, madrigal, mazurka, mic,
mouth, muesli, mint,
magenta, mirror, menorah,
massage, mist, metabolize,
memoir, memento, medal,
master, mature, mentor,
magnify, mantra, merit, meditate,
(9: 00 A.M.,26 April 2007)
A Birthday Poem for Ligaya
With joy you work,
With joy you talk,
Your joy puts others at ease,
Time with you they wouldn't miss.
I see your joy, when from Germany you come,
laying down your presents for me, one by one,
clothes, cosmetics, chocolates and cheese.
your choices always right, how come?
I sense your joy, when in turn, you see
my gifts of pink pearls custom-made for me,
'though they're used, your eyes shine brightly,
with Philippine-made bags, you receive them with glee.
You are joy
as Joy you are named
with kin and friend
your joy is shared.
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