He snores at night and coughs by day

He watches at home and hammers at work

He consoles others and pities himself

He wants some shorts but got a shoe

He wants to eat but don’t have food

He wants to rest but has to work

He loves his family deep inside

He loves himself to love others

He loves me because I’m his child

He’s Noel. He’s my father. He’s the man.


Just Two Lines

Our eyes have met and never lie

Shared the same smiles for awhile

Intertwined your fingers with mine

But all were just borrowed time

Think of a way to make it true

But heaven didn’t let us through

The spaces became distant as it grew

And hours had wings as it flew

Dedicated to: Mary Jane Saligao