Saturday, August 07, 2010

100 things that make me happy

100 things that make me happy

I was asked to write a verse about
The things I am thankful and make me happy
And I have to enumerate them all
Count them ‘til they reach a hundred
Quite a tall order, but I’m not one to retreat
So here I am writing them here, listen if you please

My 17 years of married life, filled with memories
Joys, sadness and pains are all part of this
It’s always nice to look back at those times
When I was still a complete man

And now my source of strength at this time
Are my 3 kids, my gifts from my wife
My source of pride, joy and inspiration
Without whom, I’ll be lost and in oblivion

My 17 blogs that help keep my sanity
By helping me vent out my insanity
My 4 notebooks filled with original poetry
And a book that helped me fulfilled a fantasy

My guitar which helps me sing away the blues
My camera which help capture memories
My 2 dogs that are so noisy and pesky
But you can be sure, they’re as loyal as can be

Of course you know, coffee would be in this list
And throw in dark chocolate too if you please
My simple indulgence, I know you won’t deny me
After all it’s the simplest things that make me happy

 I wouldn’t leave out my mother who’s always there for me
And provides me comfort especially when I’m weary
And lastly, I’m thankful for my heart that beats
Which  enables me to feel all of these

Yes, those are the things that make happy
Yet if you count them they’ll only reach 50
Weren’t I asked for 100 things?
There’s a reason for that, listen if you please

I can only give you half of what was asked
Because the other half, I  still cannot speak
The part that would have made my life complete
Lie in the hands of someone, it is still a pray’r

August 8, 2010
2:14 am
Angeles City

*reply to the poetry challenge submission by Iva, who said "enumerate 100 things you are thankful for right now"


iva said...

wow.. juicy kuya ha... the other half is a mystery... hmmn hehehe :p

thanks, kuya. am happy that youre happy :)

Roy said...

hehehe... secret... that's another poem hahaha!

jan geronimo said...

And the mystery deepens. Abangan ang susunod na 50 things that make you happy.

Natawa naman ako at talagang di mo nakalimutan sina Chuchi. :)

Roy said...

but of course, Jan. You know I would never leave out Chuchi and Venz :)

the other 50? like I said, one person holds the key...

suffice it to say that there are still poetry challenge submission that hasn't been done yet... so, you can say, I'm not yet finish ;)

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