Ode To Siargao (#PoetryFundRaising)

I am joining my fellow Filipino poets/writers in raising funds for the victims of typhoon Odette thru #HopeMatters #poemforacauseph #poetryfundraising

Ode To Siargao

regret filled me in as Odette destroyed your beauty within
you’ve been my dream for many moons and many suns
but i never really get the chance
i wonder if it’s true you’re a tear-dropped shape land
they say you have the post-card perfect spots
you are naturally breathtaking

now i can only imagine, your beauty is it still the same?
you’re only few hours away from where i am with some lay over
but i didn’t push hard enough to see you and make it happen
now i needed to wait for another chance to witness your beauty restored
regret indeed happens in the end

surrounded by crystal clear turquoise waters and covered in coconut palm trees
you are no doubt a dream tropical destination for both local and international travelers
and what a local fool i am for not seeing you as tourists take their time
you are our “surfing capital” boasting some of the most influential surf breaks in the world

and with a heart full of regrets i swear to see you once and for all
for i know no amount of super typhoon could destroy you
no amount of disasters, or calamities can topple down the spirits
of those who love and adore you with all their hearts
and i am one being, for i have loved you even from a distance

your beauty is beyond compare and indestructible
together, with the rest of the world i say the sun will shine brightest upon you again
for hope matters even when there is little or even non at all

Note: Siargao is the surfing capital of the Philippines, recently hit by the super typhoon Odette (Rai)

20 Comments

  1. Sadje says:

    This is so sad Mich. praying for all those who are effected by these storms.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you for your prayers Sadje😊

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  2. calmkate says:

    a lovely tribute Mich, it needs to be remembered, thanks!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Kate😊

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      1. calmkate says:

        most welcome Mich!

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  3. A heart-touching tribute. Thank you for sharing this, SweetMich.
    I continue to pray.
    (((HUGS))) ❀

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you too Carolyn for the prayers😊

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  4. Sad and beautiful and… poetic … in a most perfect way. ❀

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so so much …😊😊😊

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  5. murisopsis says:

    The reports of loss of life and livelihood continue to show up in my news feed. I have seen a few of the photos and my heart aches for you. The tornadoes that swept across the Midwest left so many homeless here too. They are likewise attempting to sift and sort through what is left… such a tragic time!

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    1. michnavs says:

      It is indeed very sad Val, and its heatbreaking…and so everyone is doing something to help….thank you so much…we continue to pray πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

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  6. Sad but a very beautiful tribute.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much

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  7. rajkkhoja says:

    Sad but heart touching tribute. Continue prayer!πŸ™

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so muchπŸ€—

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  8. Eugi says:

    A heartfelt tribute, Mich! Thank you for sharing. πŸ’–

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Eugi😊

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      1. Eugi says:

        My pleasure, Mich! 😊

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