Paulo Coelho -free verse

Paulo Coelho is one of my favorite contemporary authors. His works have influenced me in so many ways and his stories have inspired me as well. I am reposting one of my earliest published poems here in WordPress which I am sure many of my current readers have not read yet.

This is in response to V.J.’s weekly challenge to create a post about a story that has inspired you.

To join the fun hop into her site at onewomansquest.org

Santiago was a young boy

in 1988 you created him in Alchemist.

I was in my ponytails and pigtails,

in 1988 a little girl so clueless.

twenty years after,

I met Santiago at dinner

he said when you want something

all the universe conspires in helping

Along came Brida

in 1990 you made

a beautiful gypsy girl

whose quest for knowledge is amazing.

I was growing to be like her

in 1990 a high school teenage girl

she said seek for the truth

never be scared for what has been sought

You ventured to the Mojave desert

in 1992 to find the Valkyries who assert

that finding your guardian angel

you need them badly for help

1992  was the year to say

you realized trudging the desert is a dismay

I was walking through another space

like you, in the desert, I race

By the River Piedra, you placed

two lovers in such a maze

In 1994 you proved that love

is indeed like a flying dove

cage it and it will scream to death

but let it go and it will fly back with great faith

I was searching for the same passion

yet I let go and move on with fashion

Elijah an obedient angel in 1997

you created with pride and a great sense

You proved once more that obedience

is such a value forgotten with negligence

I entered college as a freshman

in academe where there was no man

to focus on my dreams

and be like Elijah on the Fifth Mountain

In 1997 Veronica decides to die

a perfect lady who commits suicide

Confided in an asylum for a while

she sees the whole world in a different style

I was a young mother then, I tangled

caring and nurturing as I struggled

I see the world different as it used to be

with a baby, at hand, I disregard being me

In 2000 the Devil meets Ms. Prym

taking responsibilities and actions in rhyme

She said our conduct is a matter of control and choice

indeed as I battle with my own evil’s choice

I made things right by then

fulfilling my dreams is what I mean

Truly we battle every day in the life

between good and evil we continue to strife

Maria in 2003 was born

in Eleven Minutes you’ve shown

true love is  being with someone

without possessing no one

I was already focused and stable

with my family complete on the table

It might take eleven minutes to stop

and proclaim your life on top

The Witch of Portobello in 2006 came to be

searching for one true self in the beginning

She said opening up to the energies of the world

is one thing we should withstand and behold

I have matured and become successful

but continues to reach out to fulfill

a life of stability and contentment

lies in opening oneself and atonement

Indeed the Winner Stands Alone

in 2008 you created in tone

With the rise of the superclass

born Ewa, Igor, and Hamid who falls

I was torn between work and family

choosing the latter made life lovely

As  Igor, Ewa and Hamid fell defeated

I stood triumphantly even when I’m seated

2010 came, Aleph you discovered

a point where the whole universe is contained

Hilal you met and converse

in Aleph your only universe

I have found my Aleph too

in the arms of the one who truly knew

in sickness and in health indeed

true love once the world forbid

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P.S.

This is more or less a summary of all the novels and characters written and created by Paulo Coelho.

Paulo Coelho

Paolo Coelho is such a brilliant writer. So brilliant that i actually realized i have journeyed along with him through his novels… They say a writer never runs out of idea. But last night,… for a while I thought i did. It was terrible, having the flu, the colds…..i couldn’t think of something worthy writing. I came across an old notebook in which i have written some of the titles of the books I’ve read and have made an impact in my life…and that’s it!…I just got an idea….Thanks so much Paolo.. you are truly an inspiration..

Santiago was a young boy

in 1988 you created him in Alchemist.

i was in my ponytails and pigtails,

in 1988 a little girl so clueless.

twenty years after,

i met Santiago by dinner.

he said when you want something,

all the universe conspires in helping.

Along came Brida,

in 1990 you made.

a beautiful gypsy girl

whose quest for knowledge is amazing.

i was a growing to be like her,

in 1990 a high school teenage girl.

she said seek for the truth

never be scared for what have been sought.

You ventured to the Mojave desert,

in 1992 to find the Valkyries who assert

that finding your guardian angel

you need them badly for help.

1992  was the year to say

you realized trudging the desert is a dismay.

I was walking through another space

like you in the dessert i race.

By the river Piedra you placed

two lovers in such a maze.

In 1994 you proved that love

is indeed like a flying dove.

cage it and it will scream to death,

but let it go and it will fly back with great faith.

I was searching for the same passion

yet i let go and move on with fashion.

Elijah an obedient angel in 1997,

you created with pride and great sense.

You proved once more that obedience,

is such a value forgotten with negligence.

I entered college as freshman,

in an academe where there was no man,

to focus on my dreams

and be like Elijah on the Fifth Mountain.

In 1997 Veronica decides to die,

a perfect lady who commits suicide.

Confided in an asylum for a while,

she sees the whole world in a different style.

I was a young mother then, I tangled,

caring and nurturing as I struggled.

I see the world different as it used to be,

with a baby at hand i disregard being me.

In 2000 the Devil meets Ms. Prym,

taking responsibilities and actions in rhyme.

She said our conduct is a matter of control and choice,

indeed as I battle with my own evil’s choice.

I made things right by then,

fulfilling my dreams is what i mean.

Truly we battle everyday in life,

between good and evil we continue to strife.

Maria in 2003 was born

in Eleven Minutes you’ve shown,

true love is  being with someone

without possessing no one.

I was already focused and stable

with my family complete on the table.

It might take eleven minutes to stop,

and proclaim your live on top.

The Witch of Portobello in 2006 came to being,

searching for one true self in the beginning.

She said opening up to the energies of the world,

is one thing we should withstand and behold.

I have matured and become successful,

but continues to reach out to fulfill

a life of stability and contentment,

lies in opening oneself and atonement.

Indeed the Winner Stands Alone,

in 2008 you created in tone.

With the rise of the super class,

born Ewa, Igor, and Hamid who falls.

I was torn between work and family,

choosing the latter made life lovely.

As  Igor, Ewa and Hamid fell defeated,

I stood triumphantly even when I’m seated.

2010 came, Aleph you discovered,

a point where the whole universe is contained.

Hilal you met and converse,

in Aleph your only universe.

I have found my Aleph too,

in the arms of the one who truly knew,

in sickness and in health indeed,

true love once the world forbid.

P.s.

You see, sometimes we read purposely only to be amazed…..little did we realize that we read what we read and we love the writers we love because at some point, our lives have met….our energies have been pulled together….our minds have been on the same level… and our paths have crossed (believe me we all did…in time…)