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Revelation XXII (A poem to reflect on during Lent Season)

Paul is an Engineer. A graduate from a Catholic University. A rebel and a romantic...


Consciousness is telling me

That I should be free

Free to decide, the kind of man I want to be.

Conscience, on the other hand

Is saying that from God I must not flee

At first it will taste bland

But His plan will always be

The best thing for me….

Prodigal and oblivious, I made love with the world.

Paid no heed to Abba Father’s Words

I saw the home God prepared for me as a prison,

So I tasted the poison and basked into a pool of crimson.

Rebellion and seduction filled the cup…

The Engine overheating but we won’t stop.

Giggling, laughing, mocking the One Above!

Too late to hit the brake, I killed the dove…..

Tonight I slept with seven

And yet I don’t even have me, myself, and I

Then my heart yearned for the New Heaven

Afraid to be left behind…

The tear that fell from my eye

Are sharper than any goodbye

The end is on my mind….

Deep inside I feel regret

For living a life of so much neglect.

I walked…I talked…I joined a race

But so close to the finish line, I fell flat on my face….

And when life had lost its meaning,

God took the burden and all the beating;

Replaced all the hurt with healing;

Laid before me a new beginning.

God gave me back my missing piece;

He offered love that will never cease;

Hopelessness and Chaos replaced with Peace;

When God told me I am his Masterpiece.

© 2018 Paul Balagtas

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