Windblown Valentines– A Tribute to the Philippine SAF Fallen 44

By: Cynthia Ann Katon-Alfonso

Feb 15 2015

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Category: Death, Final journey, life, Poetry, Seasons, Tragedy


Focal Length:24mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:NIKON D3000

First the wind, then
The shaking, followed by
Falling petals that marred
Nature’s idyllic perfection.
Blasted apart my soul that saw
Sown seeds grow to flowers
That bloomed only a handful
Of days then
Dream no more of home
Those bud-clasped petals that once
Held secure the fragrant,
Clustered blossoms.
I turn, look around and
See loneliness embrace
Despair in the Valley of Oblivion
Where the Grim Reaper
Wins over falling petals.
Mend them!
Begin again!
I cried and begged heaven’s
Gentle breeze to replay
The season.
The Killer Wind laughed at me
And derided a sucker for romance.
Ribbon the wind!
Squeeze your pen!
Or better yet
Try another theme!
There is more hope in
Wistful thinking
Than mending petals