The Survivor The once healthy cell Has been invaded like hell The once healthy hair Has fallen throughout this fair Like drifting wood in the river afloat Winter snow on the ground, melt it connotes Sunlight cascading to the forest floor Feeling uncertain, thus, you close the door The strength you have to surpass them all Unwavering faith will not falter His call You fought the illness uncalled for You’re the greatest survivor of them all. Life If life is like picking the right song Choose the one that bangs the gong To the rhythm of the beat that is in bloom Like the windy beat of air in a lagoon Swiftly flowing, the rhythm in your ear That’s how smooth you want life to appear Like trees laid into the sunny rays Field of dancing flowers full of grace If life is like picking the right song Choose your band and favorite song Trials in reality you cannot shun Yet after the rain the sun will surely shine Facade When I met you decades ago We were young, free and on the go Uncaring for whatever it might be My heart throbs for you endlessly You got my heart from the start Yet treated me wrong from the day we start You tricked me with all the lies It was long enough for me to realized What we had were all facade Made most of my days gloomy and sad My brain unquestionably says No! But my heart undoubtedly says Go! Behind the hidden memories Lies all the troubles and worries A painful yesterday Is now a memory far away Too many years have been wasted With all the trials busted Facing all challenges to pursue Until one day... I’m so over you Youth of Yesteryears Those were the budding days So young & carefree with your ways All you do is play the race Until the beaming sun hides its rays Those were the youthful times When life doesn’t have to rhyme When folks’ counsels do not matter Never sorry for a dreadful scatter Those were the blossoming years Shedding pointless tears Dwelling on wasted years For some worthless fears Those were the years gone by Treasured mem’ries long gone by Old secret mem’ries gone by Reminiscing will give you a little cry
Jazira Munding Ismael aka Jazira Mi
A published poet, photo enthusiast, and an aspiring novelist, she is a registered writer/author with the National Book Development Board (NBDB), Philippines. Her passion for writing awakened her curiosity to explore genres like romance, and fantasy, mystery and dystopia.
Her poetry collection entitled “Poems of Life” speaks for itself as life’s intertwined roads are filled with wonders, challenges, both highs and lows. She also has a booklet on marriage vows called “I Do”, both of which, were published by 8Letters Bookstore and Publishing, Philippines.
She regularly lectures and critics poetry writing contests of Poetry Hub, an international online platform of aspiring poets from countries like Nigeria, India, Somalia, Zambia, and its neighboring countries. She has gained notable following on Instagram (My writing Journey- Jazira Mi) as well as in her photography world: Fotografia y Viaje Alrededor.