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I know I should have a wide smile on my face right now,
just thankful for the chance of being here
but this is laced with sadness,
a lump in my throat 
as I await for the inevitable.

This single word
echoes in my mind

So much has been borrowed,
and one day will be returned.
Maybe one at a time,
but all eventually go back to its owner.
Some may get lost in the way,
but I’d like to think that at least 
a part of themselves return...

I would liken it to waves near the shore
they always seem to be finger-like for me...
Tickling the sand, teasing
then you suddenly realize 
that all that time, they have been sneaky,
taking with them
grains of sand, 
back to the water
where they belong.

Everything is borrowed
one way or another.
One way or another, 
they go back to where they 
truly belong.


! Yeah! My first poem of the year, sappy me.  ;p
When I realized it was past 11 pm here,
 just had to squeeze rush writing and posting this one
 in between stuff before I go back finishing it is that I have to finish…
Happy 2012 everyone :D !

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  1. Date: 8/8/2012 12:44:00 AM
    do you know you are missed here?Can you feel it??

  1. Date: 6/7/2012 7:24:00 PM
    soupmail right away, Nikko.

  1. Date: 1/5/2012 1:18:00 AM
    Hello Nikko This piece is really nice Nikko, but it reminds me of my mortality dear. I appreciate your time visiting my work. Smile and read my poem I just posted A NARRATIVE LOVE STORY! This too will make you smile! Malamig na rin daw diyan. Love Dalila

  1. Date: 1/3/2012 11:40:00 PM

  1. Date: 1/3/2012 11:19:00 PM
    Sappy maybe? but some strong analogies. Love the waves being sneaky and taking back grains of sand from the beach. Yeah, even our bodies are simply on loan. A very introspective poem to start off 2012!

  1. Date: 1/2/2012 8:09:00 AM
    Nikko, I think many things could have impacted you to write this nostalgic poem. It is a bit sad. I love how you see it, though, as the natural flow of life. You got a great poem in with the new year. Hope to hear from you soon, sweetie. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 1/1/2012 8:32:00 PM
    Nikko this is such an interesting piece-a fantastic write for your first of the year-Happy New Year to you too!

  1. Date: 1/1/2012 9:55:00 AM
    Very perceptive write, Nikko. Happy New Year.

  1. Date: 1/1/2012 9:51:00 AM
    Sappy but laced with so much wisdom Missy!! enjoyed your first poem for the year!! Happy 2012 to you too :) *mwahugs*

  1. Date: 1/1/2012 9:40:00 AM
    Nice philosophical write from you Nikko.Enjoyed reading it.After announcing any contest,Andrea stop visiting my page to avoid reading my entry for her contest:(

  1. Date: 1/1/2012 8:40:00 AM
    Enjoyed this look into your soul, Nikko. Yes, it seems we are all on borrowed time. I have yet to write my first poem of the new year. Happy New year! Hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 1/1/2012 8:31:00 AM
    A happy new year to you!!!! with love and year round hugs Luv Michael