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Romancing Distant Moments

Romancing Distant Moments

I am romancing with distant moments
Distance, I keep trying to connect by dreaming
In a time difference, so hard to get a full time so meant
For my child and wife, I longed for reaching

God is so kind bestowing us a child
As we never thought we could have at least one
The passing of time charmed and leave us beguiled
But in prayers, answered us by granting us a son

We gave him a Christian name Pio Noel
Derived from the name of Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina
And Noel from my name, a kind idea of my wife Cecille
A name he will carry as his insignia

I listened to their voice over the cell phone
Or watched their videos, I took during my last vacation
Still longing for more moments of them to be shown
To alter depression with deep sign of elation

Through messages, I cherish the distant moments
As my wife will relay to me my child’s notable deeds
As I record every details on my diary as my attunement
Of his daily childish act finely registered on my head

For a picture of table, Pio tells ‘it is table’
For a picture of chair, Pio tells ‘it is sit’
My wife will not dare to show him that it is laughable
But gave him a nice lecture to improve his wit

Whenever he sees his grandfather with fellow friends
He will run to them and kiss their hands as a sign of respect
An instance, my wife eagerly drew a rabbit using a crayon pen
And hardly could be identified as rabbit, but Pio proudly said ‘rabbit’ in all aspect
(My wife kissed him and said ‘Pio you are very clever because even though my drawing is 
hardly could be noticed as rabbit but still you interpreted it very well’)
At the age of 1 year and 6 months, Pio knows how to save money
Upon seeing coins inside my wife’s bag, he got this in his hand
And pointed into small piggy bank and dropped in the coins so eagerly
Dirty clothes out of the basket, he willingly put this back without a command

Every time my wife’s cell phone will beep or ring
Pio immediately bring this to my wife and tell her that father text
Pio is fond of watching television and get a chance to lip-sync
He enjoyed for someone blowing on his tummy and find his mother to play suplex

Upon entering our room, Pio will point to our family picture
And loudly will recite ‘this is Pio, mother and father’
Every distant moments of them, I need to capture
While away, I am romancing distant moments sweeter but farther

Previously posted in poetry site
Written last October 28, 2009
By: Noel N. Villarosa

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  1. Date: 3/10/2010 1:06:00 AM
    Such a sweet poem that I enjoyed reading--you sure are so blessed to have a son and he in turn is blessed to have such loving parents and despite the distance, your love shines through :) thanks for all your comments in my poems, Noel :)

  1. Date: 3/4/2010 2:39:00 PM

  1. Date: 3/3/2010 7:03:00 PM
    Awesome tribute to love one dear, Noel. A gracefull jou you have done on this, beautiful text. Sincere, Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 3/3/2010 11:07:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading your poetry today Noel. Always a pleasure to read your poetry.Looking forward to reading more of your writing. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/3/2010 6:06:00 AM
    oh too cute, he is a very smart boy, you are very blessed. I have just one son and he is a joy. Last night he was playing in a box with his helment(4 wheeler) and gun. He can be so funny. He has a vivid imagination.

  1. Date: 3/3/2010 12:16:00 AM
    Lovely memorable title Noel,with a crystaline flavour to it.Rgds Brian & thanks for your welcome comments.