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Ilaw

The light is muted, glowing ever so faintly and I cup my hands to shelter it from the harsh wind... It flickers, it wavers, and my heart does a triple dive then beats back to normal as I see that flame fight, become steady, and stand up against that wind. I've seen this happen before, but it always tries to shine forth with a ferocity that can only be fueled by love and faith... A different gust, another typhoon, yet still it tries to beam... This light amazes me with its tenacity. I go through life with only a mere spark of it in my heart But how proud I am to have been borne from it, to have it with me, burning in my soul. This light is awe-inspiring... with just a kiss from it and warmth abounds, never burning out, rather, sharing that glow to brighten lives. I fear though, for the light is muted, glowing ever so faintly and I cup my hands to shelter it from the harsh wind... Taking deep breaths, we search for ways to make that flame glow strong again, burning as bright as before A strike of a match for a candle, with its smoke weaving its way to heaven, to say a prayer for that light to keep on glowing The wick may be short, the wax melting faster than we would want it to... But the light is still there, and that gives me hope. 12272011238p322 Ilaw --pronounced 'ee-lao' as in 'how'; meaning "light" "Ilaw ng tahanan" is a Filipino idiomatic expression that refers to mothers; This phrase can translate to "light of the home"

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Date: 8/3/2012 10:30:00 AM
wow!! excellent writer!! Congratulations!!! **Maria**
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Date: 1/28/2012 8:24:00 PM
NIkko, I came to reread this beauty while waiting for a new post from you!! The contests have not been so many lately, so I have LOTS of oldies I can start posting, like the etheree I just put up. I will just go rest soon. Would like to try Dr. Suess contest. HOpe I can get inspired. Luv, Andrea
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Date: 12/28/2011 10:33:00 PM
Congratulation my friend on your win. Enjoyed your nice writing. bl
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Date: 12/28/2011 5:13:00 AM
Congratulations Nikko. Love, Carol
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Date: 12/27/2011 7:57:00 PM
what an interesting title you explained at the bottom for us. Nikko, you do SHINE. I've always said it and here you explain WHY so well. A fave for this one. This is when you write at your best! Congratulations. LUv, Andrea
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Date: 12/27/2011 5:40:00 PM
Thnks for the definition. Congraulations on your win. Love, Joyce
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Date: 12/27/2011 3:35:00 PM
What I liked about this is it spoke of God and faith in a different way..your own way..YOU have a unique voice which I always enjoy Congrad's on your win. Light & Love
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Date: 12/27/2011 4:22:00 AM
Loved this poem.
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kabuteng P.iNk k.
Date: 12/27/2011 11:25:00 AM
Thank you Anula, happy you loved it :D
Date: 12/27/2011 1:37:00 AM
Ohhh...WOW....this is a breathtaking poem nikko A Fav...Best wishes.
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kabuteng P.iNk k.
Date: 12/27/2011 11:25:00 AM
thanks so much for the fave, Kash :)!