Last time I was here on Poetry Friday I thought it would be my last time to share a poem from our featured poet, Kristian Jeff Corteza Agustin. I was wrong. Today would be that day. It’s the perfect transition to our new theme as we talk about love, loss and coming of age in July and August, as KJCA’s poetry tackles these emotions. Thank you
Today, as I once again read through KJCA’s poetry I decided on a poem that resonated to me as it is written like a prayer. The prayer is desperate, there is a neediness to it and it resonates to us who fear tomorrow and the goodbye it promises.
From the darkness that I see
Whenever I close my eyes
And the nightmares that seduce me
To abandon the past and flee
From the selfishness of the night
And the ominous light of dead stars
From the raveling of prayers
and wishes, rants and regrets
And the absence of sound.
Deliver me from the past
And refuse to grant me
The promise of tomorrow’s sunrise
For I, too, am afraid
To witness your sudden flight.
Thank you to the poet for allowing us to share his poetry to the bigger audience. It is always a great blessing for us to be able to bring local poets to our readers. Personally, as someone who loves her local literature, it is a great pleasure to be able to do this.
If you wish to learn more about KCJA and his poetry collection For love and Poetry visit his official website: universe and words.