A path of life, creating so much life:
Perhaps the deepest sense and holiest treasure,
Plus husbands, wives, and children - what a pleasure,
Yes… one of them is my beloved wife...
Eight decades' work and love in time and space,
In days and nights, with tears of joy and sorrow -
Great gifts for generations now to follow -
Have so fulfilled His plan, oh what a grace...
This wisdom means: to give more than to take,
You will get richer than by mindless matter -
May mean your grandchild's kiss much more and better…
A life on earth, and so for heaven's sake,
More: Mama's unconditional love and care -
A gift of God, to value and to share...
June 28, 2011: To Mama with Love! - Hilmar Alquiros
© Dr. Hilmar Alquiros The Philippines 2002 ff.