FAITH: STRENGTH IN ONE’S HEART by Lolita F. Lolos-Despuig

No one can survive without faith in one’s heart

No one can befriend with others, without faith to others

No one can give to others without faith in him

So faith is just there waiting … waiting in one’s heart.

Faith is a value that needs to be touched

To be touched by men so as to touch people

If faith is in our heart, we will be comfortable

Comfortable to our selves … and to others too,

Faith in oneself is strength of one’s heart

For without faith, as if we are walking in the dark

We can’t get along with anybody because faith is not with us 

That’s why, we feel as if burdens of the world are loaded in our shoulders.

Have faith in us, because it is the strength of our hearts

We will love the world, if we have faith in our hearts

So we can dance, as if we are ballerinas

Swaying in the air, as if we are floating.

Why not open up our eyes for the good of everyone?

Just smile at them, so that the world will smile at us

Give our hands to all nations, so that peace will be with us

If we can do these, we are sure… Faith is the Strength of our Hearts.

©️Lolita F. Lolos-Despuig

Biography

Hailed from the province of Sorsogon, town of Bulan, Region V ( Bicol), Dr. Lolita Lolos- Despuig is a retired Professor 3 of Sorsogon State College, now Sorsogon State University of the same place. In time of her teaching, she is a poet in her own way, thus engaging herself to scribble literary pieces like poems and prose, wherein some were published in various magazines both local and national, college newspapers and CHED news.


Because of her desire to express her feeling and emotions, poetry in particular moves her way up to the social media being a member of various groups in line with poetry. Currently, she is a mentor in RG de Castro Colleges of the same place bringing with her the adage: “Never Quit” which is in consonance of her never-ending love in jotting down poems, which is her hobby and as well as a part of her life, as it runs to her blood.
Furthermore, Dr Lolita Lolos-Despuig is happily married to Dr. Eduardo Groyon Despuig, also a retired Associate Professor 5 of the same college/ university .They have three(3) children who are all professionals in their own field of endeavor: A College Program Chair in Entrepreneurship; an OFW being a Medical Technologist and an Engineer.


Being a poet,a mentor, a wife and a mother, she can manage herself to divide her time in these different tasks. In spite of her senior age, she can still turn her legs on the floor, exercise, and more so, she can travel in and outside her country together with her family. Their togetherness brought them an adage that: “A family that prays together stays together”, which served as their guide in their day- to- day living, for they believed that God is always with them.

MESSAGE TO THE READERS

If faith is in us, peace will be in our minds, in our souls, in our hands, and in the world we are in. With faith, it strengthens our camaraderie to anybody surrounding us, may it be of the same race or from other nations. With faith in our hearts, we can feel happiness, thus we can unload worries from our shoulders with solace in our hearts and calmness in our whole being.

Faith is the strength of one’s heart … strength for it can wipe away miseries which make ourselves to stoop down to unhappiness because it ruins our lives. BUT because of faith, we can strive hard for the improvement of ourselves thus, engaging us to be free from forlorn in order to gaze the sweetness of the day, which strikes our hearts to smile … because Faith is the Strength of one’s Heart. -Lolita

Believe in Your Dreams(An Acrostic Poem)

B_e not afraid in chasing your wonderful  dreams
E_ven if you have  told yourself you have done enough
L_ive your  life with  determination in times darkness bask your schemes 
I_n moments of sorrows , don’t  give up,   be tough
E_ven if sadness persuades everything, never stop
V_ictory will be acclaimed from essence of courage
E_very dream can be attained no matter what’s your age

I_mpossibilities become possible if you believe
N_o one can ever stop you for your dreams to  be achieved

Y_ou have to trust in something, your talents and skills
O_nly you can tell yourself you can ,when no one else will
U_nderstand in every plan you have you think positively
R_eason we get discouraged because we listen to negativity

D_on’t let people pull you down even if they’re your friends or family
R_each your dream , but remember that you must be happy
E_verything fails, if your success puts your life in  misery
A_lways look after yourself, your health and your  spirituality
M_ake your dreams come true, through the guidance of the Almighty
S_et your goals , do it now , blessings & success will follow tremendously

©️eurekarobey
my-pen-and-soul.com

Flowers of Understanding & Love

Imagine this earth to be covered with flowers with beautiful bloom

Where understanding not because of language is sown

It will be full full love , splendorous beyond imagination

Bounteous memories will be planted in hearts & souls

Though some grows in grounds with stony spaces

Some stems will still reach wonderful capacious places

The scattered seeds of wisdom will still flourish

No matter the obstacles , love will never vanish.

Let our fruits define this world with earth full of love 

Let its fragrance reach the beauty of  the Heaven above

Let patience and understanding lead us in his Kingdom

Let this world be covered with flowers for each tomorrow that comes.

©️ my-pen-and-soul.com

by Marilou Eureka Bianzon Robey,a published author of My Pen & Soul ,Artwork and Poetry Collection , book is now available on Amazon

“Her inner beauty”

A graceful expression her eyes possessed
A book of victory from her life’s quest
A smile despite a heart beneath unrest
A sage being full of love and sweet caress

Nobody knows what her wrinkles meant
In the eyes of God she was a heavenly sent
A face full of love , a heart with pure intent
Who nurtures , who raised well the innocents

Her charm may fade but not her inner beauty
Day after day her being is renewed inwardly
Contentment she has as she fulfilled her duty
A true reflection of beauty from being worthy
©️my-pen-and-soul.com

A brand new start

Applied a Haiku style in this poem. I love to capture the sky during sunrise. It gives me the feeling of refreshment.

Waves of the ocean 

Deliver an exciting show 

The rays from the sun 

Reflects in the water and glow

Shining horizon

The glistens look like diamonds

The sky wrapped in hues

Pink, orange ,purple and  blue

This shimmers my heart

The light gleams the perfect way 

                        A brand new start

                Just brought within me today

©️mypenandsoul

Eureka Bianzon Robey

Let Sunshine enter in your heart

Let  sunshine enter in your heart

When your world is about to part

It may not be easy from the very start 

But heart will heal if we do our part

Renew your heart with a purpose each day

Heart will heal if you give it its way

Forgive yourself and  others before you go to bed

Let go of nuisance words others may have said

Let sunshine enter in your heart

Draw yourself closer to Almighty by praying hard

Face the trial with Him in your life

Know He is our only  sunshine in difficult times

Mypenandsoul

Creative art from God’s divine

Creative art of Almighty I adore

Bluish purple sky , changes its color

Chirping birds compose a song

And make you feel to sing along

Calming breeze ,cool wind

Makes you feel love deep within

Appreciating life’s beauty & blessings

Our Almighty God has given

Heaven and earth intertwine

Being held by rays of sunshine

Creative art from God’s divine

His Love that lasts a lifetime

Mypenandsoul

BE THE PERSON YOU WANTED YOURSELF TO BE

You are a unique individual, you are better than what you had hoped you want to be, God headed and already gave the right path for you, and He gave you the weapons you can use to conquer devastating things in life.

God created humans in His own image. He made us in His own image THEREFORE believe that God created us with intelligence and ability.  Those are the weapons to achieve things we want to achieve; we are the ones who are determining how much we can achieve…

Keep your life focused on believing in yourself, unexpected challenges might come every day, yet it’s not the reason for you to stop moving on.

It doesn’t matter how the people around may think about you, it’s your own self could stand above all them, we’re just asking for the some advises or opinions from others through their life experiences but the one who can help you to pass all the consequences in life is “ONLY YOU” your own self…

Think of the situations you encountered since you were young? And now define yourself?

It might not easy to face such heart breaking moments, frustrations, downfalls, yet have you realized how these things made you more stronger?

Seclude yourself from those people who are trying to belittle your ambition, those worthless souls who may keep you from striving, and remember it takes years to build a trust, get rid of people who are using your potentials for their own benefits; it is how you will find a stronger sense of who you are. And you are smart enough to know these kinds of personalities. Surround yourself with positive people, who can help you to attain your goal.

Trust your own judgments , your own self and your faith in God to make your path easy for you… and BE THE PERSON YOU WANTED YOURSELF TO BE…

God knows our heart’s desires

Sometimes we humans expect for something bigger to come into our lives, great moments to happen right away , we plan ahead of time and expect them to go smoothly as days go by , we are eager to buy expensive things we wish to have, we long for care from loved ones.  Yet no matter how we want things to happen ,no matter how courageous we are still the things that we  expect are still hard to reach, to attain.

Remember God has perfect timing, hold on, even if you’re dealing with formidable circumstances.  God knows our heart’s desires, our intentions in life. It takes time and patience, we have to understand  that despite all these things, there is a reward for waiting and this reward will be considered as a blessing.

Don’t worry about not having what you want .

Either if it’s a job  you were expecting to have because of the offered salary.  Think that there’s something bigger and better waiting for you. Don’t be discouraged, but find time to improve yourself more, while searching and waiting for the next. 

If it’s love, I mean “True love” that you expect to feel .Give what you can share,and remember it’s not all about tangible things, but the intangible ones which can be felt by the heart. Achieve feelings ,trust and not material possessions. 

We must do our part, if we  expect for  one true love. Learn to appreciate  and to  give compliments.

Pray and ask for guidance of our God Almighty ,for He knows what we deserve  to have. He knows the sincerity of our hearts. He will give us more of what we expect in His perfect timing, and these are according to His plans. 

Then later on , you’ll tell to yourself ,yes I’ve  been waiting, I’ve been patient, and through all that waiting, I can say that “It’s all worth the wait”

While we wait ,don’t be too  focused on what you want to achieve,don’t let it occupy most of the space in your mind. Don’t let it forget about your happy life outside .Enjoy the gift of nature, go out in the sun, breathe fresh air, watch the sunrise and the sunset, enjoy the calming songs of birds.

 Life is so short to get busy thinking about the things that you want to have or want to achieve. We have life to live, live it in the best way possible by sharing  good memories with your family and friends…

mypenandsoul

“Sa bawat pagpatak “

Buhos ng ulan tila walang batid na pagtila
Gaya ng mga matang lumuluha buhat sa pangungulila
Makulimlim na kalangitan may batid na kalungkutan
Gaya ng pusong nalumlumbay pagkatapos masugatan

Tinatanaw bawat punong panay ang pagsalo sa bawat patak
Gaya ng tao na na walang kasiguraduhan sa kanilang pag apak
Walang nakakaalam sa bawat araw na mga mata natin ay mulat
Mga unos dumarating ,  nagbibigay luha sa mga matang problema ay hindi mabuhat

Ngunit , ulan ay tumitila  pagsikat ng araw
Luha’y  titigil din sa pagpatak kapalit ay  masayang bagay na matatanaw
Liliwanag din ang kalangitan , bawat ibon muli ay mag aawitan
Gaya ng pusong humilom pagkatapos na masugatan

Tayo may mga puno na palaging sasalo  bawat pagpatak
Maniwala lamang na may Diyos na sasalo sa ating bawat pag apak
Siya lamang ang nakaka alam sa lahat ng panahon sa bawat landas na ating tinatahak
Mga unos dumarating,  maniwala lamang na may  kaagapay tayo sa bawat pagpatak
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(c) mypenandsoul author
Eureka Bianzon Robey

Life is a matter of a glimpse

There’s a mysterious way to heaven
That nobody knows our tenure when
Unpredictable time it may seems
Life is a matter of a glimpse

Ignored purposes above this earth
Good thoughts may be left unsaid
Some things may be left unsearched
Such as inner peace rather than hatred

Most value the tangible ones
Goal to achieve beyond what we have
The hectic time fulfill our lives
Isn’t it the truth that is really sad?

Realize what we only have
This borrowed body , with mind and soul
Then,what’s the purpose we could have?
Before our life to heaven will be called

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Author Eureka Bianzon Robey