Bless the Beach and the Children
© 2012 Chito L. Aguilar
A relaxing summer day at Viento de Mar Resort, Bacacay, Albay…
ni Chito L. Aguilar
An lipod na harakhak kan ika aki’ pa, kuguson mo
Na garu baga iyu na sana an natatada’ mong kayamanan
An mga payaso asin mapanas na kupya’ minalubad sana
An rima nin kuna, nalilingawan, napapara’, nawawara’ sana
Alagad ila’ pagdulag sa mga katurugan asin kapritso nin pagka-aki’
An panahon sarung pisaran nin mga pagsakit asin mga pagla’om
Kun ika nagtiti’os o nagagabatan kan paro-pa’san mong kasakitan
Sabritan mo an karaba kan mga naglihis na taon nin saimong kaaki-an
Sa pagkabuhay liwat kan aki’ na danay saimo,
iyu man an pagkamundag mo giraray.
Photos © 2012 by Chito L. Aguilar
“When childhood dies, the corpse is called an adult.”
“Unless you be like a child, you cannot enter Heaven.”
– Jesus Christ
“The Child is Father of the Man.”
– William Wordsworth (1770 – 1850), British poet
REBIRTH (of Childhood)
Para sa Aki’ (asin Gurang)
by Chito L. Aguilar
(All adults passed the road through childhood.
The rise of adulthood is demise of childhood.
May the verses here akin to nursery rhymes, make us revisit
the road of child-ignorance, sans the load of adult-arrogance.)
embrace the tacit laughter of yesteryears
as though your last cherished treasure.
clowns and conical hats do fade away;
nursery rhymes, we outgrow then cast away;
but erase not the dreams and whims of childhood.
time is a scale that weighs yokes and hopes.
exactly as the weight of adversity bears on you,
rekindle flames of your early years; and then
as the child in you is reborn,
so will you be.
childhood-chime and adulthood-prime
child’s dream and adult’s whim
is fancy cream.)
– tolerance is between ignorance and arrogance.
(c) 2007 Chito L. Aguilar
“A Visit to the Mall”, by Paoleen Jane Aguilar
“Girls Relaxing”, by Paoleen Jane Aguilar
“Sponge Bob & Friends”, by Paoleen Jane Aguilar
Agatha Christie’s “Death on the Nile”, drawing by Paoleen Jane Aguilar
“Salesgirls in Japan”, by Paoleen Jane Aguilar
“Hi Kitty”, by Paoleen Jane Aguilar
“How to Train Your Dragon”, by Paoleen Jane Aguilar
“Vikings & Dragons”, by Paoleen Jane Aguilar
“Japan Food”, by Paoleen Jane Aguilar
“Winx Club”, by Paoleen Jane Aguilar
Photos/ Artwork © Paoleen Jane C. Aguilar
This post is dedicated to my granddaughter Paoleen, 6 years of age.
She loves to create drawings. By this blog I feature some of her ‘artwork’
(freehand sketches and computer “Paint” drawings).