frog: i love you.. when you gave me the comfort that i needed most

pond; just come and visit me, and i will welcome you in my arms

frog: i appreciate the lilies blooming on your hair

pond; no dear, they are not my hair, but the lily leaves

frog; oh! but they too look green as you

pond; i’m not really green, it is just the reflection of my surroundings 

frog: well, i guess i got the reflection of my surroundings too

pond; how can you say that? you are not a pond like me

frog; because i got your color…as green as me

pond; so now i know why you love me, so let me love you too

frog: i’m happy, would you please allow me to live with you?

pond; sure! and i will take you to live with me forever

(so the frog lives in the pond happily ever after)


in acrylic painting by suzette portes san jose

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About suzette portes san jose

ABOUT THE AUTHOR SUZETTE PORTES SAN JOSE She was born and raised in Cebu City, spent her elementary years at Stella Maris School, Franciscan Missionary Sisters at Mabolo, Banilad, Cebu City and her high school years at the University of San Carlos Girls High School, Holy Spirit Sisters. She went to college at the University of San Carlos, SVD Priest in Cebu City, Philippines. She is a University half scholar from high school to college. She was born with a passion for writing and living in her art forms. She started writing online in 2013. She now has joined 18 book anthologies from 2015 to 2019. Each of her poems is written with her painting as visuals and is now appearing internationally, namely in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, India, and the Philippines. She is also a recipient of multiple awards for her ARTworks and Literary works. She was awarded Poet of the Year in 2017 by one of the prestigious poetry site Destiny Poets International Community of Poets UK. Also, a regular contributor to GloMag a monthly issued magazine in India. She has also published her 2 narrative poem Chapbook book "As The Wind Blows" and "Whispering Silence" in the 10 part series. She has also done her first-authored book "The Dawning" along with other books Isle of Words and Colors Vol 1 "Footprints from Every Waks of Life", Isles of Words and Colors Vol. 2 "Journey to the New Horizon" and Kirky’s Adventure Vol.1. Now coming up with Isle of Words and Colors Vol. 3 "At The Rainbows End" and her 2nd book "Whisperings". It has always been her dream to leave her legacy as a fulfilled artist and for her next generation to follow her footsteps. A dream comes true. Thank you, Kirk Dominic (granddaughter) Wilyam Gabriel SJ Reyes (grandson) and Angelito Portes San Jose (only son) for dreams that came to reality.

4 thoughts on “Reflection

    1. suzette portes san jose Post author

      thank you Sir Louis …it is rainy season here in the Philippines and lots of diff species of frogs…was thinking maybe they talk 🙂 🙂 🙂


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