Through It All

leave behind the trails of the agony in the passing years

the tremors of the world that burden the soul with fears

the haunting of the dawning with hearts falling tears

i walk through it all… i took the steps, dreadfully dares

stiff and high, i buckled, never look back for i may fall

remained heads high, with visions of dreams, stand tall

this is the ladder of passion long-lived in a certain goal

i follow the voice within from the longing of a silent call

through it all, i will stand steadfast with time till the end

even in heavens call my glorious soul i commit to send

in strong faith and hope, i trust in the days to commend

for i surrender all that is left in love, on my knees bend

the joy and happiness unseen from the broken step i take

carefully place my steps forward in little moves to make

reaching out the awaiting lights of visions i won’t forsake

i will live through with a promise to myself i will not break

IN GRAPHITE SKETCH 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.

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