Truth in his Words

i wouldn’t live to see the day
words uttered in trembling lips
in shivering and cold hands
teardrops flow from his eyes

happy anniversary, he whispered
wanting to embed a smile in his face
but pain within wouldn’t let him
i kissed him wiped his tears away

it was the day before his death
and two days before our anniversary
he knows then he will not be there
a dying man’s heart with dying words

i lay my head on his chest,
listen to the weakening heartbeats
i wrapped him in my arms embrace
i know and feel the truth in his words

he said sorry for the things he had done
the thorns that were buried deep in me
he said sorry for the things he could have
the best as a father, a husband, and a son

i held his face straight up to look at me
bear the look of his deepening faint eyes
“you are the best in your own ways”
i touch his lips with a kiss of forever..

IN COFFEE 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.

3 thoughts on “Truth in his Words

  1. amitapaul

    This is a moving poem about a deathbed experience where the man is dying and the woman narrator seeks to comfort him while also dealing with her own pain

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