To Ink the Last

each day won’t stay to last just as bright
it does always end in the darkness of night

as the dawning brings along
…the misty morning light
the twilight slowly wiping out
…every vision and sight

like the rhythms and rhymes that ink my pen
to invade the heart, and to feel what is written

every thought that evokes
…and awakens the mind
would leave no shadows
…nor traces behind

gone with the days that come and go
swift as the wind and the river that flow

into nowhere
…in the midst of nothingness
no beats or rhythms exist
…only silence of emptiness

from the air, there was breathlessness
the wind embraces with freezing coldness

in brittle fingers
… laid this pen to rest
to ink the last
… doing all at its best

so, when i lay my body in the bosom of the earth
i leave my words in the beautiful fantasy of myth

i am here, had ink my first… and to ink the last…


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.

6 thoughts on “To Ink the Last

    1. suzette portes san jose Post author

      thank you, dear admin… it flows from the heart to the fingers and to the tip of the pen… always a soul reaching out to commune even after we are done living… 🙂

    1. suzette portes san jose Post author

      sometimes we opt to speak out in silence and let our heart flows with the rhythm and rhymes… thank you dear VijayNair 🙂

    1. suzette portes san jose Post author

      thank you, my friend… we face the reality of life each day that we exist, we dance with the wind, drift with the flow and to our soul a whispering prayer to heaven as we write and live… 🙂


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