When The Curtain Falls


the world is a vague stage to play the roles of living life
we stood within the endlessness of time in beckoning strife

whirling around in circles where the end draws another start
the present’s transition from the past is competing for future to last

visions beholding the yesteryears were borrowed moments of time
as the clock ticks closer to whispering voice in shrill of chime

once were devoured by the waves of royalties and nobilities pride
now only to remain to squabble beyond the lost honor and hide

so never be judged purely for what you have achieved today
but rather relinquish hostility as you step upon the pedestal to stay

for when the curtain falls upon your feet a thunder roars loudly
and the dark clouds will be still without winds blowing swiftly

slowly a silently your heart beats faintly gasping every single breath
blurring your sight with the deeming vision of the goddess of death

an angel without wings and a knight without a sword, standing there
seems to be waiting for something or someone from who knows where

standing steadily still at the end corner of the vague stage of delusion
raising a golden scepter alluring body and soul in the depth of oblivion


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.

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