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« on: September 25, 2008, 11:40:23 PM »
Rebirth of Pain and Loss
By Michael O. Ligalig
(for Orchids and for all friends who have left us)
composed today, September 25, 2008

Tonight I sit on the edge of my bed
And my weight rests on the edge of the universe
Where time and space transform into a boundless thought,
Where life and death pulsate on the edge of my breath.

Hands clasped on my knees, head bowed in complete silence,
I want to pray and pour out before God my Creator
My incomprehensible pain over a sudden loss of a dear friend.
But where are the words of my meditation?

“Lord, I don’t know what to say.” Is that all I can say?

Where is the music of my solitude?
Where are the words of my heart’s prayer?

What is this so-called journey of life?
That some of us, mortals,
Must return to the dust
Before some of us would kiss
The earth’s wind goodbye.

Then I travel to the highways of my soul
And I see but gloom and despair,
To the planets of my mind
And I see but sunless skies and darkened moons,
To the secret corners of my grieving heart
And I see but shadows of pain,
Loneliness,
Emptiness.
Memories.

Flashes of distant images, of dear faces of friends
Scattered over all corners of the globe cover my room.
I want to hear their voices.
The friendly voices of Raul Oblenda and Charles Nagel
Who left us, fleeting mortals, without ubiquitous farewell. 
I want to hold my loved ones again.
The hands of my father,
Whose death nearly a year ago remains
A daily agonizing remembrance.
I want to send Tubag Bohol PM, chat in Yahoo Messenger,
Pick up my cellphone, open a Friendster message.
And touch Aya’s happy and sad words
Echoing down the highways of my soul.

Yet there are more lovely faces I want to kiss.
There are more fragrant voices I want to hear.
There are more sweet laughters I wish to remember.
There are more immortal hands I want to caress.

But time and space
And life and death
And earth and eternity
Have silenced me
On the edge of my bed,
The edge of the universe.

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« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2008, 12:23:49 AM »
Lord, as we mourn the sudden death of Aya, show us the immense power of Your goodness and strengthen our belief that she has entered into Your Presence. Amen.
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« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2008, 01:03:08 AM »
Peace be with all you my brothers and sisters and peace be unto all your troubled hearts. Brother Mike, you, personally, are in my prayers. I pray that our Loving and Merciful Father invigorates with you you your faith and lifts up your sorrows, Michael.

Find strength in the Lord, Michael. As your namesake. Named after the Great Archangel of the Lord, whose very name means, "WHO IS LIKE GOD?"

Michael, my dear friend, my grieving friend, precious friend,
We are here with you, and we share the loss and pain that is in you. Know that you are not alone, Michael. I cry with you, my brother. I lament with you. And I pray with you.

Be comforted, igsoon nako. As our sister, Aya, is in a place that cannot be compared to the lavishes and palaces here on earth. For hers is salvation and union with the Almighty, I pray.


I want to share with you, Michael this verse in scripture that I found today as I searched scripture for some solace in this extremely sad times;

1 Peter 1:3-9
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, receiving the end of your faith the salvation of your souls.







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