From Portugal, where love abounds.
Peace loving family tree kept it strong,
where its roots are humbly rooted flat on
the ground. Deeply spiritual and fertile with
kindness and faithfulness.
They enjoyed the bounty of warmth rays
of sunshine with their closeness, endured
the storms with their oneness..and stayed
united after they’re flooded with strong
current of struggles in life.
But when a dying leaf fell off, one by one, they’re
harmoniously sharing and healing the pain.
Thank God, for a loving family tree that chained
with love of great-grandparents from birth and not
until death, for the seeds are deeply rooted on earth.
Aida G. Roque, a teacher for 30 years, a Sped Teacher in Maryland who moved and retired in Delaware, USA. A bilingual poet/ writer hailed in the Philippines and presently residing in the USA. A self published author of 4 children’s books and 3 Collection of Poetry books. An international poet and numerous recipient of global awards for her poems and co-authored anthology with poets, worldwide. Her poems were published by Spillwords NY publishing and Poetrysoup, USA. An emotional poet/writer whose writing speaks of her thoughts from subconscious level and no restriction for her pen to laid down rules and scribbles on first person which gives a certain kind of freedom, subject on nature, world issues, life and human feelings/ emotions, inspire her. All these elements find a place in all her craft. She showcases most of her poems on her FB page. She is presently working towards publishing another 100 poems collection on “Life, Love & Lost” and Short Stories on Women to be published by 2020.