foodforthesoul (#9)

Prayer-poems that touch and heal – Volume 9

April 27, 2023

Excerpts from the mini-book ‘foodforthesoul’, by Bernie V. Lopez (eastwind), Hard copy available by courier (250 pesos)

Lord You are the oil in my evening lamp
the sun on my morning bed
the wind against my windless sail
the lull against the vicious storm

You are the song in my lips
the rain on my parched face
the oasis in the vast desert
the flower in my inner garden

uplift my soul, O Lord
stay close when darkness falls

Panginoon, kayo po ang langis
ng aking lampara sa gabi
ang araw sa aking kama s aumaga
ang hangin tumutulak sa aking layag
kapag walang hangin
ang tahimik laban sa bagyo

kayo po ang himig na kinakanta ko
ang ambon sa aking tuyong pisngi
ang tubig sa malawak na disyerto
and bulaklak sa aking hardin

i-angat nyo po, O Panginoon
dyan po kayo sa aking tabi pag kapit ng dilim

people are often unreasonable
illogical and self centered
love them anyway

if you are kind people may accuse you
of having selfish or ulterior motives
be kind anyway

if you are successful
you will win false friends and true enemies
succeed anyway

if you are honest and frank
people may cheat you
be honest and frank anyway

what you spend years building
someone could destroy overnight
build anyway

if you find serenity and happiness
some may be jealous
be happy anyway

the good you do today
people will often forget tomorrow
do good anyway

give the world the best you have
and it may never be enough
give the world the best you’ve got anyway

in the final analysis
it is between you and God
it has never between you and them anyway

Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Cover prayer-poem below.

many roam remote mountains
in search of My kingdom
wandering to distant places
groping in darkened forests

yet My kingdom is inside you
and inside others around you
it is inside all of you together
praising My name

marami ang dumadayo
sa malalayong bundok
hinahanap ang aking kaharian
kahit sa dilim ng mga gubat

ngunit ang aking kaharian ay nasa loob niyo
at sa loob ng bawat kapwa sa paligid niyo
nasa loob ninyong lahat
na nagsasamba sa Aking pangalan

foodforthesoul – volume 9 – many roam remote mountains

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Poems by Bernie V. Lopez, eastwind

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Author’s book. At age 26, the author (eastwind) drifted through Europe, hitchhiking 25,000 kilometers for three straight years. He wrote a book on his adventures, Wings and Wanderlust. He learned deep insights that radically changed his view of life, which he wants to share with readers looking for themselves or wanting to catch the wind. More about the book =

Author’s Credentials. Blogger – ex-Columnist (Inquirer) – Healing Ministry – ex-Professor (Ateneo University) – Documentary Producer-Director (freelance, ex-ABS-CBN, ex-TVS Tokyo) – ex-Broadcaster (Radio Veritas) – Facebook “Bernie V. Lopez Eastwind” / Pages “Eastwind Journeys and Journals” and “Mary Queen of Peace”.


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