Monday, January 31, 2005

How Often Do You Cry?

Jayvee Carillo Fernandez graduated from his Developmental Education course in the UA&P last March 2002 and is a self proclaimed poet, composer, stage actor, and more recently - stage director...

How Often Do You Cry

one dies, losing a little for more
How often do you cry?
I am asking before yesterday
I shed one tear too many.
Is it really enough to fill a well,
Or liquid enough to drown the weeping willow?
Is it enough to change your happiness,
To make a rich man poor
And the poor man more miserable than
The hovel that keeps him happy?
How often do you cry?
I cried one tear too many last night,
Not because of lost love,
But for the fleeting of your soul;
Like the sheep being sheared to lose its coat

taken from: Haranya - UA&P Lit Folio © 2002

This poem reminds me somehow of FPJ's death. He who was very much attuned with the masses - suddenly dies out on us, extinguishing the hopes of many. The masses cry, not only for his lost life, but for their doomed ones as well

-sofia mathay

8 comments:

vic_torpe said...

i cry so many times, not because of lost love, but because of love i never had... because of love that is within reach... yet just an inch too far.

Anonymous said...

The poem proves this --> Good things never last.

-Leslie Mae Rivero

Anonymous said...

we cry because of one thing/person but we feel as if we lost something more than that. we cry, grieve, for more than what we lost thinking it would help change things. and in losing something/someone we feel as if a part of us has gone as well.

--miah :) friend of jessica lace evangelista

Anonymous said...

great poem!! sad and gloomy but anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one can definitely relate.

- neil (friend of joeffrey Barrios)

Anonymous said...

Crying is an outcome of the good and bad things that we encounter in life. When we come across something that hurts or makes us happy, we tend to cry in order to show how we feel. I'm not sure whether humans are the beings only capable of crying as a response to grief or death, nonetheless crying shows how we feel on a lost loved one and it differentiates us from the rest of the entities present on this planet.
--enrikfort villanueva
--friend of james sta. isabel

jhon april "grevy" grevialde said...

i can relate to the poem, honestly because i am a very emotional person. i love the way the poet wrote it. even the words that are used were chosen well. also, it is concise, unified and well written... hope that many people will have the chance to read this kind of poems...

jhon april "grevy" grevialde said...

i can relate to the poem, honestly because i am a very emotional person. i love the way the poet wrote it. even the words that are used were chosen well. also, it is concise, unified and well written... hope that many people will have the chance to read this kind of poems...

--jhon april grevialde
--friend of jameson sta.isabel

rizza ----friend of james sta. isabel said...

to answer the question, i cried a lot...and for me it's healthy...a way to express ur self, ur emotions...and yes, GOD never waste a hurt,,,so that tears are for a reason...it really depends on how u will look at it...how will u interpret it...being bitter or better...