Artwork by Vivalanat
Words by Joyce Aralar
At times I feel like drowning
There was nothing left to do
But to catch one last breath
And hope I can survive for a minute
Another minute, an hour, days, or even months
I prayed hard that someone
Will see me asking for help
And extend a hand
To save me from the mess I have created
As demons of my own continues to haunt me
But no one did
As I was about to completely surrender
I saw a tiny flicker of light, turned into fire
A blinding contrast of orange and yellow that seemed to burn my being
Hesitant at first, I forced to open my eyes
He was there
GOD was there
Flashbacks and realizations hit me all at once
I knew then I am the only one
Who can fight my own demons
See the true light
With His complete guidance
hope you guys like it and this artwork is proudly done on Illustrator CS6
Neil, I can’t thank you more enough, again, for bringing life to the words that I have written. This work of yours truly represents hope, when all seems down and low, we have something to hold on to.
Some have a way with words while some have a way of putting colors into words.
Last year I was given the chance to work for a Poem + Art Collaboration, of course with my one of my artist friend Niel. Both the poem and art received many praises and it was even featured on an Indonesian Online Magazine. Couldn’t be so proud of his work, I was just a chatterbox overflowing with words and I can’t believe someone noticed my poems. Recently, he is working on a project called “Teuthida Love” and I am so happy I was given the privilege to write the third poem! Couldn’t be more excited, above is the teaser of the collaboration we are working together. He also informed me he is working with another artist named Love (whom I am very excited to meet in person). Oh how I adore artistic ones!
Poem writing was one of my old hobbies. Honestly, I can’t remember where I placed my old notebooks and diaries where I used to doodle my thoughts! Recently, I got in contact with my grade school friend Niel. He is a great artist full of wonderful ideas. So this is the deal, he asked for one of my poems for his project. I want to give a good one right away but unfortunately, I am here in Dubai and my poems are back in the Philippines. Good thing my poems are in my heart, lol, so I decided to write down one poem that I remembered. And then boom! Before I knew it, it’s already a virtual poetry. I am really proud of his work and I have never thought that my poems will be useful. Thanks again Neil for this opportunity, God bless your talent!
I am looking forward for more collaboration. Please check the site of my dear artist friend Niel Marcelino at http://vivalanat.blogspot.com/ and this one for our first collaboration http://shadowness.com/vivalanat/ang-paghihintay.
Let’s continue to love art and share it! Peace!