Oscar Fernando

Living in the Present – by Oscar E V Fernando

 

Oscar Fernando

Rhythm! a boring repetition-a quirk of creation to be bourn as a burden from womb to tomb-or an eternal melody rendered to thwart a humdrum existence?
a matter to sit and ponder-the sun rising and setting day in day out and why so the moon too
a bore for some-not for those that dream dare and die-nothing ventured nothing gained and those accepting gloom will lament and lament alone till the day of doom to froth and fume-like all others who may ask-why this and not that-the stubborn rhythm will last forever and for ever
let’s behold the beauty and glory of each passing day with no weighing thought of the past-nor imaging a wishful dream of a bloated future-a future that only awaits a concrete plan with lessons learned and positively thought-laid out for its disposal to last




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Sunrise and Sunset – by Oscar E V Fernando

 

 

Sunrise and Sunset

“When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps.” – John Lennon

 

Sunrise and Sunset

In between this rising and setting we live, breath and have our being?

It is this Flash of Golden Beam-we do salute the new born day.

In this span we grow, be happy and live sharing-

All we have in body-soul-mind and spirit in what we do and say.

Within this rise and set-with no wanton pollution of nature

We learn from this Gentle Giant to start with grace so rear in human lore

And roar on the day’s work with stealth and healthy stature

To live this span with no burden past or future that makes life a bore

Bids us await the tapering end-bestowing blessings in even-tide-

To cool the nerves and lull to slumber those that tilled with sweat of brow.

Un-nerve those others that did not sweat but lived on fat beside

Then toss and turn with the drum of guilt-with no slumbering snore.

This Load of Golden Glory bestows to all and sundry-

With no gloating self in pomp and pageantry-worshipped by some in frenzy

Soft and tender it dips into the ocean-gives way to the Silvery Beam-

To romance-to dream-to cherish the slipping day and a hope unseen.

Behold the silent morn and salute the rising sun at dawn

To strive-live meaningfully from sun.



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Restless Spirit-Raised Up – by Oscar E V Fernando

 

 

Oscar Fernando

On a morning wake-tossing turning-his thoughts a spinning-brushing teeth-shaving face with bruises bleeding-with a towel’s pat-eyes and nose still dripping-

half in breakfast, washes hands and stands aloft, scratching head-which way to go and what job is next

sees his car-drives off to office leaving his pretty wife and files on the settee-she dangles these at the door step-reversing the car in haste-bangs on tree leaving a noisy creaky buffer- proceeds cursing and swearing for that insurance card not in cubby-rushing back he slips on polished floor ending in a bruised and bumpy head-cursing his amused wife for a floor over-polished and still moist and wet




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Beauty uncreated by Man – by Oscar E V Fernando

 

Oscar Fernando

Nature-a world by its own-clothed in radiant colored apparel-studded with plants, animals, mountains valleys, beaches and seas-sights so precious and magnificent-forests ferociously wild-rivers and lakes that flow-easy in style-seen in pristine beauty bordering earth and sky-smells galore with living organisms creeping-crawling and chirpily flying a glow

This beauty on its own living longer than man-with man needing nature for herbs and likes-nature in no need of man

so let it be sustained for generations to be held in veneration

was it by a will-o-the wisp that all this happened?




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a missive from Oscar E V Fernando – My Cup Has Overflowed

Overflowing pint of beer

My Cup Has Overflowed – Author: John Paul Moore

I’ve never made a fortune, and it’s probably too late now.
But I don’t worry about that much, I’m happy anyhow
And as I go along life’s way,
I’m reaping better than I sowed.
I’m drinking from my saucer,
Cause my cup has overflowed.




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Twiddling Thumbs Or Counting Blessings – By Oscar E V Fernando

Oscar Fernando

On a bench in park-with sunken eyes-white in hair and long in beard-twiddling thumbs and in a tattered hat-a trouser to match-solving-solving a riddle that blocked his teenage mind and was stuck with him from then to now

how swift life moved from his teens to now like the clouds that fleet-at times dark-at times bright-passing nights and days with no joy in life-this thought bugging him times no end-

why and how suffering on earth with a creator so good and kind?

Revolving the riddle over and over with spasms in body-spasms in mind-with zero in life’s bountiful enthusiasm




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Eternal River-Flowing-Flowing and Flowing Along – by Oscar E V Fernando

 

NELSON EDDY SINGS

Oscar Fernando

My Spirit waits in stillness-cells slither along-observing life with wisdom and prudence-searching-searching for the end eternal

on and on mid dell and dale I slide-move and crawl-no harm to any unless provoked to stall-then again I move along with no time in waste to win and bawl

I see and collect human drama both cruel and joy

humming and drumming I slip away-in self-esteem-washing-polishing stones to shimmer for those who make it a price for their supper

the fish fauna and the flora within-I feed cloth and shelter as humans should-at times this balance inhibited by human folly sometime somewhere in wanton violence-and arrogance




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Swift is the Passage to Eternity – By Oscar E V Fernando

 

Oscar Fernando

A strand of atomic beam floating-frolicking in the Heavens-

Creeps in to the mother’s womb in Love so Perfect and Divine.

So facultied in thought-now in flesh, continues seeing the Eternal Presence-

In the cozy sac of the womb in peace and love sublime.

 

Behold-this tender soul and body comes out in time-with a strained cry-

So loud to Say-I have Lost-have lost a Grand Majestic Sight.

The cry fades in a whimper and then a slumber-

Midst angelic smiles-perhaps glimpsing that Grandeur now-lost to its sight.

This ceaseless search for that Perfection-goes on and on-

Reaching the tomb when life span ends and then-follows on.

It is what we do-how we live that matters to Him thereon-

So live for others though the pull of flesh is to live forlorn.

 

Leaving flesh to dust-this strand of beam floats in heavens plane-

Till the Final Day-it clasps the lonely dust that stayed-again.

Together continue beholding the Dazzle in Heaven’s Brightening Glow Divine-

Or be banished with Non-Beauty and the dazzle and that is Hell’s Eternal Bind.

 

Should we not be willing to live in His Great Moral design-

Etched in our soul to earn resplendent life benign?

Be prudent in using Free Will to discern His Designed Path

To be led by the Kindly Light in our walk along that same Divine Path.

So in all Kindness and compassion;

Walk the stranger that extra mile and chuckle in that quiet witty smile-

Clothe the stranger in his nakedness-so shy-share your cloak in style.

Feed that stranger wallowing in hunger’s pain-with meals on your wheels-

Then be called to that Grand Banquet-for Swift indeed the Passage to Eternal Bliss.

Oscar E V Fernando

July 2020

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The Tree – by Oscar E V Fernando

 

Oscar Fernando

Frolics and flows the stream-mid farm, dale and dell-
In Succulent feeding the flourishing tree for ages past.
Coarsened rough arms spread to heaven in rapturous swell,
Beseeching shade for the earth so hotly parched. 

A haven of rest for chirpy tweeting birds at nest.
With soprano ed orchestrations at its best 
In watchful eye of doting parents each in attendance-
With a vigilance wrapped in tender attention. 




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Sunrise and Sunset – By Oscar E V Fernando

 

“When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps.John Lennon

Oscar Fernando

Sunrise and Sunset

In between this rising and setting we live, breath and have our being?

It is this Flash of Golden Beam-we do salute the new born day.

In this span we grow, be happy and live sharing-

All we have in body-soul-mind and spirit in what we do and say.

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