Sunday, April 6, 2008

MISSING (for Jonas ‘Jay’ Burgos)

There are times
When a truant boy gets failing marks
Because he is always
Missing the bus.

There are times
When lovers quarrel
Because the other is
Missing the point.

There are times
When a machine malfunctions
Because of some
Missing parts.

There are times
When a revolution fails
Because the leadership is
Missing the target.

But these are the times
When someone so dear is missing
And we are heartbreakingly missing
Our beloved Jonas.

28 March 2008. Maryjane Alejo