Luzviminda Gabato Rivera (Philippines)
Luzviminda G. Rivera is an excellent international research journal reviewer, multi-awarded researcher, external panel member of thesis and dissertation committees, and presenter of researches in various national and international conferences and has published researches in journal and online proceedings. She is also a published author, world inspirational poet and she was recently honoured by Sahitya Akademi, Gujarat – India for her efforts to empower literature globally. In addition, she is also a multi-awarded nurse by profession, a fluent speaker of six languages and member of City of Angeles Toastmasters Club (CATMC). She is also a licensed teacher and finished her post graduates courses with academic distinction and academic excellence award like the Doctor of Public Administration and took up units leading to a Bachelor of Law. Her poems were being published by Spillwords Press based in New York, Indian Periodical based in India, The Jasmins and Love Collars- First Poetry Enclopedia, Poetic Galaxy Atunis Magazine based in Belgium, USA and other International E-Zines and magazines. Her books were: A Gift available in amazon, A Gift II with her poems and translation of her poem, A Gift – 5 sequels into 24 international languages and Crossroads : A Poet’s Journey – an anthology composed of World’s Best Writers, both books will be available on Amazon on May, 2020. After two month of being a member to Motivational Strips, she was appointed as moderator for the Philippines Office, eleveated to Gold Category Honor as to her membership and has received Golden Badge Award for her poem, “In the End.”
Poems by Luzviminda Gabato Rivera
Sky is bright and gay
Night is bejeweled with enchanting stars
Moon and its beauty crafted trenches
Chirping crickets are pleasing to the ears
Creating a loquacious night .
As we stare in the vastness
Memories reflected into our senses
Awaken our souls till it cannot breath
Longing for your love in the wreath
That brings us to eternity.
It was a momentous night
When I first gazed upon your eyes
Terrified by what I would see
Slowly drowning in a perpetual river of
broken hearts and lost souls.
You are like a thief in the night
You take my heart to paradise
You rob me of my anguish and
Drown me with your affection
Till the last breath of my soul.
The first time I saw you
I know you are the “ONE”
When I look into your eyes
I see my reason for existence.
For forever and beyond.
You painted rainbow colors
to the grey and cloudy skies
Made the sun shines
through the stormy weather
You made life wonderful
You give me wings to fly
and soar like an eagle
Wind beneath my wings
when I am about to fall down
Bed of roses for the weary soul
You made me see life
from a different perspective
Making most of my moments
What counts most and
Will last in the end.
You are everything I wish
I want to grow old with
till my mind won’t remember
How my heart is still beating-
The last breath of my soul.
Accept me as I am, with my imperfections
And see my weaknesses as my strength.
Drown me with your affection
that is deeper than the deepest sea
Excite me with your kindness
uncountable as the stars in the cosmos.
Thrill me with your overflowing patience
that keeps no record of my wrongdoings
Mesmerize me with your surprises
till my eyes shed tears of happiness.
Embrace me till I couldn’t breath
and bring me to paradise.
all of it –
Till the Last Breath of your soul…
Staring deep into the cosmos
moon and the stars are losing
cold breeze is paralyzing
to the nerves
chirping crickets halfway reaching
their crescendo —-
slowly the night is engulfed by darkness
hopelessness reigns and
she longs for oblivion
from melancholic, momentous nights
and unforgettable memories that
still cling to the innermost being
and vow to hold forever in her heart
as the breaking of the dawn
slowly coming into view
it promises a new beginning
of a new day and
a chance for happiness
to make every moment count
bring life within a life
to the promise of a lifetime
To the mornings that welcome the day
A sunrise that gives hope
The billowing breeze and the
Fragrant smell of flowers.
To the nights that flicker lights
Fine dining at its best
Deafening sound of peals of laughter and
A drop of wine till becoming sober.
To the business of life
Too numerous to count
Social media and the realities of life
Till my soul becomes numb of tiredness.
To the world of fame and recognition
That can be drowning at times
Overwhelming attention and
Appreciation that are appealing to the soul.
None of them give lasting and
Deeper meaning to never-ending
Chase of happiness and it is only
“A Gift” that can give its presence.