Pastel drawing by Usec Mario Relampagos, Department of Budget, a scene on a bridge overlooking a fishing village. Catbalogan, Eastern Samar 1986.
Poem by Dr Abe V Rotor
Fishing Village in Catbalogan, a gift to the author by Budget Usec Mario Relampagos, a co-worker in SIRDP (Samar Integrated Rural Development Project).
Thoughts flow down the sea,
or anchored on the shore,
at one time or another;
life's like the fishers' chore.
Ideas soar up high into the sky,
beyond thought and sea crest,
neither by the sun's rise and set,
nor a good night's rest.
If thoughts were drawn by hand
from a bridge to far away
dare to leave land and out to sea,
or one would rather stay.
Least understood is he who holds
the paint brush over canvas;
where thoughts and ideas into ideals
converge and hold fast. ~