An Allegory of Fortitude
Kind Resilience is my twin;
this heart-and-soul's kin.
Hiding behind the moon, eclipsed
from the wrath of Fortuna's nemesis.
Every night and every day,
hurtling towards oblivion.
The quaint, little chirps resonate
a mile away from my imagination.
But the entwined fibers are thick,
like the wildest honey and vanity.
And like piney evergreens to last,
towards daybreak, we're steadfast.
Tine Perlas-Heraldo is a published poet that writes in both English and Tagalog since she was eleven years old. Her favorite poets include Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, and Allen Ginsberg. Some of her works were featured in poetry sites such as Cultured Vultures and Eyes + Words. She graduated from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas with a degree in Political Science. URL: writingwithtine.wordpress.com