Her hero


I know a lot of “zero to hero” stories. It just means that it doesn’t matter who we are, whether we were born rich or poor, different colour, culture, religion, status, etc. Success will come (subjectively speaking) if we are determined or motivated enough to be someone in this world.

One story that came to my mind was this student who didn’t have enough money for her fare home in the evening. There was a homeless man who saw her and asked what her problem was. She told him and he gave her what was in his pocket, so she could go home. The student was so touched by his gesture. As soon as she got home, she rang some friends and told them about the homeless man. They have agreed to organise a charity event at the university so they could help this man, i.e. find him a house and probably a job so he could live properly.

Or the boy who lived in a small village but passionate about playing football, so he played football even in bare feet. He was so talented that someone saw him play and offered to train him professionally, but he had to go to another country or a different place to be trained. He’s now one of the famous football player.


white rose
white gown for bride
lovely bride walks with Dad to meet her groom
her hero awaits in anticipation
and they be wed

* Tetractys


spirits of the past
strong Katipuneras
remembering them

women took part, too
Philippine Revolution
our own heroines

acknowledging them
they struggle for our freedom
we’re so proud of them**

** haiku

For: 30. Her hero


1 Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s