“Almighty Gut”


Ha! Back then, when she was young

He was… nowhere to be found…

Yet, he had the guts to show up right now!

 Something’s wrong with her. Why is she so glad?!


That young girl had not a chance to tell him her dreams

Yet, her dreams of today – he knows about these…


His nod adds more strength to her stretched out wings



Baba… was absent while

She searched for a man

To hold her young hand;



He was the very one

To give it away

On her wedding day 🙂


Today is the only day that one truly has

Right now is the moment which counts

Right here is the place where one truly is

Not was, or will be… It’s alright, Papi 🙂


The first chapters of our story

Are filled with blank pages, I know

But these chapters that we live in

Encourage my soul…


I appreciate your being

Here & now and there & then

It took guts to move beyond

That old, bad mistake.


I am glad that I can say

‘Happy Father’s Day!’,

To you, dad… I am glad…

Almighty Baba gave you an Almighty Gut 🙂



Baba: Father

Papi: daddy

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Monika Ribeiro (writer/poet)

I write because I have to & love to… Writing helps me organize thoughts, understand life & address vital matters in a constructive way. I hope this blog satisfies your intellect & your soul at the same. Be inspired...

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