Judge N Jury

PARENTS: Our children are our judge and jury

There is no mock trial

We’re summoned daily 

And there’s no acquittal come execution day

Our last minute stay of execution will not come

As we’d hoped

But karma is a karmic wheel

She goes forward as well as back

Children then be careful, lest she rolls back on you

You will remember your judgements of us

When you become parents.

Eva Santiago © 2017


Love is not dependent on the highs and lows of life. It relies on a commitment of will. Love is not blown back and forth by winds of change, circumstance or environmental influences. Even though emotions may be fickle and jump from one extreme to another, I have chosen to love you, my lover, my best friend.
And my choice is sustained by an uncompromising will.

Love is far more than an emotional, biological high … true love is an enduring expression of our divine soul.

Eva Santiago  © 2017


My Troubles’ Funeral
We are gathered here today to pay respects to my troubles and say our last good-byes. Through troubles I’ve endured ,I learned many a valuable lesson and without them ,I would not be the person you know today. 
Good-bye to you dear insecurity, naive friend, that made me doubt everything. On account of doubt I learned to have faith in myself.

Good-bye tough times; though I made many mistakes, you built character in me, making me stronger than I ever gave myself credit for. 

Good-bye self-hate, because of you I love myself more. 

Good-bye little Miss forgotten , because once I emerged, no one has been able to forget me. 

Good-bye darkness, for now I see everything clearly in the light. 

Good-bye self disdain, now I can make better decisions… Because I respect myself as never before. You’ve been good to me. Thank you for being a brilliant teacher. But I have to leave you now, because I have to fulfill my purpose and be who God made me to be. 
I just hope that others can put their old troubles quickly to rest. There are more lessons to learn, and my old troubles are too tired and must be laid to rest,no longer suffering . 
Eva Santiago © 2017