Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago
Why dream of retiring at age 60 or 65?
Has life not gloriously revealed
The exquisite beauty within you
That shines all the more
With each day of doing?
Will retirement not compel you
Into dark dens of nothingness
Push you to the brink
Of cancerous boredom that kills
In every second of its conquest?
Continue to share to all fellowmen
The sublime makings of your trade
Be these in simple or intricate form.
For Life has endowed you
With blessings aplenty
Since the first day that you saw
The undying Light of the sun.
[Writ. 04 June 1988, Proj. 8, Quezon City, M.Manila.]