“love is not blind, it sees but it does not mind…”

(quote not mine)

 love doesn’t lessen our capacity to see and know things, it just makes us set aside the flaws and imperfections…


The Lieutenant

by: Princess Ann Dominique T. Salcedo


The lieutenant was young he was just twenty four,

When his wife carried a child, it was a daughter she bore.

His career was at its peak but he thought about his child,

The dreams that were once brave and bold became sweet and mild.


He left the military service to be with his daughter and wife,

Everything was never the same when he chose the civilian life.

While his fellow soldiers were away on violent and rough encounters,

There he was, back at home looking at his child full of laughter.


He wasn’t just a good provider but also a good father,

Every single day was a conquest for him to work even harder.

The world was a battlefield and he fought like there was a war,

It was to protect his child whom he treated like the brightest star.


Many years has passed and a lieutenant he is no more,

He now works with the government as an arson investigator.

There are things from the past that are still the same as before,

It is that he will do everything he can for the people he adores.


He may have not become the great soldier he wanted to be,

But in the eyes of his daughter, he is someone who truly depicts chivalry.

He was the one she looked up to as she grew up in a home full of happiness and laughter,

The lieutenant might have been a good soldier but he was a better husband and father.



“To find real happiness, we have to take real risks…”


I was reading thought catalog like I usually do when that certain line saying “To find real happiness, we have to take real risks” caught my very attention. Genuine happiness. Legit risks. If only it was that easy. The thing about real risks is that, not only will be the happiness real but rather also all the other possible feelings. Would it be hate, rejection, sorrow, pain, etc… , it will all be real feelings in the end, with real damage. Maybe that risk won’t give you what you want, but maybe it will give you what you need. Everyday we live, we choose to make decisions… decisions that will surely affect our lives, would it be dramatically big or just slightly and there would be this voice inside our heads saying “what if you fail?” “what if it won’t work?” I have come up with an answer to that question that used to bother me. If I fail, I will learn. If it won’t work, it will still be worthwhile. By the end of the day, I know within myself that what truly matters is that I did my best, I chose to take real risks to find that true legit fulfillment that will give me that genuine happiness in the long run, knowing that I won’t be bothered with “what if’s”. We live to take risks, a life without it is not living at all.