Let’s Play A Game…

Glorious December…
ought to ponder, doubt no more,
thou shall contemplate

Seek intervention,
behold and put to test,
lost nothing in it.

Keep my fingers crossed
east will meet the west in nigh,
a proud splendor day!

Prepare to meet all
in abode of queen afar,
memorable one.

Utter your wishes,
greetings will now be adieu,
see you in a while.

Left my home out there,
no sorrow, but full of hope,
no room for despair.

Serve humanity,
embrace changes in three-fold,
change for the better.

Eyes having no glare,
stomach aches every night,
half dead, half alive.

Take my hand and rise,
we stay, we walk on same ground,
from morning 'till dawn.

Each day will perish,
memories will never fade,
treasure worth keeping.

Not in our days,
grandeur chance will be offered
thanks to the Father.


Congratulations! You’ve just read a HAIKU which was originally composed by an amateur like me.

Haiku is traditionally a Japanese poem consisting of three short lines that do not rhyme. The first and the third lines having five “moras” while the second line has seven – making it a 5-7-5 poem structure.

Mora is a sound unit of the word. Since mora does not translate well from Japanese to English, syllable has been adapted as mora in creating English haiku.

The origins of haiku poems can be traced back as far as the 9th century. It is more than a type of poem; it is a way of looking at the physical world and seeing something deeper like the very nature of existence. It should leave the reader with a strong feeling or impression. (yourdictionary.com)


Are you game? That’s me on the left – giving the game instruction to my Filipino GSK Finance colleagues. For the last 2 years, I am the Game Master of Team Pinoy during our Christmas Party and other gatherings. I am hoping this year I can make it on our Christmas Party to be their Game Master again after my PULSE assignment here in Malawi, Africa.


The Game : What is the title of the whole haiku above?

Clue : There is something hidden on the poem that will tell you the answer.

Your timer starts now!

Did you figure out the answer? If you got it, kindly put it on the comment below.

Now for the last action for my fellow volunteers this year, please reflect on it.

Thank you for reading. Hope you enjoy the game.



Post Scriptum

The meaning of each stanza can be found on my personal blog account. Check it out!

My BlogSpot Account


  1. Well I’ve never read a Haiku before, so thanks for teaching me something new! Not sure of the meaning – but does it relate to the end of the year – when hopes are high for what the next year will bring? Keep your blogs coming Gilbert, it’s great to see how much you are embracing this fabulous PULSE experience !

    1. Thanks for reading Den! The meaning is related to the end of the year last year when I started my PULSE journey and hoping for the best this year – which is really becoming a reality.

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