by Aida Rivera-Ford
I love the song
I have a dream, a song to sing
To help me cope with anything
If you see the wonder of a fairy tale
You can take the future even if you fail
I believe in angels, something good in everything I see
I believe in angels, when I know the time is right for me
I’ll cross the stream, I have a dream (from “Mama Mia”)
by Dominique Gerald Cimafranca, originally published in Village Idiot Savant: Davao Writers Guild
Since I moved back to Davao three years ago, I’ve been actively involved in the Davao Writers Guild. I don’t normally go for socio-civic organizations — something to do with the loud personalities that predominate in discussions — but the Guild is right up my alley. It’s small, no more than twenty or so members; it doesn’t demand too much by way of time or money; and it’s all about a field that appreciate and enjoy.
I’m quite grateful that I bumped into the Guild. Writing may be solitary work, but the life of a writer doesn’t need to be. The Guild has given me a small community to bounce ideas off, to celebrate achievements with, and to learn more of the craft from.