Sonnet to Dolour
This poem was written by our Mother when Dolour, our eldest was one year old.
Sonnet to Dolour
By: Dr. Lourdes D. Servito (December 1982)
You were then a coined word
By two souls bound with mutual drems,
Dreams conceived and nurtured between odds and events;
Carried through the years, for or against the world;
The bells rang, that day fully remembered
Candles lighted..music heard…banquet held…
That was nearly a year back…
And the bells rang again, one chilly December dawn —
A woman sighed hard …and innocent cry heard…
Even the night birds rejoiced! … for that
A “domy” and a “Lourdes” have cherished, days in and out;
And your coming means..more beads of dreams
That time and foreverness will unfold,
For you’re the fruit and emblem of that love beyond compare!
She wrote this other poem, 23 years later.
MY ELDEST DAUGHTER
By: Dr. Lourdes D.Servito (Oct. 16, 2005)
My eldest daughter, my first born,Maria Dolour,
You are a pride of the family; a blessing to everyone.
Every stepof your way pleased the Holy One,
Living the Gospel, a shining example you are;
Discipline, dedication and devotion to work,
Excellence in numerous aspects and endeavors,
Scholastic feats,academic honors and achievements;
Talents, skills, knowledge, God gave’em all to my
dear eldest daughter.
Daddy and Mommy are lucky enough to have you;
A sacred duty to nourish, nurture and care for you,
Until forever, we share the love we have for you.
Getting married for time and eternity: a dream-come-true.
Happiness and success for you and your beloved Thelmo;
Together forever, together fulfill your goals here and hereafter, too.
Eternal familywe build together;endlesslovewegive tobothofyou.
Remember the promise:we have nothing to lose, we have everything to gain…
I don’t have to lose my daughter, I have to gain a son.