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BANANAS

Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago

Bananas
are benevolent
providers

of delight
for our tongue,

and fuels
for our body;

they too
can be

the measures
of terror

sowed
by perpetrators

of naked power
in tropical princedoms.

[Writ. 27 Sept., 1987, University of the Philippines, QC.]

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REFLECTIONS ABOUT WORK
Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago

There can be
no savoring the foods
offered by Terra
without working hard for their generation;

no consumption of bounties
in torrential showers
without striving
for their production;

no recital of flowery
words about justice
without active contention
for their fruition;

no pleasant rest
of mind and body
without processing by
the sweatshops of labour;

no blissful state
of realized utopias
without rendering sufferings
from waylaid obstacles.

[Writ. 27 Sept, 1987, University of the Philippines, QC.]

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DIXIELAND LEGISLATOR IN NUDE

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

Dixieland legislator
Has a dream to be president
Someday in Democrats’ name

Yet fond was he
To google Earth with his nudity
Chagrin-bleeding Democrats’ shame

[Philippines, 21 September 2011]

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