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Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago

 

My country has always been a den of thieves and crooks

A den of poll cheaters likewise who’d feign no mercy

In the use of guns, goons, gold, glitches

 

Our polls for over a century have been

Through ballots and manual counting of hands

Even the dead were known to cast vote

While many occasions of vote buying

Spiced up later with ballot snatching

Peppered with hundreds of ambushed dead

Polling has become a cheap enterprise

Subject of guffaws of a million buffoons

 

Till finally this year 2010

Across the archipelago our eyes were gladdened

As poll machines appeared at last in the precints

Where our folks cast their votes like enthused kids

Gleefully amazed finally at the rapid result

Churning numbers as fast as grand rapids

Finally we’d say justice had come to our polls

As the numbers we can now believably say

Is truthful enough to merit our golden valuation

 

[Philippines, 22 May 2010]

 

[See: IKONOKLAST: http://erleargonza.blogspot.com,

UNLADTAU: http://unladtau.wordpress.com,

COSMICBUHAY: http://cosmicbuhay.blogspot.com,

BRIGHTWORLD: http://erlefraynebrightworld.wordpress.com, ARTBLOG: https://erleargonza.wordpress.com,

ARGONZAPOEM: http://argonzapoem.blogspot.com]

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Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago

 

In the name of the Father – Jesuit priesthood

Of the Son – student o’ Jesuit school

And of the Holy Ghost – clericofascism

Amen.

 

From Ignatius Loyola to dreary Opium Wars

Evil assassins for Pope’s powers conquered

Duping beguiled Herds of a benign mandate

Minister they for the Holiest Almighty

Predators for a costly cosmic war they

Are ravens singing shibboleths for Lucifer

 

To China they sojourn disguised proselytizers

Covertly taught folks to smoke Holy Opium

Thus fattening Jesuit’s hoards for more conquests

While million addicts died in Loyola’s fame

 

Here they’re safely nestled in Manila’s suburbs

Atop Loyola’s hilly rocks built the fort o’ control

Clone Herds’ o’ pupils for their predatory gains

As fat landed oligarchy in the Hall of Shame

 

[Philippines, 27 April 2010.]

 

[See: IKONOKLAST: http://erleargonza.blogspot.com,

UNLADTAU: http://unladtau.wordpress.com,

COSMICBUHAY: http://cosmicbuhay.blogspot.com,

BRIGHTWORLD: http://erlefraynebrightworld.wordpress.com, ARTBLOG: https://erleargonza.wordpress.com,

ARGONZAPOEM: http://argonzapoem.blogspot.com]

 

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 Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago

The still calm of the morning

Is as deafening as stories

About crimes

Printed in the dailies

Broadcast on radio

Crime has become the cheapest

Merchandise

Flaunted by its own law

Of supply and demand

Its price roughshodly lowered

By abundance

More abundant

Than mangoes and guavas

They need not be bought at all

So much that even the harmless streets

Of recluse villages

Become zoos

Littered with

Salvaged

Bodies

 [Writ. 29 May 1991, Cubao, Quezon City, M.Manila]

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