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MANILA IMPERIALISM?

 

Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago

 

 

Then was I a leader among teachers

In the 90s decade it came this tall task

For which called was I to make rounds

Of mentors ‘round the country to glee

That aura of mine inspires them to reveree

 

Then came this news conference in Bacolod

Where I was introduced as man from Manila

Then exclaimed the tv man to shame

That I am agent of Manila imperialism cold!

 

Shocked as I was and infuriated likewise

Did I regain control of my composure

I was a leader among teachers across the land

Not a local agent of Manila nor its fens

 

Yet surely there are those who build discord

From petty and asinine viewpoints they breed

Unable to see the world in larger clime

They will perish with shame and dirty slime

 

[Philippines, 15 November 2010]

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MASCOTA

 

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

 

The day has just begun.

Here in my studio flat the air reverbs

With notes of dance music from disco fame

Preparing my psyche for the gym time waitin’.

 

From here I’m transported back to the 60s.

A tot I was then watching Ybanag culture

From my curious yet ignorant social focals.

There to wallow a bit as my Grandpa struts

The humble sala of our rising new home

Displaying with gusto the music of mascota

Dances with my Grandma to savor eternity

Of merriment and glowful likings for cultural spree

Of our locality we call by thee: Ybanag.

 

[Philippines, 08 November 2010]

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GULF STATES: ENFORCERS OF OLIGARCHIC ‘CLASH OF CIVILIZATION’ MADNESS

 

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

Magandang gabi! Good evening!

 

Dusk is the mark of the day as I write this note. I wish to continue writing on the theme of Arab gulf states—whether they’re Asian or not. It seems that the ‘twilight of the gods’ scenario has been engulfing the gulf states altogether, a sort of reprieve prior to Armageddon.

 

For this piece, I’d focus on the observation that the Arab gulf states are the enforcers of the Anglo-European oligarchy’s ‘clash of civilizations’ madness. There has been so much military build-up in the gulf states lately, proof of a preparation for a larger conflagration. (The expenditure level measures by the hundreds of billions of dollars, with KSA leading the hemorrhage of military hardware buying spree.)

 

East Asia, as we can see, has been operating on the modality of a ‘dialogue of cultures’ expressed as economic, political, and cultural cooperation. The entire region has been the growth driver of the global economy for some time now, and will perform such an optimizer role in the foreseeable future.

 

Such a trend, however, does not characterize the gulf states. Already filthy rich with their petrodollars, they nonetheless aren’t progenitors of growth driving for the global economy. They grow for the sake of sustaining their own development gains and prepare themselves for the eventual drying up of the oil wells.

 

Gulf economies’ billionaires are deeply encumbered to the financier operations of the Anglo-European oligarchs who have been using the former as their dummies and/or junior partners. There is hardly any big commercial and industrial concern in the gulf states today that are not immersed in the investment interests of the likes of George Soros & cronies who represent the Who Is Who in the West.

 

Arab sheikhs style themselves in fact as Western-honed leaders who are no different from their Western counterparts. The difference lies only in the sheikhs’ profession of Islam, an ultra-conservatism that the West allowed to thrive to render the sheikhdoms as buffer regions versus pan-Arab nationalism or pan-Arabism of the Iraq, Syria, Lybia, and Nasserite Egypt.

 

Pan-Arabism is now rapidly decaying, and so the polarity game has shifted to Shiite Islam as the key enemy in lieu of the former. The Arab kings and sheikhs are surely having a great time nurturing hatreds versus the ayatollahs of Persia whom they demonize with deep disdain.

 

Back home, the sheikhdoms have to neutralize their homegrown jihadist movements led by the Al Qaida. While the home enemy grows in size and intensity of terror, tension grows as the sheikhs can’t help on anticipating the attacks by the revolutionary guards of Persia, attacks that may be accompanied by limited nuclear weaponry.

 

The situation in the gulf region had pushed the sheikhs into a toxic alliance with the Zionists who are the other leg in the beachhead of the Anglo-European oligarchy in regaining control of the entire Western Asia. A loose Zionist-Sunni (gulf states’ ecclesial religion) alliance has been in formation since couples of years back yet, to recall.

 

In my own analysis, it is now too late to see the possibility of the sheikhs dis-engaging from their active participation in the polarity game of the West’s oligarchy. The sheikhs and Arab billionaires are an organic part of that oligarchy while they feign difference via Sunni wahabism or equivalents. A superficial difference that is, to note.

 

The clock now ticks for the gulf states, an Armageddon clock that could unleash the forces of destruction in the region. And such a clock will continue to tick, unless a paradigm shift will be initiated by the sheikhs & Arab billionaires which is nauseatingly impossible an eventuality at this moment.

 

[Philippines, 22 July 2010]

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NEW EARTH RISING

 

Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago

 

 

My old sociology notes have taught me well

Old worlds do pass to give way to new realms

Barely passing away the old world’s womb a-bear

The new world birthing so fresh as a babe

 

Likewise did I digest the lessons high

From mystic science come forth parallel notes

Of how a planet might be crashed to lows

Till density reached scratch bottom as we are

And then by deeds of benign divinities

Send forth multiple Buddhas gurus saints

Same planet finally moves up back to higher climes

A-born the old world perishes to oblivion’s cask

 

Fulfilled in tasks the starry souls do now proclaim

The old Earth dies so soon to make its claim

In history writ ‘tis done its role so clear

To give way now to new Earth arising near

Shaken off Earth’s back as lands recast

Turbulent waters washing dirt of older mast

Till past catastrophe as any newborn babe a-pass

The new Earth to nourish new races en masse

 

As new humanity unveils the virtues o’ jewels

Shall birds and mammals be more tame like sibs

No more will foul zoology nor vegetation be

As all of life forms croon blend in harmony

 

Arise! New Earth! Go forth to claim your place

In cosmic history seat in Halls of Grandeur

Happy will be Almighty One at last for thy ascent

That lower worlds shall later emulate with honor

 

[Philippines, 06 May 2010]

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THANKSGIVING ALMIGHTY CREATOR

 

Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago

 

O! Father-Mother! Holiest of all Divinities!

Let this humble rishi offer thoughts of praises

Thank Thee so much for graces wisdom will

For inspiration care compassion Self to wean

 

Behold! This humble soul had climbed the heights

Thanks to the opportune moments bounties too

The will to shape myself like sculptor crafting

The Self from rough stone sculpted now so fine

 

Till finally at sojourn’s end am a Star at last

My Light Body activated shining like lantern

So mighty a Being is this Oversoul of mine

Can heal and take down devils with balls of Light

 

Ensue yet my own humble missions of hands on

Spread the holy Teaching to enthused seekers

Protect them mighty well from demons hostile

Till they move forward ascend to higher climes

 

What more to say to my true Father-Mother

Immeasurable love and graces always offered

Like cascading waters graces nourished me

Never in want as I’ve to missions ensued

 

A zillion thanks o! Mother-Father o’ all!

More thanks to come as sojourn more will I

One day to do more missions upon thy calling

To Thee a humble servant will I ever be

 

[Philippines, 05 May 2010]

 

 

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FRIED BEETLES, FROGS, LIZARDS

 

Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago

 

 

In my old hometown of once idyllic Tuguegarao

Did I learn to eat as culinary dishes of exotic claim

 

Fried beetles caught from slumbering farms

Same species that swarmed the fecals of livestock

Trapped they’re thereafter prepared for the cook

With lard boiling up to destroy bacteria

Concluded with deliciously smelling delicacy

 

Fried frogs from dark species coming from farms

Croaking still while they’re being prepared for caldron

Skinned so exquisitely and looking funny they’re then

Immersed in pepper & soy sauce & garlic

Then boiled in hot lard to cook & kill germs too

Concluded served as adobo-type delicatessen

 

Fried monitor lizard of size huge to match big rooster

Caught too from farms right in my hometown

Then brought to home prepared thus for cooking

Skinned and cut out so exquisitely too

Immersed likewise in soy sauce & pepper & garlic

Then immersed in caldron of fiery lard

Concluded thus a wonderful delicacy it is adobo lizard

 

No more do I eat fried beetles today

But surely my stomach can still intake frogs & lizards

They I can proudly present to guests and observers

 

[Philippines, 23 July 2011]

 

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Social Blogs:

IKONOKLAST: http://erleargonza.blogspot.com

UNLADTAU: http://unladtau.wordpress.com

 

Wisdom/Spiritual Blogs:

COSMICBUHAY: http://cosmicbuhay.blogspot.com

BRIGHTWORLD: http://erlefraynebrightworld.wordpress.com

 

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ARGONZAPOEM: http://argonzapoem.blogspot.com

 

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Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

If I shall have a hand in building the world anew

A city I will build and dedicate for babes & tots

Where they can frolic the day to hearts’ delight

Relish their minds with fantasies of creation

Toyland and chocolate city rolled in one

This wonderland will be a place to baptize

New babes a-born with Universe’s smile in face

Grand place to celebrate birthdays too for them

Who are growing up a bit to tot’s fanfares

Late at day shall theatres turn their lights

To them who’d desire for heroism tales

For Cinderellas & Mulans of the morrows

Yes! Let there be such a city to shine the world

Bursting tots’ laughters like happiest bards

[Philippines, 06 October 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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