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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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CANINE DELICACY NO MORE

CANINE DELICACY NO MORE

 

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

 

As young a tot I was so supple and innocent

Did I copiously follow my oldies who slaughtered

Dogs for delicacy that they quaffed with liquor

 

Such was then tradition that withstood no perdition

For its own commission would shoot up one’s esteem

As one who can stand along with the tribes of Pinoys

 

And so twas my delicacy as a young man thereafter

Who’d make fallows to task and earn my keep

Excellent to quaff with brandy dog meat was

That burned one to brims of libidinal desires to consume

 

By late 80s my flights of fantasy for canine meat

Was scoffed by my own conscience

No more to eat a friendly pet I finally decided

 

Till law comes to ban the slaughter and eating

Of canine delicacy that’s now proscribed

The calling of innate wisdom has come to bear at last

For which we followed conscience in daily acts

 

[Philippines, 27 October 2010]

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REST THEE CARABAO

REST THEE CARABAO

 

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

 

 

From childhood to young adulthood I feasted myself

With sights of carabaos at work in fields of planters

 

Like willful servant the carabao has been unto us

Humble Filipinos of an aegis of rustic past

 

Came forth new times and tractors filled the lands

Where carabaos once tread the fields till wee hours

 

Gradually did carabaos came to rest at last

No more to shame nor lame for slave tasks

 

So let it be the new mark of unfolding times

That carabaos be our true friends sit in glory

 

[Philippines, 14 October 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 SIRIUS

 

Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago

 

 

O! Sirius! Home of my early pedigree

Where my Adam Kadmon galvanized in me

O! Starry Lords so High that birthed me right

Blessed by Almighty photonized me One

 

Sent me unto Terra with my true nation

From Blue Planet like unto Earth we came

In gigantic starships dashed the hyperspace

Bringing forth compassion knowledge sagely miens

 

Sent forth that help we may the hordes of Terra

Who till now behave much lower than gorilla

Trapped in polarity ceases not to war and plunder

Destroying lives they are of predatory countenance

 

Sent forth from Future we came from divine stars

Of binary suns two we had then atop our skies

From Future cast down Earth to test our mettle

And help the Terran humans rise above cattle

 

No matter how badly homesick we all are

Sacrificing limbs and lives for Terra’s semi-apes

We stood and gave ourselves to mission’s crucibles

Now finally reap fruits ascension avows

 

Thank thee Lord Sirius and Holy Logoi!

Let us Sirians o’ Terra offer hymns to thee All

Praise thee Almighty Creator o! Father-Mother!

A zillion thanks for this ascension grace

 

[Philippines, 05 May 2010]

 

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ORCA COSMIC WARRIOR

Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago

Innocence kills the orca as much as the cat
By pretentious Terrans ego-filled pretenders
Caging the orca they to fatten bourses
O’ greedy oceanarium carpetbaggers

Ignorance for what they take as fish-like mammal
Are more intelligent than Terrans whose very brain
Is as fractious as a beetle or ant infinitesimal
Valueless they have no virtue yet to settle

Orca is a cosmic warrior sent to balance
The seas to form the phalanx versus negative
Fishes and creepers from surface to yon bottom
Sent forth by Hades a-preying on dumb mortals

‘Tis surely criminal to slaughter or cage them
Within they are of human souls o! so benign!
From mighty Sirius’ mien sent forth they
One day shall cosmic Justice settle the debts
Of greed ignominy of orcas’ killers whet

Such day to come is near when killers all
Will be the ones en-caged in dens so tall
Nowhere can they escape the jails so high
Till justice served on them they make a sigh

[Philippines, 01 May 2010.]

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