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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]


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