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Poetry Section
2nd Quarter 2000

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Paths, artwork by Angel Cabigao
This issue brings you forceful poetry for the soul from Mindanao writers.

Mindanao is Bleeding
Statements of Peace

Unleashing the Dogs of War
by Said Sadain, Jr.

The Abuja Islamic Education Trust
Islam Through E-Mail

What is Shariah?

written by
Raul Moldez
Rene Bernales


written by
Fr. Eliseo Mercado, Jr.
Mehol Sadain
Said Sadain, Jr.

Featured Links

Growth Mindanao
The other faces of Mindanao

Manila Moods Online
Rasheed Abou-Alsamh, a Saudi-American journalist goes online with his Arab News column on everything Filipino

Virtual Bugs
Explore the world of bugs, the ones that actually bite

Innovative Ideas Design
Angel's artworks grace this issue. Visit her site too.

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Rated XXX
by Raul Moldez

Now, decide by yourself, if you would like
to go with me in a journey to a new flesh.
I want to know your decision right now.

But before you do that, consider these prizes:
Fair share; tender love and care; sweet romance;
And a luscious aroma of passion and yearning.

Let me tell you I seldom sell myself with
these offers. You may or may not grab it.
So, decide right now before the stench of loneliness

Envelops my body, renders my bones unmovable,
Leaves me bald and bequeaths me with the retiring
Stars, dementia and yellowish afternoons.

Other poems by Raul Moldez in this issue

A day in a poet's life


Executive order

Floating in the air

The unbaptized eyewitness of a stabbing incident
interrogated by the cop at the precinct


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