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Mt. Tumantangis & Other Poems on Sulu
by Isnani

The Growing
Dawn
The Waves of Sulu
The Calm
Arrivals
Mt. Tumantangis
The Warrior
The System
Where Feeds The Mind
An Uneventful Day
Abunnawas Retold
Poem For The Twigs

Silent Verses
by Dias

Fiasco
The Actions Of The Fox
More Words, Just Words
Town Asleep
The Closing Of The Eye

Mga Tula Ni
Paring Bert
by Albert E. Alejo, SJ

Mayuming Ikebana Sa
Madugong Dabaw

Panghihinayang Sa Patay
Na Diktador

Ang Katotohanan Ay
Ilog-Dabaw

Sanayan Lang Ang
Pagpatay


An Uneventful Day

The working man has all but sold
The last drop of his blood,
A mountain beckons and so a sea
Either one is his bounty.
The day's work done, the prayer thanks
Removes himself from the sweat
Market faces fill the place
And noise subdues as humming bees.

At other days he would have heard
Cannons roar and rifles crack
And like a cat he would have raised
His cold nose to sniff the air.
Danger runs along the spine
But this too is a dreamy part,
When forces render people maimed,
In silence struggles a sanity.

At other days a man would drop,
A writhing lump, a cursing flesh
A barrel smokes, a hand is cold
And all's still but the gushing red,
The dusty face is equaled only by
The soothing cool of a sick man's hall
While nothing more is to be done:
Land law peeks through gunholes, stunned!

- Isnani

cliparts from MS Publisher CD. effects by SKS

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