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dalawa.

July 13, 2009

bakit kailangang ibalik
ang itinapon na’t
inakalang hindi na makikitang muli?

kung ang taludtod na itinapon kahapon
ay muli rin lamang babalikan,
ano pa ang saysay ng paglalapat ng tuldok
sa katapusan ng mga talata?

siguro’y sadyang may pag-ibig
na hindi mababali at di kayang iwanan
gaya ng di mapigil na paghinga
habang nasa ilalim ng tubig
at nalulunod;
na magiging sanhi rin lamang
ng kagyat na kamatayan.

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Of Drenched Clothes And Lonely Chair

October 7, 2008

lightning drew nothing but a glimpse

of your dreary face and shallow eyes

as you watch the wrath of the storm

carelessly aim upon you,

your drenched clothes,

and lonely chair.

 

you tried, yes you tried,

to seek shelter with your cardboard sheet

reminiscent of your last night’s sleep,

but it proved pathetic,

empty.

like your dreams

and tomorrows.

 

 

 

behold, the treason of man

against himself,

for the lesser glory of coins

 

…and the quest to eat;

 

to breathe,

BUT not to live.

 

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Sa ‘yo, The Horizontally Intestined*

September 8, 2008

may nagsasabing “oh look, he’s an ogre!”
at ‘kaw daw ay isang fat, ugly monster,
kutis mo’y black dahil you treasure your libag,
hiningang you’d rather smell your own kabag…

pero I think that an ogre, you are not,
lovable si shrek and (eherm) you’re not!
matangkad si shrek and well, nasa’n ka nga?
may nagmamahal kay shrek and …sino ka nga?

wala namang problem if your face is disgusting,
pero ugali mo pala’y bonggang abhorring;
d’you grew up bullied kaya now bawi ka?
how’s your childhood naman, namolestiya ka ba?

I’ve no idea kung anong atraso namin sayo,
they said dahil ba insecured ka’t di guwapo?
if you want suntukan, aba namiss ko ‘yan!
since you wanna be noticed, hamunin mo ko sa daan!

and don’t ever takot me with authority
i am mabait, yes, at marami na ang nagsabi;
pero what you’ve done is talagang just too much,
di mo inisip na we’re way above your match.

now if you’re reading this and ika’y nasaktan,
paumanhin, I never asked for your pagdaan.

*horizontally intestined – english translation of an old tagalog slang. coined word na hiniram hihiramin ko kay Mariano.