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marcial tayag caniones
marcial tayag caniones (sona-to por kuatro kantos, su iglesias tuquir-tuquir, la bidas silencias)

Why, oh why could this be?
A state in the nation with address?
Where, oh where could this be?
Again and again only in this country?
My one and only?
How and how could this be?
Because we let it be?
As if we cannot feel and see?
When, oh when could this be?
Today, tomorrow, until nth or maybe?
When no day or year we'll be free?

Oyni, oyni
Ing malilyari
Dakal kutang
Alang makinabang
Karing pengakung
Kaganwan
Ing
Balen miras ne king sukdulan

'Di na yata alam kung saan
Tila tayo ay pinag-ipon-ipon
Upang sa isang saglit
Tayo ay malikom
Malapit na ba talaga ang hukom?

Just like in the Armageddon
Isa-isa tayong lalaon?
Kaya-kanya tamung kabawung?
Digging graves
Na balamu robot
Basta kayod lang ng kayod
No prayers said
Alang santo o anghel man
Na magbibigay ng makapangyarihang hagod

Sana datang ing sala
Upang dumami ang mga tula
Of hope and mercy

Pamagbayu
Pag-ahon
Peace


[About the author. Marcial Tayag Caniones, a Political Science graduate, is assistant manager at the Community Extension Services Office of Clark Development Corporation. He was born on the 10th of July, 42 years ago, became vegetarian 18 years ago, started serious reading 10 years ago, and began writing three years ago. He admits to being ugly but claims to ooze with sex appeal.]

-Posted: 10:10 AM 8/5/09 | More of this author on eK!
WHAT THEY SAY...

Abel D. Soto (of Bacolor, Pampanga, Philippines) writes...

Mr. Caniones,Pupugayan da cayu pu caniting poesiang sinulat yu! Casanting na po! Sana macasulat cu naman anti canian a casanting at calalam a poesia! Luid cayu! (Quilala ye pu siguru ing caluguran cu quen qng CDC, i Noemi Balingit-Garcia.)

-Posted/Via Email: 2009-09-29 08:15:22 PDT



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