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abel d soto
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SA BAYWALK
(isang enjambment)

pinagmamasdan ko
ang nagyayabang na
buwan dito sa Baywalk
na nasa ciudad
ng mga baliw
ang mga puso
na pinipilit mag-isip
sa gitna ng mangmang na
gabi ng mga kuwento
ng mga kaluluwa na
pilit dumarama
ng buhay sa gitna
ng mga patay na
ingay ng mga damdamin
na marahang dumadaloy
sa agos ng buhay
dito sa baywalk
ng mga naglalakbay (na)
umiibig (na)
naghahanap (pa)

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AT BAYWALK
(an enjambment)

staring we are at
the proud bragging moon here
at Baywalk in
the city of insane
hearts insistently trying
to think amidst the
empty-minded night of
untold stories of
souls persistently feeling
in the middle of dead
noises of poignant emotions
slowly flowing in
the streams of life here
at the endless "baywalk" of
pilgrims who are
loving who are
seeking (still)


[About the author. Abel D. Soto took up his certificatory double major course in Creative Writing and Performing Arts at Centre for Arts Foundation, Inc. in Quezon City. He also finished the Managing the Arts Program at the Asian Institute of Management in Makati City. He is a resident of Bacolor, Pampanga.]

-Posted: 8:13 AM 2/25/09 | More of this author on eK!
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