oliver s. carlos
NUNG MAKANANU YANG MANGATULIRAN ING DANUP AT KASAKITAN
Karing balitang ning underpass bayu sumaka king Basilica ning Nazarenu
aliwa ring mamaripal a agus da ring mag-opisina't magaral
ding lalakad pasiklod ban manyad milagru
ding bundat a pulis, ding gagawuk karing bulsa da ring kalele ra
ding babasa karing gulis ning palad, ding pabayad ban ipanalangin la
ring kaladwa, o ring magtindang amut at bulung-tanamang pamparegla
ila ring mekaramdam—
Tang, ilang taon na po kayo?, ngakung mengutang king mangibal a matwa.
Pagkatayug-tayog, lilipad sana ako, naalala ko, putol pala ang bagwis ko.
Inyang kutnan ku ne man nung atin ya pang pamilya,
selatan na ing balbas king baba na. Kabang dudurut la ring mata na, tinalanga ya:
Sinunog nila ang pugad ng agila, kasamang naabo ang mga inakay niya.
Kumain na po ba kayo?
—ikutang ku sana
dapot lintang na ne ing kartun a pagkeran na.
Kilub ning langgotsing datukanan, pepalual na la
ring adwang busbus at alang laman a lata
ing metung, pekat ne king balugbug na
at king metung, pane naman ing hello na.
Karin king underpass—
i tatang
yaku
ding piping balitang—
ikami mu ing mekaramdam
nung makananu yang mangatuliran
ing danup at kasakitan.
—Posted: 5:30 PM 8/30/12 by eK! | Post Your Comment!



About the author. Oliver Carlos was born and grew up in the town of San Luis, Pampanga. He studied AB Political Science at the University of the East in Manila, but did not manage to finish it, not because of some difficulties, but rather because of his love of his country. He was kicked out of school because he spent most of his time in the streets with other nationalist youths, fighting against the rotten political system. He chose to stay in other people's houses and studied in the hinterlands with the poor farmers. In doing so, he met his future better half and companion in life. Now, he is one of the OFWs, trying his luck in foreign places to make both ends meet and to get his family out of poverty. Amidst all this, he keeps on looking back at his beloved country, especially his province, Pampanga.
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