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Clavelina Aguado

Clavelina Aguado. That’s my mother. She brought me out into this world in the month of May. Yet it’s also in the month of May when she finally said goodbye…

My near PAG-IBIGless Valentine Experience

Muntik na maunsyame ang Valentine ko!Noong nakaraang Feb. 13-15, 2008, may Housing Fair ang DepED na pinangunahan ng mga housing agencies katulad ng Pag-Ibig Fund, HLURB, HUDCC at iba pang…

Laway lang ang puhunan

Isa nating isinaalang-alang tuwing nagpaplano tayo ng negosyo, palagi natin iniisip kung may puhunan tayo. Pag nakita natin na kulang ang puhunan o di kaya ay kulang nagdadalawang isip kaagad…

TANAGA

Reviving a long gone poetry 1. tik tak tik tak says the clock bring me fortune, bring me luck saw a lady on the rock i guess they call this…

Self Deception

Self Deception The ego lies, telling me that I am far greater than I am. The ego is greedy, nudging humility aside. Standing high atop a self serving tower looking…

Remains

We pulled through the gates, past the caretaker’s office and made the slow deliberate drive to my fathers’ grave. This was to be my first visit to the cemetery. The…

Plight of the Blue Monkey

And the Blue Monkey rested beside the road, licking his wounded knuckles, road dragged,bloodied, and blistered. Upset at the wounds, blaming them for his pain and suffering. Scratching his ear…

The Battlements of Love and Forgiveness

Kindness the shield, the battlement. Grace, the glory, the testament. Sharp words devoured, violence, removed, Sisters, Brothers all, blessed. The word, enemy; long forgotten, All of us, forgiven, and Loved.

Bayonet Mindset

Blood flows from slithering blows, chrome plated steel sliding. Innocence lost, terrible cost, grass never grows any greener. Foreign blades, under deadly schemes, just like the rape of Nan-king. A…

A Fictitious Poet

A Fictitious Poet At the corner of the room, where only kerosene lamp’s light glows, head slightly bent over the ancient narra table, a man, divorced, sits in solitude, in…

This Heart Of Mine

A poem by Mario Ascueta Aguado This heart of mine drifts like suds on river banks with folks soiled clothes on both hands soaping, thumping and squeezing to wash away…

Literacy an Unending Issue

Elementary education should be for literacy training but must include training for a living. Literacy has been an issue in any part of the world. It is the foundation that…

Shadows From A Far Away Lighthouse

A Poem by Mario Ascueta Aguado here he was then, lying on a huge rock in one corner of the rundown stone-walled “farola”. while his father watched the sea borders,…

Sa Aking Pag-iisa…OFW

Sa Aking Pag-iisa… Sa marahang pag-usad ng araw at gabi, Lumilikha ng kirot sa puso palagi, Sa isip pagsumaging wala ka sa tabi Nawawala ang sigla ng di ko mawari….

EDSA…

likha at titik ni Noel Malicdem Ano nga ba ang meron sa EDSA Na sa tuwing may hinanakit ang masa Dito agad pumupunta at nagproprotesta Humihingi ng panibagong simula Eto…