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Saturday, May 21, 2022

paghueaw it uean

 

paghueaw it uean--
ro gatueotueo nga tubi
sa sinipad it Sampaguita
***Melcichon
May 21, 2013

gabunok ro uean

 

gabunok ro uean--
gahapay-hapay
ro sanga it Sampaguita
***Melcichon
May 21, 2013

between bamboos

 

between bamboos
a young lady breaks
the silence of the fallen leaves
***Melcichon
May 21, 2014
(For Aivee Kim)

Friday, May 20, 2022

passing clouds

 

passing clouds--
Boracay sunset
still in my mind
***Melchor F. Cichon
May 20, 2022

Friday, May 06, 2022

Short Time

 

Short Time

Nag-agto sa motel si Pedring agod magpangalipay. Igto imaw sa Room 69.
“Sir, may kaibahan ka?”
“Owa ngani.”
“Gusto mo?”
“May mga picture ka’t mga baye nga pwede ko makaibahan?”
“Hara, Sir, pili eang.”
“Pwede raya?”
“Sige, Sir. Hueata eang. After 15 to 30 minutes, may manoktok ron kimo.”
Pagkataliwan it 20 minutos, may nanuktok sa room ni Pedring. Binuksan na.
“Tay!” hambae ku baye.
 

Melchor F. Cichon

May 6, 2017


 

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

The Whisper

 THE WHISPER
Melchor F. Cichon

 

Aboy-aboy, batya and patadyong,

Listen to my heartbeats.

The chain I have with you

Is a cross to my calvary.

My parents told me

To just wipe away my biting tears

And put ice on my swollen lips,

A gift from my husband’s quick fists.

I have become his tail, my parents say,

After I have pressed my thumb

On our marriage contract.

Aboy-aboy, batya and patadyong,

It’s not a sin, isn’t it

To put off my chain from you

And march in the streets

With closed fists?

Sunday, April 17, 2022

my new journey

my new journey
I see only one pair of foot prints
from home and back
***Melchor F. Cichon
April 17, 2022

Monday, March 28, 2022

Dahil Kay Covid-19

 

Dahil Kay Covid-19
Ni Melchor F. Cichon
Dahil kay covid-19
 
Napilitan akong mag-self quarantine.
Kaya ito nagsusulat na lang ako
Ng tula para sa mga frontliner
Na nag-aalay ng kanilang serbisyo
Makatulong lang sa ating bayan
Kahit ang buhay nila ay nasa panganib.
Sana yaong taong nagsimula nitong dilobyo
Ay itatali sa bahay ng tagasaw*
Mula ngayon
Hanggang matapos ang self-quarantine ko.
***
*Aklanon term for red biting ants.

Sunday, March 27, 2022

new moon

 

new moon--
a new journey
hoping to see one pair of footprints
***Melchor F. Cichon
March 26, 2022