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Photopoetry by Crazy Horse

Girl on precarious walk BW

a frisson

enervates….

animates…

yes, a frisson
a sliver
of hope
continues to
reside in
my inner being

someday soon
we will
all be free

free
from slothful ignorance
mindless intolerance
from arrogant exceptionalism
of hegemons and kings

free
from bigotry and prejudice
injustice and oppression
from violence and hatred

Happy boy 2

i look forward
to the day
when we will
all be free
to welcome
and celebrate
the smiles
and laughter
of children
the joy of
mothers and wives
the rightful pride
of unsung lives
that weigh
more on the balance

than all the world’s riches
the might of potentates
the pretense of pundits
the guile of dissemblers

indeed
soon someday
we will be free!

ARL_9849

©crazyhorsepoetry 18dec2014

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Ang astig at ang balisa (photo taken during Chinese New Year celebration, Manila Chinatown, Jan 2014)

Ang astig at ang balisa (photo taken during Chinese New Year celebration, Manila Chinatown, January 31, 2014)

I.

sa may Binondo, Chinatown
naka-spot ako ng dal’wang
trapik enforcer ng Maynila

ang una’y mukhang balisa
yung isa nama”y hanep-porma ang asta
naka-shades, Oakley pa yata
naka-helmet pa mandin
takot yatang mabagok
ang ugok nyang isipan?

II.

way down Chinatown

I espied two

Manila traffic enforcers

one was deathly worried

the other had a haughty mien

in Oakleys even

and a helmet to boot

who’s really fearful

and who’s concerned?

© 2014 punulaang salbaheng kabayo/crazy horse photopoetry


Long-tailed shrike

Long-tailed shrike

consider this shrike
with its long tail
and handlebar mustache

looking down
forlorn
despairing

complaining
lamenting the
loss of its colorful world.


Valentine card c.1909 (photo from Wkipedia)

Valentine card c.1909 (photo from Wkipedia)

i may endlessly dissertate
Valentine’s a social construct

Chaucer did mention romantic love
modernity morphed it into a conspiracy

so chocolatiers

restaurateurs

hoteliers

florists

and all manner of traders

can make more moolah

yet, i can’t avoid concluding
the day truly sucks
without a significant partner.

© 2014 bong mallonga mendoza

© 2014 bong mallonga mendoza

© 2014 bong mallonga mendoza


Oh, mighty sea!  (photo taken in Paratong, Sta. Lucia, Ilocos Sur, December 2013)

Oh, mighty sea! (photo taken in Paratong, Sta. Lucia, Ilocos Sur, December 2013)

oh, mighty Neptune
oh, mighty sea
i am all
so puny

please calm down
oh, mighty sea
that i may
lay my net
peaceably.

makapangyarihang dagat
o, madaluyong na dagat
sa lalim mo’y
sadyang napakaliit ko!

huminahon ka sana
karagatang ubod ng lakas
nang sa gayo’y
makapamuhay na
payapa.

© crazy horse photopoetry