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  NUKARIN KA MUNTA?



ikwa mung mipunta marayu linimpad
nanu ing pake mu miras ka king bulan
ngening  masakit kang sumangid king dalan
karing siping bale makidaup-palad!

ikwa mung miglakbe king labwad malwalas
mismung pilubluban e me pa aluban
bale mung maragul mansion ne keng gilas
atin kayang lugud kilub makasimpan?

panulung mangamal ing kekang  inuman
e ka pa mipaldan saingsing keng sakit
maya'pa kanitang ing bulung ning samat
santing  mu panamdam tapal ya king  kanwan!

king mababang dulang bitis makatimpu
lalam lamesa ngeni makatyat nala
ding sartin mu't pinggan besibas mu nala
inalilan mu lang balbalin a platu!

ing tipun mung bandi sobra na king kaban
sana intindyan mu potang muli na ka
e muna a bitbit munta king kutkutan
atin pang panaun magmaganaka ka!

mekitid ka isip, meluwalas ka dalan
meritak ka saya, meragul ka gastus
matni ka balugbug king kuskus balungus
nukarin ka munta, mibalik king bulan?

This is inspired and paraphrased from a  forwarded  e-mail message "Think It Over".   A divorce  from the prosaic or parochial topic of "palapat and bibingka". The title,  "Nukarin Ka Munta?"  is an adaptation of "Quo Vadis?".  The poem depicts a significant contest between man's material bequeaths versus his quest for the intangibles in life.  It also delineates how man's civility or life's past glory is overwhelmed by the present gory (spelled without "l") brought about by material progress.

It is not soul-soothing.  It is rather soul-searching!  A soliloquy  for the  reader to embark into an inner journey ...  towards his  inmost sanctum!

    Tony Mercado Peņa
                                    (nombresin)


 

My e-mail addresses:

nombresin@digitelone.com
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atin kayang lugud
kilub makasimpan?


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