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Oh Manila, I lost my heart in thee
On a summer's eve of sunset red
I saw her under the coconut tree
My Violy, and wanted her to wed.

In Manila we stirred the ballroom dust
As we danced the loneliness away
Then gave into our mutual lust
As both of our defenses gave way!

Oh Manila, dire passions burn in thee
Whose women steal men's hearts in bed
I lost my first love to the Lady Violy
When she confessed she was already wed.

                                            Timothy I. Brumley

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  1. Date: 8/4/2010 1:05:00 AM
    Your title caught my eye Timothy since I am from the Philippines...Ouch for you... This is heartbreaking :/ - On behalf of other Filipinas--sorry for the heartbreak... wish you the best in the contest-- nikko :)

  1. Date: 8/1/2010 4:45:00 PM
    Oh my, deception can creep up on you and knock you out, Tim. Very intriguing story behind this poem. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 8/1/2010 1:12:00 PM
    Manila has fond memories for u Timothy and a great entry for Debbie ..good luck my friend.. my entry is "Volare" about Italy... where LUV is KING.. enjoy this happy Sunday.. with luv..

  1. Date: 8/1/2010 11:56:00 AM
    Ha ha,she was already wed,passionate and beautiful. .C.C

  1. Date: 8/1/2010 11:54:00 AM
    This is great, Tim. Wonderful memories of Manila....alas, your spicy woman was already wed!~Chris

  1. Date: 8/1/2010 11:52:00 AM
    nice one , good luck in the contest Tim, should do well