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Bedlam baby

I remember you
cartoon smile and egg-shaped head.
Do you remember
how the rainbow formed on the water,
how the neon lights flickered,
or the scent of nectarines on your forehead?
They were happy to see for the first time
behind glass window,
between speaker box voices --
unopened package,
untouched collector’s item,
you shiny new contraption,
star of the play,
hero of the hour, 
flavor of the season.

Seed of your father,
soil of your mother.
Fruit of love,
fruit of conflict.
Decision’s aftermath,
delusion’s consequence,
Are you accident,
                    intention,
                            problem,
                                  solution?

Bough in the river,
wrenched in the current.
Hand reaching for hand,
hand holding your own.
Bedlam baby with the guilty smile
do you remember
how you would not fracture the  mullioned frame,
how you could not shatter porcelain,
or how you hid in changing alleys?

I will save you
you will save me.
My hand in yours.
I am the boat
you are the journey.

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  1. Date: 3/8/2009 12:06:00 PM
    Excellent...I'm a fan of any boat reference.

  1. Date: 12/12/2008 5:52:00 AM
    you are talented. now I call your work poems. so few. so few in here. others just flood the community with loose word associations, sentences that are not even poetry at all. look at those accounts how many they have and I doubt if they will ever get published if they try a collection. oh god at least i have some few reasons not to leave this community. i can read poems from you. thanks.

  1. Date: 7/25/2008 9:03:00 AM
    Oh la..this is an ingenious piece, Ryan Paul! I'm floored by this poem, (and happy that I still procrastinate.:) This is amazing, I still feel overwhelmed. Best to you....Mikki

  1. Date: 7/20/2008 11:30:00 PM
    *you make sure that every piece you posted in here has its own quality and magic that works toward the premise of each masterpiece(*pardon my grammar- my shortcoming) (*chuckles)

  1. Date: 7/20/2008 11:28:00 PM
    niyahaha...i'm just amaze about your writings and you make that every piece you posted in here has its own quality and magic that works toward the premise of each masterpieces. here's my friendster add euclid_polis@yahoo.com (*i know that this is indecency but who cares anyway) (feel free to erase this comment but i wont erase yous) P.s ADMU is now accepting applicants for fellowship you would want to visit panitikan.com.ph for further infos.

  1. Date: 7/20/2008 7:28:00 PM
    P.S It is a must for you to enter this piece in the soup contest. pretty Sure to that it'll be a shoo-in!

  1. Date: 7/20/2008 7:27:00 PM
    i was diggin' up your name in friendster assuming that you should have at least an account. too bad, i guess u have not. i did search in yahoo and i saw your name listed in emanila congratulating you as a second placer last soup contest!(*dO i sound like a stalker? niayahaha!) then surprisingly i saw your name listed in some ateneo site with a C as your grade thereof.(*chuckles nad giggles) (*no offense yar!) i'm from ateneo too. with much respect and adoration, GiNo,18

  1. Date: 7/17/2008 6:33:00 PM
    P.S. im' putting this masterpiece in my fave list including you Sir in one of my fave poets. thank you for your comment in one of my poems. it is highly appreciated.

  1. Date: 7/17/2008 6:25:00 PM
    gees..left me totally speechless. simply breath takin'. have you tried any writing workshops here in the philippines? with much respect and adoration, GiNO