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The Chocolate Hills of Bohol

The Chocolate Hills of Bohol
Ancient as creation, true natural wonders, The Chocolate Hills of Bohol Teem with exotic one-of-a-kind flora and fauna, Fanciful ferns and big-eyed tarsiers, peculiar primates. Abundant rain wonderfully adorns them With a mantle of verdant fashion; While drought unveils their beautiful brown cloaks, Resembling giant delicious chocolate kisses, Or sun-baked peanut butter cookies. Subdued at dawn, splattered with shades of grey and blue, They’re showy at dusk with startling red and orange hues.
The Chocolate Hills serenely slumber, Heavy eyelids closed in peaceful repose, They’re fast asleep and deeply daydreaming, Perhaps, of one day becoming rugged rocky mountains. Finger to lips – shhh – let sleeping hills lie! Hands cover ears - these conical mounds are certainly clever At keeping hidden secrets. Silent observers, they echo no tales, But hold on to footprints in the limestone soil, Discretely recording every visitor, Not forgetting anything - remembering all.



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  1. Date: 8/26/2014 5:02:00 PM

    The mystery landscapes hold is truly endless, thank you for taking me here. Light & Love
  1. Date: 8/25/2014 10:05:00 AM

    Fantastic write, Pandita! Awesome - I felt I was there. Many thx for your kind comments re my win in the Owl contest. Best to you = bob h
  1. Date: 8/25/2014 9:13:00 AM

    Been to this place, Pandita! awesome to behold so is your write!!! :))
  1. Date: 8/25/2014 9:09:00 AM

    This is cool poetry! I live in the Philippines and I have not been to Bohol to see the Chocolate Hills myself. You just made me interested in visiting the place some time in the near future! :)
  1. Date: 8/25/2014 8:06:00 AM

    this is such a cool poem the way you related its formations to many kinds of sweets . Awesome symbolism! IS there a chocolate poem going on somewhere. I see someone talking about a contest down here and I am seeing chocolate poems!!!
  1. Date: 8/25/2014 6:20:00 AM

    Oh my, you've got a gem here...should do very well in the contest. Now I have to go find out more about these hill of yours. BG
  1. Date: 8/24/2014 10:11:00 PM

    Beautiful, beautiful... what an enthralling write, Pandita!