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Tears (for A, I shed) When I herd these tribes and fashion cities With my words, you are what's missing. - Mookie Katigbak, The Proxy Eros I cast a brief look at you many a time, Partly considering your noonday shadow’s silhouette a singular move far As you pay heed in discreet agony to the old Angelus' chewed verses and secrecy. This dust-laden jalousie classroom spares me to steal quite a glance of you-- Trussed up in your chair, chin nesting on left palm Time and again as against your emptiness. Religious as your hair finger- combed in place all too often. Seedless to say, before you’ll be hand in hand with your lover, Whose teeth are those of metals, On the following street to reach your home in Gusa , Let me tell you my itch: If it is a misdeed that I travel from one antinomy to another, Perhaps, you are the credo and the gospel on top of which Of what I cannot write nor cite in the words of my poetics: Drunk diurnal sobrieties, c(r)ooked metaphors And jabberwockies, each verb I turn into flesh: darling, these are not You. If by chance, you’d come to notice the process Of what I do and do all the time Without my consent or other of a conscious effort, Listen: You are these paled viscid extracts Resting lightly astride my lashes that are sure Warmer than a breath and are yet to trickle down my cheeks. *Gusa - A place in Cagayan de Oro City , Southern Philippines

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Date: 9/20/2009 7:18:00 AM
Congratulations on your lovely poetry being featured this week>>James
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Date: 9/15/2009 8:23:00 PM
Gino - Congratulations on having your poetry featured this week – God Bless, MJ
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Date: 9/15/2009 1:35:00 AM
Gino, congrats on having your work featured...Raul
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Date: 9/14/2009 3:33:00 PM
congrats on being a featured poet!!
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Date: 9/14/2009 8:42:00 AM
This is a well deserved feature … what a creative, wonderful poem; your poem speaks for itself. You are such a great poet. Please keep writing and congrats on your poem being featured this week. Hope to read more of your wonderful poems. You are great friend! Adeleke
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Date: 9/14/2009 3:44:00 AM
Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week Gino. Love, Carol
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Date: 5/3/2009 1:42:00 PM
Gino, my belated congrats in making the semi finals...Raul
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Date: 4/27/2009 3:10:00 PM
Unusual and beautifully done here, Gino and now this write is a "first round survivor" ... smile ... congratulations and good luck in the contest!
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Date: 4/10/2009 5:00:00 AM
Congratulations on your poetry making it into the semi finals. Wishing you the best of luck in the finals Gino. Love, Carol
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Date: 3/30/2009 3:08:00 PM
Congratulations on going through to the next round. Well done and best wishes for the finals. Regards Heidie
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Date: 10/7/2008 10:14:00 PM
love it gang! medj galisod lang ko ug understand kay grabe ka deep ang mga words. magka epistaxis man pud tah... congratulations.
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Date: 9/29/2008 5:15:00 AM
you are welcome! and thanks for your kind words, & I like your poems too. I AM 25-yr-old, as u have asked MY age :)
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Date: 9/29/2008 12:17:00 AM
Wow, MY bro, what a masterpiece. Man you write too beautiful. I like everything you write. Keep writing MY bro, you rock and thanks for your comments :) Love and peace, AMAAN! :)
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Date: 9/19/2008 11:15:00 PM
Gusa, sounds familiar 'cause I happened to read the word in one of my paperworks here in the office...... This is another great craft of yours, fellow Filipino :) Teri
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Date: 9/18/2008 2:30:00 PM
This is an excellent piece. I like the reflections on life. It also flows very well and the theme is right on point. Great job! ~Joseph
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Date: 9/17/2008 12:02:00 PM
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Date: 9/17/2008 5:53:00 AM
Wow. Deep introspection and very personal. Absolutely amazing poetry. Read this several times. You truly are a brilliant poet. Love, Shar
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Date: 9/16/2008 8:06:00 PM
A very interesting and well penned poem - I enjoyed the read - God Bless
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