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Cardinal Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormFormCategories  
Premium Member Poem Totem Pole Dervish Caren Krutsinger Free verse Free verse cardinal, 10th grade, 11th grade,
Premium Member Poem THE BEAUTY OF THE CARDINAL Jim Yerman Verse Verse cardinal, bird, nature,
Ode to Spring Susan Linn Couplet Couplet cardinal, spring,
Winter Pallette M. Renee Taylor Sonnet Sonnet cardinal, color, life, winter,
TRAIN A TEMPERED THOUGHT Rick Viljoen Prose Poetry Prose Poetry cardinal, anger,
Premium Member Poem Black Hawk Soars High Caren Krutsinger Free verse Free verse cardinal, animal,
Premium Member Poem a wakening beneath the stars douglas pederson Rhyme Rhyme cardinal, nature,
The Cardinal allen beilschmidt sr. Haiku Haiku cardinal, seasons, weather,
Premium Member Poem Daffodil Majorettes Laugh Caren Krutsinger Blank verse Blank verse cardinal, flower, spring,
Premium Member Poem The Birdie and the Crocodile Caren Krutsinger Rhyme Rhyme cardinal, 2nd grade, 3rd grade,
Premium Member Poem Moon Defers to Sun Caren Krutsinger Blank verse Blank verse cardinal, morning, nature, spring, sun,
Premium Member Poem I Drove Away From my Relatives Caren Krutsinger Rhyme Rhyme cardinal, 10th grade, 11th grade,
Premium Member Poem soft scarlet flutters Connie Marcum Wong Haiku Haiku cardinal, bird, snow, winter,
Premium Member Poem God's Palette Susan Jeavons Free verse Free verse cardinal, art, bird, blue, color,
Premium Member Poem Spring Birds-HC Tania Kitchin Haiku Haiku cardinal, bird, spring,
Premium Member Poem Shopping Cart Man Anthony Slausin Free verse Free verse cardinal, seasons, storm,
Once You Complete Another Race Bernard F. Asuncion Acrostic Acrostic cardinal, birthday,
Premium Member Poem MY SMALL BIT OF FOREST Kim Rodrigues Rhyme Rhyme cardinal, bird,
Premium Member Poem Oh Lordly Warbler Gregory R Barden Rhyme Rhyme cardinal, animal, beauty, bird, metaphor,
Premium Member Poem CARDINAL IN SPRING nette onclaud Quatrain Quatrain cardinal, bird, song, spring,
Birds ARBOL VERDE Rhyme Rhyme cardinal, bird, freedom, garden,
Premium Member Poem A Quilt For Mother Earth Anthony Slausin Couplet Couplet cardinal, earth day,
Crescendo Debjani Mitra Rhyme Rhyme cardinal, beautiful, bird, dance, flower,
Premium Member Poem Backyard Entertainers Tania Kitchin Tritina Tritina cardinal, bird, nature,
Premium Member Poem The Mockingbird Janice Canerdy Rhyme Rhyme cardinal, bird,
Premium Member Poem Cardinal Messenger Carolyn Devonshire Rhyme Rhyme cardinal, bird, lost love, memory,
Cardinals Trill M. L. Kiser Rhyme Rhyme cardinal, animal, appreciation, bird, image,
Premium Member Poem The Loveliest Bird in My Forest Caren Krutsinger Rhyme Rhyme cardinal, bird,
Premium Member Poem You Doubled The Potion Bobby May Free verse Free verse cardinal, dance,
Premium Member Poem Red Feathered Hut Anthony Slausin Rhyme Rhyme cardinal, nature,
Cardinal Sins Fritz Purdum Rhyme Rhyme cardinal, angst, blue, love hurts,
Christmas Cardinal judith kerttula Rhyme Rhyme cardinal, bird, christmas,
Premium Member Poem Cardinal Moon Chantelle Anne Cooke Haiku Haiku cardinal, bird, color, moon, red,
Haiku 39 Tom Cook Haiku Haiku cardinal, bird, nature, winter,
Premium Member Poem Falling Snow Sandra Weiss Quatrain Quatrain cardinal, appreciation, beautiful, morning, weather,
Premium Member Poem Springtime Fantasies Tania Kitchin Rhyme Rhyme cardinal, spring,
The Cardinal's Message Clarence Billheimer Rhyme Rhyme cardinal, bird,
Cardinal Heather Ober Sonnet Sonnet cardinal, farewell, grief,
Premium Member Poem Winter Haiku Janice Canerdy Haiku Haiku cardinal, beautiful, bird,
Premium Member Poem Country Living Caren Krutsinger Free verse Free verse cardinal, 10th grade, 11th grade,
Premium Member Poem The Perfect Christmas Tree Tania Kitchin Enclosed Rhyme Enclosed Rhyme cardinal, beauty, bird, christmas,
Variations on theme of red Rose Johnson Rhyme Rhyme cardinal, red,
Innocent Gunplay Freddie Robinson Jr. Dramatic Monologue Dramatic Monologue cardinal, dark, perspective, truth, violence,
AUTUMN AFTERGLOW Anisha Dutta Rhyme Rhyme cardinal, autumn,
Bluegrass And Bliss M. L. Kiser Free verse Free verse cardinal, animal, appreciation, beautiful, bird,
Gift horse jan hansen Blank verse Blank verse cardinal, blessing, books, break up,
ANGER Abdul Malik Choka Choka cardinal, anger, sin,
VERMILLION AUTUMN Anisha Dutta Couplet Couplet cardinal, autumn,
C2 Official Oz Omission Freddie Robinson Jr. Epic Epic cardinal, child abuse, dark, spiritual,
Mariah of Magdala Beryl O. Adhiambo Narrative Narrative cardinal, beautiful, beauty, body, desire,

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Cardinal Poem Example

BLOODLESS - Tale of a Hero and the People He Died For

You knew you were going to die. 1
And yet you came, thinking no matter how insane,
the man on the seat of power would never want you dead
… it would be too much on his head.

And so you came, and there in the brightness of the day
they took your life away, on the tarmac… in broad daylight. 2
I was too young to  fully understand, and yet I cried  -
The greatest leader we never had, the greatest leader we needed to have … died.

August 21, 1983 was a day of ignominy.
The nation suffered from shamed infamy;
Too many people, not just one witness,
yet not anyone saw, everyone was witless.

The world mocked our country of too little people.
Seemed all we could do was pray on the steeple,
we were hopeless, hopeless…helpless…
Quo vadis, Filipino?

The tide of justice was slow in turning,
even though on the streets, one felt intense mourning.
Peace loving people were silently seething,
faithful and compliant, yet inwardly…defiant.

Seventeen years seemed still not enough,
the man on the throne just couldn’t give up;
With close-knit advisers, and media sanitizers -
If one contradicts, he sees the gunpoint…with silencers.

What must have you felt the days after you left? 
Did you think we were too blind, too mute and deaf?
Took almost three years for us, to finally get our act
I guess we were too set in our ways, too afraid…to react.

What the man in power and his cronies up the tower.
must not have considered… are the new movers and shakers.
There was only so much we could take…
There was only so much we could tolerate…

February 25, 1986 was the day we started to fix 3
the road of our shamed history. 
It was the day People Power came to be
the man in power was kicked out from tower
as ordinary citizens , nuns and everyone
faced his armed men aboard the tanks.
People unarmed, just some bottled water, 
a few sandwiches and bunches of flowers.

It was the day we looked up the sky, 
offered a fervent gratitude to heaven’s door -
and told Ninoy…thank you for believing 
“The Filipino is worth dying for”. 4

History Notes:

1. Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino, Jr., then senator and leading opposition leader (to Pres. Ferdinand Marcos, Philippine dictator who was in power 1965-1986) was advised  by the First Lady not to come back from 3-year exile in the USA, as there was a plot to assassinate him. As to whose plot, it was not clarified.

2. Manila International Airport, right after he went out of the airplane. Media took photos from the window.

3.  There was so much social unrest, and Cardinal Sin, through the radio and other respected media men, finally appealed to all people to go out and stage a massive peaceful protest with people making human barricade against the tanks in EDSA Avenue, Metro Manila's main thoroughfare. No one was killed. Ninoy's wife Cory Aquino who won the election, took the oath of office. The People Power Revolution, the first of its kind, in the Philippines and in the world, was eventually copied by France and other countries.

4. Ninoy Aquino, in an interview a few minutes before he left the plane to his death.

31 July 2015

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