Copyright (c) 1990-2015 by Edgie Polistico - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

TO HELL WITH YOU


For all the devils 
that came and would come to my life, 
I won't give up without giving a fight. 

When I fight, I fight like hell. 
I fought and seen a lot of hell in my life. 
I fought even against those 
who pretended to be a Messiah and angels

TO HELL WITH YOU!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

ALWAYS WRONG

WHREEVER I GO
THE PLACE IS WORNG

WHATEVER I SEE
PEOPLE SAW IT WRNOG

WHATEVER I THNIK
I GET IT WORNG

WHATEEVR I SAY
THEY HEAR IT WRNOG

WHATEVER I WRITE
THEY READ IT WORNG

WHTAEVER I FEEL
IT IS ALWAYS WONRG

WAHTEVER I DO
THEY CALL IT WNROG

OH, THIS WORLD OF MINE
EVERYTIHNG IS WONRG

WHERE SHOULD I BELONG THEN?

(THOUGH YOU READ WRONG WORDS RIGHT?)




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written on sep 01, 1995
tacloban city

Busog Sa Gutom


ni Edgie Polistico



Tanghali na galing sa pamamasura
Mainit na daan pilit na nilalakbay
Hanap pa rin ang ilalaman sa sikmura
Hanggang malimutan pagdating sa bahay

Inang, sana andito ka pa
Tulad noong tayo'y may sinasaing pa
Ngunit akoy iyong iniwan
Dahil wala nang ilalaman sa tiyan

Ako ngayoy payat at nanghihina
Bilang na ang pintig ng puso
Lalakas 'pag may napulot na basura
Hihina mamaya't tutulo ang luha

Pagdating ko sa madilim na gabi
Iginuhit ko na lang sa isip na akoy busog
Tinitiis ang hapdi
Para bang ako'y di gutom

Bukas, lalakad ulit sa mainit na daan
Simoy ng basura ay sa aki'y masarap
Dito ko laging nakukuha ang ilalaman sa tiyan
Naging hapagkainan sa aking paghihirap

Sa paghahanap ko sa basurahan
Mga aso ay kaagaw ko minsan
Nakatingin sa ulap umaasam-asam
Sana bumagsak ka't iinumin ko ang ulan

Buti na lang at yumao ka ina
Dahil higit ka pang maghihirap kung buhay ka pa
Kung silay kumakain tatlong beses isang araw
Ako ay tatlong beses na gutom at uhaw

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written in December 1990
Published in DWU Bulletin's January 1991 issue
Tacloban City

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Flower at Dawn

Flower at Dawn

By edgie polistico



At dawn, open the petals

of your lovely face

Allow the morning dew

dampen your tender cheeks

Spread and flaunt to me

your fresh blossom

And let your nectar exude

and let it drip free

For there are butterflies

and a bee like me



A flower at dawn,

Lady, you are to me



W
ritten by Edgie on 23January2004 at coffee break. Makati City, Philippines

You may replace the word “Lady” (last stanza) with the name of your lady to make

this poem personalized

Watch also Jun Polistico's "Dahil sa Isang Bulaklak"

06.19.2004 . .... ...

06.19.2004. …. …

Stood petite yet gallantly imposing like a monumental rock

Firm and never ceded to fight against time

Pile of hard stone that never shake
Behold the masterpiece of the Great Mason
The only soft and tender is the heart

A vine that grips through the opportunity of life
With roots clinging into the crevices for support and to survive
The only desire is to grow and to climb
Begging more life to grow with time
Longing to pick sweet berries when harvest day comes
Exquisitely hot to taste like wine

You’ll never forget the day first time you see her enchanting smile




written by EBP on 19June2004
for a portrait he painted in watercolor

Love and the Sunset


Love and the Sunset
by edgie polistico


Tired of rolling
in unfathomable heaven
Behind the curls
of white blue and gray

Blinding the world
and the shadow creeps
Weary eyes of the sun
late wishes as it sleeps

Wind rumbles the palms
murmuring song it has sung
And sweet melody it brings
while you’re still in my arms

Time passses time
wave chases waves
One thing for sure
these will never change

Sights are fading
fading is the day
Footsteps drawn
drown on the bay

Holding hands tight
weak hearts fight
Kisses of heaven
we both have given

So it’s getting dark
afraid now to swim
Because of lurking sharks
that may to us dine

We better play
a game discreetly today
No shadow – no show
the world at us cannot see

Cold wind brushes our skin
hot blood flushes shield us well
Measuring the depth of yours
and the length of mine we will

We determine the gap
of heaven and earth
That only horizon
divides and ends

wrtitten while watching a sunset at the Sandy Beach, San Jose, Tacloban City sometime in January 1994.

A sunset in Leyte

Asin-Tamis

Tumatamis Din Ang Asin

Ni Edgie Polistico


Maalat nga kung tikman
Ngunit kung tabang ang sabaw 'di bale na lang

Mapangiwi ka nga sa alat
Ngunit kung sa hilaw na mangga 'wag kang tanga

Sa sugat ay mahapdi
Ngunit sa inihaw di ka makakatanggi

Kung luluhoran mo ay parang tinik
Ngunit sa manok na pinaluhod sa asin mawalan ka ng imik

Panakot daw sa engkanto
Ngunit kulang ang panlasa ng dila mo kung wala ito

Ikaw sa akin ang parang asin
Kung wala ka sa buhay ko ito'y walang panlasa

      .... walang imik
        .... laging itinatanggi
.... laging tanga        
                    ....parang di bale na nga.



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Written on 04 April 2000 Makati City

Salt making in Tayabas, Batangas

Lipad-uwi

Lipad-Uwi

Ni Edgie Polistico


Pagpukaw ng araw
Tingnan mo ang mga ibong
lumipad papuntang silangan
Masdan mo sa dapi't hapo'y
nagsisibalik din sa pinamumugaran

Malayang pakpak iwinawagayway
Munting sisiw na may munting pangarap
Nakaantay sa tagapagsubo ng uod,
kung dumating ba nama'y di nakakabusog

Tila ikot ng mundo ay balisang-balisa
Pagkat lahat ng dahon sa sanga ay
mahuhulog na sa lanta
Ibong isip malaya 'di gustong rito'y mangitlog
kahit na dito siya nilimliman at pinisa

Malayong ibayo'y pilit madatal
Mahanap at makantan lamang ang butil
na pangarap
Bantay-ingat baka masaklaw ng mabangis na kuko
o di kaya'y mahagip man ng ipinukol na bato

Sa tanghali abala sa ibayong berdeng damohan
Sagana sa hamog at sikat ng araw
Punong hitik sa bunga nakakaakit sa kumakalam na tiyan
Manginain at mabusog dito'y di matatanggihan

Tubig ba doo'y tila alak
Balak mong tumagay kilangan mo
ring magsikap
Magtira ka ng ilan sa hungkag mong baonan,
pasalubong mo sa mga naiiwan

Naaaaapakalayo nga doon!
Nitong gabing madilim di sana magdamdam
ang mga naiwan
Dahil lahat ng iniipong butil, sa pag-uwi
ay ating pagsasalohan

Sa paggising ng araw
Tingnan mo itong ibong
dumayo sa dakong kanluran
Masdan mo siya sa dapi't hapo'y
bumabalik din sa pinamumugaran


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written on 04 April 2000
Makati City

Dedicated to all our fellow country-folks who left our land in search of greener pasture across the seas and the horizon.

Babalik ka rin! And to the rest of our fellow who moved to other places in the country for some reasons they know best. Babalik ka rin!

EDGIE

When I woke up and opened my eyes this morning, I wondered what life has to offer me today. Then when I took my bath, I closed my eyes for a while then look through the small window straight to heaven and prayed before I poured water on my head. As the water flowed down into my face and body, I felt I was born again and ready to receive the grace of the Lord.

My body and soul were refreshed for a new day is born.
E - Every
D - Day
G - God
I - Is
E - Effective
.