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The Chaotic Poem

Maepail 1999 (Marikina)



The chaotic poem
This is the beginning of the end
The destination where it started
When words used to be vigorously uttered by the weary lips
And restless movements of the lethargic body

Running backwards
The truth from the remnant of lies
The last one is the first one
And from here the loser became the champion

I remembered the ones I had forgotten
Matched two things that are deliberately really different
It was as if heaven and earth were planted on branches
Like a snake bitten by a sparrow

The sailor was able to sail in the sky
He even tore up what was already ruined
But the new was formed suddenly
And a bitter smile sweetened the destiny

The naked mask was put on again
Tears flowed from dry eyes
But I could still clearly see
That in the blink of an eye the eagle slowly snatched the rose into the ocean

The rock finished dancing in its place
The captain had left his ship
That's why laughter poured into my swollen eyes
And destiny is narrated in this chaotic poem


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(Original poem written in Filipino)

May 22, 2018 11:53 pm

/Inspired by Mr. Chin and Mr. Chill /

Ang magulong tula
Ito ay ang simula ng katapusan
Ang hantungang pinagsisimulan
Nang mga salitang dati'y masiglang sinasambit ng mga hapos na labi
At maligalig na ikinikilos ng lupaypay na katawan

Naghahabulang patalikod
Ang katotohanan mula sa labi ng kasinungalingan
Nasa unahan ang hulihan
At mula dito'y naging kampyon ang talunan

Naalala ko ang mga nakalimutan ko na
Naipareha ang dalawang bagay na sadya talagang magkaiba
Para bang langit at lupa na nakatanim sa sanga
Yaon bang ahas na tinuklaw ng maya

Nagawa na ngang maglayag ng mandaragat sa kalangitan
Kanya pang pinunit ang dating wasak na
Ngunit ang bago ay nabuo bigla
At tinamisan ng mapait na ngiti ang nakatadhana

Muli na namang naisuot ang hubad na maskara
Naibuhos ang luha mula sa tuyot nang mga mata
Ngunit malinaw ko paring natanaw
Na sa isang kisap mata ay mabagal na dinagit ng agila ang rosas sa karagatan

Tapos na ngang sumayaw ang bato sa kanyang puwesto
Iniwan na ng kapitan ang kanyang kampo
Kaya naman bumuhos ang tawa sa ang mga mugtong mata ko
At ang tadhana ay isinalaysay sa magulong tulang ito.

About this poem

The chaotic poem is originally written in Filipino. It was translated later on in English for the international readers. This poem contains many figurative language, mostly; symbolism, metaphor, simile and irony.

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Written on May 22, 2018

Submitted by Maepail on July 25, 2021

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