Rookie - 175 Points (11/07/1975 / Natonin, Mountain Province, Philippines)


1. A Tribute To A Leader 6/1/2009
2. A 100 Claps 3/25/2008
3. A Bit Of Insanity 6/11/2010
4. A Breath Without A Life 10/13/2008
5. A Burning Mountain 3/16/2008
6. A Candle For You Dad 1/13/2010
7. A Child 3/13/2008
8. A Child's Prayer 3/3/2008
9. A Christmas I Wish 11/19/2008
10. A Gift On My B-Day Today 11/6/2008
11. A Gift To All Lovers On Valentine's Day 2/18/2008
12. A Gift To My Love 11/21/2008
13. A Gift To My My Melvon Neil 10/3/2008
14. A Good Lawyer's Creed 2/29/2012
15. A Journey To Remember (Field Trip To Sta. Ana, Cagayan) 7/6/2009
16. A Love Of My Past 11/25/2008
17. A Love Song For You 5/8/2008
18. A Love That Endures 10/26/2008
19. A Love Went Wrong 3/10/2008
20. A Lover's Prayer 3/28/2008
21. A Lover's Wish 3/24/2008
22. A New Year To Hurdle 1/5/2009
23. A Poem For A Day 4/25/2008
24. A Poem For Marj Reyes 9/11/2007
25. A Poet's Dream 5/28/2008
26. A Poet's Mission 10/24/2007
27. A Prayer's Prayer 5/22/2008
28. A Red Rose Scent 11/12/2007
29. A Servant's Prayer 6/10/2008
30. A Sex With And Without Love 9/14/2009
31. A Soldier's Prayer 7/7/2009
32. A Teacher's Prayer 11/27/2007
33. A Traveler's Prayer 12/13/2007
34. A Valentine's Dance 2/17/2011
35. A Valentine's Gone 2/6/2009
36. A Wish On All Soul's Day 11/3/2008
37. Accounting Of Love 6/26/2008
38. Against The White Man's Burden's Claim 9/8/2014
39. Aging Poet (Haiku) 8/11/2008
40. Ako Ang Simula (I Am The Beginning) With English Translation 6/15/2009

I Am A Filipino

Melvin Banggollay

I am a Filipino, in blood and spirit
born from immortal seeds of heroes
Whose heart were willing to commit
their lives to fight any kind of foes
even those that has the power to spit
the nation of my birth with volcanoes
of fire and balls of cannon that can split
thy land unto tiny dusts to unseen echoes.

I am a Filipino, proud of my humble roots
of a gentle loving and valiant Malayan spirit
land been conquered but never surrendered
the culture of its birth and ancestor's merit
of great love for country...

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'Son, Eat Our Kitchen'

BY: Melvin D. Banggollay

It has been a month already
Since my father gone away
To a kingdom and destiny
Where God's faithful will stay.

[Hata Bildir]