Biography of Noel Horlanda
I am a Filipino by birth. I have a Bachelor in Business Administration degree from the University of the East, Manila,1963 and some post graduate work (Master in Business Administration) from the University of San Carlos, Cebu City,1978. From 1983 to 1991 I worked as a Division Secretary for King Khaled International Airport in Riyadh, KSA. In 1992 to 1997 I worked for British Aerospace, Plc. Riyadh Headquarters, KSA as Administrative Officer. Before this I was a medical representative for a pharmaceutical company, sales specialist for a US based consumer company and as Asst Purchasing Manager of a food processing company. I'm now a retiree, a permanent resident in Cebu City, Philippines, have four siblings. As pass time I love to write fiction and short stories, poems and various articles.
Noel Horlanda's Works:
All my literary works are unpublished
Noel Horlanda Poems
Man vs Woman
They say: In every man’s success, There is a woman behind,
IImbricated clouds cloaks blasted sunset Brings memories of yesteryears Glorious past flashes back on set Gives my first vision, tears
Our Flag (Philippines)
Red, white an’ blue Three golden stars an’ a sun Symbol of sovereignty Seal of authority
Battle of Mactan 1521
Before the break of dawn each side prepared battle plans in a bright bonfires burnt til’ sunrise, Strategy drawn on sand not on a piece of paper, indigenous warriors rallied about the Datu,
Fire, Fire, Fire!
Pyro, Fuego, Fire, It’s a power, a strength, A source of light, Luminescent as solar energy,
A young bird sat on tree branch, looks here and there, as if nothing to do Confused whether to scream
MAN OF SORROWS
Come into this world Oh naked child Cry not for mater’s love Innocent you
Sampaguita (Philippine national flower)
Perfumes starry night wafts the air, florid scent wraps round svelte neck of a Lady’s knight
A Child's Dream
Swing here, swing there To and fro Hold on tight altogether We’re taking off bro?
On Growing Old
Wiser now, ready to mount, Draws sword, charges forward, Marches in tantrum, nev'r look backward, Aging cannot daunt
How Do I Define Love?
A bunch of red roses, box of dark chocolate, A jewelry chest, music box,
Who's Your True Friend?
A true friend isn’t really your father, isn’t really your mother, isn’t even your sister or brother, not even a son or a daughter,
When ol’ man a lonely, he needs one an' only, loyal mate a cheerful, all the way a blissful
Jealousy's Wrath (Envy's Twin Sister)
(1) Is like lightning bolt splits heaven in half (2) It shakes the earth in moments laugh (3) Causes onerous rumbling sound (4) Sways ev’ry thing around
Looking beyond on a pinnacle,
there appeared an outline, something,
transfigured into structure of concrete posts,
seeing through framed glass windows, massive doors,
beyond imagination in all splendor stood before me,
immaculately white, indescribable, perfect!
one couldn’t accept, it’s incredible, horrendous,
whispered to myself, could this be all mine? Am I that rich?
I started taking small steps, nearer, sweating cold,