Noel Horlanda

Rookie (Sep 12,1941 / Bohol, Philippines)

Acrostic: Filipino Race Poem by Noel Horlanda


An acrostic (from the late Greek akróstichis, from ákros, 'top', and stíchos, 'verse') is a poem or other form of writing in an alphabetic script, in which the first letter, syllable or word of each line, paragraph or other recurring feature in the text spells out a word or a message.

Far down South China Sea
Indigenous brave men and women lives
Loyal, friendly, fearless happy people
Ingenious and not to be outsmarted
Pearl of the orient no other else in Asia
Islands nurtured by Mother Nature and its wonders
Not to fear surrender its freedom and liberty
Only to die and ready to struggle to self-determination
Race to economic prosperity
Ace of democracy and ingenuity
Challenges to fight back in defense of its sovereignty
Echoes people power through out the world

Submitted: Wednesday, March 24, 2010

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  • Rookie Vanessa Cabrera (4/1/2010 1:33:00 AM)

    Dahil ako ay Pilipino sariling salita ang gagamgtin ko.Napakaganda po ng pagkakagawa ng tula.Isa itong mahusay na papuri sa ating bayan.Ngunit ano ang silbi ng papuri gayong alam naman natin na sakabila ng lahat isang masaklap na katutuhanan, na ang ating bayan ay isang naghihirap na bayan.But keep on inspiring us, being Filipino. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Vanessa Cabrera (4/1/2010 1:31:00 AM)

    Dahil ako ay Pilipino sariling salita ang gagamgtin ko.Napakaganda po ng pagkakagawa ng tula.Isa itong mahusay na papuri sa ating bayan.Ngunit ano ang silbi ng papuri gayong alam naman natin na sakabila ng lahat isang masaklap na katutuhanan, na ang ating bayan ay isang naghihirap na bayan.But keep on inspiring us, being Filipino. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,034 Points Marieta Maglas (3/28/2010 4:03:00 PM)

    great analytical poem, very well expressed
    10/10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Lady Grace (3/26/2010 4:07:00 AM)

    all i can say is very nice noel...regardless of the rule, the thought is very nice...'''proudly present......filipino raceeeeeeeeeeeeeee'' (Report) Reply

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