Treasure Island

Rommel Mark Dominguez Marchan

(Pilipinas / a.k.a. Jetfellow Marchanism)

adventure ***** EAGLE'S EYE VIEW


downtown Davao City seen from upper Toril
Mt. Talomo's foothills, Tungkalan

Bind your eyes with mine all curious Dabawenyos
all nature-keen lovers, all city spectators
Bind your visions with me
as mine eyes move down from this mountain hills
where my cold feet anchor to witness spectacular place
and never mind all jests thrown by some innocent guests

Witness now with me the Asia's most promising city
See it now at that distant southern most downhill
like an ancient civilized world touching the
warm belly of the tragic Davao gulf

So excited as the king eagle gazing down the prey
flying above the floating verdant Samal garden
smacked by the erotic kisses of the waves
fleeing from far-flung Celebes sea

No smoke rises from deadly chimney of industrialization
No more echoes from aggressive shouts of militants
seeking justice for extrajudicial killings and etc........
No more media showing rampant criminality
false commercial advertisement, too much showbiz publicity
No more cry I've witnessed for global recession,
employment redundancy, endless poverty

I suppose this is a perfect adventure
however quickly gone
For the city I'm longing to be an ideal
as exotic as fruit's durian.

And bind with me for this inescapable fact
I won't be here for a lifetime
Later I'll step down hill (my wife is waiting for my 'home coming')
and look back this hill for another story to share

Submitted: Thursday, April 02, 2009
Edited: Friday, June 05, 2009

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  • Elvira Marchan (4/7/2009 11:06:00 PM)

    a great adventure through a poem....hard to be a mountaineer in real scene but we can be...through reading this wholesome poem of yours....very captivating, , ,

    ....for all we know.. we are all mountaineers..as we reach the peak of our dreams...doing well in our jobs, , , , in our families and in our community... (Report) Reply

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