Rey Benipayo

Rookie - 20 Points (September 20,1987 / Ligao City, Philippines)

Isa...Dalawa... Tatlo... - Poem by Rey Benipayo

isa
dalawa
tatlo
nariyan na ako
handa ka na ba?
tila hindi pa


isa
dalawa
tatlo
tayo nang maglaro
tayo na't simulan
handa na ang laruan.


isa
dalawa
tatlo
huwag kang patatalo
sa paglalaro ng sungka
ako yata ang dalubhasa.


isa
dalawa
tatlo
ikaw ang nanalo
ilibre kita
sa tindahan ni Ina.

english translation:

one
two
three
i am here
are you ready?
it looks like your not.

one
two
three
let's play
let's start
the game is ready.

one
two
three
don't get loose
in playing sungka
i am the expert.

one
two
three
you won
i'll treat you
to Ina 's store.

(Sungka is a traditional Filipino Game played by two protagonists. The object of the game is to amass stones or cowrie shells in your home base (bahay) by continuously distributing the shells around lesser holes until you run out of shells to distribute. The person who collects the most shells in his/her buhay wins.)


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Poem Submitted: Saturday, February 9, 2008

Poem Edited: Friday, April 17, 2009


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