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(11/07/1975 / Natonin, Mountain Province, Philippines)


Melvin Banggollay

P-unch a woman in the face
O-rder food that you can't eat
P-lace a burning candle in your head
U-se your head to break a rock
L-augh with a sound system
A-ct like a fool even your alone
R-ape a man if your a woman
I-nvest a lot then burn them away
T-ranscribe the bible in your own way
Y-ou neither do any of the above.

Popularity comes in many ways
Earned through what one had done
Specially when its an unusual display
of one's behavior and act as human,
of one's skill with a formidable fury
To capture other's heart and glory.

One can be popular for doing wrong
Acting without prudence to be strong
But the best is still doing what is right
That what we'ved done becomes light
to inspire others to be always strong
against thoughts and acts so wrong.

Be humble in thy ways even in poetry
Surely what you've written will always be
enlightening others with sweet melody
to ease their pain and sorrows away
for the wisdom you have shared faithfully
inspire them to sail again vigorously.

Even if no one dares to appreaciate
Keep doing what is right in good faith
For greatness is not earned in popularity
but when one excelled beyond capacity
with a motive not to be known to many
but only to serve God with all humility.

Submitted: Thursday, May 14, 2009
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