MELVIN BANGGOLLAY
Natonin, Mountain Province, Philippines

MELVIN BANGGOLLAY Poems

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1.
I Am A Filipino

I AM A FILIPINO
Melvin Banggollay
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2.
Ang Ating Sariling Wika

Wika mo’y, wika ko,
Ito may katutubo
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3.
Ullalim, The Epic Of Love Of The Maducayan

ULLALIM, THE EPIC OF LOVE OF THE MADUCAYAN
By Melvin Banggollay Jr.

An ullalim epic is a traditional music and poetry form of the Philippines. These are long chanted stories passed down for hundreds of years that tell the exploits of heroes. They are classics of the Malayo-Polynesian language family. The most skilled poets would memorize epic cycles that took two to four days to recite during all-night dramatic performances. Two examples of precolonial (before the Spanish came) epics that survive today are Biag ni Lam-ang (Legend of Lamang) in Ilocano (a northern Luzon dialect) and Ibalon in Bicol (a southern Luzon dialect) . The term ullalim is sometimes used today to refer to that style of song, but the real ullalim is the epic poem of the Kalinga people. An article I read says that the singer would dress up in brilliant, flashy clothes like the hero described in the story.
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4.
A Love Went Wrong

The sun keep on shining high
With sweet and tender smiles
As melody of rhythm fill the sky
with scents of joy more than mile.
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5.
A Love That Endures

A LOVE THAT ENDURES
Melvin Banggollay
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6.
Welcome To The Cordillera

WELCOME TO THE CORDILLERA
mELVIN d.bANGGOLLAY
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7.
A Breath Without A Life

We need to breath to live
to see the the birds to fly
To feel the wind to leave
To let our dreams go by
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8.
A Burning Mountain

A BURNING MOUNTAIN
Melvin Banggollay

Early morning, I greeted the day with smile
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9.
Freedom Is, Freedom Is Never

FREEDOM IS..., FREEDOM IS NEVER
Melvin Banggollay

FREEDOM IS:
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10.
A Teacher's Prayer

Heavenly Father, unto thee I fervently offer
My gratitude for the blessings you've delivered
Unto me who behold a life of a humble teacher
For without thy grace and mercy for me a sinner
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