Andrew Eufre Belga

Aswang

They tried to kill this shape-shifter for years
But it seemed they can't figure this creature
It gave this peaceful town unending fears
Unknown to all this could be my teacher

Who woulda thought this entity's human
Dressed in white this dusky lady in church
He puts smiles to heart of every woman
These creatures must be burn alive with torch!

Aswang's what we named here in Philippines
A mythical creature who was most feared
Who love to eat cuddly babies and teens
They have lived among us blended and scared

Sometimes may see flying in sky dripping
And sometimes in someone's rooftop drooling

Topic(s) of this poem: rhyme

Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 12, 2020

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

originally made as a sonnet poem (14 lines- 3 sets of quatrain and 1 set of couplet; 10 syllables each line with a rhyme scheme of these patterns: ABAB CDCD EFEF GG)minus the iambic pentameter.

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Comments about Aswang by Andrew Eufre Belga

  • Deepak Kumar Pattanayak (8/17/2020 11:49:00 PM)

    Very interesting I imagine if such creatures like aswang really exist in this world though mythical as in Philippines it may be but overall it is well scripted with good imagery and selective words 10++

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (8/17/2020 11:37:00 PM)

    Aswang is an umbrella term for various shape-shifting evil spirits in Filipino folklore, such as vampires, ghouls, witches, viscera suckers, and were-beasts. The Aswang is the subject of a wide variety of myths, stories, arts, and films, as it is well-known throughout the Philippines..from wiki.

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (8/17/2020 11:36:00 PM)

    Sometimes may see flying in sky dripping
    And sometimes in someone's rooftop drooling........beautiful sonnet on Aswang; pleasure to read this poem.....congrats for being selected this beautiful mythical sonnet as POD......deserves 10+++

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  • Khairul AhsanKhairul Ahsan (8/17/2020 11:25:00 PM)

    Very frightening, indeed!

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (8/17/2020 9:53:00 AM)

    Mystical creature! ! !

    Muse of a country.


    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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  • Deluke Muwanigwa (8/17/2020 2:32:00 AM)

    Its beautifully blood curdling lovely. I will lock my doors and windows tonight

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