Fernando Ayala

Rookie (July 27,1964 / Quezon City)

Garden In Revolt - Poem by Fernando Ayala

my yellowbells spoke with me today

fresh from a pogrom with the bermuda grass



they're dying, they say

from thirst cutting like a cuirass



deciding not to spare a day

even if accused of being crass



by blocking the path as if there to stay

till i happened in that hour to pass



so, they ask me, should I delay

ere they turn to the likes of grass



that drinks fluid that's gone astray

regardless of source, with no class!

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 24, 2009



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