I liked this....there was such a mixture of seriousness and humor in it. I was found with an emotional rollercoaster on this one.
I think that you showed some definite uniqueness in this one. Do you really want to be a statesman? I am not sure if this is something for you hun....but....hey.....I'll vote for you!
Not many can take such a subject and turn it into such a piece of art. I see that you did show a different more..."nonconservative" side of yourself and I truly commend that. When one can use whatever language they have in mind with no fear of reaction from the crowd....I think that adds a lot to the piece itself.
First let me just say that I'm shocked to see the "B" word coming from your pen (or keyboard or whatever)! But it's a good kind of shock.
I had to laugh when I read this because it reminds me soooo much of a song/cheer that I teach my second graders when they are memorizing pronouns. ("Were' the Pronouns! We're the Pro's! We're the Pronouns! Let's go! etc., etc.") I could make up some little hand clapping rhythms to go along with your poem if you like! Maybe get some cheerleaders to choreograph some dance moves?
Could this possibly be a statesman who's about to throw his hat in the ring for the Presidential election?
I enjoyed reading it. As Johnny Carson always used to say, FUNNY STUFF!
This is rather light compared to your usual writes. I have to say I like it though. Just recently we see that Mel Gibson and Tom Cruise are awash in the world of impending failure. And I learned from my studies that once the success subsides, the star goes out like a light. So I have to take the advice of the Tao te Ching and feel that to be an ember is to be eternal.
Underneath all this I see ego as detrimental and proselytizing (it seems to convey the idea quite well) as even worse. I think it's funny how this repeats, as though one is cheerleading for the self. And it works like mockery in terms of how government really is right now. If I were an artist, I think I'd be doing political cartoons, I have these visions, you understand..
thanks for sharing your visions with us! remember, ember,
You know, the Philippines, according to a lot, probably 20 - 30 surveys, is one of the most corrupt countries in this world. So I more or less get the frustration.
I once interviewed this Mayor and he is so full of BS.
By the way, I don't think I've ever read a piece like this from you before. No, I don't think it's bad. It possess that somewhat robotic characteristic, or perhaps formula-ish assortment of safe smiles and pro-masa remarks, that most politician have.
I do, however, think that this piece would be better read aloud.