Sep 14, 2009

soldier down



i smile...
so you won't ask.
for your sanity and my convenience

i laugh...
so you won't hear the shouting inside me.
for your comfort and my state of mind

i stand...
so nobody would notice my fall.
for your peace and my dignity

i am a soldier.
i fight. i live. i serve.
that's the best that you know...

because a soldier never reveals his weakness
he will never show his wounds
you can keep guessing
but a soldier never tells,
and that will be as far as you'll ever know.


34 comments:

  1. Parekoy kelan ka pa naging makata? pero inpeyrnes maganda ang foem! ^_^ pa-copy paste ha may bibigyan lang ako!

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  2. @kablogie matagal na. haha. don't forget to site me ah... idedemanda kita ng plagiarism. hehe.

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  3. being a soldier is a calling. my real name is reminiscent of a famous leader who was intent on liberating his people from a struggle. that puppy on the picture is blessed to be alive.

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  4. to defend the country..yan ang soldier..totoo ang sinasabi mo bro ang sudalo hindi talaga nagpapakita ng kanilang weakness.

    Nice poem..teka pala, hwag kayong mag-away ni kablogie..hehe

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  5. Sapagka't kailangan niyang maging matapang para sa mas nakararami.
    Sapagkat kailangan niyang maging lalake upang alagaan ang iyong kapakanan
    Subalit tao lamang ding umiiyak kapag kalulwa'y nasasaling.

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  6. @randomstudent hmmm... sino kaya yun? and yup, he is :P

    @deth i salute you back :P

    @ruel haha hindi kami nagaaway ni kablogie. pare natin yan.

    @j,kulisap tama... at may sundalo sa bawat isa sa atin.

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  7. Those words are words often used by OFWs to communicate to their love ones.

    "i smile..." para pahiran ang kanilang pangamba.

    "i laugh..." para pagtakpan ang aking pangungulila.

    "i stand..." handang mag tiis para sa ikabubuti ng pamilya.

    Walang pinag-iba ang sundalo at OFW. Parehong sumusukod at handang isuong ang buhay sa kapahamakan alang-alang sa mga mahal sa buhay at inang bayan.

    Magaling!!

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  8. makikigapang na rin dito bro!!

    teka heto nga pala ang main blogsite ko:

    http://utaknidrake.blogspot.com/'

    tama la saludo din ako sa saludo, dahil sila ay atapang atao
    ingat

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  9. @blogusvox hmmm... pwede ang interpretasyon mo. long live our ofws.

    @drake walang problema. i'll check that one out :P

    may iba't iba tayong interpretasyon ah. i was actually thinking of something else while writing this piece but i'm greatful sa mga insights and reactions niyo :P just proves that filipinos are great thinkers.

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  10. pre add kita sa blog list ko! Hehehe hayaan mo lagi na akong makikigapang dito ( hahaha parang baging lang ah)

    Ingat

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  11. nice one tol..kakatuwa yung aso...

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  12. Ganda ng poem. :) I love writing poems, too. But I haven't written any for the past months now. I need an inspiration!

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  13. I like the poem. Simple pero ang lalim aktuli dumugo ang ilong ko. Kinailangan ko pang buksan ang English tagalog dictionary ko :-D

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  14. @drake salamat parekoy. mabait naman ako kaya di mo na kailangan gumapang. roll over na lang. haha.

    @mokong oo naman pareng moks.

    @grace maybe i can be your inspiration? (bumabanat?) haha. eee, so cheesy talaga.

    @jepoy haha. di na kailangan ng diksyonaryo para sa isang institusyon sa pagbablog. idol :P

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  15. Wushu! Demanda daw eh baka nga kinopya mo lang yan kay Francisco Balagtas eh! wehehehe...

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  16. marami pala tayong d2..

    i guess we are like you - a soldier! i jst wonder, why you choose the cute dog as image?.. a merging of light humour n drama to ah. ty sa muling pagbisita.

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  17. nice choice of photo...

    it brings color to your poem.

    and yes its true... "a soldier never reveals his weakness"

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  18. walang tatalo kay soldiers, tagong tago eh.:)

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  19. naks poet ka dude hehehehe...

    pagpatuloy mo pa naaliw ako eh hehehe

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  20. @kablogie hoy. orig yan parekoy. bleh

    @aj parang irony ksi. someone as strong can still be so fragile

    @ael true that :P

    @everlito haha ganun talaga. survival of the fittest :P

    @ricodebuco salamat. buti naman naaliw ka. ayos yun.

    @fjordanallego salamat. apir tayo diyan. wapak.

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  21. akin na lang ang tuta..
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    heheheh

    patumbling muna dito

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  22. a soldier is strong indeed, but as every living creature, a soldier must surrender if he feels the need of it..


    just passed by to say my piece..^,^

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  23. ang ganda ng poem na to, tol...

    ...at kasing touching ng puppy pic.

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  24. @jasonhamster tumambling ka hanggang gusto mo pero di ko ibibigay sayo ang aso. wahaha.

    @precious point well taken :P

    @ch!e tenk u. i'm so tats.

    @summer ayos :P

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  25. Halu! Love this post, not only that I find the picture sooo cute (dahil sa aso,hehe), pati ang nilalaman eh makabagbag damdamin din! Thumbs up kapatid ^_^.

    P.S,, Yan ang tula! May message,, may dating!!!

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  26. I am a soldier... I stand! jijijijiji... hay naku.. di bale na nga lang... jijijijijiji... madumi lang isip ko... nyahahahhahahahha

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  27. @ilocana salamat sa iyong appreciation. i appreciate it. :P

    @xprosaic naku po. hoy parekoy, rated pg dito. ikaw talaga. haha

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  28. wow! galing... A ShoRtbuT verY meaningFuL piEce,,

    kudos my Friend!

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  29. kawawang tuta ... totoong pic ba to?

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