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many lad's poems *


single male bedspacer

i am
single male bedspacer
in manila
nothing but nagging
and recurrent luises,
johns or ryan gerards
leave their phantom omniscience
in my eternal room full
of memories' proclivities
empty beer bottles elsewhere
scattered little notes
of saturday's events
belittled dusty clothesline
and missing boxers
two-week old pillowcases
struggling the remains
of anonymous scents
the unattended paintless walls
is a bigot
asking too many questions
why the nightly visitors
whose names are withheld
during repressive whispers
or lost ecstacy of moans,
are better gods to worship


Pencil Life

he penciled the legs of women
with sultry art, their brazen poses
he tried torsos to tidy
even breasts blossoming to perfection
and those lips and in-betweens of her;
stroking sensibly with fragile moves
his ambidextrous fingers become
a pleasurable obsessive drive:
her contours and crests
and their ultimate juxtaposes.
a flair he has mastered at seven,
adept with the knack
with such utter graphite reality.

yet, for such millennia of crafting
plus his prior prolific opuses,
it failed to cure him.
as loneliness succumbs silence
he fascinated his shadings further:
that of a stranger's eyes,
a diversion of awakenings
beautiful beyond depiction.
twenty-three years later,
his flawless, new work
sensuously breathe
with biceps and sturdy
nipples. and in his quick groans,
the groins of the man
flashed before the awe-stricken him
he hasn't sketched this one before


in the eye's of Abe --
dark, brooding with
virility; immensely oozing
with the new man inside
he pencils his legs and saw his real self.
for tonight, he will find a real one.


Me! **

So terribly sweet

Author's Note:
* Created in February 28, 2002; a subdivision house somewhere in Las Piņas, Metro Manila.
** Recently added last Wednesday, August 11, 2004.

Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary. -- Sir Cecil Beaton (1904-1980) English photographer

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by Idomis

Glad you came back with a stunner for a piece! I am tongue-tied, I respect you being a good and real writer you are, I salute you!

( Posted by: peterpaulino [Member] On: August 11, 2004 )

You've Blown me away
With this piece...This is an outstanding poem...From the beginning to the end...Thanks for a terrific read....


( Posted by: JEANNIE45 [Member] On: August 13, 2004 )

making me sick

I loved this piece, despite the fact that the sheer talent and beauty of this work has left me feeling sick with envy.

This is exquisite as is everything of yours I have had the privledge of reading.. Perhaps I should comment on it more often..


( Posted by: Bartleby [Member] On: August 13, 2004 )

What eloquent language and beautiful imagery. I too, am in awe. Thank you for sharing.

( Posted by: everybodyelsesgirl [Member] On: August 13, 2004 )

Into the Wizened Light
Peter, Jeannie, Bart, K, and Claire: Thanks for all your praises and help. I attribute this next-step learning from you (especially to Bart who was greatly responsible for pointing out what needs to be filtered -- cohesion and all that stuff; recall my poem, Our Two Blades).

I believe I made another plunge writing poetry after poetry and ultimately discovered a whole new world, breaking some bounds within myself. Ergo, your writing styles and nifty tips have contributed so much as to where I am now.

Frankly, I still need more time and skills to craft some things which I feel inadequate at. And for sure, all these things won't be the last from us.

More powerful writing!

( Posted by: idomis [Member] On: August 14, 2004 )

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