Author Archives: DON J. PAGUSARA

5 days ago

A Valentine Message to All Lovers

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A Valentine Message  to All Lovers

From the wellspring of a select corner of the soul, a subjective disturbance — however unwilled it may be — may flow via the aqueduct of verbal expression into the domain of the tongue.

1 month ago

Hush, the star is passing by

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Hush, the star is passing by

Tita Lacambra Ayala is the Star — a veritable Star. Tala, her signature artist name rhymes perfectly with her singular fame. Her radiance is a rare circumstance in the literary horizon of our nation, seeps into the collective consciousness of all lovers of literature and art.

1 year ago

Peace Dream Trampled Upon (Finale)

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Peace Dream Trampled Upon (Finale)

Nothing can stop now the selfish ambitions of the imperial power
Which the Reptilian Junta and Haribon are loyally implementing—
The most effective way to reap the land’s blessings for the Greedy,
Even if the little creatures be consigned to sink deep in the mud.

1 year ago

Peace dream trampled upon (Part 10)

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Peace dream trampled upon (Part 10)

​​​Nothing has swelled the heads of the Tres Sawahes more than
Having held such rare authority vested upon them by Bakunawa
To enforce his avaricious adventure of exploiting and utilizing
The fruits of all of Mindasilang’s bounties and natural resources.

1 year ago

Peace Dream Trampled Upon (Part 9)

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Peace Dream Trampled Upon (Part 9)

Since that memorable day when songs and poesies
Crafted of pain and anger of the Avians were lanced
To the sky which virtually shredded the thick clouds
And floated like ocean waves in the firmament,

1 year ago

Peace dream abandoned (Part 8)

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Peace dream abandoned (Part 8)

They lanced their unisoned voices to the sky where thick
Dark clouds hovered frighteningly over the whole Island!
And by their fiery hearts bored a hole through the gloom
That hitherto veiled the glorious sheen of Justice and Peace.

1 year ago

A Peace Dream Vanishing (Part 6)

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A Peace Dream Vanishing (Part 6)

And so it came to pass that with the literary conventions and figurative devices in presenting the panorama and scene of our narrative, we now arrive at a most outrageous episode of Haribon’s dream flight to peacelandia.

1 year ago

The Seed of Peace in Default (Part 5)

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The Seed of Peace in Default (Part 5)

A bad sign meets Haribon as he tarries in his flight back to the mountains of the Big Isle, after his series of consultations with the bagani warriors of Mandalangan in the northern regions of Mindasilang. He cannot easily believe that Abukay and Perikoy are the ones who meet him on his way and as though a shadow of anxiety inextricably resides in their countenance.