Author Archives: DON J. PAGUSARA

2 days 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.

2 weeks 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,

3 weeks 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 month 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.

2 months 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.

2 months ago

Seed of dreamt peace: Binhi sa damgong kalinaw (Part 4)

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Seed of dreamt peace: Binhi sa damgong kalinaw (Part 4)

The Tres Sawahes lick the mouth fluids that trickle down their jaws to savor the satisfaction they feel for having reached a consensus. Their tails twine as an expression of contentment. They seem to envision the future scenario they want for the world they belong to. And above all, they relish the thought of commendation and applause by their Big Boss Bakunawa.

2 months ago

Seed of dreamt peace: Binhi sa damgong kalinaw (Part 3)

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Seed of dreamt peace: Binhi sa damgong kalinaw (Part 3)

Haribon soars to extra heights in the sky to avoid being detected he is observing the activities below. Hovering above the Lake he can clearly see what goes on in the ground. There seems to be a grand joint martial exercises involving mobilizations of long columns of dogs and snakes, including scorpions, centipedes, wasps and bees. Even big red ants are made to participate in this rare show of force of biting animals and stinging insects exhibiting their respective skills in fighting maneuvers.

2 months ago

Seed of dreamt peace: Si Haribon ug si Bakunawa (Part 2)

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Seed of dreamt peace: Si Haribon ug si Bakunawa (Part 2)

Haribon sweeps down beneath the thick clumps of clouds and glides towards Pantaron mountain.  He then alights on the high branch of his wonted Lawaan Tree abode towering atop a cliff that drops steeply down a great river, the source of the waters of practically the entire plains and valleys of the Big Isle.