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Paano kinikilo ang pag-ibig?

By Pia Montalban

Kinikilo muna

ang pagkakamali,

hanggang sa huling guhit

ng bigat, ginuguhitan

ang hangganan at pagitan

ng lisya at kuwenta.

Ang kilo ng pag-ibig

ay ang tapat ng timbang

ng bawat pagkukulang,

na dinodoble ng sampung ulit,

o higit-higit pa,

hanggang ang bawat kahinaan,

wala nang timbang

sa bumibigat na pagmamahalan.

A new and novel way indeed – and heed

from HBC’s The InComplete Sonnets

(Sonnet based on this Kodao news report: As floods devastate Luzon, cellphone load becomes disaster relief)

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a new and novel way indeed – and heed
this well – for in the face of tragic signs
one can well count on some within the breed
who find flood victims in their helpless lines.

some offer cellphone load, it's quite relief
this, one way there to help beyond a doubt
the typhoon victims down, down in their grief
from nasty blasting typhoon's* ruthless clout.

one offered fifty pesos worth of load,
of cellular load to the ones in need
within his own community** – a broad
phrase that could help the ones in piteous bleed.

alive the bayanihan spirit is
which puts community in heights of bliss.

= = = = = =

*Ulysses, the 21st to hit the Philippines this year.

**Michael Ramos Pagulayan has offered to send P50worth of cellular load to those who need them in his home community of Auitan, San Pablo, Isabela.1625-1632; Nov. 14, 2020, Saturday.