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Be careful not to utter
A word they call taboo
Demanded by the matter?
Just drop a hint or two.
If granted one last time
To relive the past of gold
Mountains that we climb
As reckless and bold,

So to correct the errors
While regaining tomorrow's glory
To alleviate the recurring terrors
Of today's story

What of it could meddle
With the intertwinings
Made by yesterday's paddle
For today's silver linings?

An epoch to be rewritten:
Will it revise the next chapter
Or make memories forgotten
If I change a single chapter?
you covered it up
like it was a part of you
for if not would it have been
a shame to be vested in you
or so you thought it was
then you buried
its impurities
as if to hide it away, forever
but as you nourished
the soil with its iniquities
the seed of your doings
fell altogether
and flourished,
being fed with impurities
it was noticeably staggering,
an unsightly abomination
My country is an old book with a crumbly, dusty cover;
original and valuable
Like a book, you don't judge it by its cover.
What's inside it is what defines it.
Gently open it;
Read each word with heart,
Uncover its uniqueness
till it brings delight.
Find the book enjoying,
You'll never wish for it to end.
You'll read it one more time,
You'll show loftiness to it.
Oh, fellowmen, we're proud of our country
Even if we're not;
Our mouths say we are, but our hearts deny.
Oh beloved country,
We discerned ourselves
through judging you
because of our own fault.

**© Frank Lloyd Manalang, 2014
A poem written by my best friend, Frank
About nationalistic spirit
MysticRiddleton Aug 2018
Perchance you think
You've had enough
And near the brink
Of things too rough

When many waves
Have knocked you down
You think all saves
Would let you drown

I offer you this one advice:
Stand up and fight
Don't say goodbyes;
Please hold on tight.
Keep going on. "Just keep swimming." -Dory
MysticRiddleton Aug 2018
The heart of evil
abides in darkness
Pretense by civil
Works are madness

Afraid for light
To make reveal
In sacred sight
The ***** deal

The heart of gold
Shall shine like stars
And glow; unfold
The world in bars.
Let the light in your hearts shine not for glory; for humanity.
MysticRiddleton Aug 2018
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