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MY SENSELESS BEING

 
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ofeliad



Joined: 12 Jul 2005
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Location: Ofelia Ac-ac Demyttanaere

PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 1:14 pm    Post subject: MY SENSELESS BEING Reply with quote

MY SENSELESS BEING*

Stupid as I am in the forest of wild universe
Never bothered by the softened tears
From millions of blank faces

Can I pass the cup of emptiness
In this lousy world?

Sweet brown earth: beloved son of damn heaven
Deliver us from the raging clouds
Bearing gigantic false pain

Indeed stupid as I am. You.thanks for sharing
My senseless being



Estupidang katulad ko sa gubat ng ligaw na kalawakan
Hindi man lang nabahala sa lumambot na luha
Mula sa milyong milyong mukha

Maaari ko bang talikuran itong kahungkagan
Dito sa walang kawawaang mundo?

Mahal na lupang kayumanggi, anak ng dayukdok na langit
Iadya mo kami sa mga kulog
Na may dalang maling paghihirap

Oo nga tangang katulad ko.. Ikaw. salamat sa pakikiramay sa
walang saysay kong pagkatao



Opel Ac-ac, August 1974
Tagalog translation made July 1976

*an experimental poem written as a student frustrated with the martial law and feeling so powerless during those days when human rights violations were so rampant
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anak nina Maring Madrigal at Benigno Ac-ac parehong tubong Paete,
kapatid nina Nito, Pining, Joke, Thel, Ed, Vigie, Andy at Ben.
kabiyak ni Jeff Demyttenaere, taga Belgium; ina nina Johan, Gerard at Lieske
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 2:39 pm    Post subject: tula Reply with quote

ofelia,

kamusta sa iyo dyan sa belgium. siguro matagal ka nang umalis sa paete dahil di kita natatandaan. ka klase ko ang kapatid mong si virginia or vigie sa elementary. marahil ay kasabayan mo ang isa sa mga kapatid ko either celia of merle. ganon pa man i just want to let you know that i enjoyed your poem. regards to your family.

alex
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vermad



Joined: 07 Jul 2005
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Location: Jersey City, NJ, USA

PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 3:54 pm    Post subject: Re: tula Reply with quote

avillarin wrote:
ofelia, kamusta sa iyo dyan sa belgium.

Ofelia:

My name is Ver Madrinan friend and classmate to your brother Nito. I know only two of you Acac kids by name: Nito and Joke. I think I saw some of you who were in Vallejo in 1994. I saw Nito and your Mom last December 2004.

I have been to Belgium a few times when I lived in Europe. I think I mentioned this to you in a previous email.

A couple of questions:

Is your husband a Walloon or Flemish? What do you speak in the house: French or Flemish?
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amork



Joined: 07 Jul 2005
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Location: Amor Kagahastian

PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2005 1:36 am    Post subject: My Senseless Being Reply with quote

opel,

wow, a reminiscence of martial law days! Evil or Very Mad
did you join the fourth quarter storm during those time?

my friend here is urging me to accompany her again to
fr. corsie's healing center. sana andun ulit si edna. Laughing

rgrds,
ka amor
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Ludy



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2005 3:10 am    Post subject: Re: My Senseless Being Reply with quote

Hahahahaha...Mam Amor.......memories namin ni Opel nuon sa UP Diliman....pareho kaming nasa Camia dormitory at mag ka roommate pa....nuong kasalukuyang magulo, Evil or Very Mad isa yang si Opel sa mga activists, pati ako pero di tulad ni Opel, medyo takot ako Shocked he he he.....nag salansan kami ng mga silya, at kung ano ano pa sa tapat ng dormitory para di kami mapasok....walang saysay, so takbo kami, duon kami sa basement, nakatapat sa dutsa ng shower hahahahaha, dahil sa molotov bomb....grabe nuon ano Opel? ang natatandaan ko kaya tayo nakalabas sa UP ay dahil kay tatay, nagpunta baga naman sa istasyon ng radio ay nag announce, "ludy, ang tatay ito, ikaw baga ay ok?" Hindi sila makapasok sa UP.....ewan ko na kung paano kami nakalabas nina Opel, sinundo kami ni tatay....talagang mahal na anak ano mam Amor? Marami kaming kwento nay-an.....sige nga Opel, itula mo pa ang iba nating karanasan sa UP.....
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ofeliad



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2005 3:14 pm    Post subject: Re: tula Reply with quote

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marahil ay kasabayan mo ang isa sa mga kapatid ko either celia of merle


Hi Alex, thanks for the kind note, si Celia ang naging ka klase ko sa elementary school. Pls. extend my greetings to her

regards,
Opel
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ofeliad



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2005 3:40 pm    Post subject: Re: tula Reply with quote

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Is your husband a Walloon or Flemish? What do you speak in the house: French or Flemish?

Mang Ver,
My husband is a Flemish who knows tagalog very well having been assigned for more than 20 years in the Philippines even before we met. I try very hard to speak tagalog at home, since everyone is fluent in english and flemish anyway and some french. I am not always successful but i find it worth trying.

Thank you for the condolences.

Friendly greetings,Opel
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batang_patio



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2005 4:21 am    Post subject: Ang ganda Reply with quote

Hi Opel!

Kumusta? Maraming salamat sa iyong makahulugang tula.
Late na ako dahil nag-weekend dito (Fridays).

regards
aurel
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ofeliad



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2005 8:36 am    Post subject: To go Home Reply with quote


Kaibigang Aurel
, napakalungkot
pumanaw na and panganay naming kapatid
noong Huwebes, Juanito ang pangalan
napakahuwarang at kahanga hangang tao

Bukas ang lipad ko pauwi, kagagaling ko lang doon
noong isang buwan para kahit papaano
ay makapiling at mapagsilbihan man lamang

Maigi at may nakuha pang tiket
sa eroplano, high season at nag-aagawan at
sa tiket.

Baka absent ako ng isang buwan dito sa tulaan
I will miss visiting this site and will surely
do some more creative writing in the future

Thanks for the encouragement.

Wishing you plenty of joy,
Opel
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batang_patio



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2005 8:51 am    Post subject: Nakikiramay Reply with quote

Dear Opel

Tanggapin mo ang aking pakikiramay, hindi ko alam ang malungkot na balitang 'yan. Kung nasaan man naroroon ang kaluluwa ng iyong kapatid ay sumalangit nawa ang kanyang kaluluwa.

Kasama mo ang aking dasal sa iyong paglalakbay.

sincerely

aurel
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Tisay



Joined: 13 Jul 2005
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Location: Nemie Baldemor-Diaz

PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2005 11:20 pm    Post subject: Re: MY SENSELESS BEING Reply with quote

This is very nice and meaningful, Opel....BTW, so sorry about your brother, all my prayers, na sana ay maibsan ang nangungulila ninyong damdamin.
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