Bro. Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago
I’ve talked to my Wings
To spread themselves and span me
Upon marvelous lands that stretch
Beyond my cradle land.
They are the Wings of a conquering Eagle
Yet an Eagle with a Dove’s heart
Are drawn against diabolical enemies—
Poverty, fear, ignorance, dogma;
Foes that threaten to despoil
The glory of man.
Set forth in flight!
[Writ. 21 Aug. 1987, Univ. of the Philippines, Quezon City, M.Manila.]