Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago
In my flight in the morrows
Pen and tongue I’ll muster
And share with fellows eager
To behold the notes of life
Notes of life that elevate
Them to their dreams’ heights at last.
Hopefully the notes I’ll share
Shall register as permanent memoriam
Ne’er as undeciphered letters written
On sea shores that waves soon wash away.
Allow the notes to linger even just
For a time like writings on granite walls
Even if the walls later choose to dishevel.
For the crux of the code is crucial:
That all men are brothers
Who can live together as One benign
[Writ. 17 Sept. 1987, Univ. of the Philippines, Quezon City, M.Manila.]