Inside the Jeepney #2
Yet another Jeepney Poem. How political? You judge:
Inside the Jeepney #2
a.k.a. Jeepney Amnesia
The world here is shielded from the outside.
Peace between sighs are punctuated
by the promised calm of salvation
that is home.
Nobody complains against the bumpy ride.
Afterall, a drowsy drive is a national passion;
Grief, an easy abandon. You look around,
and there, you are not alone.
Amazingly, politics is never a passenger.
Everybody else looks out for each other;
The driver, your benevolent dictator sits
on a throne that nobody else desires.
How many generations have you waited for him?
And yet here he is, guarding everybody's redemption.
Somehow the real meaning of community
is proper within these confines.
Funny how people will not steal
your cash nor your pride.
Nobody will blame you for a bad tie.
Fatigue is everybody's addiction,
afterall; Work, work and work,
the expected predilection.
In essence, the jeepney economy
will never be in the red line.
this is most ideal.
When you pay respects
to the driver, however,
and you bid a determined goodbye
The ironic 'Para', hits you.
Suddenly it's over.
Fantasy stops, time scuttles.
Your descent is prophetic.
You alight with a sting of truth knowing
that the real plight is beyond these walls
It compounds you, yet you accept it.
You acquire Jeepney Amnesia
when your feet touch the ground
and somehow the only reminder
of a paradise lost
is your volatile existence.
The next day, and everyday thereafter,
you dream about the perfect journey
that does not exist.
You hail yet another jeepney,
bestow dictatorship on another driver,
and forget the lessons of the previous day.
posted by Jdavies @ 4/19/2005,
Jdavies lives in Quezon City, Philippines and has been blogging since 2002. A brand manager in a leading technology company and a freelance new media/web strategy consultant, he has refocused his blogging from personal, political & sociological observations, to marketing-related efforts and Internet trends that are relevant to his career and branding advocacies.
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This blog is a depot of thoughts and observations on marketing trends which remain personally relevant to the Author as far as his marketing career is concerned. Having evolved from the personal blog of Jdavies, much of the earlier work contained herein are laced with personal speculation, political views, and similar advocacies. These posts are being kept for posterity's sake and for no other reason. No effort is being made to claim that the author will not contradict himself from his previous positions or that such advocacies are absolute.
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