After the longest time of feigning no interest
but somehow acting otherwise
and keeping us all in suspense,
causing some to be disappointed…
the colorfully tough-talking old man
who rules with an iron hand
now says he’s definitely making a run
for the highest post of the land.
And it was not the clamor and call
from various groups and people,
not even a sign from God at all,
that apparently pushed him into battle…
Rather, he says, it was the decision,
which he finds unacceptable,
on the case for disqualification
of Da King’s adopted scion.
That to some may sound lame,
but it’s a reason (or an excuse?) all the same.
Anyway, what matters is he’s now entered the ring
and, like the rest, open to our scrutinizing and dissecting.
And, so, let the games begin!
ERIC S.B. LIBRE
28 November 2015
(Eric S.B. Libre is a Mindanawon freelance development consultant who has done some work in a number of conflict-affected areas of Mindanao and occasionally dabbles in creative writing. He lives in Digos City, and is proud to be a senior citizen).