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Balikbayan Box

There were no chocolate bars
nor perfume, nor new shoes,
nor ready-to-wear clothes
Inside the wooden box
Unloaded from the plane –
Just a cold cadaver
Of the one who’s expected
To bring money and goods
To the crying relatives
Waiting for his (her) arrival.

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Isa lamang ordinaryong miron at mapangarapin si Noel Sales Barcelona na nagnanais magsulat ng hinggil sa kaniyang nadarama.

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