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Mataram a Laram
ni Tony Mercado Peña

uling sabi mu kamata kang balawe
linawe kong mata mung makakalale
tutu pin pala ing mataram ka lawe
mupin makawale la ampon makalele
metung makabaldug ya dane albugan
kadwa makaukyat ya bandang aslagan!

pepanwalan mu ku matingkad ka bikas
karing kekang sulat pane makabigkas
patune pa mu rin ketang larawan mung
sayad ning palda mu anggang bukung-bukung
ngening mikit kata tutu kang marikit
kekang butit pala ilang mididikit!

kaku sinabi mu kutis kang labanus
o Kaka, o Kaka makalunus-lunus
e mu ne bubugnus ing taram ning laram
kaku yang a taruk dila mung malalam
kasing gaspang pala ning balat ning pasas
kutis mung mengaliskis saka memalas!

pipilitan mu kung mamanikan kusa
ban keta ipakit kekang mariposa
libutad ning albug, karimlan at uran
pekikwanan kung mukyat king kekang eran
kabusni ning pasbul ikwa kung mebigla
kekang mariposa kambubulag ya p'la!

© Tony Mercado Peña
     painting by Waway Linsahay Saway

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