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Intensity

Fire Up the Stage (Dragonfly Collector and Nitoy Adriano) - Makati, 17 February 2016
Fire Up the Stage (Dragonfly Collector and Nitoy Adriano) – Makati, 17 February 2016

the air

crackles

around me,

the crowd

electrified

spellbound

caught up

in the

intensity,

driven into

another plane

of consciousness

by a

song.

 

one voice

raised

over and

above

the hum

of mundane

conversation,

cutting through

the raucous

shouts,

the coarse

laughter

of barflies

and party

girls;

pied piper

calling

us out

to play

to stay

carouse

and abandon

our sad

ordinary

workaday lives

as we

revel

rebel

rally to

his song.

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Author:

Midge started her career in PR writing at seventeen when she began drafting documentaries for a government-run television station in the Philippines. Since then, she made a career in advertising and public relations which ended in June 2016 These days, she works full time at Philippine Tatler as a features writer under the nom de guerre Marga Manlapig. Aside from what she does for a living and her poetry, she has turned her home kitchen into a personal culinary lab and is currently working on another novel. Follow her on Instagram at @midgekmanlapig.

One thought on “Intensity

  1. This poem appears to have lots of action despite the usual connotation of sitting quietly in a corner while sipping martini and relishing every note of each song. The imagery seems to be panoramic of everything about what makes an avid concert-goer enamoured at music, how his/her soul is exhilarated by audial harmony.

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