sabungan (cockfight)

Sabungan______________________________Cockfight

Sa pula!______________________________For the red!
Sa puti!______________________________For the white!
Anopaman dumating_____________________However they come
piliin ang magiting___________________choose the valiant
tumaya sa tindig______________________gamble on their carriage
pagpaboran____________________________and consider
bawat katunggali._____________________each competitor.

Sumiping sa dilim_____________________Make love with the dark
at sumigaw____________________________and cry
Kristo! Kristo!_______________________Christ! Christ!

Panoorin ang laban____________________Watch closely the battle
sarsuelang mapanganib_________________this dangerous sarsuela
kawatang sumasanib____________________a thief takes over
sa aking piling_______________________inside.

Sa bawat kong hiyaw,__________________Every shriek
ang kada tuka, laslas_________________each peck, a slash
nagmula sa dahas______________________of ruthlessness and

lumilipana ang daing__________________cries all around
dumadaginding ang bagsik______________echo ferociousness
bawat laban pilit.____________________of this stilted struggle

Kristo! Kristo!_______________________Christ! Christ!
sigaw ng sabungero____________________screamed the sabungero
at ako’y tumigil._____________________I stop.

Sa pagpanaw___________________________When all is gone
manalo________________________________win
matalo________________________________lose
walang pareho tumingin________________no one sees evenly
sa aking balahibong___________________my feathers
pula at puti__________________________of red and white

sa alabok_____________________________on the surface dust
kumalat_______________________________they lay

lumipad_______________________________they fly

lumahong taimtim._____________________and vanish without a thought.

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