A. K. A. Filipino American Dream Series I: Unscripted © 2013

A. K. A. Filipino American Dream Series I: Unscripted © 2013

A Book by Glen Yumang Manese


© 2016 Glen Yumang Manese



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You are a great writer and this is clearly evident in these wonderful epic masterpieces you so beautifully pen. Given the time to read from start to finish allows the reader to gain a clearer understanding of the mindset of this mindful poet that you are. Your words are skillfully written in segments to break down the monotony and flow as you lead us from one wonderful write to another.

I enjoyed the play on words and the humour in this stanze... a great eclectic mix of metaphors all rapped up nicely (no pun intended) into this witty verse...

I pledge allegiance to the flag?
Snag that does not look like the one I know.
Show me again there are way too many stars.
Bizarre what happen to the Sun in the middle?
Diddle let’s try this again with an edge.
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.
I plague a leg to the jet lag of the unique stats of Jamaica.
Americana rhymes better next question.
Annotation, do you know who the president is?
President is Bo rack O Gamma.
No, his name is Barack Obama.
You’re in the general ballpark.
Spark out of this, what do 50 stars stand for, take a guess?
Yes, 50 Cents.
Relent, he’s a rapper.
Answer is 50 states.


Looking forward to reading more of you Glen... superb work my friend...

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Glen Yumang Manese

4 Years Ago

Yellow Butterfly - thanks for your time and review of this work...I had to read again myself...I hav.. read more



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"A rhyme has reason".....and certainly YOUR rhyming has good reason. Words CAN "reclaim the fame" I am convinced of it. As far as Paris Hilton goes, I have no explanation for the fame "celebrities" such as Paris Hilton receive. Makes no sense to me whatsoever...neither do all the ridiculous reality shows that gather such high ratings. Your poem certainly runs the gamut from Mike Wallace to preachers to your psychological ups and downs. Still, it was fun to wade in your stream of consciousness and I thank you for sharing yourself with us. Lydi**

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Glen Yumang Manese

4 Years Ago

Lydia - I thank you for your time and that's all I can ask from one person to another...and the line.. read more
We have something in common Glen.... what a coincidence! lol

This is entertaining and clarifies a lot...especially for the ones who are crossing over to America...
This is hilarious, yet surprisingly helpful! Wonderful maze of thoughts, my friend! :)

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Glen Yumang Manese

4 Years Ago

Thanks for your time...Robbie...that's all I can ask from writers/reviewers here at the Cafe...makes.. read more
I did not realise it was so long a poem/story so I had to take a breather after the introduction of Paris Hilton! Anyway, I would say even if the country is not your place of birth but provide it's people with opportunities to build a life, earn a living, raise a family and democracy it's ethos, shows responsibility and a duty of care to its citizens, then its worth respect in return from its people and their patronage to its flag!

As for Paris Hilton.....may I refer you to my poem, Mr UnSavoury, Mr Obscene & Mrs Distasteful ! I place her in the same bracket as the three aforementioned !!

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Glen Yumang Manese

4 Years Ago

I will have to take a look at it...If you look at the lyrical verse of Paris Hilton...there is a hid.. read more
Tom

4 Years Ago

I see, I will keep with it Glen as it's certainly an immense read !
Glen Yumang Manese

4 Years Ago

Take your time...Tom...I know I did creating the whole mess...just glad I did...get to this point wi.. read more
Sister poem...I could relate...it is tough being bi-polar, interesting to see your view on things..great read :) x

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Glen Yumang Manese

4 Years Ago

Of course I drew in the conflicts of the whole family in the writing...but the piece was about my bi.. read more
You are a great writer and this is clearly evident in these wonderful epic masterpieces you so beautifully pen. Given the time to read from start to finish allows the reader to gain a clearer understanding of the mindset of this mindful poet that you are. Your words are skillfully written in segments to break down the monotony and flow as you lead us from one wonderful write to another.

I enjoyed the play on words and the humour in this stanze... a great eclectic mix of metaphors all rapped up nicely (no pun intended) into this witty verse...

I pledge allegiance to the flag?
Snag that does not look like the one I know.
Show me again there are way too many stars.
Bizarre what happen to the Sun in the middle?
Diddle let’s try this again with an edge.
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.
I plague a leg to the jet lag of the unique stats of Jamaica.
Americana rhymes better next question.
Annotation, do you know who the president is?
President is Bo rack O Gamma.
No, his name is Barack Obama.
You’re in the general ballpark.
Spark out of this, what do 50 stars stand for, take a guess?
Yes, 50 Cents.
Relent, he’s a rapper.
Answer is 50 states.


Looking forward to reading more of you Glen... superb work my friend...

This review was written for a previous version of this writing

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Glen Yumang Manese

4 Years Ago

Yellow Butterfly - thanks for your time and review of this work...I had to read again myself...I hav.. read more
Wow...I read most of it, and found it engaging/slightly baffling or beyond/and clever all at the same time. What I liked most is your use of having a hook/refrain such as:

"Amaze how we tolerate.
Do not discriminate.
Alienate those wanting a dream.
Seems we have come a long way.
Today, who are us a citizen.
Perseverance of who I am.
I am one voice, one vote I am.
I am Filipino American Dream."

that is repeated in a timely rhythmic manner, and for me helped keep me going and persevering with the density of the writings. - The use of density a sign of how much I think - though not necessarily able to grasp in it's entirety- was going on in your writings, levels and layers and the such like.

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Glen Yumang Manese

4 Years Ago

UE- thanks for your time...on the review of my work...I had a long road with Filipino American Dream.. read more
You are a amazing writer. This story need to be put in a book. A long blog. Few people will attempt to read. Good to break up the story. I couldn't stop reading the story and poetry. I like the way you open the story. Gave some history and became a Marine. Thank you for sharing the outstanding tale. I hope to read more of your outstanding work.
Coyote

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Glen, phew!, what a trip, quite long but a good read.
Will

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Glen Yumang Manese

4 Years Ago

Will - thanks for reviewing my work... Filipino American Dream Series has 3 parts... I may even do a.. read more

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Me in a nutshell: I am currently, done with my first book of verses: The Onyx - Vena Amoris. Friesen Press finished in December and is out for release before the holidays at the end of the year 20.. more..

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