Thrilla in Manila

Thrilla in Manila

A Chapter by Glen Yumang Manese



A. K. A. F. A. D. Style Series II:  Thrilla in Manila © 2013

Written by Glen Yumang Manese

A. k. a. (F. A. D.) Filipino American Dream

 


Thrilla in Manila © 2013

 

This is just my episode of the Great Ali and Mr. Joe Frazier.

Both true super heroes.

Sound the gongs.

Flip style, flip side and P. I. represent a. k. a. Filipino American Dream:

 

“Lawdy, lawdy, he’s a great champion”.

“Was like death. Closest thing to dyin’ that I know of”.

 

Set to obliterate with the sound of my ploy.

Prepare to seek and destroy.

Deploy to annihilate you; like the great city of Troy.

Employ like Achilles; tear down Berlin Wall.

Fall to your knees.

Guarantee to move like a butterfly, sting like a bee and like the Great Ali.

Amply here comes the main feature.

Temperature was 100 degrees.

Agree to disagree this verse will hit you and bleed.

Heed to smear blood, sweat and tears.

Shear 7 years of disgrace.

Haste there’s no wasting time.

Find you’re going down like a dime.

Chime the bell get ready to swell.

Farewell, digging deep in the well.

Foretell gut wrenching, teeth grinding and give me a mouthpiece.

Increase fury is about to be release.

 

Touch gloves for Thrilla in Manila.

Take down Godzilla down with all these other gorillas.

I want the world to hear.

I have nothing to fear.

One voice, one reason and there’s no other reason.

This match is going to change like the seasons.

I want the world to hear my voice.

Scream so loud my lungs are going to explode.

 

Clash of the titans, this is going all twelve rounds!

Pound for pound this is going round for round!

Clash of the titans, someone’s going to say uncle!

Boxing match is going full circle.

Clash of the titans, left hook, right hook and smash!

Crash this is one hell of a bash.

Rehearse this wham, wham and you’re out!

Rehearse that bam, bam and lights out!

Perceive anger in my mind.

Time to make your eyes go completely blinded.

Unconfined pumps up my veins undertake.

Rotate; bend wields Hercules with my left fist.

Persist stand fast Atlas on my right.

Tight left jab cleft heart is stabbed.

Grabs you tolerate to relate with my faith.

Contemplate going down for the crown.

Denounce suffering with a bottle of Gin, only one can win.

Since royalty to one is loyal to one.

Shun distain pain coming like a locomotive freight train!

 

Touch gloves for Thrilla in Manila.

Take down Godzilla down with all these other gorillas.

I want the world to hear.

I have nothing to fear.

One voice, one reason and there’s no other reason.

This match is going to change like the seasons.

I want the world to hear my voice.

Scream so loud my lungs are going to explode.

 

Can you hear?

Fear in your mind ignoring me?

See all of this comes down with a fight.

Lights are on, camera and action.

Destination has no more stage fright, no surrender and no retreat.

Defeat is likely your demise.

Disguise nothing, going extra rounds.

Astound upper cut, block and smash!

Flash this is one hell of a bash.

Rehearse this wham, wham and you’re out!

Rehearse that bam, bam and lights out!

Knockout means to offend for the count of ten.

Defend to the end; contend this is my new claim title.

Entitle I am a true born Filipino fighter like Manny “Pac man” Pacquiao.

Wham, bam and here’s the clincher, POW.

Time has come to throw-in the white towel.  

 

Touch gloves for Thrilla in Manila.

Take down Godzilla down with all these other gorillas.

I want the world to hear.

I have nothing to fear.

One voice, one reason and there’s no other reason.

This match is going to change like the seasons.

I want the world to hear my voice.

Scream so loud my lungs are going to explode.

 

My voice is lethal.

Real deal is no longer in stealth mode.

Code is a new style.

Beguile is a dream a. k. a. Filipino American Dream.

Scream so loud my lungs are going to explode:

 

“Lawdy, lawdy, he’s a great champion”.

“Was like death. Closest thing to dyin’ that I know of”.




© 2016 Glen Yumang Manese



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This particular piece caught my attention as Ali is my favorite fighter of all time, and I remember well the time of this wild adventure!!
You have captured the essence, the heart stopping action of the event with precision and ability to take me to the edge of the ring!!
Great account, rhyme, skillful delivery!!!
Amazing job!!

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Glen Yumang Manese

3 Years Ago

Shelia --- I just missed this fight...even if I was born --- I would of been a baby...I revised this.. read more
Sheila Kline

3 Years Ago

Joe waged one heck of a fight too!! I can still Ali strutting around when he was promoting it........ read more



Reviews

This particular piece caught my attention as Ali is my favorite fighter of all time, and I remember well the time of this wild adventure!!
You have captured the essence, the heart stopping action of the event with precision and ability to take me to the edge of the ring!!
Great account, rhyme, skillful delivery!!!
Amazing job!!

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Glen Yumang Manese

3 Years Ago

Shelia --- I just missed this fight...even if I was born --- I would of been a baby...I revised this.. read more
Sheila Kline

3 Years Ago

Joe waged one heck of a fight too!! I can still Ali strutting around when he was promoting it........ read more

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