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My Kind of Dictator
By Elson T. Elizaga

Every morning, my kind of dictator
Takes a grip of his penis
And asks if freedom is alive
In his country.
And every morning, his penis
Stands up and says: Yes,
Because your balls
Carry the balance of justice.

Mi Querido Dictador

Todas las mañanas mi querido dictador
Agarra su pene
Y se pregunta si la libertad está viva
en su pais.
Y todas las mañanas el pene
se levanta y dice: si.
Debido a que los testiculos
llevan el balance
de la justicia.


"My Kind of Dictator" was written in 1986 or 1987, and was kindly translated into Spanish by a beautiful señorita who insists that she doesn’t want to be associated with it because she said it’s “shit”.

The poem and its translation are published in an anthology called BLOODLUST: Philippine Protest Poetry (From Marcos to Duterte) in August 2017. Unfortunately, an error had changed the line breaks. But on this webpage the form is correct.
© 2017 Elson T. Elizaga