Noong Unang Panahon

Naaalaala noong unang araw:

Ang mundo ay bata, tao’y pusong-bata,

Maraming bulaklak, maraming halaman,

At ang orasan ay laging nanlalata;

Pagkat ang paggising ay pananaginip

At pananaginip ay pagtutumahak

Pagtutumahak na may sinasaliksik

Sinasaliksik ay pagkalawak-lawak;

Pagkalawak-lawak ng angking haraya

Sa panahon noong ang usok ay ulap,

Ang lason ay damo, inaalimura’y

Ilang kulisap nang may pagpapatawad.

Ngayo’y naaalaala na lamang natin ang dati

Sa halaga ng petrolyo, suweldo, at metrong lote.

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Fermin S. Salvador is a poet sometimes. He has a degree in BSE major in Communication Arts in English and Filipino from PLM and LLB from Lyceum of the Philippines. He also took up (but yet to make a thesis in) Master of Arts in Teaching in Emilio Aguinaldo College.

He has published about a thousand short stories in komiks form and several romance pocketbooks. He had stint writing daily tabloid newspaper column "Serbisyo". About a hundred of his prose stories appeared in several magazines.

Fermin is proud to be a licensed teacher but prouder for having served the Philippine government as an active duty commissioned officer with the rank of captain in the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP). For his services in upholding the country's criminal justice system particularly in the realization of a BJMP Paralegal Program that provides assistance to prisoners he was awarded as the nationwide Junior Officer of the Year in 2003. He was first placer in the first Penology Officer Exam given in the Philippines and commended by the DILG for this feat.

Fermin was trained as a journalist in the Philippine News Agency (PNA) and was a MOWELFUND scholar in Film Editing. Now a permanent US resident, he is working for the state government of Illinois as a QMRP (Qualified Mental Retardation Professional) coordinating various policies and actions related to treatment and care of individuals with developmental disabilities.


  1. a perfect poet….

  2. alaala ay tanda ng panahon lumipas
    ngayon ay panahon ng pagtanggap
    matoto sa aral ng lumipas upang ang
    gayon ay maging buhay na may lingap

  3. onang panahon what ders well.

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