Monday, February 25, 2013

To My Country of 7.1% GDP

Do you hear the people sing?
Singing the song of angry men?
It is the music of a people 
Who will not be slaves again!
When the beating of your heart
Echoes the beating of the drums
There is a life about to start 
When tomorrow comes!

- from the musical "Les Miserables"









The shadows of our dark past are back, lingering in the treacherous halls of power 
and glory where valiant men and heroes once tread, and they're feeding on our
indifference, on our deliberate ignorance, and hypocrisy.

Now the once glorious days are turning grey,
the Parasites are bloated,
the people are lost in dementia and deprivation.
The poor calls on the names of mere men who reek of deceit and malice.
The youth are living in the barren lands of frivolity, entertainment,
clinging on the icons of half-breed harlots and foreign princes.
The 110 fools are poised to establish their petty little realms.

The Whore, the Abominable Lady from the ashes, is rejuvenated, hailed as queen
and blessed by our own people, as they spit on the tombs of our martyrs
and heroes, and Her spawn and sycophants bask in the graces of the Lord of the Land.
The usurpers have grown in glory, strength, and power.
They shine ever more in their coats of gold and silver, casting veils of shadows all
over the earth, and skies, and waters.

And you smell not the decaying soil.
You hear not the rumors and moans of the souls who wrestle underneath.
You taste not the bitterness of terror and falsehoods.
You feel not the numbing cold of betrayal.
You see not the deep blackness of the shadows.

27 winters have passed. It's still cold. Our battle song of then is still our battle
song today. Some have faltered. Some chose to forget.

But there are some who still sing the song of our fathers. Do you hear them sing?
And they will sing lest we forget.

11 comments:

  1. Very touching. Saludo ako sa pagsusulat mo.
    I had seen the film. Cry for justice . Loved it.
    Have a nice day Mr. Tripster)

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  2. Galing... Nakakanosebleed man pero I like it... too political... Nakakadugo man ng utak, this post made me think. From Les Mis to Edsa? Galing! Keep writing Ms. Tripster Guy!

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  3. The song will always echo in our ears, in our hearts. Hopefully, we all sing it too, so it will never die.

    Love this post of yours Mr Tripster!

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  4. Mula pa man, inaadmire na kita sa mga pananaw mo sa politika. Nose bleed

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  5. I understand 27 but cant relate with winter. haha. malayo sa gunita ko. di ko pa kasi naranasan ang tag niyebe.

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  6. sniff sniff nose bleed ako diot mr.tripster
    napakaganda ng pagkakasulat and napaka sensible ng mga sinabi mo
    well totoo naman nagbago lang ang mga muka
    mejo naging mas namulat lang ang tao
    nawala lang ang diktatuya pero kung susuriin ee wala pa din talagang ganap na pag babago
    mga pagbabago para sa ikakabuti ng bawat pilipino yan ang kailangan ng bansa natin naun pero sa tingin ko higit sa mga politiko ito dapat ay mag simula satin mga mamamayan after all tayo ang nag lagay sa kanila sa mga posisyon nila naun
    more on positive naman lately ang nangyayari diba pero di lang talaga pa sapat need pa ng extra push!

    anyways back sa topic,
    that historical event gave us democracy, and that just it, and change and the betterment doesnt come with that tho it was a pretty good start but then people stop fighting, or perhaps the were fighting the wrong battle.
    we must deal with our self first and from that we could expect a brighter future for our nation.
    a future which is i guess to far at reach

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  7. pang contest piece to sir. Ang galing kahit nagnosebleed tlga ako ng todo.

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  8. malaya nga ba 'yung panahon ngayon na mas maraming tarantado sa lipunan?

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  9. oo. hanggang dun na lang yata tlga tayo.. hanggang people power. pagktapos nun, nangamatay na ang mga adhikaing dpat ay pinagtuntungan ng mga pangarap para sa isang malayang pilipinas. balik sa mga makasariling intensyon ang mga lider na akala natin ay gagabay sa bansang ito. wala. hanggang doon na lang nga :(

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  10. Saludo ako sa tula nyong ito Mr. Tripster :)

    I know, ginawa mo ito in line with the celebration of the 27th Edsa People Power Revolution.

    Tuloy tuloy lang ang pakikibaka upang ipaglaban ang kapayapaan at demokrasya ng ating bansa.

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Sige, sakayan niyo ang trip ko....