Sunday, October 30, 2016

Reconciliation

Filipino poet, J. Cabazares

Talk to us about reconciliation
only if you first experience
the anger of our dying.

Talk to us about reconciliation
if your living is not the cause of our dying.

Talk to us about reconciliation
only if your words are not products of your devious scheme
to silence our struggle for freedom.

Talk to us about reconciliation
only if your intention is not to enrich yourself
more to your throne.

Talk to us about reconciliation
only if you cease to appropriate all the symbols
and meanings of our struggle.