Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Burying a Dictator

So you think you can heal the division in this land
by giving a hero's burial to the dictator?
No, you are just reopening old wounds
and awaken the anger that lay dormant in our hearts.
Why are you doing this?
As payback for the support of the dictator's family
who financed your candidacy with the money looted
by your corrupt and bloodthirsty idol?
Your mother must be turning in her grave.
She fought the dictator, remember?
Are you doing this to spite her memory?
By burying the dictator in hallowed ground
you are digging your own grave.
Our outcry against his burial is a protest
against your rule that has turned this land into a killing field.
Someday you will have the same fate as your idol.
But you will not have a hero's burial.

Saturday, November 05, 2016

The god I don't believe in

What of kind of god is this who imposes
on a nation his chosen one -- 
the punisher who is happy to exterminate
3 million Filipino drug users & pushers
like Hitler ordering the final solution on the chosen people?
What kind of god is this who 
tells this president to stop cursing
but remains silent about the mass murder
 carried out by police he inspired and promised to pardon?
How cruel this god is.
I don't believe in this god.
I don't believe in this idol.
Someday, the real God will punish the punisher and condemn those who idolize him.