KASAMA Vol. 10 No. 3 / July-August-September 1996 / Solidarity Philippines Australia Network

oozing and dripping

by Lamberto J. Apostol

Once my old, tranquil self

Barefoot moro, barefoot lumad

But fairer soles set foot

And to steadfast hills

Yes, a land full of promise I am

Giants aroaring! Craned, bulldozed

Shells exploding o’er aching back

Bloodshed drenching me thick