I Am A Filipino
I AM A FILIPINO
I am a Filipino, in blood and spirit
born from immortal seeds of heroes
Whose heart were willing to commit
their lives to fight any kind of foes
even those that has the power to spit
the nation of my birth with volcanoes
of fire and balls of cannon that can split
thy land unto tiny dusts to unseen echoes.
I am a Filipino, proud of my humble roots
of a gentle loving and valiant Malayan spirit
land been conquered but never surrendered
the culture of its birth and ancestor's merit
of great love for country...
It Pains Me A Lot
IT PAINS ME A LOT
Melvin D. Banggollay
It pains me a lot to see my mother
Grieving in pain while suffering cancer
When she was operated by the doctor
To remove the masses of active tumor
That suddenly grew in her left arms
Causing us so much worry and alarm.