Obed dela Cruz (October 18,1995 / Marikina City)
Do You Still Remember In Cavite?
(a poem to commemorate the day of Philippine Independence)
Do you still remember in Cavite
When our banner was waved in liberty?
Our people was united in their will
To end the oppression of tyranny.
I can still hear the loud freedom cry
As our brave men raised their fists in the air
Ready to battle against anything
And in their hearts they said, 'O Spain, Beware! '
But today I ask, 'Can you still recall? '
Can your heart direct your eyes to see it?
For it is something in history that
Should uplift our Filipino spirit.
We were there when our forefathers declared
That they have a nation they call their own.
Now, ours is the land in which we reside
The whole of it, yes, every sand and stone.
We have part in the great Eastern islands
Hence, no foreign invader can prevail
Our shores cannot be trodden anymore
For they are mighty in every detail.
We are a proud people who stand erect
We lift our hands against the oppressor
This is how we can say our faith is strong
When we know how to take what we fight for.
Ah, so whenever we think we are weak
Let us ignite the fire to see it clear
O, we can do better than what happened
In Cavite, when we trampled our fear.
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Copyright © 2012 by Prince Obed de la Cruz
(June 12,2012; Marikina City)
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