Rookie - 290 Points (11/07/1975 / Natonin, Mountain Province, Philippines)

I Am A Filipino - Poem by MELVIN BANGGOLLAY

Melvin Banggollay

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 that can't be toppled
even by nation with powers that can delete
this land out of the face of this great world
as all thy children vow to die with all valor
to defend the pride and honor of the Filipinos.

Comments about I Am A Filipino by MELVIN BANGGOLLAY

  • Kristiane Fallarcuna (11/1/2015 2:01:00 AM)

    I love it! Proudly Filipino! (Report) Reply

    5 person liked.
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  • Fer Basbas (6/28/2015 5:28:00 AM)

    sounds like carlos p. romulo's I am a Filipino. we memorized this in high school. (Report) Reply

  • Naida Nepascua Supnet Naida Nepascua Supnet (6/25/2015 8:52:00 AM)

    wow, this should be read by a lot of filipinos so that the patriotism and nationalism that run in their veins will be revived.
    Salute. (Report) Reply

  • Herbert Guitang Herbert Guitang (6/16/2015 9:46:00 PM)

    Teary-eyed while reading this poem (Report) Reply

  • Glenn Mark Amor Glenn Mark Amor (1/16/2009 9:46:00 PM)

    wonderful piece! I''m proud to be Filipino! (Report) Reply

  • Ency Bearis (4/21/2008 4:15:00 AM)

    nice...poem... very nice.....

    I am a Filipino, proud of my humble roots
    nice stanza... nice to remember and I am proud too.
    Good job Pare, galing ng pakagawa mo
    Thanks for reminding me. Pusong Pinoy pa rin ako, hindi nakalilimot.

    Best Regards:
    Ency Bearis

    You can view my poems too. Please make comments or rate.Gusto ko yong opinion mo rin if you have. Thanks (Report) Reply

  • Ocean Mis† (4/21/2008 4:14:00 AM)

    you are an ink blooded sir., a fine piece sir
    im glad that im a filipino too..
    let them hear our history's silent scream., (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 21, 2008

Poem Edited: Thursday, March 5, 2009

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