(11/07/1975 / Natonin, Mountain Province, Philippines)


melvin banggollay

Poverty abound everywhere
Even in paradise of plenty
As long as there are brothers
Who seldom eat sweet honey,
as long as there are sisters
under prostitution's malady,
when children are still under
abuse and exploitation by many
and as long as there are disaster
jeopardizing life and property.

Poverty is a war and disaster
Hounting every nation today
that can't be won by a leader
without the help of everybody
as it is a war arm with disaster
that can only be hurdled with unity,
frugality, thriftiness with power,
economical spending and industry,
good governance by our leaders
with an undying vow to foster unity
peace and cooperation as brothers
among anyone to preserve humanity.

Submitted: Wednesday, November 05, 2008

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  • Walterrean Salley (10/26/2009 2:44:00 AM)

    A great composition, exposing the unfortunate, truth about poverty-such a formidable, relentless foe. Please continue to share from your heart. thanks. (Report) Reply

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