Elmer Romulo Valdez

Rookie (Luna, La Union, Philippines)

Anguish - Poem by Elmer Romulo Valdez

The extremist leader lay slain,
How could the followers remain;
Inside the toppled, sacred shrine,
The messengers in total pain.

The Man will frown, he will cry,
The violence always brings ruin;
The man of peace will die again,
To the dictates of the same men.

The minority stifle any alternative,
They need to fight and stand alone;
But cannot find any hiding place,
As decaying bodies adorn the floor.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, April 15, 2011

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