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Ang lungkot na ito’y walang katumbas na kataga
ang pinagkait ay walang katumbas na halaga.


Ang paumanhin ay aanhin pa
ang isang Iskolar ng Bayan ay pumanaw na.

Ang paghuhugas kamay ay walang saysay
walang minamalas na intensyong dalisay.

Sa mga kapwa ko Iskolar ng Bayan,

Ang pangingimi at katahimikan ay nangangahulugan
ang diskurso ng estado ay iyong pinapanigan.

Wasto at kinakailangan na tayo ay lumaban
ang edukasyon ay ating karapatan.

Hindi pagyayakapan ang pinakaakmang solusyon
ito’y wala pang naipapanalong rebolusyon.

Hindi rin ang mas ‘maayos’ na STFAP ang lunas
kahit kailan ito ang dahilan ng matrikulang tumataas.


Tatapusin namin ang sinimulang laban.

*Isang lumang tula na muntik nang mawala.


About Ima Kulit

restless. independent. rock music and classical music, third world poetry and literature, theory and criticism, beaches, sunsets, wide open spaces, sports and running, laughter, art, and photography sustain me. i love to travel alone. it's the best way to get lost in the labyrinth of my thoughts.


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