Friday, April 06, 2007

Alexander Martin Remollino

There is this mindset, which I think is so passe, that says: "The country is in shambles and the country is having a hard time and you are out there partying." But this generation is guiltless when it comes to that.

-- Tim Yap

It is not just that ten nights a week you party
like you'd never go to another party
while multitudes rot like plants long deprived of water
in this basket case of a country.
When those who bring the sumptuous dishes to your tables
ask for a greater share of the food they produce
from back-breaking toil in the fields and factories,
their demands fall on deaf ears --
or they themselves are fed to the prisons
or peppered with bullets.
They who feed the nation
are left to starve to death
so that you can continue
with your nightly bacchanalian orgies.
And you are guiltless.

1 comment:

avital said...

When you're hungry, unread, ill-informed and so low in national self-esteem, your greatest ambition is to escape being Filipino, your thoughts can not be free.