WHICH SHALL COME AHEAD? | BICOL TODAY

WHICH SHALL COME AHEAD?

By Jose Maria Sison

Which shall come ahead?
The blazing of forests,
The thawing of icebergs,
The rise of oceans,
The drowning of cities,
The parching of the land,
The whimpering death?

Which shall come ahead?
Sudden fright at the big burst,
Mushrooms in the sky,
Blinding light in a trice,
Before the endless night
Under the seamless fog,
The freezing of the land?

Which shall come ahead?
The endless rule and lure of greed,
The cycles of boom and bust,
The captive flow of blood and sweat,
The ruin of the greenscape,
Or the breaking of chains
To end myths of the endless?

Which shall come ahead?
The rise of the human spirit,
The liberation of the oppressed,
To smite the vile sources
Of greed, wars and plunder
To end the absurd choice
Of calamity to doom all humankind.

Utrecht, October 16, 2018

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BicolToday.com wants to share this poem by Professor Jose Maria Sison, who is staying in the Netherlands. His poetry touches the deepness of the soul, provocative, but makes you contemplate. Enough time to engage in self-reflection. And, try to understand the “Whys” in the world. Editor

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