The Search

war

Find me a country.

One not disputing anything with another,
Where people are not running scared
Either to the south
Or to the north of the border.

Find me a country.

One where people are not on a killing spree
Where no violence could erupt,
Bomb explode
Or a four-wheeled might just run amok.

Find me a country.

One where nobody thirsts for a mayhem
And for no reason but insanity
Spray bullets on everybody.

Find me a country.

Where there are no drug addicts
No extremists,
Who, when under the influence of drugs
Or their beliefs,
Rape, steal
And would  have you killed

Find me a country.

One whose military, police and the leaders
Are not the devil’s apprentices,
Whose power they use
To abuse and oppress!

Is there any country
Where people embrace diversity,
Where there’s no poverty,
No war
No calamity?

Find me a country.

One whose inhabitants
Could rest assured,
And say
We’re safe and secured.

Is there any country,
A haven of hope, a sanctuary
Where we could go –
To hide
Before… or when the dreaded mushroom grow?

Find me that country.

Tell me where.
Please take me there.

About HARDPEN

Teacher-Writer Hardpen is my nom de plume. My real name is Massuline Antonio Dupaya Ligaya. Many times I was asked the question, "Why do you write?" I don't write for rewards nor adulation. When I write poems, stories or essays, seeing them completed gives me immense joy and satisfaction. The happiness and sense of fulfillment I feel when completing my works are my rewards. When I teach, I don't work but I play. The classroom is my playground, the students are my playmates, and the subject is our toy. Proud to be me! Proud to be a FILIPINO! TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

Posted on October 7, 2017, in Poetry, Tula and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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