Stupid-is-ForeverPsalm of The Politician | Stupid Is Forever by Miriam Defensor Santiago

PSALM OF THE POLITICIAN

The politician is my shepherd, I’m in want,
He makes me to lie down on park benches
He leads me beside the still factories.
He disturbs my Soul.
Yes, though I walk through the valley of the shadow
of depression and recession,
I anticipate no recovery, for he is with me.
He prepares a reduction in my salary in the presence of my enemies,
He anointed my small income with great losses.
My expenses alarmingly run over.
Surely unemployment and poverty shall follow me all the days of my life
And I shall dwell in a mortgaged home forever.

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48e9b87428478ca2013a569bb37af905A Poem Speaking Out Against Corruption in the Philippines

 

Poetry is a form of literature that uses aesthetic and rhythmic qualities of language—such as phonaesthetics, sound symbolism, and metre—to evoke meanings in addition to, or in place of, the prosaic ostensible meaning.” [Source]

Around June 25, of the year 2013, I wrote a poem speaking out against corruption in the Philippines. The poem is very much a vindication on venting out my frustrations on the corruption I have personally experienced, first hand, in the Philippines where I sought out justice but justice was never served. More »