I AM  (Free Verse)

I AM (Free Verse)

A Chapter by Dhaye
"

...who I am.

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I am not afraid anymore…

 

I am strong enough

Pliant like the bamboo

Strong as the Narra tree

Persistent like a carabao

A child of Jose Rizal.

 

I am optimistic…

 

Like an eagle, I know I can fly high

I possess the beauty of Sampaguita

But can defend myself

As  Arnis has taught me

Therefore I am easy

But can move on with such simplicity

I face the sun every morning

And whisper my prayers to the sky

For my dreams

And hopes

And life.

 

I am dignified…

 

To carry the blood of my heroes

To live in this bountiful land-

The Pearl of the Orient Seas.

Yes, I am honored

To be who I am-

A survivor

I am the product of the strong past

And the future of my nation.

 

I am who I am…

 

I am a Filipino.






© 2014 Dhaye



Author's Note

Dhaye
I am a survivor. In my veins, run the blood of my heroes...

Special credits to:
"I Am A Filipino" by Carlos P. Romulo which is one of my inspirations in writing this piece, and
Google images for the attached pics


Free Verse (vers libre) Poetry is written in either rhyme or unrhymed lines that have no set fixed metrical pattern.

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A beautiful tribute to us. it reminded me so much of I am a Filipino by Carlos Romulo
"I am a Filipino - inheritor of a glorious past, hostage to the uncertain future. As such I must prove equal to a two-fold task- the task of meeting my responsibility to the past, and the task of performing my obligation to the future."
It's brilliant of you to incorporate our national symbols in this piece.

Posted 3 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Dhaye

3 Years Ago

Hehe. Kaya nga pinutol ko yung title kasi meron ng pla ng I am a Filipino ni Carlos P. Romulo at bak.. read more
gabrielle

3 Years Ago

yes, i could still recite the first paragraph of that beautiful essay.. oh, baka gusto mo pa yung "l.. read more
Dhaye

3 Years Ago

Hehehe. Thanks you're here. Pinasaya mo ako. Angel yata kita, Gab.



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This made me smile. :)) I am a Filipino. Great work!

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dhaye

3 Years Ago

Thank you!
FelicityAllona

3 Years Ago

Your welcome! :))
Bravo a great statement of coming into ones own By the way i love the music you use i sit and listen to it for long periods

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dhaye

3 Years Ago

LOL. I don't have any music here.How come you listened for long periods. Hehe
Thanks for dropp.. read more
Tate Morgan

3 Years Ago

on your front page
Very nice, confident and proud, it is very good to read those with national pride.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dhaye

3 Years Ago

Thank you, Eddie. I'm always proud to be a Filipino. =)
I like the message in the poem, it credits ancestors visions that place us where we are now and inspires responsibility to motivate for tomorrow. Excellent tribute to generations.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dhaye

3 Years Ago

We must love our own nation because we are who we are living on it's precious ground...
Thank .. read more
Bravo, lots of depth in your words...had to look up José Rizal, a noble gesture on his behalf and a fine shout out to your heritage and ethnicity... authentic read, muchly enjoyed Dhaye.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dhaye

3 Years Ago

Thank you. Jose Rizal is our National Hero. The pics and also the things mentioned in my poem are th.. read more
Frieda P

3 Years Ago

Was my pleasure, always love it when I come away learning something new....
A patriotic thoughts and a revelation who you are with strong words of what is a Filipino by nature.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dhaye

3 Years Ago

Thank you, Sir. I think we met under this piece somewhere else? lol
Ency Bearis

3 Years Ago

Yes, you posted this in Facebook as I remember.
what an endearing poem to represent such a warm and generous people..

oh and i love their food too.. lumpia, pancit, etc..

yes be dignified.. what a sweet and honorable piece

:)

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Antonio Valentino

3 Years Ago

ive had many wonderful Filipino friends who are amazing cooks.. plus im a chef by trade and we teach.. read more
Dhaye

3 Years Ago

Wow! That's good to hear. Thanks for acknowledging my fellow countrymen there.
Antonio Valentino

3 Years Ago

it was my pleasure Dhaye.. you're making me hongry haha.. :)
What a wonderful introspective write this is. The similes are stunning and the empowerment is intense. You are proud of your heritage as well you should be. Fantastic poetry. lydi**

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dhaye

3 Years Ago

Thanks, Lydi.
A beautiful tribute to us. it reminded me so much of I am a Filipino by Carlos Romulo
"I am a Filipino - inheritor of a glorious past, hostage to the uncertain future. As such I must prove equal to a two-fold task- the task of meeting my responsibility to the past, and the task of performing my obligation to the future."
It's brilliant of you to incorporate our national symbols in this piece.

Posted 3 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Dhaye

3 Years Ago

Hehe. Kaya nga pinutol ko yung title kasi meron ng pla ng I am a Filipino ni Carlos P. Romulo at bak.. read more
gabrielle

3 Years Ago

yes, i could still recite the first paragraph of that beautiful essay.. oh, baka gusto mo pa yung "l.. read more
Dhaye

3 Years Ago

Hehehe. Thanks you're here. Pinasaya mo ako. Angel yata kita, Gab.
This is wonderful my friend. Taking pride in yourself and your heritage is the first step in becoming the very best that you can be. I can hear the positive tones in this piece screaming at the top of their lungs...I am me!!! Very nicely done.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dhaye

3 Years Ago

Thanks a lot, Jack.

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