I wrote this poem back in 2008 when I was helping a mission work among the street-level urban poor here in Davao City. This poem is a part of my reflection about the plight of our Filipino teenagers living homeless in the City…a sad reality that we have to face as Filipinos so that we can do something about the situation….
Don’t walk the narrow spaces of haunting shadows
Where talons of desperation claws at you
Stop running from the light to dance the song of death
Where hope smokes out from a blackened heart.
Fear is a menace if you harden your heart
To the voice within, calling you name,
Listen to the sound that beats in your heart;
“I am life! I am Life!, Come here!”