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Agusto Ninoy Jul 2020
Foolish men
Are foolishly weak
Nothing but foolishness
Cowards but loud to speak

Exposing women and children at birth
Yet, equally afraid of denuding themselves
Such filthy monsters of the earth
Drunken lion fearing a wise bird

Their veins circulated with patriarchy
Clotting their minds, dreaming of Atlas
Lifting the world single-handedly
All while ****** femininity

Foolish men, scared of intelligent women
Foolish men, jealous of energetic juvenile
Alter their egos, heightens their defenses
Make them angry, attack their insecurities
Agusto Ninoy Jun 2020
A tiny man once looked up
He sees the clouds, skyscrapers, and rooftops
And that moment formed a vibrant ambition
The biggest dream among the dreams of the entire nation
Before these buildings were buildings
they were skeletons of lumber and scaffoldings
Before they were dusty skeletons,
they were girders and crossbeams
of metal, hardwood, and concrete
And before they were that,
they were construction plans
Long after that,
they were architectural plans
And what we don't know is in the past
That a tiny man once looked up
And he sees the clouds, skyscrapers, and rooftops
And that moment formed a vibrant ambition
To dream the biggest dream among the entire nation
Agusto Ninoy Jun 2020
Fear the people
Leaders came from us
As dust formed life
To dust will return
Oppressors will
And shall subside

Fear the people
Fear the revolution
Any walls built
And impede our freedom
Will rise and fall
Like the Berlin wall
Agusto Ninoy Jun 2020
It's the arrival of the light
That you discover darkness
It's the opening of the book
That you discover weakness

When you know more, you realize
You knew less, indeed
It is a paradox,
the paradox when you read

I do not believe
Such thing, as a dumb kid
It's just he hasn't found yet
the right book to read

The one who'll dry his throat
he'll be knowledge-thirsty
The one who'll stab him through
but makes him happy

It's when you know more
That you face the truth of knowing less
It's the paradox that makes you bleed
The paradox when you read
Agusto Ninoy Jun 2020
We sat talking how happy we felt
And surely, how it couldn't last
We'd have to pay the joyride trip
Or suffer atrocity endlessly cast
Agusto Ninoy May 2020
No one shall have nothing at all
But not one can have it all

Every man must always have a necessity
If necessity vanished, so as he

For a man who reached the highest peak
No land to climb but rot and weep

To be youthful, robust, and good-looking
To be famous, happy, and outstanding

Is not supposed to be held by a single creature
Flooded with envy, it's against our nature
Agusto Ninoy May 2020
Matagal nang nagsimula
at patuloy na umiiral
Ang ating matinik na pakikipamuhay
sa ating bayan

Palagiang nasasadlak
sa karalitaan
Ang dugo ng kabataan,
alay sa kasarinlan

Tayong mga bulag,
sa siyensiya at kapalaran
Sa pagmartsa ng kalabang
hindi natatanaw

Naulit ang kasaysayang
may isang kurso at galaw
Bala para kay tatay
ang anak ang namatay

Bumagsak ang ekonomiya
Lumambitin sa aming mga leeg
Iniasa ang pagtaas
sa aming mga bisig

Habang si Alejandrino
dumarami't nagbubuntis
Ang batang henerasyon
Patuloy na nililitis

Kung ganun,
Huwag ninyo kaming pababayaan,
Paglustayan, paghirapan
At pakikinabangan

Sa gayong mga pumalya at matatanda
Ay may aakay
Walang huhugot sa Inang bayan-
Kundi kaniyang kabataan
Inspired from the Filipino Movies: Heneral Luna, and Goyo: The Boy General
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