Saturday, August 4, 2012

Near Fort Santiago


Buildings, buildings; both old and new.
See the ruins near Fort Santiago.
Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila roof
Near the Manila Bulletin news,
And don’t forget the huge Rizal Park;
I think that it’s bigger than an ark.

There’s something about all of the buildings
That is classy, no matter how fierce.
Sleek sidewalks without debris falling.
From Manila Bay come salty winds.
The city of the Golden Sunset.
Here is where many strangers have met.

As you travel below F.E.U.,
The diverse city seems so alive.
Clerks and Kamineras near the schools.
Everyone is trying to survive.
On the long road that is Ermita.
Beside the barges near Escolta.

The past stays in the historic ruins,
The future belongs to the money;
We have the present to work; we will.


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