An Ode To the Batang Heneral

Submitted by: Jared Semana
“I went to Philippines this past summer for an exposure trip with Anakbayan USA. There I saw the beauties of the Philippine countryside. There was the lush forests, bountiful crops, and loving people. I also, however saw the struggles they faced with landlessness and the dropping price of their crops in the global market. Goyo, otherwise known as Gregorio Del Pilar, was a 19 year old General that fought for Philippine independence. It was the beauty of Philippine countryside and the struggle of the masses that inspired me to dedicate this poem to my dear friend, Julius Abad.”