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    "SAKSI SA'YONG KARALITAAN"
    By: Mia Palencia

    Mala-kristal niyang luha'y nakikita ko namang pumapatak,
    Hawak-hawak ang bagong sapatos ng kaniyang minamahal na anak,
    Ang ipagbili iyo'y tila punyal na sa kaniyang puso'y tumatarak,
    Habang dumadaloy ang mainit na pulang likido sa sugat na umaantak.

    Yakap ang munting pares ng sapatos siya'y tahimik na humihikbi,
    Namalisbis ang mga luha sa pisngi, hapis ay hindi kayang itanggi,
    Pagdurusa'y kaniyang nadarama mula araw hanggang pagsapit ng gabi,
    Hinagpis ng isang inang namatayan, ako ngayo'y naging saksi.

    Hapdi ng sugat na iniwan, kirot ng damdaming tila nawalan ng buhay,
    Anak na 'di man lamang naisilang sa isang ina'y unti-unting pumapatay,
    Aanhin ang bagong sapatos ng isang anghel na 'di man lamang nagkamalay?
    Hindi pa nakikita ang mundo ngunit hayon siya't payapang nakahimlay.


    [ENGLISH TRANSLATION]

    I can see her crystal tears dripping from her eyes,
    Holdin' the newly bought shoes of her beloved son,
    To sell it is like a dagger piercing her heart,
    Feel's like blood flows from her wound that stings.

    Huggin' the little pair of shoes she silently sobbed,
    Tears rolled down her cheeks, anguish cannot be denied,
    She feels the pain and agony from day to night,
    I now became a witness of a mother who's grieving for her child.

    The pain of her wounded heart numb her lifeless body,
    As she grieve for her son that didn't given a chance to be born.
    Now, what is use of the newly bought pair of shoes,
    When her child is lying peacefully in his own coffin?

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    Saksi Sa'yong Karalitaan

    Poem inspiration: Ernest Hemingway's 6 words verse — "For sale: baby shoes never worn"

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