A Talk with Manila

I CAN NEVER SHOW MY DISAPPOINTMENT FOR MANILA,

Maybe because it won’t even suffice.

It is neither handled well by its authorities, nor by its people.

Its surroundings, almost forsaken.

Why then, why then, can’t Manila have more?

THE CITY PLAN, WELL SHAPED, WELL MADE

Water ways and parks, everything, well played!

But sadly it wasn’t followed

A series of confusion would then go after.

WORLD WAR II PASSED BY 

Destroying its awe-inspiring towers; leaving it then in ruins

Manila, Manila, why didn’t you prevent

All the bloodshed, the bloodshed that have spread?

MANILA, MANILA, YOU ROSE FROM THE ASHES

You had the potentials and all the chances

But your people had to waste them, desert them, didn’t they?

You could’ve had more, had more, had more Manila!

I OUGHT NOT TO BLAME, YOUR PEOPLE

They might think I do, but then I don’t ofcourse.

I daydream of your people, to make a better future for you.

You see it’s really sad, to see you like this so bad.

You could have more, should have more, must have more.

LEST YOUR PEOPLE WON’T MAKE A BETTER YOU

My thoughts will never cease; and my disappointments will never be at ease.

Call upon them for they owe you one

You have served as a haven for them too.

ALAS, I SHALL CONCLUDE

That Manila, you have a lot to improve

You’re young in experience, but old in age.

You won’t cease to exist, that’s one thing for sure.

Goodbye for now Manila, it was nice talking to you.

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