I Need Your Strength

Two top media company has already come in our place to look at the matter but we never see any light at the end of the tunnel. Days passed by swiftly and the thoughts of losing the roof on our heads beyond January 30, 2009 makes me weaker each day. I can’t even feel the Christmas in the air, although cold wind is already embracing me… I guess it just makes me numb each passing day. The show of force is so demoralizing, watching the regular round of soldiers in our neighborhood is creating fear and confusion among the children. I already written our cause to some top leaders of our society but it seem our issue had just fallen in deaf ears…

 

I NEED YOUR STRENGTH

 

I started blogging to ease my pains

To ease my feelings and gain some friends

To voice out my opinions and ravings

and to pacify the anger in my surging veins

 

The journey to blogging seems interesting

It lessen the worries that makes me lame

It makes me feel alive once again

From more than 3 years of silence

 

I was silenced by the forces of evil

Who threaten to take my life If I never refrain

Refrain from what? You may ask me that

From being radical which narrowed my path

 

But I can’t live in silence for many years

It makes me crazy and will paralyze my brains

Now I need to go out once again

Maybe not in the street but in the field of blogging

 

 I love my kids, I don’t want to endanger them

That’s why I shut my mouth off and quit from work

But how long shall I stop and just stare at them?

While they are crashing our rights and our home


We were all strangers in this land

Which created by God for every man

But some men are greedy and cruel

They draw the boundaries and created their titles

 

But how dare you claim you own the land created by God?

You just draw the line and claimed it’s yours?

And for that claim you’re ready to harm and maybe kill

Whoever blocks your plans and claims?

 

Fights and wars has just one cause

The greed in every man’s heart to rise in power

By trampling the rights and freedom of other men

Just to place themselves in the pedestal of fame

 

The journey to freedom maybe long and hard

Millions of men had already sacrificed their lives

For the call of justice, equality and sovereignty

Despite all these, we still have to take our steps in this journey

 

I am drawing my strength from God and friends

And I am calling you to internalize the cause

The fight will be stronger if you joined mine

I need your strength in the darkest time…

 

~by: Juliet B. Corpuz ~

12-8-2008 4:00am

Poetry is my healing balm… I need to put into words all the bad feelings I have in my heart…

Related posts of our issue:

Demolition Issue

Demolition update

Eviction notice

Jan 1, 2009

I would like to thank all my readers and blogger friends who extend their hands and support to our demolition issue. The good words coming from you guys is very important to me as this keeps me going and stand on my feet each day.

I also want to give my sincere thanks to SSNUFY for a wonderful poem he composed for this post.

POEM FROM SSNUFFY

Be still my friend have you not forgot
that an awesome God Controls the lot
His word is law and very true
and you know the depth of His love for you

So Stand in faith and and trust His Word
to doubt His power is quit absurd
For He is God and on His Throne
and your promise is your not alone

In His good time this storm will pass
and you will stand at peace alas
and the threat so bold that held you there
will disappear in the morning air,,,,,,

Gods very best >>>SSNUFFY

Thank you very much….

Here is my response for this poem…

Thank you very much SSNUFFY
For this sincere poem you created for me
The thoughts made its way to my heart
Which adds to my strength and made me glad

Never will I forget I have a Big God
Who always leads my path
In him I draw my strength
To face all my struggles and pains

I always thank him for all the friends
That He sent my way as an instrument
Who cheers me up when I’m in vain
Which cushion the blows and ease the pains

I stand still and keep my faith
To trust His word is my shield
This storm will go and never win
Cause I have a God who never fail

<<<<Juliet >>> [January 1, 2009     7:30 a.m.]

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42 comments on “I Need Your Strength

  1. Pingback: POEMS, POETS, RHYMES AND POETRY » Blog Archive » I Need Your Strenght

  2. Juliet,
    I feel heartbreaking, speechless and sorry to hear that, May God give you enough strength to handle this tragedy, May God open another door for all the citizens there, I sincerely hope that no violence or bloody incident will happen for this tragedy, I hope that you don’t give up, frustrated or down. Keep on fighting, they can take your home but not your soul, they can demolish your house but not your dignity, talent inside you, don’t let this tragedy become your stumble stone, you can over it, sometime it might be very painful but i believe you have enough courage and brave to over it.
    my prayer to you and your family, please keep us update!

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  3. Daniel,

    Thank you very much for this very inspiring message. I really appreciate it. As I said in my previous posts, I had so many struggles in life and this is just one of my hardest fight. We may not win this battle but this won’t stop me to stand on the right ground to fight for what is right. Yes, I lost my job and now we’ll be losing our home as well but these things can be built again but the principle and the will to stand for what is right will stay forever.

    I may even lost even my life like what happen to most of my comrades but the generation of our children and all the victims of the many oppressed families will stand and continue to lead the struggle. These will never stop the struggling spirit of the righteous for justice and genuine freedom…

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  4. Hi, I’m so sorry to hear about the situation you are living in. I wish that people could live in peace. I know it is more complex than that. I send you many blessings and success in all your endeavors.
    Grace Lee

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  5. Ang alam ko po, 2 of my friends live in this area. Bongar and Dacua po yung apelyido. Kilala nyo po ba sila?

    They shouldn’t take away that land given to you. Sana po ma-solve na ang problem na ito.

    Ang hirap naman po kasi, di na nga masolusyunan ng government yung existing problems, dinadagdagan pa nila.

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  6. familiar yung apelyido but I don’t know them personally. Kng ma u-unify ang entire neighborhood to launch coordinated moves and heightened media projection, baka sakali me pag-asa pa, but as I see it, inuunahan ng NOLCOM ng sindak yung mga tao d2 kc everyday nag-iikot cla at syempre armed. show of force and tawag nila jan. Rumors has spreading that they already compromised this land to some wealthy investor and will turn this place into a global city. In as much as the people would like to pay, they would still prefer to transact and get paid in millions. The proceeds will be used in the forthcoming presidential election. They have to extract funds at the expense of many people, that’s how greedy they are

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  7. hi ate. I’m sad to know that’s what going on there. stay strong I know you can pass these. You are a strong woman, smart and you have a good talent in writing keep it up. keep fighting don’t give up. God bless you! I will pray for you.

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  8. I know Ria, this will pass… everything has its phase as life is a long journey… I just can’t help to feel the anger and pain seeing the fruit of your hardwork for many years will just be crashed infront of our two eyes, no relocation, not a single penny…we will be back to zero…

    Many of the soldiers here use their retirement pay to construct their homes and they’re too old now to find a new job and work to build a new one. We were in debt for years just to give my kids a decent home and the thought of seeing my kids homeless is very agonizing for me. We are not renting now but we hardly make both ends meet, I just can’t imagine how to survive if we will be renting next year…

    Thank you so much for the support and prayers. you don’t know how much it means to me…

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  9. Thanks Kelvene, the good thoughts coming from you and the rest of my blogger friends here keep me going each day. The end of the road is still dark for us for we still don’t know what will happen in the coming days but some of the neighbors who have relatives in the police force informed us that a demolition team was already formed and their main objective is to protect the demolition team not the residents.

    The horror of the recent Paranaque shoot out which harmed and killed many civilians keeps running in my mind. I really wonder what happen to this people in authority. What happen to the protector of the people? their bloody hands is the silent witness for the killings of many innocent lives…

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  10. this is a very moving poem. I am also accompanying you to this struggles. Not only Filipino people but we, humans as we’re created by God on the same positions and aspects. I wish there’s no such ‘pedestral of fame’ that mostly occurs on our leaders. I wish these won’t be inherited by our children of tomorrow as what our nat’l hero also crave for. Freedom, unity, evenness, and love. I’m afraid one day we’re not living with these things in life. Are we?

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  11. Will you? as for me, I won’t allow my kids to grow in the shadow of greed and injustice. They’re growing in the light of leadership, hope, passion, endurance and truth.

    I am now seeing the growing seed of a fighter in my kids, apart from ordinary kid in my neighborhood, they know what is happening within our society. They often ask me about injustices and corruption and I am very transparent to them.

    They know where we stand, they know the hardship and they know when to tighten their belt to make both ends meet… They keep on telling me, hold on mommy, when we grow up, I’ll be a good leader and will continue your struggle for just and humane society… I know, if we open the eyes of a child to the harsh reality, they won’t be living in fantasy world and embrace barbie and the prince…

    Thank you wolf… for being there always…

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  12. well, if i could list down the “great moms” of the world. This would be my preference(as of Dec 9 by the way :D):

    1. Mary of Jesus
    2. My Mom
    3. (Put your real name here, ate juliet)

    cheer up ate..mwaahugs:)

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  13. Your fight is our fight, let the voices of the oppressed echoes in the wind! Advance the struggle for just and humane society! workers of the world unite!

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  14. Thank you ading wolf, you never fail to make me smile. I created a page for my tags and awards and this is my third from you, just click the button on the left sidebar.

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  15. it’s good that you voiced it all out in a poem, sis. i can feel your anger in the lines…
    “But how dare you claim you own the land created by God? You just draw the line and claimed it’s yours? And for that claim you’re ready to harm and maybe kill…”
    and they already claimed one life.
    jaz be strong sis ..the fight is far from over.

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  16. Hi Bro thank you for all the moral support, it really makes me going… pasensya ka na sa late reply am so busy recently, dami ko dapat gawin, some higher official from the government message me thru facebook and asking me to send the documents, sana lang me magawa nga tong mga opisyal na to at di lang kami paasahin…

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  17. Hi Juliet,

    I just found out about this predicament that you are in; and I am so sorry that you are going through this!

    My wife is from the Philippines too. She used to live in Manila. Are you far from Manila?

    I will share this with her and see what she has to say about it.

    Keep trusting in the LORD! He will never forsake you!

    Blessings to you…

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  18. Hi Chris thank you very much for the good words, it really helps me to stay in my feet and be rational.

    God never fails me in the past and I know he won’t fail me this time. I know he may close some doors but I know he will open another door for us. Thank you for the prayers Chris

    Juliet

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  19. Hi Ading wolf, so you’re mom is an Ilokana, kababayan pala sya ni Hub. Thank you very much for cheering me up. you never fail to make me smile 🙂 I really appreciate it ading…

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  20. Hi Juliet,
    Thanks for visiting my site an adding me in BC I will add you in my bloglist if you don’t mind.
    It’ so sad what you are doing through right now. This is why there’s alot of Pinoys who leaves our country because of the injustices which common citizens have to go through.
    I salute you like my mom and other filipinamoms out there for fighting and protecting your family from evil forces which by the way should protect and nourish its citizens.
    My prayer to you and other families affected by this sad situation.
    Peace and Prosperous New Year to you.

    Cheers:)

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  21. Be still my friend have you not forgot
    that an awesome God Controls the lot
    His word is law and very true
    and you know the depth of His love for you

    So Stand in faith and and trust His Word
    to doubt His power is quit absurd
    For He is God and on His Throne
    and your promise is your not alone

    In His good time this storm will pass
    and you will stand at peace alas
    and the threat so bold that held you there
    will disappear in the morning air,,,,,,
    Gods very best SSNUFFY

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    • Thank you very much SSNUFFY
      For this sincere poem you created for me
      The thoughts made its way to my heart
      Which adds to my strength and made me glad

      Never will I forget I have a Big God
      Who always leads my path
      In him I draw my strength
      To face all my struggles and pains

      I always thank him for all the friends
      That He sent my way as an instrument
      Who cheers me up when I’m in vain
      Which cushion the blows and ease the pains

      I stand still and keep my faith
      To trust His word is my shield
      This storm will go and never win
      Cause I have a God who never fail

      Juliet

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  22. i think i also need the strength from you
    coz i have failed many times too
    if could have a friend like you
    the burden in me will lighten too.

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    • Hi Robert,

      I’m sorry for the very late reply.
      You’ll never know how much I appreciate these lines. I love it. Yes, I will be glad to have a new friend in you. Let’s lighten the burden 😉

      Thanks for the visit. Keep in touch!

      Juliet

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  23. hi ate juliet…
    busy dis month…
    tas di ko mavisit ng mdlas tong site n to…
    nagsstudy po ksi…
    do u hav a frienster account po??? thnx…

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    • Hi Robert, ako din I’m too busy this past 3 months, di ko na nga madagdagan ang entry ko sa dami ng tour schedules. Meron akong friendster pero yung panganay kong si jessica ang naglalagay ng entry dun kc diko din maasikaso, sa pagkakaalam ko ang ginamit niya na account dun ay redwarriorheart@yahoo.com, add mo na lang 🙂

      Ate Julz

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  24. Fights and wars has just one cause

    The greed in every man’s heart to rise in power

    By trampling the rights and freedom of other men

    Just to place themselves in the pedestal of fame

    I love this poem, especially this verse! 🙂 Nice blog, you’re doing extremely important work for your community! Respect!

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