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cecile s. yumul
cecile s yumul 1.
Where have all the acacias gone?

Hacked and razed to death one by one.

Feel we now the blistering sun

With their shade forever gone.

2.
Where have all the creatures gone?

Vanished and homeless every one

Haunting places there was none

Think we now forever gone.

3.
Where have all the children gone?

Buried under rubble one by one

Trees and creatures even man

Underneath forever gone.


[About the author. Cecile Santos Yumul is a veteran award winning Broadcast Journalist, a visionary teacher (Most Outstanding Teacher of the Philipines in 1992), a nationalist (Most Outstanding Kapampangan for Education in 1993), an environmentalist, and a dedicated daughter. She has over 35 years experience in the field of arts as an actor, director, and author. She is a published writer (Woman's Magazine) of essays, poems, short stories, and social commentaries. She currently resides in Lakandula, Mabalacat, Pampanga with her Mother, 18 dogs, doves, and bonsais.]

-Posted: 8:46 AM 7/15/09 | More of this author on eK!
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