The deafening silence is a dagger
Loneliness is a flowing river
In the depths, my wounds bleed
When it's the last thing i need
Memories rush and gently squeeze
What's left of emotions i freeze
Healing is an out there mystery
A double bladed incision of agony
My mind needs to be tied
Even to superficial lies
Because i miss you
All that concern, i owe you
That i feel you never felt
Because all i thought of was myself
Have i given you enough joy?
God, let there be noise...
March 28, 2006
The deafening silence is a dagger
March 11, 2006
The moment, i got inside the session hall, i was awed. The rectangular room was perfectly august -- with the high ceilings, the elevated and finely polished wooden chairs of the Justices, the lawyers wearing black robes. It was WOOOH. Really. Wooh. I was like a child in a totally magnificent world of men in suits and women properly dressed, exchanging serious laughs and wearing honest to goodness faces.
Posted by gonewiththewave at 4:51 PM
March 04, 2006
After that long walk from IBP to that 'undisclosed location' and back to IBP, i felt so haggard. My legs felt heavy, i was drenched in sweat, my clothes reeked of smoke and my face was caked with dust.
It was amazing to see lawyers in their barongs and suits fighting to get through the ranks of uniformed men, fighting to exercise a constitutional right. The law they are practising isn't right anymore. Isn't that so ironic and doesn't it blatantly prove a fact?
At a certain point, the anti-riot policemen were pushing with their shields no other than us students. I mean us helpless group of students who are specifically stereotyped by the UP community as sheltered and without a voice. For me, that was something. But we stood still and resisted. The lawyers came to the rescue including that famous personality you may know.
I'm thinking what if the lawyers weren't there. Would we have stood still? Would we have been able to enter the shrine? And i'm thinking when it is our time, would we do the same thing? In our generation, would the situation have changed?
Each little move is a little step towards the future. That is why i'm glad to have been part of that group that has proved some people wrong. I'm so happy to have learned in a day what i've been learning in school for months. I'm glad to have taken the risk because it paid off a thousand fold. I'm so blessed to see hope.
Posted by gonewiththewave at 10:20 PM
March 01, 2006
Inaaral ko ang 'law'. nagbabasa ng mga 'cases', 'bill of rights', 'constitutionality', at kung anu ano pa. Pero ano pang silbi ng mga inaaral ko, kung nasasawalangbahala rin naman. Ito ba ang edukasyon? Ako na pinag aralan mismo ang mga bagay na yon andito, internet. Iyong mga iba, andon, pinaglalaban ang tama. Ako pinagpuyatan ko ang pagbabasa sa mga ito e. Anong gagawin ko, mag aaral lang?
Posted by gonewiththewave at 8:24 PM
Yeah, i study the law.
But what is happening now?
The rights enshrined in the Constitution, the supposed fundamental law of the land, are being trampled upon. Of what use are all those thick cases that i have read? Should i just let them go down the drain?
I am studying the law. I should KNOW exactly what is happening, that things are not going the right way, for a long time. For those who are given much, much is expected.
I am not saying that just because i am a law student, i know better than everyone else. What i am saying is that i have studied the very circumstances that are now being questionned. I am in a position to have an intelligent stand, an informed action. What am i doing?
What are you doing?
Posted by gonewiththewave at 7:26 PM