A New Song

BY ANGELO B. ANCHETA
*Special to asia!

 

There's a new wind

seeping through the clouds

this morning

 

waking me up 882

from a dream about falling 

and rising.



Something awaits, it whispers,

at the other end 

of the bridge

 

Rise! Go and run!

Don't lose it 

from your sight.



I asked how.

My heart thundered

and suddenly I knew.



You will see.

There is a land

where the future rests.

Don't let it go.



I stood up, stomping my feet,

counting the failures

of my brothers and sisters. 



And the murmurings go on: 



There is a new wind sailing

ready to lift the poor 

and the great in the streets. 

In our hands lies the comfort 

hiding in the shadow 

of uncertainties.



There's a new song

I will sing.

 

 

The poem is an interpretation of Armie Neonila's 'Bagong Tunog'. 

Angelo B. Ancheta is a poet from the Philippines and can be contacted at angelo.ancheta@gmail.com.