The following #POPCreators entry was submitted by Philip Emmanuel Peñaflor.
Peñaflor shared his thoughts about feeling “powerless to confront the current social predicament.”
He told POP! that he was inspired to create a poem because of the “seemingly stagnant social situation” where many people lack a better understanding of what’s going on.
Here is his composition entitled Fire in the Dark:
Fire in the Dark
The whip masters unscrupulously feast
on the spoils of thievery and corruption
and drink to depravity as they trample
on the naivety of hapless lesser mortals
believing their dominion is forever;
Duped masses willingly march into hell
thinking they are going up to heaven
unmindful of the scorching lashes
unleashed against their poor spirits and
gladly cheering their own oppression;
Those who weep at the debauchery
of the wicked against the blood of the
innocent have not mustered the courage
to unshackle the chains of injustice
around their necks stifling their breaths.
Isn’t freedom obtained by revolutions?
POP! Creators/ Philip Emmanuel Peñaflor
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