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Thursday, April 29, 2010


Erle Frayne D. Argonza
01 May 2010

Solidarity greetings to all toiling men and women of the Philippines and the world!

With glee and fulfillment I, as a fellow toiling man, express the highest appreciation for the power of labor and the fruits of all the toils of struggling workingmen & women across the millennia of human history. Truly, it is through our labor that our God-given creativity and wisdom find manifestations, galvanized as goods and services in the workplace. Nothing can ever refute such a universal fact or law about the potency of labor.

As a re-dedication to the working class movement across the planet, let me share this humble poem of mine.

Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago
There can be
no savoring the foods
offered by Terra
without working hard for their generation;

no consumption of bounties
in torrential showers
without striving
for their production;

no recital of flowery
words about justice
without active contention
for their fruition;

no pleasant rest
of mind and body
without processing by
the sweatshops of labour;

no blissful state
of realized utopias
without rendering sufferings
from waylaid obstacles.

[Poem writ. 27 Sept, 1987, University of the Philippines, QC.]

1 comment:

Heldin Gatdula said...

Solidarity to all workers!