His last hours

“When you receive this letter,
I shall be dead by then….
Tomorrow at seven,
I shall be shot;

but I am innocent
of the crime of rebellion….
I am going to die
with a tranquil conscience.”

José Rizal

bust of jose rizal

© 2015 Melinda Irvine

All photographs were taken of various artworks at the Rizal Shrine Museum, Fort Santiago, Manila. Quote was sourced online from the Filipinas Heritage Library.

http://www.filipinaslibrary.org.ph/filipiniana-library/filipiniana/70-features/228-rizals-last-hours

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Written by Melinda J. Irvine

Melinda J. Irvine is a freelance writer, poet, and blogger — writing slick sales copy for clients from all over the world. And blogging poetry. In her spare time, Mel is busy building (and writing) a free online learning centre for the marginalised kids of Estancia, Philippines.

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