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.


Free Verse, People, Poetry, ,

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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