to the top
we climbed in
the sunny shining
“ulihi ulihi gid kami”
they passed us by
going to the down
we are so late
so very very

© 2017 Melinda J. Irvine

visiting an elementary school in the Philippines
My friends are co-ordinating a tree planting and livelihood project on Calagnaan Island in the Philippines. Known affectionately by locals as Bito-on Island, the word Bito-on in Ilonggo means star. How lovely.

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  1. […] and a future for the children (clean air and erosion control). Every child and parent on the island spent the morning planting bamboo at the very top of the […]