(Updated) Happy New Year! Happy 2014!
May we have the strength to stand all tests,
the foresight to head off bleak probabilities,
the balance to change a life of wastage
the wisdom to see the imbalance
underlying a system of patronage.
Poverty breeds the kind of ignorance
that fails to read & heed
the changing signs of the climates.
We will have the will
to finish the unfinished tasks ahead
(burying the dead, reconstructing the destroyed)
And at the hour of reckoning
we will stand
the system of dynasties
on its head.
MAPAGPALAYANG BAGONG TAON SA LAHAT!
(A New Year of Awakening to All!)