To Kimay: In Memoriam
Kemberly Jul Luna (1988-2009)
it’s winter in the park
skies are gray
brown leaves have fallen
far and wide
i think of someone gone
and remember when these leaves were green
strong, full of life
mocking the wind
now the trees are bare
their wet branches showing the hidden pain
alone on the bench
i’ve grown older watching the rain
Kimay was a Iskolar ng Bayan, student activist, and freedom fighter. She died for her beliefs with a bullet piercing her breast during an encounter with the military in Bukidnon last month.
She was no Gabriela Silang. She was no Teresa Magbanua. She was no Lorena Barros. She was no Maria Theresa Dayrit. But she was equal to any one, in her heart, in her spirit, and in her love for the poor and the oppressed.
The League of Filipino Students will give her a tribute in Iligan City today. For information about this event, please click here.