I am Filipina – emailed to me today.

I began in life without a care, in my beautiful lands that now I wish I was there.

I got married very young, but only outside I can see this shouldn’t be done as we end up with many children although we only needed one..

My husband left me long ago as drinking and gambling tore our lives apart, but I am Filipina I am built to restart.

I am Filipina who’s life is hard,

I am Filipina because I can smile in dispare,

I am Filipina who grows old from afar,

I am Filipina who often feels alone,

I am Filipina who wishes my life was complete,

I am Filipina who sees the world from outside,

I am Filipina who can see the world as it is,

I am Filipina proud of my lands,

I am Filipina who sees corruption first hand, all politicians will send our world to sand.

I am Filipina proud of what was,

I am Filipina wanting to go home,

I am Filipina who’s journey is not over,

I am Filipina who prays for a new day.

I am Filipina proud of my strength, I am Filipina proud I am me, I am Filipina who still needs to feel love, I am Filipina who’s life deserves more than this..