8-Magsaysay English Page

Calling the studentss of 8-Magsaysay! 

Task for this week:

  1.  If you have already commented your link, no need to comment it again everytime you update your blogs.
  2. Have a copy of this poem


By May Ng

Do you recall the land of golden spires?

Where the morning bells are answered with murmurs of saffron prayers

And the silence of bare feet echoing their innocence

In a land overwhelmed by evilness and greed


A message of hope for hearts in deepest despair

In a language of love for a people enduring only callousness and betrayal


As their Meta Sutra chants rose high up above

Reflecting in the stillness of their gaze

You can see great courage and dignity in the eyes of the Burmese monks


I remember the summer a lifetime ago

When your soft hair was shaved and the first time you wore your

Thin-gann the novice monk’s robe

And your beautiful boyish lace was full of determination

With serene downcast eyes


After shedding Shinlaung’s ceremonial finery

You remained a Buddhist monk

To devote your life to people and your religion


I also remember the dark winter nights

When you stayed up late studying Buddha’s scripture, poetry and politics

Looking to find answers for your people’s suffering


Since last September

The war against evil has only just begun

And I know that you will fight on


I am quite sure that

Your prayer will be answered

Your hopes will come true

And your fight will be won


Not because

Your anger is fiercer

And your power mightier


But because

Your cause is just

Your prayers are sincere

You will win in the end


There is nothing to stop your spirit and hope

No one can silence your prayers for peace and freedom in Burma


We shall not forget our monks who were at the forefront of our march for freedom.

Burma Digest


  1.  According to the speaker in the poem, what is happening in his/her country Burma?
  2. What can be done to attain peace and freedom?
  3. What was the role of the monks in the fight for freedom?
  4. Why is the poem entitled “Prayer for Burma?”
  5. How would you feel under similar conditions?
  6. What does this quotation from the poem mean:  “We shall never forget all our monks who were at the forefront of our march for freedom.”
  7. How does this poem show the temperaments and psyche of the Burmese people in their response to the challenges of modernity?



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  1. mam ito po amin di pa maayos ahahah




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