Siya sa inged a bulawan,
madakel den su nasabil kanu kinan Jihad
di den mabilang su minawa
ugayd na madakel bun su pembalingan
apya ngen su kamis ah katamanan
sa kaped ah dalpa
na niya bun mapanuntul
na endaw su nabpunan
da man makalawan
kanu lasay ah nau’kitan
nu mga lukes tanu ah nanga’una
asal di madadag su bangsa tanu
lumiyo, ka mangagi sa tidtu
apay na di tanu tagaken sa mauget
ka basi da den kambalingan.
a lot had been gone in the course of Jihad
innumerable were those who walked away
but many are coming back somehow
for no matter how sweet life maybe
in other distant land,
the yearning is still
from where thou have been
were the hardships faced
by our forebears
just to retain the nation we have
travel, and learn intensely
but linger afar not too long
as there might be none upon return.
Zuhairah serves as Chief Tourism Operations Officer of Department of Tourism Region 11. With her passion to affect change, Zuhairah co-founded Wheel to Live, a non-profit organization in the Province of Maguindanao. Wheel to Live promotes the inherent rights of persons who are physically challenged.
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