© Filipino Food Aficionado

Fried fish in sweet and sour sauce
Tart tamed with sugar
A sumptuous morning delight
Garlic and onions
Peppers and carrots
Adds the charm

Luscious treat on my table
Couldn’t help but think
Of our own famished farmers
Denied of their lands
Deprived of support
What dismay

Poetry Form: Epulaeryu


Day 6: Today, I challenge you to write a poem about food. This could be a poem about a particular food, or about your relationship to food in general. Or it could simply be a poem relating an incident that involves food, like David Ignatow’s “The Bagel”. Happy writing!

This is a continuation of my tribute to Kidapawan farmers.

April 1 ended with at least two farmers killed and 116 others wounded when police dispersed a drought protest action in Kidapawan City. The Kidapawan farmers held the demonstration to demand that government release 15,000 sacks of rice to them after being severely affected by El Niño for the past several months. But instead of resolving the issue in a peaceful way, armed forces fired shots on protesting farmers which led to deaths and injuries.

Read more 2016 NaPoWriMo entries here!