Surrounded they say

By Ibarra Banaag

Completely insane

And baseless

To claim

That the war’s bulwark

Is merely physical


Prone to collapse



Or those are where The uprising ends.

It is not in the forest

Mountains or clearing.

It is not at sea

Or artificial highways.

Rather, this bulwark

Resides in the mind of the masses,

In the hearts of comrades.

It is in the hands of the class.

And nothing can kill it.

Nay, not even death.

— December 20, 2020