More Thoughts on the Disappeared ~ by Peachy Tronqued Burgos
The deafening silence of nature at dusk. I hear remaining droplets trickling down from the leaves of the trees. The croaking of some frogs as if asking why the rain has stopped. I hear some crickets welcoming the darkness of night as the lizards say their evening prayer. In the distance I hear the motors running the vehicles passing on the street…
But the silence is broken. The silence is broken by the sequel of a young child, whose loved one is missing and whose whereabouts i know not where. I feel like screaming as i miss my loved one, my brother, whose state i know not what. And whose return, i know not when, There’s only one thing I know. The people behind our suffering, our sorrow, our heartache, our anguish, our agony…oh yes…oh yes, I very well know who.
The agonizing pain persists. The heart continues to bleed. But I know that in God’s perfect time, we will prevail.
July 16, 2009
SOURCE: Pagtatagpo sa Kabilang Dulo: Panitikang Testimonial ng Desaparecidos (2009). Quezon City: Pamilya ng Desaparecidos para sa Katarungan and Amado V. Hernandez Resource Center., p135.
**Peachy Burgos is the eldest sister of Jonas Burgos.