By Eric - 4:29 AM

The late national hero Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino, Jr., wrote this poem for his wife, former president Corazon C. Aquino, decades ago. Composer and singer Jose Mari Chan later set the piece into music and included it in his album, Constant Change.

I have fallen in love
with the same woman three times;
In a day spanning 19 years
of tearful joys and joyful tears.

I loved her first when she was young,
enchanting and vibrant, eternally new.
She was brilliant, fragrant,
and cool as the morning dew.

I fell in love with her the second time;
when first she bore her child and mine
always by my side, the source of my strength,
helping to turn the tide.

But there were candles to burn
the world was my concern;
while our home was her domain.
and the people were mine
while the children were hers to maintain;

So it was in those eighteen years and a day.
’till I was detained; forced in prison to stay.

Suddenly she’s our sole support;
source of comfort,
our wellspring of Hope.
on her shoulders felt the burden of Life.

I fell in love again,
with the same woman the third time.
Looming from the battle,
her courage will never fade

Amidst the hardships she has remained,
undaunted and unafraid.
she is calm and composed,
she is God’s lovely maid.


This poem was made by Sen. Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino, Jr. for Cory at Fort Bonifacio on October 11, 1973.Former President Cory Aquino was in a great battle against cancer when Kris and Noynoy announced it publicly.She was the first Filipino woman who became a leader in the country and even the first in Asia.
The poem is telling of a strong love of Ninoy to Cory when he was in captivity and confined in a chilled prison.It tells of inspiration and description how Cory was a strong woman during the martial law till Ninoy was in jailed ,which she was solely taking care of the Aquino kids in the absent of Ninoy. Cory fulfilled the dreams of Ninoy by fighting against the dictatorship of Former President Marcos.She led us out from the hands of the Marcos regime to freedom,she brought us back the democracy that once being stolen from us.EDSA Revolution was born when she continue to fight not just for Ninoy's assassination but for the Filipinos.I was only an elementary pupil when Ninoy was assassinated in the old MIA.
I was then a High School student in Olongapo when the Revolution was born in EDSA..we supposed to have our field trip in Manila then but it was postponed because of the chaos happening during election.
I am very much affected of her death because I am a fan of Ninoy and witnessed how a mother was trying to protect her children from a cruelty of militaristic rules.It was her who widen my understanding about democracy and learned how we were suffering and witnessing the death of a thousand Filipinos during Martial Law.Her memory shall be remembered always as we are enjoying the freedom we have right now in memory of her and Ninoy.

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