Miriam’s Impeachment Prayer

@I_amHolo's satirical take on Senator Santiago's prayer on Day 5 of the Corona impeachment trial

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(After her week-long absence from the Corona trial, veteran senator-judge Miriam Defensor-Santiago attends the start of Week 2’s impeachment proceedings with an invocation.)

 

I don’t ask, oh Lord, that life may be a pleasant road for me 

But I’m terminally bored, the Corona trial is devoid of cerebral colloquy

 

I don’t ask that prosecutor Niel Tupas modulate his bedroom voice 

But may he stop declaiming and start making sense

 

Or go to Bermuda Triangle and get lost while scuba-diving

Anyway, Frank Drilon can take care of everything for them

 

I don’t ask that the defense go easy on the prosecution 

But Atty Cuevas should stop copying my hair

 

I don’t ask that we speak in British Ilonggo

But I agree with Sen Lapid that we must speak in Filipino

 

So if we want to call the Chief Justice carabao, let’s not say carabao

With an overwhelming preponderance of evidence, say kalabaw

 

I don’t ask that Sen Enrile remind me that I’m a lady

I may be younger than the Penal Code, but I have sharper memory

 

If strength shall falter and noses shall bleed

Say the act of contrition and shoot yourselves

 

But may the presiding officer stop mumbling in Latin

That legal language is as outdated and abstruse as he is

 

Above all, nobody should make epal during the trial, I pray

After all, I’m the author of Anti-epal Bill. Ako na. Me already. – Rappler.com

PRAYER. Sen. Santiago opens the trial Jan 24 after being absent from last week's trial.

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