This spoken poetry of a student for the OFWs makes everyone cried.
Spoken poetry or spoken word is a performance art that is word-based that is performed in an audience. Every word in this piece projects onto the minds of the listeners like vivid images, sounds, actions, and other sensations. Especially if a spoken word piece is filled with imagery, listeners will see, smell, feel and maybe even taste what you’re telling them.
With that in mind, one student went viral on social media because of her spoken poetry solely addressed to our beloved Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). Iva Claire Milan Jamelarin performed in her class heart-piercing spoken poetry which she addressed to the OFWs. Iva’s parents work as an OFW, which gives her the emotions to deliver the spoken poetry with excellence.
It can be seen in the video that even as she started, Iva is having a hard time controlling her emotions but tears started to fall from her eyes as she speaks. She also tried to wipe it a couple of times as her tears fall like a stream.
Because of her heart-wrenching spoken poetry, many of her classmates cried and even those who saw her video couldn’t hold themselves but cry. On the comment section of the video, Iva’s sister commented saying:
“thank you po sa mga naka appreciate sa kapatid ko … at thank you po sa nanay namin na mas pinili na malayo samin mapa buti lang kami … sa mga nanay tatay na OFW thank you po at proud po kaming mga anak nyu sa inyu …”
On “The Proud OFW Singing Yaya” Facebook page, the video earned 6.5K reactions, 22.3K shares, and 576K views.
Watch the video below: