Hindi Kita Malilimutan
by Manuel V. Francisco

Hindi kita malilumutan
(I will never forget you)

Hindi kita pababayaan
(I will never abandon you)

Nakaukit magpakailanman
Sa 'king palad ang 'yong pangalan
(Your name is forever written in the palm of my hand)

Malilimutan ba ng ina
Ang anak na galing sa kanya?
(Can a mother forget a child made from her own flesh?)

Sanggol sa kanyang sinapupunan
Paano n'yang matatalikdan?
(How can she turn her back on a child nurtured in her womb?)

Ngunit kahit na malimutan ng ina
Ang anak n'yang tangan
Hindi kita malilimutan
Kailan ma'y hindi pababayaan
(No mother can forget her child;
more so I, who have made you
can never forget or abandon you)

Hindi kita malilimutan
Kailan ma'y hindi pababayaan
(I will never forget you
I will never abandon you)



Editor's Note:
This piece was contributed by Laura Curtis whose precious child Allen died in her arms a year ago. We were all so moved by this song that we asked her to let us honor Allen's memory here by sharing it with all of you. Laura sent this note along with the piece:

I just wanted to share a song that was sung for Allen this Sunday in a little chapel in the Phillipines, the sermon was given in his memory and this is the song the choir sang. It is for all of us, we will never forget!!

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