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IN TAUSUG NO WORD MEANS SURRENDER

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IN TAUSUG NO WORD MEANS SURRENDER

Are you asking the word surrender in Tausug?
Nope…
But what is surrender in Tausug?
There is no surrender in Tausug
No word for surrender in Tausug
Wow!
Then that’s great
Only adopted one "surindil" but not in actuality
Never in a Tausug vocabulary have mean surrender
I like that…
There is no word for surrender in Tausug
Yes there is no surrender in Tausug
Never will it be!




5:57PM, Friday, 8 March 2013
Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia
This is my tribute to the martyrs of Bud Dahu Battle happened in Jolo, Sulu Archipelago in 1906. The fight was with Tausug against American and Filipino troops. In this battle not even the children survive for any to listen to their cry. There were thousand people died, including children, women and old folks. The battle was known as “Battle of the Clouds.” A conversation with Zagi Hara.

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  1. Date: 3/8/2013 8:39:00 AM
    This is a powerful poem my friend..I've heard like stories from my ancestors the Cherokees several generations ago passed down until the great trail of tears.....nicely done...blessings

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    Date: 3/8/2013 9:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Donna for that appreciation.