Muling Mahalin

sad

(Inspired by Air Supply’s “Here I Am”)

Kahit anong gawi’y ‘di mapigilan
Na ang nakalipas muli kong balikan
Ala-ala mo’y naging aking kulungan
Ako’y sawing aliping sunud-sunuran

Tamis ng halik mo sa labi’y tumatak
Heto’t ramdam ko pa mahigpit mong yakap
Bakit ganito kahit saan sumulyap
Mata ko’y ikaw ang tanging hinahanap

Pinilit na kita’y sa limot ilibing
Ang mawala ka’y pinilit na kayanin
Ngunit nang ika’y malayo na sa akin
Mundo ko’y tumigil biglaang dumilim

Mabuhay nang wala ka’y aking sinubukan
Sinikap kong tanggapin ang iyong paglisan
Ngunit ala-ala mo’y ayaw akong iwan
Tinik itong bumaon sa aking isipan

Pangungulilang paigting nang paigting
Pinipilit man ay di ‘na kakayanin
Mahirap mabuhay nang di ka kapiling
Naninikluhod akong muli mong mahalin

About M.A.D. LIGAYA

Teacher-Writer M, A, and D are the initials of my two first names (Massuline and Antonio) and my mother's family name (Dupaya). Ligaya (a Filipino word which means happiness in English) is my family name. MAD is actually one of my nicknames aside from Tony and Ching. My full name is Massuline Antonio Dupaya Ligaya. Many times I was asked the question "Why do you write?" I don't write for material rewards nor adulation. When I write poems, stories, and essays, when I do research, seeing them completed gives me immense joy and satisfaction. I don't write for cash incentives, "likes," and "praises." I would be thankful should I get those but the happiness and sense of fulfillment I feel when completing my works are my real rewards. Is teaching difficult? No! When I teach, I don't work but I play. My educational philosophy - "The classroom is my playground, the students are my playmates, and the subject is our toy." Proud to be me! Proud to be a FILIPINO! TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

Posted on May 22, 2016, in Poetry, Tula and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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