H’wag Nang Itanong


(Inspired by John Farnham’s “Please Don’t Ask Me”)

Tatanungin mo pa ba laman ng isip
Batid mong ‘ngalan mo dito’y nakaukit
Batid mong masidhi ang aking pananabik
Na makita ka’t mayakap nang mahigpit

Tanong mo ay bakit ‘di kita lapitan
Kung sabik ako’y bakit ‘di kita hagkan
Sa halip yumakap kita’y nilayuan
Takot na pagtangi ko’y iyong malaman

Sa gabi ang diwa ko’y gising na gising
Ngiti mo’y ilaw sa silid kong madilim
Pagpikit ng mata’y kita na’y kapiling
Nagkukunwari na pwede kang angkinin

Sa pagkukunwari’y lalo lang nasasaktan
Ngunit hindi pwede na iyong malaman
Kaya’t mahal man kita’t pinananabikan
Sapat nang sa malayo kita’y pagmasdan

Kung bakit sana ay h’wag akong  tanungin
Kung mahal kita’y bakit ayaw kong sabihin
Kung malaya lang akong kita’y ibigin
Pagmamahal sa ‘yo di ibubulong sa hangin


Teacher-Writer-Advocate for Self-improvement 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, the process of creating them gives me immense joy and seeing them completed brings me great 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 get while doing them and 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." I am a lifelong learner too. My daily goal is to be better than I was yesterday. It's difficult, but it's worth the try. It's not for what I get from doing it but for what I become. Proud to be me! Proud to be a FILIPINO! TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

Posted on May 24, 2016, in Love, Poetry, Tula and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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