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Don’t Smile

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Don’t smile
To shroud the pain
To conceal the strain

Don’t smile
To stop the bleeding of the heart

Smile not
Neither to cloud a sore
Nor to veil the real score

Offer not your smile as a gift…
Grinned from the cheeks of a Greek

Don’t wear it as a facade
…a dangerous camouflage

Pick not your smile
From the vines of sore
Let it fall
From the tree of joy

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About HARDPEN

Teacher-Writer Hardpen is my nom de plume. My real name is Massuline Antonio Dupaya Ligaya. Many times I was asked the question, "Why do you write?" I don't write for 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 if I'll have them 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. 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 October 18, 2016, in Poetry, Tula and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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