Lamig na sa katauhan ko’y lumukob
Di kayang itaboy ng balabal at kumot
Di rin malusaw ng kapeng hinihigop
Kaylangan ko’y yakap mo oh aking irog

Sa kalungkutan ako ay nanginginig
Malayo ka kasi’t ngayon ay tag-lamig
Kapag ako’y nakita kagyat lumapit
Kandungan ako’t ikulong sa ‘yong bisig

Pasikatin ang ngiti mo’t nyebe ay tunawin
Lungkot ko’t inip sa tawa mo’y basagin
Tabihan ako’t hagkan mo at yakapin
Pamamanglaw sa iyo’y tuluyang lusawin

Halika giliw kamay ko na’y abutin
Sa mahigpit mong yakap lamig ay durugin
Nanlamig na puso’y muling pag-alabin
Namamanglaw na gabi’y ating pag-initin


Teacher-Writer-Lifelong Learner 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. 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 December 13, 2016, in Poetry, Tula and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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