TURUAN AKO

Couple-Holding-onto-Each-Other

Ayaw maniwala sa bulung-bulungan
Na may iba ka na’t ako’y iiwanan
At nagkandarapa kita’y pinuntahan
Umaasang ito’y pasisinungalingan

Niyakap mo ako’t patawad hiniling
Nagmakaawa kang kita’y unawain
Wika’y nalusaw pag-ibig mo sa akin
Nang ikaw ay kanyang hagkan at yakapin

Mundo ko’y gumuho sa aking nadinig
Nanlumo ako’t mga tuhod nanginig
Ngunit di magawang sa iyo’y magalit
Masakit ma’y inunawa kitang pilit

At ako’y nagsumamong bago lisanin
Lumapit ka’t mahigpit akong yakapin
Habang ako’y yakap ibulong sa akin
Paano mabuhay nang ‘di ka kapiling

Turuan akong mamuhay nang mag-isa
Bago ka lumisa’t sumama sa kanya
Nasanay akong pag-gising sa umaga
Ngiti mo’y sisilay pagmulat nang mata

Mahirap na tanggaping ako’y iiwan
Ngunit hindi na kita kayang pigilan
Basta’t turuan mo akong kita’y kalimutan
Bago tuluyan na kamay ko’y bitawan

(Inspired by Michael Bolton’s “How Am I Supposed To Live Without You”)

 

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 or essays, seeing them completed gives me immense joy and satisfaction. The happiness and sense of fulfillment I feel when completing my works are my rewards. 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 April 10, 2017, in Poetry, Tula and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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