BILBILingly Yours

Fat kid
Pilit pumupulupot sa aking baywang
Habang buhay yata akong didikitan
Kahit anong gawin ayaw akong iwan

O BILBIL pakiusap ako’y tantanan

Di nga ba’t tayong dalawa’y nagsumpaan
Na magpakaylanman ay walang iwanan
Sa kabilang buhay man ika’y susundan
Akong BILBIL mo’y h’wag nang ipagtabuyan

Mahirap man ay dapat ko nang aminin
Masakit man ay dapat ko nang tangapin
Sinikap ko ngunit ano man ang gawin
Ikaw oh BILBIL ‘di na kayang tanggalin

BILBIL pangako ko’y iyong panghawakan
Tanggap kita’t ‘di na ipagtatabuyan
Nangangakong kita’y pangangalagaan
Katakawang taglay ko’y ‘di na pipigilan

Pangako mong iyan ‘di ko lilimutin
Si DIET sana ay h’wag mo nang isipin
Kung tawagin kang CHUBBY  iyong dedmahin
Ipagmalaking ikaw ay tabatsingtsing


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 August 31, 2017, in Poetry, Tula and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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