Pain’s But A Myth

sadTricked by Eros, I was brokenhearted
In anguish and torment my soul screamed
“Journey to my dreamland,” Hypnos muttered
“Drown misery in the lake of dreams.”

Dionysus countered, “Visit my vines
Then feast upon my sweet magical grapes
Submerge your anguish in the lake of wine
Let the spirits engulf all of your cares.”

Aphrodite said, “I will  bring Helen
She can kiss your anxieties away,
Frolic with her in Dionysus’ haven
While I’m holding Menelaus at bay.”

And when Thanatos arrived, he whispered
“Down there anxieties have no domain
Now, hold tight my hands, waiting is Hades
Let death vanquish all your distress and pain.”

Rhea came last, took my hand and smiled
Oh her turret crown beamed comfort and ease.
On her laps I just cuddled like a child
Then she whispered, “Know that pain’s but a myth.”

About M.A.D. LIGAYA

Teacher-Writer 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, seeing them completed gives me immense joy and 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 feel when 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." Proud to be me! Proud to be a FILIPINO! TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

Posted on November 11, 2017, in Poetry, Sadness, Tula and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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