May Tatlong Bampira


May tatlong bampirang magkakabarkada,
Isang gabi’y nagpasyang magkita-kita.
Nang kwentuha’y matapos, nagutom sila
Sa suking restaurant nagpasyang magpunta.

Naunang umorder bampirang mayaman
Wika sa waiter, “Fresh cow’s blood ako’y bigyan,
Puso ng baka’y ihawin, extra-rare lang,
Ako’y gutom na kaya’t iyong bilisan.”

Sumunod naman bampirang ordinaryo –
“Dinuguang baboy nga… meron ba kayo?”
Half-cooked lang! For my drinks? Ah… dugo ng pato!
Tumango ang waiter bilang tugon nito.

Nang dukhang bampira sa waiter tumingin
Wika nito’y, “Hot water lang ang sa akin,
Kasi…heto… may napulot akong napkin,
Kaya’t tsaa na lang ang aking iinumin.


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 December 17, 2017, in Filipino Humor, Poetry, Tula and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.


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