Ang Pasahe

cars-jeepney-pixarBandang hapon pauwi na si mang Teban
Galing sa opisinang pinapasukan
Sa isang kanto’y nag-abang ng sasakyan
At isang jeep kaaagad s’yang hinintuan.

Dumukot si mang Teban ng ibabayad
Problema’y wala halos baryang mahagilap
Tig-lilimang daan kasi perang hawak
Apat na piso lang ang baryang nahanap.

Sa salamin ng jeep ang mama’y natingin
Sa mata ng driver meron s’yang napansin.
“Aha!” Wika n’ya, “Ang driver pala’y duling.”
Akala’y lutas na ang kanyang suliranin.

Ang apat na piso’y doble kung titignan
Kasi nga duling ang driver ng sasakyan
Kaya’t walong piso ang kakalabasan
Iyon ang pasaheng dapat n’yang bayaran.

Ang kwatro’y  iniabot bago bumaba
Ngunit wika ng driver, “Kulang po mama.”
Ani mang Teban, “Walong piso na ‘yan ah.”
At sagot ng driver – “Kayo po’y dalawa.”

About M.A.D. LIGAYA

Teacher-Writer-Lifelong Learner I have three passions - teaching, writing, and learning. I am a Filipino currently residing and teaching in South Korea. I blog and vlog the things I write. I have two websites and two YouTube channels where I publish my works in my areas of interest. I also use Wattpad and Pinterest to publish my creative works. I am into research as well. Some of my articles were presented at conferences and published in indexed-journals. TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

Posted on December 19, 2017, in Philippine Poetry, Poetry, Tula and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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