Paskong OFW

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Walang simbahang dito’y mapupuntahan
Upang misa de gallo ay maipagdiwang
Sa bibingka’t puto-bumbong natatakam
Salabat na mainit walang makuhanan

Hanap-hanap ko ang mga batang paslit
Na tuwing gabi sa Disyembre’y nangungulit
Sintunado man kung sila ay umawit
Himig nilang pamasko’y nais madinig

Hinahanap ko’y parol na maliwanag
Walang matanaw makulay na Christmas lights
Wala ring Christmas trees na kumukutitap
Ganito ang pasko sa ibayong dagat

Ngunit ‘di bale nang wala iyong lahat
Kung ngayong pasko kita ay mayayakap
Ihain ma’y bibingka lang at salabat
Basta’t kapiling ka’t kamay mo’y aking hawak

Pagkaing masarap maghahanda pa ba
Kung sa noche buena ako’y mag-iisa
Aking christmas lights ‘di na sisindihan pa
Nang dibdib ‘di madurog sa pangungulila

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 December 24, 2017, in Buhay OFW, Filipino Poetry, Pasko, Poetry, Tula and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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