Forty-four Shades of Red

header_bg(Lest we forget!)

Grey has fifty,
Red has forty-four.

It’s neither black nor white,
But not grey also.
The choice’s not clear –
Good or evil?

It’s neither black nor white –
Not grey.
It’s red,
It’s blood!
The choice is clear,
Heed the marching orders!
No shades of grey,
It’s red.
Forty-four shades of death.

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 January 26, 2018, in Poetry, SAF 44, Tula and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Tumayo yung balahibo ko.
    In honor of the 44 SAF, a great poem is awesome.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Oo nga pala. Salamat sa pagpapaalala.

    Liked by 1 person

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