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 HARDPEN

Teacher-Writer Hardpen is my nom de plume. My real name is Massuline Antonio Dupaya Ligaya. Many times I was asked the question, "Why do you write?" I don't write for rewards nor adulation. When I write poems, stories or essays, seeing them completed gives me immense joy and satisfaction. The happiness and sense of fulfillment I feel when completing my works are my rewards. When I teach, I don't work but I play. 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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