Kumusta Si Ina?

philMay nagbago ba?
O gayon pa rin?

May trabaho ka na ba?
O tambay pa rin?

Umasenso ka na ba?
Umasenso na ba si Inang Bayan?

Naibsan ba ang trapik?
Naubos ba ang mga adik?
Nabawasan ba ang mga switik at ganid?

Tahimik na ba?
Payapa na ba?

Reality check.

LINTIK!!!

Huwag kang sinungaling!
Hindi ka bulag!
Hindi ka engot!
Alam mo ang sagot!

O ano!? Ako kulay berde.
Sila… asul at pula.
Ikaw? Dilaw?

So what?
Pink na lang kaya tayong lahat?
Pink na matingkad!

O!!!
May nangyari ba sa pakulay-kulay natin?
Mas mabisa ba ang kulay ninyo sa kulay namin?
Sige, kampihan pa more!
Batuhan ng kamatis pa more!
Murahan pa more!

Sige patuloy tayong mag-ilusyon
Na ang solusyon
Ay ang mga honorable na gunggong!!!

So?
Ano na?
Paano na?
Kumusta na si Ina?
Eh di nganga!

Kalaba’y nakakulong… pinatalsik!
Kakampi? Nagbalik.
Eh di wow!

Nakupo!
Weather weather lang po.

Kahit sino ang maupo,
Believe you me…
Ganito pa rin.
Dahil ang tunay na suliranin…
ang tunay na salarin…
ang kanser na dapat gamutin…
ang tunay na adik na dapat rehabin…
ay guess who?
Manalamin.

About M.A.D. LIGAYA

Teacher-Writer-Lifelong Learner 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. 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!

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