man with hand on temple looking at laptopYou’re very intelligent.
Very smart.

You can drag a topic in a discussion,
To the core of its foundations.

And yeah –
Including economics.
The fine prints you never miss.

You’re very intelligent.
Very smart.

You make arguments go round and round.
You run round in circles!

You philosophize till death.
You scrutinize all matters
Even the simplest.
You investigate –
From sunrise to sunset,
From dusk till dawn!
You use all available isms as your lens.

But what?

You find no answers.
No solutions.
No compromise.


You make no decisions.
Your high IQ –
Paralyzes you!

You’re very intelligent.
Very smart!
Yet you fail to realize this –
All it takes is COMMON SENSE
To understand life.
All you need is COMMON SENSE
To comprehend
The mysteries of the universe.



Teacher-Writer-Advocate for Self-improvement 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 too. 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!

Posted on September 27, 2018, in Analysis Paralysis, Creative Writing, Poetry, Tula and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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