Puting Buhok

puting_buhok___uban__by_mattersmost-d38a7xuPaguwi ni Pedro galing paaralan
Nadaanan ang nanay sa tarangkahan
“Pedro, bihis na’t, dito ako’y balikan
Bilisan mo’t ako’y bunutan ng uban.”

“Ina, may puting buhok na pala kayo.”
Wika sa nanay ng nakangising Pedro.
“Hoy Pedro! Magtigil ka’t kasalan mo.
Kung bakit pumuputi na ang buhok ko.”

“Sa bawat katangahan ng anak nila
Pumuputi ang isang buhok ng ina”
At ang sagot ni Pedo – “Ay… kaya pala
Puro puti na mga buhok ni lola”


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 October 1, 2018, in Creative Writing, Pinoy Jokes, Poetry, Tula and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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