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Ang Project Ni Juan

father´s dayTanghali noon sa bahay ni mang Teban
Humahangos pauwi anak na si Juan
“Pahingi po ng isang libo’t limang daan.”
Ani Juan sa amang tila nagulantang

“One five ba kamo? Aba’y ang laki naman!
“Eh itay para po sa project namin ‘yan.”
“Bigyan mo na Teban,” ani aling Bebang
“Requirement yan sa kanilang paaralan.”

“Tatlong projects po itong nasa listahan,
Para sa parts of speech po eh one thousand,
Sa sentence construction po ay dalawang daan,
Subject-verb agreement eh three hundred naman.”

“Mukhang ang hirap anak ng inyong project.
Ano ba kamo iyong una… parts ob ispets?”
“Opo, gamit para makabuo ng phrases
Gamit din para sa clauses at sentences.”

“Wow… anak ko’y henyo, sa akin nagmana.”
Ani aling Bebang sa anak na kahunta
“O Teban bigyan mo na si Juan ng pera,
Dagdagan mo ng may pambili siya ng meryenda.”

“O heto anak.” Lumapit sa tatay si Juan.
“Ha, itay naman bakit po isang daan.”
“Libro lang sa English ang kaylangang mo Juan,
Doon sa Recto… maghanap ka ng 2nd hand.”

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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, 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 if I'll have them 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. 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 12, 2019, in Mixing Humor and Poetry, Pinoy Jokes, Poetry, Tula and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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