capture (1)Hindi ko sinadya…
na labi ko’y dumampi
sa iyong pisngi.

Parang bulak
Kay lambot
Kay bango… parang rosas.

At tuhod ko’y nanginig.
Katinua’y parang bula… naglaho.

Aking inulit.
Muli akong humalik.
Sa pisngi.

At labi ko’y naglakbay
hanggang sa labi mo’y dumantay.

Ika’y pumikit.
Hininga mo’y pigil.
Tila hinihintay ang muli kong paghalik.

At bago sana kita muling hagkan
kita’y masuyo munang pinagmasdan.
Nang krus sa kuwintas mo’y kuminang,
May batong sa budhi ko’y dumagan.

Di na kita muling mahagkan.

Takang-takang mata mo’y iminulat
Yumuko ako’t humingi ako ng tawad
At sa pisngi mong sa luha’y tigmak
Sa huling pagkakataon
Labi ko’y lumapat.



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 February 28, 2019, in Creative Writing, Poetry, Tula. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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