Posted by M.A.D. LIGAYA
Talo ka nanaman.
Paano ka ba naman mananalo…
eh di ka qualified.
Ah college graduate ka kamo!
Eh ano naman… kahit ba may PhD ka pa.
Ang tanong eh – may datung ka ba?
Wala! Wala! Walang… DATUNG
Kaya di ka qualified.
Bakit kaylangan ng datung?
We’re you born yesterday?
Oh kaninang madaling araw lang.
Malinis kamo record mo.
Nobody… nobody but you.
Dahil ang tanong eh – “Meron ka bang datung?”
Ha? Handa ka kamong maglingkod.
Hindi pala dapat Wisely pangalan mo.
Mas bagay sa iyo ang pangalang engot.
Ang hanap ng botante…
hindi ang handang maglingkod
Ang hanap nila’y – ang handang magbayad.
Pera-pera ang labanan tsong.
Gets mo na?
Aba malay ko.
Itanong mo kaya sa lolo mong panot.
Kaya… sorry na lang Wisely.
Better luck next time.
Try mo kaya mag-budots.
Baka makakuha ka next time ng –
mahigit labing-apat na milyong boto.
About M.A.D. LIGAYATeacher-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 May 17, 2019, in 2019 Philippine Elections, Creative Writing, Poetry, Tula, Vote Buying and tagged 2019 Philippine Elections, Creative writing, Poetry, Tula, Vote Buying. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.