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INAY

mamaKaylan ko po ba ito dapat sulatin?
Kapag ba Inay hindi mo na puwedeng basahin?

Kaylan ko po ba ito dapat sabihin?
Kung pandinig mo ba INAY naglaho na’t
tinig ko’y ‘di na kayang dinggin?

Bago ang nakatakda’y maganap
… bago ang mga braso mo’y bawian ng lakas
at di na kayang gantihan ang higpit ng aking yakap
Eh isuot mo po INAY ang iyong salamin
Simpleng tula ko sana’y basahin.

INAY iyong damhim
Pagmamahal at pagtanging
Sa bawat taludtod padadaluyin

Maka-ina daw ako!
Aba’y dapat lang.

Kung ang ina ang anak ay ‘di malilimutan
Ang anak  – ina’y ‘di puwedeng talikuran.

Ako’y nakarating sa gustong paroonan
Dahil nilingon ko sinapupunang pinaggalingan
Sinapupunang pinaglagakan
Ng buhay kong sa Panginoon ay hiram.

Noong bata ako’t walang muwang
INAY ‘di mo ako pinabayaan
Mga bisig mo’y nagsilbi kong duyan
Inaruga mo ako’t inalagaan
Dinisiplina’t tinuruan.

Kayo po ang una kong guro
Kay dami ninyo sa aking naituro.
Maraming… maraming salamat po!

Salamat po INAY at naituro mo sa akin –
…na magtiwala sa kakayahang angkin
…na sa Panginoon laging manalangin

Hindi ka perpekto INAY
Subalit mahal kitang tunay.
Bigkis nating Diyos ang pumanday
Mananatili hanggang sa kabilang-buhay.

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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 June 9, 2019, in Mothers, Poetry, Tula and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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