Salamin

mirror 2Aking salaming nakasabit sa dingding,
Samo ko ay laging ibulong sa akin,
Na dungis ng iba, bago  ko punahin,
Uling sa mukha ko dapat ay  linisin.

Turuan mo nga akong maghunos-dili,
Na h’wag perpekto kung tignan ang sarili.
Pagsabihan ako na h’wag magmapuri,
Isiping ako ma’y pwedeng magkamali.

Sabihin mong wala akong karapatan
Na kapwa ko tao ay aking pulaan,
Dahil ako ma’y maraming kakulangan –
Pagkatao ko’y tadtad sa kapintasan.

Sa tuwing kita’y lalapitan sa dingding,
Paalalahanan ako oh salamin
Na sariling buhay ko’y dapat ayusin
At h’wag buhay ng may buhay ang punahin.

Sana’y tulungan mo akong unawain,
Na oras akin lamang sasayangin
Kung kakulangan ng iba’y laging papansinin
At pagkakamali nila ang laging hahanapin.

Pilitin mo namang ituro sa akin
Na galit sa puso’y hindi ko kimkimin,
Na inggit sa limot lagi kong ilibing,
Na kapwa-tao’y lagi kong unawain.

Oh salamin ako’y paalalahanan
Na dapat saliksiki’y tamang katwiran
Na kung tamang landas… aking dadaanan
Panginoong Diyos ako’y gagabayan.

About M.A.D. LIGAYA

Teacher-Writer 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, seeing them completed gives me immense joy and 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 feel when 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." Proud to be me! Proud to be a FILIPINO! TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

Posted on May 7, 2020, in Creative Writing, Malikhaing Pagsulat, Poetry, Tula and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Ito rin ang tula mo noong May 31, 2018…

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  2. Masipag ka namang magsulat kaya kaya mong laging bago ang mga ipo-post mo. Ako kasi once or twice a week lang nakakapagsulat. Nagtuturo kasi ako kaya madalas preoccupied. Ikaw ba ano trabaho? Saan ba probinsiya mo sa Pinas?

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