KAMALIG

barnMalakas ang hangi’t madilim ang langit
Parating na bagyo handang humagupit
Kaya’t sa likod-bahay ika’y sumaglit
Pumasok ka’t silipin ang ‘yong kamalig.

May imbak ka bang palay na babayuhin,
Kapag naubos na bigas na pang-saing?
May sobra ba na puwede mong kalakalin,
Kung biglaang pera’y iyong kakaylanganin?

Sa kamalig ba ika’y may isinusksok
Upang kapag nagipit may madudukot
O nang umani ka lahat ay inubos
Pinagbilha’y winaldas, lahat ginastos.

Diskarte mo’y ayusin, huwag kang bulaksak
Sa kamalig mo matuto kang mag-imbak
Nang sa ganoon ay handa kang humarap
Kapag dumating pagsubok na mabigat.

Sana kung may panahon upang magtanim
Sikapin mong palagi lupa’y bungkalin
Batid mo namang ikaw ay may tungkulin
Tiyaking bukas may bigas kang isasaing.

Diligin ng pawis ang iyong pananim
Nang sa ganoon marami kang anihin
Maaani’y ‘wag kagyat lahat kainin
Magtira’t sa kamalig doo’y ipunin.

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 August 3, 2020, in Creative Writing, Poetry, Tula and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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