Hanggang Sa Kawalang-Hanggan

Kita’y katabi, tag-araw o tag-lamig
Kaulayaw ka maging sa panaginip
Mga puso nating iisa ang pintig
Binigkis tayo sa tunay na pag-ibig

Sinamahan akong maglakbay sa dagat
Bangka ko’y nilagyan ng katig at layag
Araw kang sa umaga ko ay sumikat
Sa buhay naging sandigan ko’t lakas

Lagi kang nandoon, ‘di ako iniwan
Handa ka palagi na ako’y damayan
Matindi mang dagok sa buhay dumaan
Sa lungkot at saya ako’y sinamahan

‘Di ako iniwan, lagi kang nandoon
Buhay mo tila sa akin nakatuon
Kasama kita sa paglipas ng panahon
Mga pagsubok, sabay nating sinuong

Ano man ang ating mga pinagdaanan
Kamay ko ay mahigpit mong hinawakan
Pagmamahal mong sa aki’y pinaramdam
Ang ligayang dulot walang mapagsidlan

Pagmamahal mo ri’y tila isang paham
Gurong araw-araw akong tinuturuan
Kay daming aral sa ‘yo ko natutuhan
Pintig ng puso mo ako’y ginagabayan

Napakaraming taon man ang lumipas
Pagmamahal mo nanatiling matingkad
Tamis ng ngiti mo ay hindi kumupas
Hindi ko nanaising ito’y magwakas

Pag-ibig ko sa ‘yo, mananatiling wagas
Daang taon man sa panaho’y malagas
Mga kamay mo’y mananatiling hawak
Kawalang-hanggan ma’y marating ang wakas

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 November 1, 2020, in Creative Writing, Poetry, Tula and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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