Ako’y Alipin Mo

Ika’y pintig na sa puso ko’y tumibok
Lakas na sa mundo ko’y nagpapaikot
Ngunit ang ngiti mo sa akin ang dulot
Isang laksang saya’t labis-labis na lungkot

Ikaw ay kaligayahang dapat damhin
Gayon ma’y  mabigat ka ring suliranin
Ika’y kayamanan kung aking ituring
At kabayarang dapat na balikatin

Ika’y amihang ginhawa sa tag-init
Hatid mo ri’y init pag gabi’y malamig
Kandungan mo’y itinuturing kong langit
Bilangguan nang inaliping pag-ibig

Ang ibigin ka’y parusa kung ituring
Ngunit takda ko’y maging iyong alipin
Hagupit ng pagmamahal tatanggapin
Kung ito ay sa puso mo manggagaling

Talinghaga kang mahirap na arukin
Palaisipang ‘di ko kayang sagutin
Magkaganun man ikaw ay mamahalin
Magpakaylan man ‘di kita lilimutin

Pangako mo ma’y mahirap panghawakan
Madali mang sa iyo na ako’y iwanan
Ang mahalin mo kahit panandalian
Dulot ay ligayang walang katapusan

About M.A.D. LIGAYA

Teacher-Writer-Lifelong Learner 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. 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 December 2, 2020, in Creative Writing, Poetry, Tula and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Kasasabi ko lang sa asawa ko: “ako ay alipin mo, para maging alipin mo alipin ako ng boss ko….”

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