Freedom To Verse

I am free!

My verse is free!

I verse –

whatever

whenever

however.

I versify –

my joys,

hurts,

thoughts,

and my angsts.

I versify my visions and dreams,

I versify my beliefs…

and disbelief

my faith and the lack of it.

I conjure up my shallowness and depth

from the hat I call my verses.

I turn to verse when… and if I want.

I am free to verse away from meter…

to verse away from rhyme.

For to verse is a freedom!

Shouldn’t be chained…

nor boxed.

Shouldn’t be buried in the grave of standards.

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 too. 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 February 16, 2021, in Creative Writing, General, Poetry, Tula and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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