2009/03/31

SULAT KANG MANANG SIDRA

SULAT KANG MANANG SIDRA
Letter to Manang Sidra


Gitagbo mo ako sa imong pahiyom
You met with a smile

sa paglabay ko sa kabuntagon.
as I passed in the morning of my life.





Buraska ang maong pahiyom, katam-is
Your smiles were abundant, sweet

daw dulseng panghatag sa paskos among kabatan-on.
like candies given in the Christmases of my childhood.





Dili ko hikalimtang hapiton, kuguson
I could not forget to bring with me, carry


sa hunahuna ang pahiyom
in my mind the smile


nga imong gipabalon mo sa akong paglakaw o pag-uli.
you gave as I pass on my way to and from home.





Gikagul-an ko, gibasolan
I felt sorrow, I felt regret

kadtong sapotong panahon
of those moody times

nga wala ko matubag og tarong
when I was not able to right answer


ang inahanon mong pagtando.
your motherly greetings.





Karon, di ko na kadto makita
Now, I do not see it anymore.

kada labay ko sa imong balay.
as I pass by your house.

Lingion ko ang kagahapon
I will look back at those yesteryears

aron makit-an ug madimdim ang imong pahiyom
so I can see and feel your smile

ug madungog ang imong pangumusta
And hear your greetings.





Kadtong pahiyoma, kadtong pulonga,
Those smiles, those words

di mausab, bisan kanus-a.
will never be repeated, ever again.



EL CUEZON

Nacional, Jimenez
Misamis Occidental

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