Nasaan Ang Kasiyahan

nakatingin sa malayo tulala,
malungkot, nakasimangot, malalim ang iniisip.
hindi malaman kung ngingiti o iiyak,
heto na namn heto na namn....
palagi nlng ganito, malungkot, tulala
at halo halong problema ang nasa sa isip.
halos hindi na namamalayan
ang luhang pumapatak galing sa mga mata.
laging nakangiti ngunit sa likod ng mga ngiti ay pighati.
araw-araw nakangiti,
ngunit tuwing gabi pumapatak ang luhang dulot ng kalungkutan.
kelan kaya magiging tunay na msaya,
ung walang halong luha.
yung tipong mula umaga hanggang gabi ay ngiti sa labi ang nakikita,
oh kalungkutan
kailan ka mawawala, sanay lisanin mo na ang buhay kong punong puno ng pighati,
para maranasan ang tunay na kasiyahan at makangiti.

by Bernadette Camara

Comments (49)

Wonderful atmospheric poem. You can just imagine the scene. Do we really know if anyone WAS listening? The imagination goes wild. And who had he promised? Will it always be a mystery? It raises so many questions. The best thing is just to enjoy.
A classic write that we can all learn from.
tell them I came and no one answered. That I kept my word he said. What does this mean please?
One of my favorites. When I was going through a really bad time I used to read this aloud at night all alone. It gave me power
I got a work to offer any poem of Walter de la mare in the assembly and this was the best
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