Love Nature and Love Words (A poem by Syd Salazar)


My cousin instructed me to write a poem for my niece.

Thanks to my ability to create massive poetry and my current trippings with the Flip-Top crew (watching them when I need to aesthetically diss people) made me realize that I can create something from nothing.

Or did I?


When I gave this to my cousin, she was happy.

It could go either way.

When I was doing this poem, I was channeling Flip-Top’s Target. I like the way he hurls his lines as if he is some New Age Francisco Balagtas.

The theme for the poem is about fusing Linggo ng Wika with environment awareness. I don’t know if my six-year-old niece needs to write a poem or recite a poem…

And hopefully she’ll merely recite a poem… because no one will believe a 6-year old girl can create lines as demented and awesome as this one.

Anyway, foreigners will never understand what I wrote because of the purpose it was created for.

Anyway, here is the poem.


WIKA AT KALIKASAN
By Sydrick Salazar

Sa mata po ninyo, ako’y isang hamak na bubwit.
Pagdating sa problema... ay ‘di dapat madawit.
Pero sa tingin ko po may mga mukhang aalat
Sa kwento ko pong kailangang isiwalat.

Ang banta ng kalikasan ay sadyang malupit
Dahil sa abuso, trahedya ay sumasapit
Tayong mga Pilipino ang siyang nai-ipit
At ang mga lider natin, kung mag-Ingles ay pilit.

Paniwala nila sila’y matalino pag ang wika nila’y pang-Amerikano
Kahit walang saysay ang sinasabi basta magmukha silang henyo
Para mapakita po sa lahat ang ating pag-asenso,
Isa raw ang wika sa mga kailangang magbago.

Masakit po sa akin ang ating pinagdadaanan
Karangalan ng bayan ang ating sinasaktan
Buhay ang binuwis para sa karangalan ng Pilipino
Kung ang wika ay mga puno, unti-unti na ‘tong naglalaho.

Isa akong bubwit na may nais isambit
Wag sanang humantong sa karanasang mapait
Ang mga likas na yaman ay wag nating hayaan
Na mawala ng tuluyan dahil sating kapabayaan.

Ang mga pagkakamali ng kahapon, sana tayo’y makabangon
Hindi pa huli para tayo’y maka-ahon
Ang aking sinasabi ay ‘wag sanang ipagwalang-bahala
Ang wika at kalikasan ay ingatan bago ‘to mawala.

BREAK IT DOWN, YO!



Hopefully this would help my niece do something awesome.

But back in my mind, I hope my niece recites this a la Coolio in Gangsta’s Paradise.

I hope she says “Break it down, yo” because that would be awesome!

Game over!

4 comments:

  1. wow nice...sana nga na recite nya to...super thank you!and she's only 4.thank you thank you

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  2. weh! hinunting mo site ko! wehhhhh!!!

    at 4 years old lang pala siya? alam ko naman yun eh.

    hehe?

    anyway, pag may sablay o mga hirap bigkasin na mga salita, ayusin natin!

    thanks sa visit! :)

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