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Baton-lagip Para iti Maysa nga Ama
6/1/2007 5:56:55 AM

Pakalaglagipan iti maysa a naanus nga ama -- ni Amang Roman Bona Benosa.


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VF
6/1/2007 5:59:51 AM

Baton-lagip

Maysaka a Baton-lagip a nangiyuged iti ladawan ni ayat
Ti ama a nangraat kadagiti dalan, nangyadayo’t batibat
Kadagiti apagriing nga annak, intedmo ti pudno a lawag
A nangtarabay kadakuada, mangsaranget karit ni biag.

Maysaka a Baton-lagip a nagsadagan dagiti namnama
A nangdamili kadagiti barukong, nagbalinda a napigsa
Dagiti subual, nagsantak a bungam, nagbalin a salinong
Ti sao ti Dios nga intukitmo binuyam ida a rimmusbong.

Amang, maysaka a Baton-lagip a ‘diminto kalipatan
Padpadasmo a nangsaranget iti rigat ni nakaparsuaan
Ketdi, dagiti nasam-it a dayyyengmo’t impakitam
Tapno ti dalanmi a sagibom, nawada’t inkam surnadan.

Lagipenminto dagiti nabalitokan a Baton-Lagipmo
A naibudi kadagiti daan ken kabaroanan a sursuro
Kadagiti pul-oy ni Angin, desdes ti Abinganan
Nadungngo a duayyam inkam’to ida imdengan.

....kastan Amang.




VF
6/1/2007 6:22:27 AM

SIKA AMANG

Natibkerka nga inkam’ nagsadagan
Iti naunday a panawen sika’t kamang
Adigi a nalinteg, naanus a nangiwanwan
Sarikedkedmi, sika laeng Amang.

Sika daydi bukel nagdisso’t nadam-eg a daga
A rimmusing, nagagawa ket rimmangpaya
Sika ti puon dagiti amin a nagtagisanga
Nga apon dagiti tumatayab, agawidda kenka.

Sika ti agus paggubuayan naruay a taraon
Maibisibis kadagiti sanga ken kadagiti bulong
Sika ti sappupo dagiti bunga ken sabong
Nabsogda’t pammagbaga, ta sikat’ salinong.

Palubusannak ngarud agkurno kenka, Amang
‘Toy bungat’ saringitmo, itandudona dayta nagan
Iti agnanayon sika ti innak pagtamedan
Tibker pammatim, isu’t innak pagtaklinan.


//Sherma E. Benosa; April 12, 2007; 11:07pm
For myAmang, Roman Bona Benosa
on his 88th birthday, March 28, 2007




Sherma Benosa
6/4/2007 11:31:34 PM

Heyyo, VF.
Thanks for this space... I really appreciate it.

The family (including aunts and uncles) also says thank you for the flowers... and the poem.

:-)




VF
6/4/2007 11:59:23 PM

My pleasure buddy.

I hope you are alright now.




Sherma Benosa
6/7/2007 2:45:03 AM

PRECIOUS MOMENT I
(Roughly a week before Amang went)


It was merienda time, yet, instead of a food or a drink, it was Amang’s hand that I held in my left hand. He was lying supine on his bed, and I was sitting right next to him. His eyes were closed, his grasp firm, his breathing regular yet shallow. I reached out to caress his gray hair with my free hand, my eyes never leaving his face. For the nth time, I was awed at how handsome he still was, despite his advanced age of 88 and his illness that had devastated his body.

He must have felt my gaze upon him, because just then, he opened his eyes, and he looked deep into me. And for a long time, we stared at each other, neither of us willing to break the link.

That instant, my mind was wiped out of thoughts. My fear that he would soon go left me. And I felt a strength surged through me, and I wondered where that extra strength came from.

Still, the link remained unbroken. I remember now that as I gazed into his eyes, as I struggled not to break the link, even as my eyes began to hurt and tears were threatening to break free, I was asking him questions in my mind, though I don’t think I ever knew what those questions were. And I remember too that his eyes seemed to be telling me something, but exactly what they were, I never truly understood, but I was — and still am — sure they were of love — his love for us.

Soon my eyes hurt real bad, and the tears finally broke free. The instant he saw the tears, he closed his eyes and I felt sorry. Sorry that I failed him… that the strength he had lent me was still not enough to sustain me. And sorry that I broke the link.

I knew then that the moment had passed.

I wiped my tears not too discretely, hating myself for being weak just when Amang wanted me to be strong, and for failing to hold back my tears. But then I remembered that his eyes were moist, too. And instantly, my heart warmed, realizing that Amang never cried in sorrow; his tears were only for happy times.

Again, I looked at Amang’s face, his eyes still tightly shut. I moved closer to him, smoothing his gray hair. And just then, I felt him tighten his grasp on my hand.

And I realized, the link was never really broken.



Amang Roman died on 31 May 2007; 3:37am.

Sherma E. Benosa
7 June 2007; 2:37 pm




Johnnyric Domingo
6/14/2007 2:05:51 PM

Gagayyem, Makipagladingit kami kadakayo a nagpasina, sapay la koma ta awan ti pakataktakanna iti dalan nga agturong iti Apo A Namarsua.



Sherma Benosa
6/14/2007 9:21:42 PM

Hi, Manong JRIC! Thank you.

It's nice to see you back!




Clifton Pascua
6/15/2007 9:03:09 AM

Thank you J'ric.

See you around friend.




Severino Pader
6/15/2007 11:37:02 PM

Ne kasta kadi ta pimmusay ni Amang mo? Sika met Sherma, dimo man la intext kaniak...

Balong VF, howdy my friend? Lumabasak pay kadua...




Johnnyric Domingo
6/16/2007 12:20:14 PM

Awanka man a nadanunkon gayyem a, ta naladawak met manen. Sapsapaekto no maminsan Gayyem Cliff. Ngem addakan sa met dita kuarto, agkuti-kuti ta kurtina ket...

Sumarunuak metten Sir Sev.




Rudy Rumbaoa
6/16/2007 2:18:15 PM

Happy Father's Day, P'reng Cliff!

Kasta met kadakayo Insan Sev ken P'reng JRIC! Agkaorasantan sa, ha, P'reng JRIC?

Kas kabara iti gumilgillayab nga apuy ti bara ti kablaawko kadakayo amin-amin, Appo!





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