Category Archives: Hiligaynon

If You Think

20 January 2014

I keep on erasing words to complete my lines.
Foolish I am ’cause thinking of you I shouldn’t mind.
I know someone like you will never be mine.
Foolish me ’cause things like this is a waste of time.

I keep on making new habits to divert my thoughts.
Foolish I am ’cause I lose all the battles I fought.
I know someone like you will never be caught.
Foolish me ’cause seeing you is like a goop.

I’ll just bite my toe nails if only I could.
Crazy it may sound as long as it will feel good.
I know a person like you is always not in a mood.
Crazy me if I fall on you but I don’t think I would.

I’ll just send a message if I am less than a man.
Crazy it may and you know it to yourself that I can.
I know a person like you will never be the one.
Crazy me if I will love you like the way I always am.

Who Am I To Complain

30 November 2013

I get annoyed with the colors on your cheeks
And the bloody wax that covers your lips.
But who am I to complain of what I supposed to seek?
You will never be the one that I am to keep.

I don’t want to look at you and mess my day
Because it is not I who should count your ways.
But who am I to complain, and what should I say?
You will never be the one because you will never stay.

I’m sorry to tell you what you’re not supposed to hear
And I shouldn’t be telling you what you can’t bear.
But who am I to complain of what I always fear?
You will never be the one who’s worth of my tears.

Luyag

29 November 2013

Kasaw-a basahon ukon pamati-an ang Hiligaynon
Apang tinguhaan ko guid agud ini matigayon.
May dyutay nga kabudlay apang kinahanglan buhaton.
Mapabutyag guid lang ining luyag nakon.

Malawig nga mga inadlaw nga pas-an pas-an
Ining kabug-at kag kabudlay sa akon dughan.
Luyag ko man ihambal asta lang sa mu-al.
Mga tinaga gapanghawid sa akon tilaukan.

Masapnot ang tagsa ka pagtikab sang bibig.
Ang akon kaundan hinali lang nanlamig.
Luyag ko isinggit apang indi kapangakig.
Mabudlay kay daw isa ako ka maranhig.

Bulubaliswa lang sa akon guinaligiran.
Ang katuyo guinapangayo ko na nga mabatyagan.
Kasaw-a tungod indi ako dali-dali matulugan.
Indi mapatihan bangod ang kape akon man guinlikawan.

Madamo na nga tigbato ang akon nakurit.
Maayo pa ang tiki nga sa kisame gakabit
Huni-huni gamay maski sa diin makasab-it.
Ako ya indi guihapon ka tulog maski ano kapilit.

Miserable na guid ako siguro sa amo ni nga ti-on.
Ayos lang maski hambalon mo pa ako nga tikalon.
Ini nga kamingaw indi ko guid sa imo pag-akuon.
Ikaw na bahala kung ano ang luyag mo panumdumon.

Napayuhom man ako samtang guinabasa ko ini.
Ang kahimtangan ko matuod man gali nga miserable.
Butigon ako kung hambalon ko ang rason indi babaye.
Kadalawan ko na lang bangod maano man ako abi?

Hambala na kung ano man ang luyag mo.
Wala guid problema maski ikumparar mo ako sa tarso.
Nalingaw man ako gani kag wala guid sang kaso.
Maayo pa tane antes ako magtulog ikaw nasugilanon ko.

Tarungon ko na maski kasaw-a guid man matuod.
Daw waslik puder ka kay ang kamingaw ko imo guintabog.
Pati ang akon animo gulpi lang nagtabog
Gani daw basa nga pisu ako kay indi na kapahambog.

Gakaubusan ako sang mga tigbato nga iwakal
Tungod sa babaye nga indi ko man maipabugal.
Pasaylo lang kay talaw ako magresgo kag magsugal.
Sa pila ka adlaw kabay pa nga indi ko ini paghinulsulan.

I • The Nascency

I – The Nascency

9 August 2013

It was a moonless night. Silent. Only the gliding sound of the wind across the field of rice can be heard. So silent that you can hear the wind brushing the leaves of the trees. But that silence was suddenly broken. Melissa cried for help. She was about to bear a child. Everybody was rushing to see her. Even the neighbors were bothered so they also came to see her.
Lucky for her that Yolanda was there during that time. She is the town’s midwife who happened to visit Melissa’s neighbor, Griselda. Yes, she was very lucky ’cause her husband Ruben was not there during that time. Yolanda asked Griselda to prepare hot water and sterilize the scissors. And so they helped Melissa give birth for her first-born child. It was very difficult for her. She cried like thunder that almost everyone in the barrio could hear her.
Everyone in the room paused. Smiles of success can be seen from everyone’s faces when the baby’s cry was heard. It was a boy.

Insomnia: Indi Katulog o Wala Gana Magtulog?

What a tiresome moment tonight. I can’t even finish the things I should have finished this day. I miss my pillow and my bed, yet, I can’t sleep no matter how hard I tried. What else should I do? Well, I get up again, and gently touch the keys of my PC. (Wala ko na guin-turn on kay 24/7 man ni gaandar.) As usual, FACEBOOK naman dayon eh. Pero wala pa ko nag-open sang messages or notifications. Instead, I click NOTES on the left side of my profile and Create Note. So amo na ni. I ought to write some phrases, but my mind didn’t go well. Hambal ko na lang sa pinsar ko, “kung ano lang da karon madumduman ko, te amo na eh.” So I start typing words and sentences. Tanan na lang nga madumduman ko, pati ang pasahero nga kasakay ko kahapon sa SM City-Proper. Naluoy guid ko sa iya. Studyante to sang St. Paul University. Pagpanaug niya sa jeep, nagsab-it ang hill sang sapatos ya, kundi, hurugpaas sa dalan eh. Naghapa guid. Maybe she was in a hurry because she was already late, kay sang sa jeep pa lang siya, relo ya lang nabantayan ya. Hehe! Anyway, ako man gani, late kagina sang aga. Sorry guid Ms. Memes, wala ko nabuksan dayon ang AVR, but I was thankful pag-abot ko kay wala man kapreparar ang mga students mo. Hehehe… (balikid sa wall clock…) It’s already 12:38 in the morning na gali. Sige lang ah. I’m not sleepy yet. Right now, I’m listening to YMAN’s Popcycle, Super Kapal ang title sang kanta. Wait lang ha, daw ma rest room ko….. mga 3 minutes lang ah.

After 4 minutes…
Ay! 4 minutes guid to? Nag-toothbrush pa abi ako kag nagPOND’s Facial wash. Siyempre, para indi ko magkapimples eh. Budlay na, law-ay na ako, pabay-an ko pa guid itsura ko? Ano na lang to bay? (“ ,) Oy! Nagbeep akon cellphone. (Hingagaw basa…) Ngeks, UBE News man lang gali. Tropical Depression RAMON: Signal No. 1 in Eastern and Western Samar, Leyte, Bohol, Biliran, Camotes, Surigao, Agusan Del Norte, Dinagat & Camiguin. Bla bla bla. P-Noy off to Hawaii on next month. (Lagaw naman?) Malacanan Palace declares Oct. 31 a holiday…. and dollar rate is P43.39 per 1$. La guid name nga balita subong ah. Puro lang law-ay. (Yawn!) Ay salamat, I finally feel sleepy. Pero basi kung ato na ko sa hiligdaan ko, indi naman ko katulog. Guinabw*s*t guid ko ni mo, damo lang bala madumduman kung gahigda na. Two glasses of milk na naubos ko, kay hambal nila, dali ka matulugan kung mag-inom gatas. Mapati pa ko guro kung Redhorse, sigurado, tulugan guid ko na dayon. Heheh! Try ko anay magsulat phrases ko antes magtulog ah. (Thinking… thinking… thinking…)

After a minute…
Wala guid ah. Amo na lang ni, may e-share na lang ko nga lyrics sang kanta. Nami man ni ah. Iya sang Scorpions nga banda. When Love Kills Love title niya. Amo ni lyrics niya:

Suddenly I think I always knew
I had my share of mistakes
Made quite a few
Finally I know and that´s for sure
I don´t look back in anger anymore
Suddenly the sun comes up again
There´s a new beginning
When we pass the end
Finally I know and that´s for sure
I don´t look back in anger anymore
Suddenly I wake up from the dream
Someone tells me
I´ve been talking in the sleep
Finally I know and that´s for sure
I don´t believe in daydreams anymore
When love kills love
Will someone rescue me
It´s cutting through so deep
Well life goes ´round
And upside down
It´s pretty mad
When love kills love
Will someone set me free
It´s cutting through so deep
How can we choose
When all we lose
Is all we have

Te, sige! Goodnight and good morning na lang da sa tanan. Ah. Thank you Lord! Amen!

kenn jimena

Hasu!

25 July 2010

Ay hasu!
Pirme lang ko indi katulog.
Ang kaunuran ko gapalangurog.
Kulang na lang maligid sa salog.
Hasu guid ining dughan nga gabanug.

Ay hasu!
Maski anhun ko nga klase ka piyung,
Ining kalimutaw gamudlat guihapon.
Daw kanami guid nga turasukon
Kag ang isip ko akon papahuwayon.

Ay hasu guid.
Alas tres na apang ara pa ang animo.
Indi guid matulugan maski magligid ako.
Guintimpla nga gatas, duha na ka baso.
Indi guid matulugan, katig-a guid sang ulo.

kenn jimena

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Lamok

23 July 2010

Mabalik guid maski ano mo katabog.
Pati katuluyhon mo, gulpi lang matabog.
Pungko, higda, maski pagtindog,
indi guid kalikaw sa linti nga lamok.

May kututon ka sa dalum sang ilok,
Anu man nga hampak, indi malab-ot.
Indi guid mapunggan ang pagpangutot
Gani hala, sigeha pa guid nga kalot.

Gulpi mo lang tampaon imu guya.
Pagtupa sang kamot, kundi namula.
Lamok nga indi mo kaisa makita,
Patraidor ang pag-atake niya.

Indi guid mapunggan ang pagkusmod
kung lamok makalikaw sa imu paghanot.
Tan-awa ang kilay gulpi lang nagsampok,
Kay nakalupad pa ang buwisit nga lamok.

kenn jimena

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