BRUNO

4 yrBRUNO

Laking tuwa ko nang ika’y  unang masilayan

Unang pagtatagpo’y puno ng kagalakan.

Hindi ba’t sa karamiha’y nagparamdam ka pa na “ako ito”

sabay  taas at  inat ng kamay.

At nang una tayong magharap ay iniangat mo pa ang iyong ulunan, upang kilalanin aking pagbati.

Hindi mo lang siguro alam kung gaanong laking tuwa at saya ang aking naramdaman.

 

Siyam na buwan ka na nasa kandili ng iyong ina.

Iniingat-ingatan at pinakakain sa maliit na pusod na daluyan ng buhay.

Bruno ang paglalambing ko sa ‘yo habang hinahagod-hagod

ang umbok na sinapupunan.

Subalit sa pagdaan ng mga buwan, aking napagtanto at naisip.

Bruno nga ba ang siyang dapat na katawagan

na kapagdakaý magiging tampulan ng tukso at libak!

Bruno – kay gandang pangalan at puno ng buhay at kamulatan.

Subalit sa mundong kinagagalawan, ang Bruno’y may sagwa at

laswang kaakibat.

Kaya’t sa aking pagmumuni –  Ahhhhhhh!!!

Bruno ka lang ng siyam na buwan subalit sa pagkaluwal

ay may siglang pangalan.

 

Mabuti na lang at dumating ang isang piguring walang buhay.

Ikaw na nga ang siyang magtaglay ng pangalang may laswa.

Isang piguring Bruno – Beybing  nakaupo sa trono.

Naluluklok sa tronong ang sandigan ay pagmamahal,

pag-asa at pagkalinga.

About reachhard

Richard Gregorio Penaflor was born on September 19 to Atty. Leonides R. Penaflor, a struggling labor lawyer from Polangui. Albay and to Elizabeth G. Penaflor, a former househelp from Libertad, Antique. He is the middle child to a brood of five (5) plus seven (7) minus 3 minus 1 persevering children who transcended from poverty. He is married to Engr. Maela Katherine Dee and blessed with one loving and intelligent son, Spencer Matthew D. Penaflor. A chemical engineer and environmentalist by profession and a writer/youth volunteer by avocation. In college, he was a consistent student leader, a scholar/recipient of different scholarship programs like the YMCA of Manila, Guillermo de Vega Scholarship Grant, Prof. Mutsuhiko Miki Scholarship for Nihongo subject. He was also one (1) of the lucky Youth Ambassadors of Goodwill of the Philippines who represented the country in 1989 to ASEAN countries like Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and Japan under the Ship for Southeast Asian Youth Program (SSEAYP ’89). God also rewarded him to be one of the board topnotchers in the 1990 Chemical Engineering Board Examination. He finished college at Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila with a degree in Chemical Engineering under a scholarship and landed in good jobs and companies. Just recently, he completed his master’s study with a degree of Master in Developmental Management at Development Academy of the Philippines under a government scholarship. He worked with different prestigious companies like Manila Electric Company (MERALCO), Norkis-Yamaha Motorcycle Company, Department of Science and Technology, Ginebra San Miguel, Inc., San Miguel Corporation, Tutoring Club, ABS-CBN Foundation and most recently in the government’s Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC). Recognizing his environmental advocacies, Richard received in 2011 the prestigious Blue Falcon Award from V. Mapa High School Alumni Association. With all the professional experiences he gained in working with these various companies, he can truly say that he is really blessed by God for He allowed him to work in these different institutions to harness him more and prune him to be a better person. Richard firmly believes that sufferings, pains, and poverty are just time-bound. It is just a phase in life and not at all a permanent state. Out of these trials and tribulations, he emerged as winner and victorious!