KAHILOM.

Gisubay ko ang dalan
paingon sa kamatuoran,
Apan ang mga tawo maglisud
ug dawat sa salangpotan.
Ang saunang dukiros na dalan,
karon makabungog sa kahilom ug kalibogan.
Nagbarog ako sa tunga-tunga sa sangi.
Gahandom ug tawng kaila nga muagi.
Makalibog ang pagpili
sa dalan na angay’ng giokan.
Sa tinuod lang, nanginahanglan ko ug tabang.
Pero ang dalan nagpabiling ngit-ngit,
ang mga suga gapiratpirat sa kaadlawong hapit.
Wala’y mitubag sa akong mga pagpanangpit –
ang kahilom sa palibot dili masakmit.
Sa pagkakaron,pilion kong magpadayung
nag inusara sa dalang alimpasay,
Kaysa magpabiling nabuta sa kabakakan
nga gibukotan ug kaharuhay.

MR

Paghubad sa Inglis // English Translation

Silence

Walked towards the path leading to the truth,
Even though others had found it difficult to accept.
The road that was once busy,
now is deafening with silence and confusion.
I stood in the midst of a crossroads,
hoping to find a familiar face in the crowd.
Dumbfounded on which path to tread,
in truth, help’s one thing I badly need.
But the road’s still enveloped in darkness,
and street light’s continue to flicker in the break of dawn.
Try as I may to ask for help, no one’s responded –
the silence  could not be seized.
Now I realize that I’d rather walk alone in agony,
than stay in the comfort of being blindsided
by pretense and lies so blatantly.

MR

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