“We were the people who were not in the papers. We lived in the blank white spaces at the edge of print. It gave us more freedom. We lived in the gaps between the stories.”
—Margaret Atwood

Thursday, September 21, 2017

3: Ha-Li-Gi

Salamat sa iyo sa pag- aaruga at sa pagmamahal
Ikaw na haligi nagbibigay kulay dito saking buhay
Salamat sa payo landas ko’y natuwid, ika’y aking gabay
Ako’y nagagalak ikaw ay binigay sakin ng Maykapal
Lagi mong tandaan at pagkaisipin na ikaw ang mahal
Hindi magbabago itaga sa bato puso lama’y ikaw.
Indeed, batman and superman are immortal heroes with super powers! But my Dad is mortal and does not have that super power yet he has a good will, care for people around him, and most specially a hand that’s willing to help and give for those who in need and for that I’m proud to say that he’s my number 1.

One thing I'm most proud of to Papa that's when he accepts me as gay to think I’m his eldest child, and even though I'm a member of the LGBT community never in my life that he beat me but he still defended me to those who are closed to acceptance, he’s the true hero of my life.

“No more surgery will take place.” said by his doctor. It's painful to hear because Dad had a heart disease that he got when he went to another country that caused him not to end the 2 years contracts and he just stayed for only 10 months. But doesn’t mean he could not afford to be a home pillar despite his illness. He continues to force us to go through the hardships of his life, even though her relatives are sometimes angry, he still driving a bus because he always thinks that his family should eat three times a day, to continue my studies in college and sends his children to school for their education. He does not care about being tired even anytime heart-attack will happen. It's not that good for us but it's always fun because of Papa. And, Papa also taught us always to remain humble in life. Now 5 years have been passed and Papa continued to fight and seems he has no ill and last June 14, I also graduated from college as a result of my father's endeavor and patience that became the hero of my life and our family.
And, I believed, you do not have to die to be a hero as long as you have a good heart and you’re a God-fearing person then you can be a real perfect hero.

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