Treasure Island

MELVIN BANGGOLLAY

(11/07/1975 / Natonin, Mountain Province, Philippines)

MY FATHER'S LEGACY TO ME


MY FATHER'S LEGACY
mELVIN BANGGOLLAY


Everyone of us when gone has a legacy
That people remember in one's memory
Just like my Father who joined the Almighty
Leave me a token of his great personality.

My father sacrificed for my dear education
In spite of poverty he gave all the provision
I need to finish my degree and profession
Without any complain or simple hesitation

My father never wanted us to walk his way
Only to finished even just a lowest degree
For he didn't want us to suffer so heavily
The burden of being a child of great poverty.

My father had to work as a student janitor
Cleaning, sweeping and doing other chore
In exchange for a free tuition from the school
Where he graduated with citation and honor.

He showed that poverty is not a malady
When we are truly convicted to be somebody
When we desire to make life better everyday
and when we dream to have a better destiny.

He taught me to be always humble to others
Specially before God who protect us from curse
For those who humble themselves have reward
Not maybe in our earthly world but there above.

Submitted: Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Edited: Wednesday, February 29, 2012

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  • Meggie Gultiano (9/12/2007 2:09:00 AM)

    Melvin, this is a very nice tribute to a great father like yours. I am deeply touched by this piece, as i also lost my father.Thank you for sharing this, Melvin..top marks fro me, of course..take care and God bless.
    hugs,
    Meggie (Report) Reply

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