Natatandaan mo pa ba nung tayo’y musmos pa lamang
mga larong ating pinagdaanan
mga pagkaing ating pinagsaluhan
Sa tabi ng dagat at dalampasigan?

Sa mura nating isip tumatak
mga hagikhik at halakhak
sigawan at palakpak
baril-barilan at bulaklak?

Natatandaan mo pa ba mga iniwan nating alaala
sa kwaderno at aklat ating tinala
ang ating karunungan dito nagsimula
di ba’t lahat ng ito’y parang himala?

Mga keyk na pagkalalaki
Mga laruang pagka dami-rami
Halik at yakap ni Nanay at Tatay
Masarap na higaan kung san tayo’y humimlay

Natatandaan mo pa ba?
Mabuti ka pa
Ako hindi na
Ako hindi na

Wala akong matandaan,
kundi’t pangungulila’t kahirapan
Sana’y ika’y matandaan mo
Andito lamang ako, naghihintay sayo

Sana’y bukas makalawa
magkasama na tayo sa ating mga alaala.
Sana, sana, sana…

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2 thoughts on “Nawalang Kamusmusan

  1. Hey Kip, let me translate it for you

    Lost Innocence

    Do you still remember when we were still young
    games that we played
    food that we shared
    beside the sea and the shore?

    In our young minds imprinted
    giggles and laughter
    cheers and applause
    toy guns and flowers

    Do you still remember the memories we left
    in books and notebooks we wrote
    our learning started here
    isn’t it all a dream?

    Cakes that were humongous
    Toys that were so numerous
    Hugs and kisses of mom and dad
    A soft comfy bed where we lay

    Do you still remember?
    You’re fortunate
    I can’t remember
    I can’t remember

    I can’t remember anything
    but loss and hardship
    I hope you do remember
    I’m just here, waiting for you

    I hope that tomorrow and the day after
    brings us together in our memories
    hopefully, hopefully, hopefully

    Like

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