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An 11-year-old kid’s ode to her late grandmother

This #POPKids entry was submitted by Genevieve S. Aguinaldo, who wanted to share the poem written by her daughter, Elisha Lilith Aguinaldo. Elisha wrote the poem Lola Auntie” to cope with her sorrow and give honor to her grandmother who recently passed away.

Here’s a poem penned by an 11-year-old girl from Los Baños, Laguna:

Lola Auntie

Ni Elisha Lilith S. Aguinaldo

Tuwing umaga, naaalala kita 

Sa mga bulaklak na kulay rosas

Sa mga panyong may mga dasal

Sa isang suklay na mahaba at kulay dilaw

Sa pagtatahi 

Sa paglalakad papunta sa palengke

Sa mga kantang masasaya ang mensahe at tono

Sa tsinelas na bagong bili galing sa tindahan

Sa umagang maaliwalas

Sa mga pulseras na pangregalo

Sa ating mga kuwentuhan kapag malapit na ako matulog

Sa bagong lutong lugaw

Sa champoradong malapot na inyong niluluto

Sa katas ng kalamansi

Sa inyong mahahabang tawa

Sa Sky Flakes na nasa naaalala ko sa inyong bahay

Sa pagsasayaw at pagpalakpak kapag may musika

Sa sinag ng araw

Sa mirasol

Sa isip ko, ika’y natutulog lamang

Elisha Lilith Aguinaldo

Aside from writing poetry, Elisha also enjoys watercolor painting, writing fantasy stories, reading, and drawing. She also created a drawing of her grandmother.

A photo of Elisha Lilith Aguinaldo showing her artwork. Photo credit: Genevieve S. Aguinaldo/ POP! Kids

POP! Kids/Genevieve S. Aguinaldo/Elisha Lilith Aguinaldo


If you’re interested in sharing your child’s artworks, poems, short stories, or articles with us on #POPKids, you may send them in via email at [email protected] with the subject ‘POP! Kids contribution’. If our editorial team likes their work, then it may be featured in our POP! Kids section.

Children aged 4 to 12 years old may also submit their works directly to POP! via email but they must have their parents or guardian sign the consent form. 


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