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:
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 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 isip ko, ika’y natutulog lamang
Aside from writing poetry, Elisha also enjoys watercolor painting, writing fantasy stories, reading, and drawing. She also created a drawing of her grandmother.
POP! Kids/Genevieve S. Aguinaldo/Elisha Lilith Aguinaldo
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