Paano kita papalayain?
Isang bagay na kay hirap gawin
Alaala mo na araw-araw kong kapiling,
Ang pagpapalaya ba sa akin ay darating
Sa isang iglap, sa isang kurap,
Pagkawala mo’y hindi ko matanggap
Ang iyong haplos sa bawat sakit,
Hindi ko na kailanman makakamit
Sadyang ang panahon ay kay bilis sayo’y dumating,
Pagmamahal mo sa amin mo lang pinarating
Kung maari lamang na ikaw ay aming bawiin,
Ang sakit sa aming puso’y papawiin
Ang iyong mga tinurong aral aking babaunin,
Pagmamahal mo kahit saan ay dadalhin
Paano ba kita papalayain?
Ikaw na nagbigay ng buhay sa akin.
I was up last night thinking about Anthony Bourdain’s death. It has been a series of suicide, depression and mental health condition events that caused these personalities to took their own lives. I lost a loved one due to a heart condition. I witnessed how she fought hard to live. She would have done anything and everything to extend her life to be with us. I will never condemn or question those people with depression on why they did what they did. But I can’t help but to wonder, how does this condition affect one’s thinking? What’s going through their mind? What are they feeling?
I may not be able to answer all these questions on my mind, but for now, all I know is that its a battle. A battle that must be taken seriously. I pray fervently to those who are still suffering this battle, that they will find the courage to suppress it, win over it and wake up to another day.