Alkansya

Alkansya (A Poetic Flash Fiction)

it’s true what they say
that love defies time
no matter how long
it will stay

that’s how i am writing
the love story so endearing
of my *lolo and *lola
a love that knows no bound

*lolo is gone, gone in heaven
and as a loving remembrance
*lola insists on telling their story
there’s just one problem ‘though

*lola is no way able to write, able to read
never been to school, never been educated
for life was hard, so one day she decided
to smash her most precious kept *alkansya

“*apo, go buy that thing you call laptop,
so you can write how your *lolo in heaven
love *lola so much”

*lolo –Filipino word for grandfather
*lola – Filipino word for grandmother
*alkansya -Filipino word for a coin bank
*apo- Filipino word for grandchild

For Sadje’s WDYS https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2021/11/29/what-do-you-see-110-november-29-2021/

26 Comments

  1. I love this and the Filipino words make it very endearing to read πŸ™‚

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Pragalbha😊😊😊

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  2. Sadje says:

    Such an endearing and sweet story Mich. I love it my friend. Thanks for joining in

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so so much Sadje…😊😊😊

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re most welcome my dear friend

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  3. This is so touching Mich ❀️

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Radhika😊😊😊

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  4. murisopsis says:

    So sweet. That the older generation would look after the young and the young are willing to help their elders!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Val…😊😊😊

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  5. Aw, this is so sweet, so beautiful…the photo and your poem pairing! πŸ™‚
    I wish every child had a closeness with their grandparents, or other senior adults, who could love them, teach them, be a positive safe influence in their lives!
    (((HUGS))) πŸ™‚

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Carolyn..yes, i wish too that every child would have a significant loving aduts around them..

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  6. Love the endearing and sweet poem, Mich. Such a lovely picture too.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Kamal😊

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      1. Welcome always Mich ❀️

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  7. calmkate says:

    now this is true love, so touching Mich!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so so much Kate😊😊😊

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  8. kittysverses says:

    Awww, this is beautiful, Mich. πŸ™‚

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much kitty😊

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      1. kittysverses says:

        You are welcome, Mich. πŸ™‚

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  9. SamSahana says:

    Aww this is just phenomenally beautiful!!! So so touching and an extremely unique take.
    The Filipino words (Tagalog?) make it especially more personal and natural.
    Such a lovely poem. πŸ’–πŸ‘Œ

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    1. michnavs says:

      Yay, its tagalog….thank you so much😊😊😊

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  10. Chris Hall says:

    That is a lovely love story and the use of your home language adds another dimension.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Chris.😊

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  11. what a beautiful story and great take on the poem Mich!!!
    Love it. I do hope I’m getting close to being caught up. lol. 🀣 sorry i got behindπŸ’–

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    1. michnavs says:

      🀣🀣🀣not all Cindy …thank you so much for dropping by..😊

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