Ang langit ko ngayon ay nangungulimlim,
May lambong na ulap ng mga panimdim;
Dahil sa nawalang kandungan ng aliw,
at laging libingan ng aking hinaing!
Apat-na-pu’t-siyam na taong kasama,
Kasalo sa dulang ng ginhawa’t dusa;
Ang tanging sa aki’y iniwang pamana,
ay bakas ng gintong mga ala-ala!
Palibhasa noo’y dalawang katawan,
Mabigat na dala… nagiging magaan;
Mula nang mawala ang dating katuwang,
Sarili’y malimit dalawin ng lumbay!
Saligan sa buhay ngayo’y bahala na,
Salamat na lamang habang may umaga!
Paquito Rey Pacheco or Kaka as he is fondly called was born in Balagtas (Bigaa), Bulacan. He has a BSc in Accounting and Economics from the Far Eastern University (FEU) with a minor in Political Science. He spent 21 years in Philippine radio broadcasting taking on the roles of news writer, reporter, producer and commentator. He also held the position of PRO for Radio in the Office of the Secretary of Philippine National Defense. He was a Charter Member and Chairman of the Rural Broadcasters Council of the Philippines. As a journalist, he was a reporter for Bagong Buhay newspaper handling the congress beat. In Winnipeg, he was a member of the Good Morning Philippines team for almost 13 years with Emmie Joaquin and Joe Sulit on CKJS Radio 810 AM, serving as the show’s News Director and as a comentator on the Manila Sound afternoon program. Kaka is a Tagalog poet and writer, he now writes a regular column, Pilantik for the Pilipino Express News Magazine