Thursday, October 2, 2008

"The Kingdom" (A Short Story)


He surveys his kingdom from all directions. His kingdom extends far beyond his eyes could see. There is so much abundance in his kingdom. Supplies are plentiful.
Here, he reigns sovereign over all his subjects. His subjects love and respect him so much that there is nothing they will not do for their king. He walks leisurely refreshing his lungs with the pure air that he breathes. Ah, how lucky can he be. He is almost on top of the world. Here, he reigns supreme. There is no rival nor opposition to his kingship. Here, his loyal subjects obey his every wish and command. All kinds of sweet and delectable fruit bearing trees abound his kingdom. The majestic flower beds in his numerous gardens are unmatched in beauty and perfection. He even has a harem of of beautiful and subservient wives. What more can he ask for? A majestic mountain with a perfect blue top stands majestically guarding his kingdom. Birds of all kinds fly in the air resonating with their melodious voices. Even the animals in the forest beyond his kingdom are tame. They would willingly and leisurely saunter in the yard of the king. Music wafts melodiously in the whole kingdom as though a dozen symphonies were waxing their classical repertoires. Yes, it is a perfect kingdom, fit for a sovereign king such as he.


He sleeps peacefully knowing that all is well in his kingdom. Suddenly, he heard a buzzing sound in his ears as though a bee was surveying his ears as a possible hive. He awakened and was startled to see a barren and desolate isle with nary a sign of life nor activities. Now, he awakens from his delirious stupor. Yes, he is in a desolate island alone. He was shipwrecked and was carried ashore by giant waves. He has been there for three weeks with no food and in his weakened state, he dreamed of his beloved kingdom. He gingerly sleeps again to awake no more.



Tags: The Kingdom, Dreams, Sovereign, Loyal Subjects, Castles in the Air

Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla
Philippines
Inspirational/Motivational

10 comments:

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

That was tragic yet a powerful reminder that nothing is really for keeps in this mortal world.

Thanks for the wise story my friend.Take care.May God Bless You and your loved ones always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Sameera,
Yes, it is indeed a tragedy when a dying person dreamed of a faraway kingdom in his fantasy. Many live by dreams because they could no longer cope up with the world of reality. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always my dear friend.

HOBO said...

I love that architecture...
Wonderful. Claps !!!
I wish to have one...
:)

Tey said...

sometimes when we have everything, we thought happiness will sorround us, but that is not what happiness is all about. It's about peace within us by knowing God.
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Mel Avila Alarilla said...

HI Hobo,
That is just a wallpaper I picked up from the internet. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Tey,
Yes, that is so true. Happiness is being with God. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always my friend.

heiresschild said...

it is sad when one can't separate reality from fantasy. some people have a hard time dealing with reality because they don't realize they always have hope in Jesus.

photos are posted of the grandtwins when you have a chance to come over. have a blessed weekend Mel.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Sylvia,
Thanks for your visit and wonderful comments. Yes, sometimes when we are in the direst situation and are already at the doorstep of death, all we can do is dream of an escapist world. Yes, I will visit your blog to look at the photos of your grandtwins. God bless you always my friend.

Marie said...

Mel,

Didn't know you had this kind of artistic talent. Way to go! Please keep writing these. I can't wait to read them.

I hope you and your family are doingf well!

PS-Did you get the e-mail about the book? Just wondering.

Take care
Marie

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Marie,
Thank you so much for your visit. I'm so glad that you are on your way to success in your poetic endeavors. Yes, I receive your email message. I am not yet in the position to buy it. Thanks again for your visit. God bless you always.

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