Thursday, November 3, 2011

"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 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


Anonymous said...

I found this as being very insightful, for all the riches in this world will not open the path . . . to Eternal Life, for it's only through the blood . . . of Jesus Christ!

God bless!!!

☆♥Shydub♥☆ said...

It's a good story Sir Mel. I guess dreaming of his kingdom is the only pleasure thing he could do to at lease take his mind off his situation being stranded in a deserted island, yan din sa life diba we dream of something wonderful to forget the misery or as our escape from the reality but after nagka malay na balik ulit sa present life

Arvin U. de la Peña said...

Ang saklap naman ng nangyari sa kanya.....

teJan said...

what a story... i will go lie down now to sleep and meditate about this story;)

i have also a story you can check out;)

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Lon,
This is just a short story and has no spiritual connotation whatsoever. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Shy,
Yes, you are absolutely right. That was a case of escapism to escape the harsh reality of life by entering a dream world. The problem is, one is back to reality after the dream is over. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Arvin,
Yes, it is indeed a tragic story. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi teJan,
Yes, I can't wait to read your story too. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.

imriz said...

someone i know suddenly had this beautiful house, complete with furnishing and all. he was lucky to have inherited the materials things from his departed and ever gracious parents.
the house used to be full of laughter, full of visitors, but when the matriarch passed away and a new boss now reigns over the kingdom, suddenly, it almost became a haunted house. the new owner built walls as high as the house and let loose 2 pit bulls! his neighbors who usually sat with the previous owner during morning tete-a-tete, would never even wanted to get a glimpse of the house.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Imriz,
That's tragic that the new owner of the house does not mingle with her neighbors. Time will come when she will need their help in times of emergency and when that time comes, she will be too embarrassed to even ask help from her neighbors. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you always.

"Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts" (Hebrews 4:7b)


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