Sunday, April 27, 2008


The night was young; the stars were strewn brilliantly in the night sky. It was a wonderful night. But it was not for me.

" Name?" the question was asked several times, and my answer came like a croak.

" Angel Palma."

" Age?"

" 20."

"Occupation? he was patient with me.


"Now I'll ask you one more time," his voice had an ominous threat, " Where were you when the bomb exploded in Mendiola?"

I peered through my half closed eyes. My head ached like a thousand bulldozers had ran over it, and my ears were painfully ringing. I could barely see as the caked blood in my eyes, blurred my vision.

"How many times will I tell you, I was at home sleeping!" I wanted to scream at him, but all I could manage was a whimper.

" With no witnesses to verify your alibi?" The blow was unexpected and I doubled up in pain as bone crunched against bone.

I couldn't breathe. I knew my lungs were ruptured. Were these the people who vowed to protect us? They were supposed to protect me from one such experience!

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Two uniformed men held me up as my knees turned wobbly. There was a glint of steel from one, who was sitting to my right.

"Now one more time," the younger, more patient man crooned.

"Where were you on the eve of July 5, 2007? Were you assembling the bomb then? Tell me..." he whispered to my ear,..cajoling me...encouraging talk. But I did not know what they were talking about.

The third man, kicked me so hard, I was barely aware of the cold nuzzle of the gun pointed at my temple..."I am going to die"..I thought..."I am going to die..." and for something I am not guilty of...

I was waiting for the bullet to tear its way through.....when I heard a persistent grew louder and louder ..until....

I jolted up in bed...breathless... my heart pounding in fear and agony...I was only dreaming! The alarm clock had "saved" me. I was wedged between the bed post and my locker that was why I was feeling the pain in my chest. LOL.. Talk about coming in late, tired and not sleeping well. It was so real and vivid, I thought it was true...

(Note: This is a work of fiction. It is my belief that creative writers should be at liberty to acquire their own style, that they are free to approach any subject the way they want to, without fear of censure about grammatical errors and correct sentence structure, etc. There should be no fast rule with regard to this style.)


Vestiges of memories,
some vivid, some hazy,
inundates the fledgling soul,
hurting so viciously.

The soul searches a way out,
a road to salvation,
but sadly, there's no let up
from the onslaught of the visions.

Thursday, April 24, 2008


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I stare blindly at the ceiling,
blinded by tears of sorrow.
seeing all, but seeing nothing,
unmindful of tomorrow.

Where has the love gone?
So professed some years ago?
I hold the bundle of joy in one,
grateful for the chance to glow.

Go now, my beloved,
follow where your heart leads you.
when you reach the 'dead end',
We are here -home- waiting for you.

Sunday, April 20, 2008


"One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires."