April Fools II

(Bugo-Bugos’ Version)

It was the setting sun of my last day.

Antonio Palces And I was still trying to thresh out what really happened to this place that make it stink….


 Orville Glori Gabuna So I started recalling and throwback the yesterdays…


 Virgilio Velasco ” The sun will come out tomorrow ….”Sana maayos na Pilipinas.


 Nic Buyuccan For every setting sun promises a rising sun of another day…


 Arturo Brondial del Ayre Then I saw her, with her long black hair flowing with the ultraviolet rays, while she aimlessly stared out to the sea basked in glowing orange hue of the sun.


 Vey Telmo Her skin was the color of the warm, glowing and dreamy sun that I have longed to see.


 Ednardo Capati But the girl standing next to her, the one wearing a dress coat, who had just removed her dress cap, she has the most beautiful eyes I’ve ever seen.


John CacholaAnd then everything came back, i started remembering things I have forgotten. I am Batman!
dan,mel&jim  But in remembering, I disavowed the follies of my youth and the insignificance of my choices. The inanities I devoted my life to were the reason I lost her, the reason I lost the most essential. It was too late to reform nor make amends. The gallows had been set for the execution. The hooded man must perform his sworn duty. As I walked the final steps,  I begged forgiveness even if I could not forgive myself. Must I pray and ask for mercy? What mercy did I deserve when it was I who threw my life away to what was fleeting and without value?
I thought of Ama and Ina and the disrespect I showered them, for the caring and affection they offered yet I thumbed my nose to.  The friends and lovers I took advantage of while feigning love and loyalty.  The unfortunates who crossed my path in an honest effort to correct my ways but I utterly destroyed and hurt. And God, my Creator, my Father, who might have wished, I never existed. Was I still his son?
There was mercy in life because there was an end. Death was life’s answer. I smiled to the executioner as his blade came down. And with my last ounce of consciousness I muttered : Mea culpa. Mea culpa. Mea maxima culpa.
I did not hear the crowd cheering.

About danmeljim

Dan Jimenez was the Editor in Chief of The Corps Magazine from 1976 to 1977. After graduation, he never abandoned his ideas and continued writing. On October 1983, as a young Navy Lieutenant, he wrote an open letter addressed to Salvador Laurel who was then a leader of the opposition against President Marcos. It was published by almost all the dailies and earned for him the commendation of PMAAA, Inc. He immigrated to the US in 1986 but continued to write about the country of his birth. He has defended the Philippine Military Academy against claims of it being a Philippine Monetary Academy and a corrupt institution. Very recently, he posted commendation of Gen Bato de la Rosa and castigation of Senator Sonny Trillanes, which went viral. He continues to believe that "Ideas must reign supreme because personalities and individuals are as fleeting as the seasons." Always a plebe in his thinking, he will live by the adage: "The greatest failure is that never attempted."
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