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Renz Paulo Rodriguez 1997 (Region IV-A - BATANGAS)


I was in my subterranean sleep when I felt that my senses were leaving me.
But before that tough drive stole my spirit, darkness freed a piece of light,
I was able to witness every abysmal force which environed me.
I dared to employ my vision to that bizarre dreadful spiritual existence,
but upon watching myself watching the other self of me,
I felt the supremacy of unusual gravity.
Someone deprived me to breathe like I was bracing something doom and stiff.
It lasts for about a few minutes but it was a long delirious agony.

All of a sudden, strange sounds successfully merged into my ears down to my embezzled thoughts.
I’ve heard an open gate trying to rent me in.
I’ve snooped several undetermined falling objects, frictions upon striking irons, bells, unsettling hums, titanic steps, and thunders.
Those terror sounds painfully strove my ears, then silenced.

After spiritual and lucid experiences came to the physical existence.
After a long interval from wilderness to wakefulness,
I can’t now barely move my body.
I was electrified by this robust vibration.
It seems like that reveries and delusions still haunting me.
And I was paralyzed.

I was terribly questing for help, yet it seemed like I was out there crying in the middle of void space.
No one urged to stretch a hand, no one cared.
I was a victim of my own delusion.
I was overpowered by my misconception about how reality works.

I strove so hard to knock my conscious on.
And the Light bared me the way.
It was a dream over a dreadful dream, like a black hole you can’t escape.

I woke up after 12 minutes of delirious sleep.
Suddenly, I’ve heard people outside the place,
And it seemed like they were up for something – mourning.
I went towards them and felt such strange unresponsiveness.
I felt the feeling of being numbed as I can no longer feel the energy of the Earth.

That would be the feeling once you found yourself…
DEAD yet still DREAMING.

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Renz Paulo B. Rodriguez
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Renz Paulo Rodriguez

I'm Renz Paulo B. Rodriguez, a licensed professional teacher in the Philippines for 4 consecutive years. I've been teaching different subjects/courses like Reading and Writing Skills, Creative Writing, 21ST Century Literature, and Research. more…

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