Recently, two poems of Banjie Romulo were chosen as "Best Entries" from an April 3rd Themed Prompt: 'Journey Through Imagination' and from an April 19th Themed Prompt. In the April 19th Prompt, poets were required to write a short story in poetic form.
"The Imaginary World" I found a nook on top of the hill Where I can stay to relax and to chill Little did I know the magical world within that carried me through inside a dream In that world I dream I can make everything happen I can command the sun to set and ask to rise again I can send the moon to sleep I can stop the falling rain I can ask the passing clouds to roll over the plain In my dream I can freeze the storm and make the flowers bloom I can blow the ship to sail and hold back the water fall I can have the sea be planted with barley and corn and the desert be covered with snow in hot September morn' I can tie the rainbow and knot it around the globe I can toss it high and catch in my loving arms enfold I can orchestrate the birds to sing in choir and all creatures to sound in rhyme but only in that nook I can stop the passing of the time. In the nook on the hill I dreamt though I'm wide awake great experience I will surely take A child I was once in the world of make believe Inside my heart that secret I shall forever keep. © Banjie Romulo
The Plight of a Friend
The night was dark, he was astray I lit the lamp to guide his way I dressed his wounds, to ease the pain But choice wasn't his, though he wish to stay He hung around just for the night He shared his hopes, his thought, his plight His restless pursuit for the brightest light But the day ended when he lost the sight In the silence of the night He broke down and screamed Tears flowing out like endless streams "Oh Lord, MY God" don't take away my dream Or my own people will treat me with disdain The day he left he waved in vain on his face mirrored the sadness and pain Another chapter of his life closed, but didn't attain His utmost goal remains... A dream © Banjie Romulo