the ogre that never dies

When I was young, I read a story on Larry Henares’ column, Make My Day, at the Inquirer, about an ogre that never dies. The story never left my mind and stuck like a leech.

It was set in a small town wherein the ruler was an ogre who lived in a castle on top of the mountain. The townspeople were sick and tired of their ruler who was greedy and mean. They decided to send all the brave men, one by one, to try and kill the ogre. Sadly, nobody ever came back. The ogre continued to rule the town for a long, long time.

Until one day, a brave, young prince arrived to dare enter the castle and kill the ogre. He found out that the task was not difficult at all and proceeded to finish the job. As it turned out, all the men who came before him were able to kill the ogre but they all turned into ogre themselves. The prince was no different. He, too, became an ogre himself and continued to rule the place.

That's what power does to the weak of heart. And unfortunately, that’s what's happening now. A very vicious cycle with no visible end in sight.

yey to blogger for making it easier to add an image =)


Anonymous SilverMoon said...

Interesting post! I enjoy the variety on your site.
Much thanks 4 your blog.com help. Yay! :D
Now, can you help me inventory the jewelry I made for 3 upcoming art shows including my 1st gallery exhibit of such, tame my teens (sedate them?? ;), whisk my hubba hubba & me off to (anywhere but here!)... I'm dreaming.

Jun 30, 2005, 1:59:00 PM  
Blogger kero said...

silvermoon: i think i could help you with sedating your teens...just kidding! =)

Jun 30, 2005, 9:27:00 PM  
Blogger No_Newz said...

Great post! Nice way to tie it into that old story. :)
Lois Lane

Jul 1, 2005, 1:33:00 AM  
Blogger duke said...

i think it's time they called...SUPERDUKE!!!!!!!!

Jul 1, 2005, 2:26:00 PM  
Anonymous miwa said...

everybody gets corrupted.
from Woody Allen's Manhattan

Jul 4, 2005, 9:42:00 AM  
Blogger Tani said...

now that's a story i wouldn't mind telling my kids. :) thanks for posting this.

Jul 14, 2006, 8:35:00 PM  

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