Treasure Island

devon da poet

(April 27,1992 / Sauteurs, Grenada)

A bed without rest

Mahogany sculptured frame
Designed magnificently.
Large and spacious
King-size mattress
As soft and smooth as velvet,
Hypnos I suppose.
Another tiring day in the world,
Wrestling with sin made me whirl.
So many filthy fruits I've eaten,
O, when will they digest?
Bed with no rest!

Gigantic mansion,
Posh cars, fifty acre land,
Flat screen televisions,
Chandeliers, marbled tiles and
Smart refrigeration.
What else is there to obtain:
Helicopters and aeroplanes,
a yacht, a submarine?
Closets of tuxedos,
I'm Sick and tired of clothes.
How much can I indulge?
Got everything I've lusted
Yet my desires are clustered.

Laying down in my luxurious condo,
I was contemplating about my covetousness and my ego.
I had more than surplus,
Yet for so long was i craving more and more.
What didn't I have?
what didn't I know?
Been exhausted in my pursuit for vanity,
I lost all my charity.
I Can't recall the last day I've slept properly.
Sophistication brought me toil and sweat;
A wrought of regret.
After so long,
finally I've found rest!
A deity,
The one and only.
Not vanity, nor Mammon, nor luxury.
But Jesus Christ:
The best of the bests,
king of all kings and Lord of Lords.
A bed of rest!

Submitted: Friday, January 25, 2013
Edited: Monday, September 30, 2013

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Matthew 11: 28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Matthew 6: 24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

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  • Hazel Durham (2/6/2013 9:28:00 AM)

    A brilliant poem full of greed, vanity and yet your soul is lost in a sea of hungry sharks no rest just a complex test of achieving nothing but emptiness. Then you find Jesus you have all that you will ever need! (Report) Reply

  • Lasoaphia Quxazs (2/5/2013 7:49:00 PM)

    This is just the beginning for you. There will be many lessons in life what you will have to face, but never forget, that God is with you and gives you the wisdom to face what is there., because life is a school room, where we get lessons. When you become aware of your spiritual need, that is just the beginning.

    you talk about riches and clothes, I never had and I do not want to be rich either, because the rich has too much self confidence and the poor do not have any, so they are that same.

    God is in the heart of all of us, not just who declares Jesus, only some knows some don't.
    When you find out who you are, that is the time you will find peace in your heart, love to all mankind and everything else and you can make your life heaven or hell which ever you choose. The law is built into you.

    You are very wise in this age, I was not. Wishing you God's best and find in life the true meaning of the spirit. (Report) Reply

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