Treasure Island

Obed dela Cruz

(October 18,1995 / Marikina City)



I’m tortured! Everything became vanity;
Though I get what I want, I’m not satisfied.
Nothing can fill the empty spaces in me.
It feels like long ago I’ve already died!

I come to seek the lost joy I once possessed
And the stolen smiles that are kept from my face.
I want to be happy, not just to be stressed.
I long the peace of an eternal embrace.

My feet became weary from running away
Towards the falling sun of my horizon.
I have taken paths that made me go astray.
O GOD, save me from this dark unknown region!

Though I’ve shown stubbornness, please show me Your mercy.
Be kind to me O Lord though I’ve turned my back
From Your wisdom to this world’s philosophy!
Now my Lord, Your truth I never want to lack.

I don’t want bitter waters to flow again
Through these eyes You gave to see your power.
Let me never forget that I’m just a man
Under Your grace, authority, and scepter.

Amen. bed-dela-cruz ruz

Copyright © 2010 by Obed Dela Cruz

(May 24,2010; Marikina City)

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Submitted: Monday, May 24, 2010

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  • marvin brato (10/23/2013 5:15:00 AM)

    Great prayer, by surrendering wholeheartedly to Jesus we shall be guided and saved! Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Queeny Gona (6/2/2010 2:40:00 AM)

    If this prayer is from bottom of your heart then God has already heard your prayer,

    May god Bless you dear! (Report) Reply

  • Jester's P (5/31/2010 3:37:00 AM)

    Man will see all the things he wants to see unless he will convince himself of the things otherwise.
    Just like you poem…it is a message that reminds us of God’s objective reality. The different faith experience of different peoples will remain subjective and only a personal encounter to of a God that he/she believes in. (Report) Reply

  • Kranthi Pothineni (5/29/2010 3:00:00 AM)

    We may turn our backs but he will not. Each season of his has a reason. All we have to do is knowing when to harvest, reap and sleep. Expressive write. (Report) Reply

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