Treasure Island

Chime Justice Ndubuisi

(20-11-1984 / Onitsha, Anambra State)

Cain


No need to feel sorry my Lord
For sending me out to the wild.
I found in a cave, a hoard
Of gold and a wife who's mild.

This is the hardest part;
We sucked from same mother's breast.
Many marvel at my kind of heart
If it is not one of a beast.

His blood called, you heard from above,
Blood of the Lamb; the first.
You should've split the love
Fifty-fifty, for we were innocent.

It happened, I'll explain,
When the world has a little history
And the land was smooth and plain
But it's not without its own misery.

First, i did not know
It was more of contest than sacrifice;
Not being ready for the show,
I thought a little from my farm'd suffice

Hoping also that God who cursed
The land I cultivate and harvest
Would understand the land hasn't healed,
That I toil day and night without rest,

I should've known that He prefers meat
To ordinary fruits and vegetables
But I only presented what I've got
Ignorant that they'd create no spectacles.

When i said, 'brother follow me
To the wood'
It was with the intention that we
Fetched for our mother, bundles of firewood

But my brother started bragging
Again about the sacrifice;
How God loved him from the beginning.
Must he shame me to my very face?

They say i slayed him out of jealousy
No, it is out of anger
I knew if he dies, i'd be lonely
But I couldn't control my temper.

Now I stare at the road ahead
And the prospect of wandering
Would bring me to danger and great need
For anyone seeing me, i'm game for hunting.

Submitted: Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Edited: Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

This may be the opposite of what you read in the Bible, let's say that it's not wise and fair to judge a case from one person's point of view only. Perhaps it's in the spirit of fairness that Cain's voice is heard here.

Comments about this poem (Cain by Chime Justice Ndubuisi )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. If Not Homespun, Scott J. Shepard
  2. Gifts, Scott J. Shepard
  3. Courage, Scott J. Shepard
  4. For Those Who Starve, Scott J. Shepard
  5. Gorgeous Girls, Scott J. Shepard
  6. Your Wet Eyelashes, Eyelids, Bijay Kant Dubey
  7. Minor Keys, Scott J. Shepard
  8. My Forgotten Love, Gianni Pansensoy
  9. Social Reconstruction, Scott J. Shepard
  10. Rain, Chad Seagraves

Poem of the Day

poet Walt Whitman

ARM’D year! year of the struggle!
No dainty rhymes or sentimental love verses for you, terrible year!
Not you as some pale poetling, seated at a desk, lisping cadenzas
piano;
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  4. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  5. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  7. If, Rudyard Kipling
  8. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  9. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. Dreams, Langston Hughes

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]