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Jose Rizal

(1861-1896 / Philippines)

Child Jesus


Why have you come to earth,
Child-God, in a poor manger?
Does Fortune find you a stranger
from the moment of your birth?

Alas, of heavenly stock
now turned an earthly resident!
Do you not wish to be president
but the shepherd of your flock?

Submitted: Tuesday, September 14, 2010

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