Treasure Island

Noel Horlanda

(Sep 12,1941 / Bohol, Philippines)

MAN OF SORROWS


Come into this world
Oh naked child
Cry not for mater’s love
Innocent you
What wou’d happen?
Your future we know not yet
Worry not for pater prepares
Your way, your world

Old enough tender as me
Oh open child
See the blue planet, tell me
Yeah, dark eyes in tears
Now you know
More tears to come
Wish I was nev’r born

Expect no exaltation
This ruthless earth
Human race who’s against you
No firewall could stand
D’forces of corruption
Oh Man of sorrows
Despised, rejected

Brought as a lamb
Oh poor child
Only to be slaughtered
In this brutal world
A sheep before his shearers
Laid on altar of rock
For mankind’s iniquities
Transgressions

Done no violence
No deceit in his mouth
Yet offered his life
To save his race
Annihilation from sin
Righteous servant is he
Shall be satisfied at the end

Submitted: Monday, September 14, 2009

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  • Kesav Easwaran (9/22/2009 12:09:00 AM)

    'Brought as a lamb
    Oh poor child
    Only to be slaughtered
    In this brutal world,
    A sheep before his shearers'...

    These lines are meaningful expressive poetic...beautiful poem Noel...both in its philosophy and in composition...thanks...10 (Report) Reply

  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (9/16/2009 6:41:00 AM)

    Done no violence
    No deceit in his mouth
    Yet offered his life
    To save his race
    Annihilation from sin
    Righteous servant is he
    Shall be satisfied at the end...........no words may portray the childhood. we consider it so innocent age we always wish it to come back... nice piece and masterly stroke....10

    read mine innocence regained.... martyres...smiley (Report) Reply

  • Catrina Heart (9/15/2009 3:31:00 AM)

    WOW! Noel you amazed me with this theme so eloquent yet well formed and structured.............great figurative language used! ! ! 10++++++ (Report) Reply

  • Lady Grace (9/14/2009 4:39:00 AM)

    this is too beautiful noel..as if i want to cry for this.i cant express my admiration for this poem, , this is a very kind poem..a very sensitive and a very adorable to read..this is transparent, we could see how innocents are to be slaughtered...only to find out that innocence saves hearts..this is a confession written in a form of verse..i like this much, promise... (Report) Reply

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