Nhuan LeXuan

Rookie - 70 Points (1930 / Vietnam)

Reflections - Poem by Nhuan LeXuan

I have heard palaver, over historic issues ranged,
Such as, “If Cleopatra’s nose had been shorter,
The whole face of the world would have changed! ”
But who asked “How? ” would be a blabber aborter!

I have heard of legitimate possessions justification
Quoting, “Render unto Caesar the Caesar’s things! ”
But people are unaware of such self-devastation,
For Jesus added, “Unto God the Heavenly King’s”!

I have heard the priests against incest preach
(Such kind of beauty cream would only hide blister)
But how could be born of Adam’s descendants each
If Cain had not had intercourse with his own sister?

I have experienced the Marxist-Maoist illogicality;
They force you to accept and believe their beliefs:
A classless society but for the proletariat partiality
And a stateless world but under communist chiefs!

So, I do acclaim and support any good success
And do further accept theoretically good intentions
But never extol and thank what is utopian guess:
Man at these times only needs realistic inventions.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, June 26, 2005

Poem Edited: Thursday, December 25, 2008

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